Every school has a Governing Body made up of various members of the community. There can be between 9 and 20 members depending on the size of the school. The Governing Body works closely with the Head teacher, who is responsible for the day to day management of the school. They form part of the school leadership team, are responsible for strategic planning and policy development and strive to make sure the Academy provides a good quality education for all its children.
Governors don’t get paid for their work: they are volunteers.
Easterside Academy has a very active Governing Body who work closely with the Head Teacher, staff and children throughout the year.
|Type||Membership||Appointed by|| Term of Office
Start - End
|Head Teacher||Mrs D Linacre||Ex Officio||01/04/14 - 31/03/18||10 out of 10|
|Vice Chair / Community||*Mr David Foster||Governing Body||01/04/14 - 31/03/18||8 out of 10|
|Chair / Community||*Dr Jonathan Reay||Governing Body||01/04/14 - 31/03/18||6 out of 10|
|Community||Mr Chris Drew||Governing Body||01/04/14 - 31/03/18||5 out of 6|
|Community||Mrs Linda Harrison||Governing Body||23/11/16 - 22/11/20||4 out of 6|
|Community||Mrs Daisy Best||Governing Body||23/11/16 - 22/11/20||3 out of 4|
|Community||Mr Dave Elliott||Governing Body||23/11/16 - 22/11/20||4 out of 4|
|Community||Mrs Ruth Parker||Governing Body||20/09/17 - 19/09/21||n/a|
|Staff Governors||Miss Sarah Hunton / Mrs Chris Thomas||Staff||01/04/14 - 31/03/18
01/04/14 - 31/03/18
|6 out of 6
7 out of 9
|Parent Governors||Miss Jemma Oliver / *Mrs Ruth Saber||Parents||01/04/14 - 31/03/18
24/03/15 - 23/03/19
|1 out of 6
6 out of 10
|Local Authority||Cllr Mike Carr||Middlesbrough Council||01/04/14 - 31/03/18||5 out of 9|
|Trust Board||*Ruth Parker
*Trust Board Members appointed by the Governors.
|Full Governing Body||Finance & Resources||Premises||Appraisers||Safer Rec trained||Governor Responsibility|
|20/09/17 @ 3.45pm
22/11/17 @ 4.00pm
31/01/18 @ 3.45pm
28/03/18 @ 4.00pm
02/05/18 @ 3.45pm
20/06/18 @ 4.00pm
|18/10/17 @ 3.45pm
28/02/18 @ 3.45pm
23/05/18 @ 3.45pm
|D. Linacre||X||X||04/03/13||Head Teacher|
|J. Reay / Chair||X||X||X||18/03/16||Achievement & Attainment / Data|
|M. Carr||X||X||X||Teaching and Learning|
|D. Foster / Vice Chair||X CHAIR||X||X||27/11/10||Safeguarding
Leadership and Management
|D. Elliott||Teaching and Learning
Achievement & Attainment
|L. Harrison||X||X||Leadership and Management
Achievement & Attainment
|D. Best||Behaviour, Welfare & Safety|
|R. Parker||08/06/16||Teaching and Learning|
|C. Drew||Leadership and Management / Safeguarding|
|R. Saber||X||X||Early Years / Pupil Premium|
|P. Pennock||X Observer||X Observer|
|Scheme of Delegation Document with Terms of Reference||Click!|
Mr A Ballantyne, Co-opted Governor, resigned with effect from 16/06/15 (attended 4 out of 5 meetings).
Reverend M Grange, Co-opted Governor, resigned with effect from 23/02/15 (attended 2 out of 2 meetings).
Mrs L James, Co-opted Governor, resigned with effect from 16/06/15 (attended 6 out of 8 meetings).
Mr R Donnison, Co-opted Governor, resigned with effect from 23rd November 2016.
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Stepping Up Together - D. Foster
Show Racism the Red Card - D. Foster
Carlton Outdoor Centre - D. Foster
Middlesbrough Council - M. Carr
Easterside Partnership - M. Carr
Hemlington Hall Academy - D. Elliott
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Easterside Academy currently has 10 people, known as the Governing Body, who challenge Mrs Linacre to make sure the school continues to improve and provides every pupil with wonderful learning experiences.
We take Mrs Linacre’s advice on educational matters because this is her expertise, and constantly work together with her towards improving the School and making sure all the pupils at Easterside Academy are making as much progress as they possibly can and achieve the best they can.
As an Academy, our role has not significantly changed, although we have more responsibilities to do with the staff of the school and also the buildings and grounds. We take our role very seriously and work as a team to provide a high level of challenge for the school as well as offering support and recognition for the hard work that all the school staff put in every day. Together, we have a good range of skills and expertise; we all share the same commitment and vision: to ensure that the children at our school receive the best education we can provide by working together as a team.
Split into smaller groups and on a one-to-one, we discuss with Mrs Linacre a range of different things. We ask ourselves: Are there any children that are finding lessons a bit difficult or too easy? What can the school do to change this? Are all the children in the school/class making good/expected progress? Is the teaching and learning at least good or outstanding over time? Other questions: Do we have enough money to buy materials or pay for extra staff to help smaller groups progress? Do we have enough learning space? Are all our children safe and healthy at school so they can learn really well? Are we helping the teaching staff to develop their own careers so they are enthusiastic about teaching our children? Have we got the right staffing structure to help our pupils achieve? We have a lot of decisions to make as governors.
There are also visible activities you may see us doing in School: job interviews for new teachers; reviewing Mrs Linacre’s progress; writing monitoring reports following classroom visits, events and school trips; meeting with teachers or pupils; studying pupil progress data; checking health & safety around the school; speaking to parents and speaking to Ofsted about current trends in the School during an inspection.
We all meet together once a term for a Full Governing Body Meeting and the Finance and Resources Committee meets once or twice a term. Each governor also attends a pupil progress meeting during the year and liaises with a link teacher in relation to the ‘area’ within school they are responsible for. During the year they will visit the school to carry out monitoring exercises.
From time to time we do have vacancies on our Governing Body and would welcome anyone who may be interested in joining us. If you are interested in finding out more, do ask at the school office to talk to one of us about the role and what it means to become a Governor. We would love to hear from you!
Early Years (Nursery and Reception) parents and family are invited to stay on Thursday’s to join in themed activities with their child in the setting.
For morning nursery and reception this is at 8.45am and for afternoon nursery this is at 12. The sessions last for approx 30 – 45 mins. Everyone welcome!
Reception children will take part in Yoga Bugs every Thursday. Please ensure they have their PE kit with them on these days and earrings are taken out if they have them.
Children in Year 1 and 2 will learn about the French culture today.
Children in Year 3 and 4 will learn about the Norwegian Culture.
Children in Year 5 and 6 will learn about the Mexican Culture.