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Local Governing Body (LGB)

Waterside Primary Academy is an academy within Red Kite Schools Trust. Each school in the Trust has a Local Governing Body (LGB) whose powers are defined by Red Kite Schools Trust in a Scheme of Delegation.

RKST Local Governing Bodies: Constitution and Terms of Reference September 2020

Role of Governing Body

As the governing body we are responsible for:

• ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction for the school,
• holding the School Leadership to account for the educational performance of the school, and
• overseeing the financial performance of the school, ensuring money is well spent.

We have a diverse team, with every governor bringing different work/life experiences and personal qualities to support the work of the school leaders. Each governor focuses on specific elements of the school’s development plan as outlined in the table titled ‘Our Governors’. For example, we ensure the school is meeting its obligations on matters such as Pupil Premium funding, Safeguarding, Special Educational Needs, Finance, People Development and Health and Safety.

We also review education provision across the Curriculum with specific focus on Early Years Provision, PHSE, literacy and maths. We meet regularly with the lead teacher responsible for our focus area, and through friendly challenge, satisfy ourselves that there is good progress being made in achieving our short- and long- term vision and goals for Waterside Primary Academy.

Furthermore, we come together as full Governing Body 6 times a year, to review the Development Plan, progress reports, action plans and school data; to approve key policies; to discuss and provide input on important developments and through this, to support the Waterside Academy Leadership Team, staff, and pupils.

The LGB at Waterside Primary Academy is made up of:

  • 2 elected parent governors,
    • Elected by parents. Only people with children at Waterside can put themselves forward for election.
  • 1 staff governor,
    • Appointed by the Governing Body,  following an election amongst staff
  • up to 8 governors appointed by Red Kite Schools Trust
    • Appointed by Red kite Schools Trust,in conjunction with the Headteacher and Chair of Governors
  • the Headteacher.
    • The Headteacher is automatically a permanent member of the Governing Body when they take up their post.

Our Governors

Below you can see a list of our current Governors, their Governor type, roles within the Governing Body and their terms of office.


Governor Type and Role

Focus Area

Term Start

Term End

Mrs Jo Pearce RKST Governor- Chair of LGB EYFS & Health & Safety 17/11/2019 16/11/2023
Mrs Gwyneth Langley RKST Governor- Vice-Chair of LGB Safeguarding, PSHE & Development 01/09/2018 31/08/2022
Dr. Ann Godsell RKST Governor Equalities 28/03/2019 27/03/2023
Ms. Pamela Duncan RKST Governor Curriculum & English 28/03/2019 27/03/2023
Mrs Kate Miller RKST Governor SEND & Pupil Premium 28/03/2019 27/03/2023
Mr Andrew Rasmussen RKST Governor Finance & Maths 06/07/2016 05/07/2020
Mr Joseph Callender Parent Governor   01/07/2021 01/07/2025
Mrs Kelly Morris Parent Governor   04/12/2019 03/12/2023
Mrs Kirsty Robinson Staff Governor   05/10/2018 04/10/2022
Mr Daniel Atherton Headteacher   n/a n/a
VACANCY RKST Governor      

Meeting Attendance

2020/21 - Meeting Attendance Record

Declarations of interest

2020/21 - Declarations of Interest