Blackpool Multi Academy Trust – Board of Trustees
Devonshire Primary Academy is a founding member of Blackpool Multi Academy Trust, alongside Anchorsholme Acadmey and Park Community Academy.
Each academy retains their own Local Governing Body which is responsible for the development of their own community.
The Chair, Headteacher, Parent and Staff representatives from each Local Governing Body alongside a Local Authority Representative and Mrs Lorraine Stephen (who works for Salford Education Authority and is completely independent of all the academies) constitute the Blackpool Multi Academy Trust Board, which is responsible for raising standards across all schools within the trust including its sponsor school – Revoe Learning Academy.
If you wish to contact the Chair of the Governing Body, please address post to:
Mrs Barbara Houghton
Devonshire Primary Academy
We currently have vacancies for 1x Parent Governors and 1x Community Governor. For more information and details, please contact the school office on 01253 478271.
Annual Statement of Governance 2017-18
Our Mission is to make a positive difference by putting children, families and the community at the heart of everything we do.
We were pleased to see that during our previous inspection Ofsted recognised our strengths in ‘Behaviour and Safety’ and ‘Leadership and Management’, with both categories receiving a ‘good’ grade. We have continued to build on this foundation. Ofsted also identified areas for continued focus, including guaranteeing consistency in ‘Teaching and Learning’, which continues to be a priority for us. Therefore, we ensure that all our staff have access to high quality professional development in order to develop their skills at all levels, enabling maximum impact for our pupils.
Our Role as Governors is to: “Conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.” Education Act 2002
Our core purpose is to inspire, expect and ensure exceptional standards, school improvement and service by:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the academy and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school, and making sure its money is well spent
We endeavour to instil our core values in every aspect of school life. These are:
We recognise that a child’s life does not just fall within the parameters of the school building itself. Building positive relationships with families and members of our local community therefore continues to be a crucial aspect of the work of our school as we educate the whole child.
As governors we recognise that reading is of fundamental importance in that it opens doors to lifelong learning and opportunities. Therefore, we have invested heavily in training and resources including high quality reading books for all children.
Governors continue to be proud to be associated with Devonshire Primary Academy and continue to admire the dedication and tireless commitment made by the staff to enable our children to begin their lifelong love of learning.
Pecuniary and Business Interests:
All minutes from the Governors meetings are available on request to the school office.