The Sea View Trust – Board of Trustees
Devonshire Primary Academy is a member of The Sea View Trust, alongside Anchorsholme Academy, Park Community Academy, Revoe Learning Academy, Tor View Specialist Learning Community and Valley College.
Each Academy retains their own Local Governing Body which is responsible for the development of their own community.
The Board of Trustees for The Sea View Trust remains independent of the Governing Body for Devonshire Primary Academy, although both work closely to ensure that Academies are supported across the Trust. Whilst the Trustees are responsible for raising and maintaining standards Trust-wide, they recognise that Governing Bodies are much better placed to manage these within their own Academies on a day-to-day basis. A Scheme of Delegation (which can be found on The Sea View Trust website) has therefore been agreed so that effective governance can take place at a local level, with the Chairs of Governors and Headteachers regularly feeding back valuable information to the Trustees so that informed decisions can be made.
If you wish to contact the Chair of Devonshire Primary Academy’s Governing Body, please address post to:
Mr David O’ Brien
Devonshire Primary Academy
Annual Statement of Governance
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.
Interested in joining our Local Governing Body?
*Currently, there are three vacancies in our Governing Body; one community governor and two staff governors*
The governing body, with the Headteacher, has overall responsibility for the running of the academy. Governing bodies have three core strategic functions:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the academy and its pupils;
- Overseeing the financial performance of the academy and making sure its money is well spent.
No special qualifications are needed to stand as a Governor and the most important thing is to have a keen interest in the academy and be prepared to play an active part in the governing body’s work.
If you are considering standing for election, please request further details and a nomination form from the Business Lead.