ACORN SCHOOL GOVERNANCE

The Board of Governors is ambitious for all children and young people and infused with a passion for education and a commitment to continuous school improvement that enables the best possible outcomes. Governance is grounded in reality as through collation of both high-quality objective data and a full understanding of the views and needs of students, staff, parents, carers and local communities.

 

Chair

Jon Pain

jpain@plcl.org.uk

Safeguarding Governor

Ray Charran

rcharran@plcl.org.uk

Children’s
Champion

TBC

enquries@plcl.org.uk

Finance
Governor

François Delbaere

fdelbaere@plcl.org.uk

Children in Care Governor

TBC

enquries@plcl.org.uk

Head
Teacher

Abbie Heard

aheard@phoenixschools.org.uk

Governor

Tom Massie

tmassie@plcl.org.uk

Parent
Governor

TBC

enquries@plcl.org.uk

Clerk

Wendy Miles

wmiles@phoenixschools.org.uk

PROPRIETORSHIP

Acorn school is owned by the Phoenix Learning & Care Group.  A South West based company with a range of specialist care and education services throughout Devon, Cornwall, and Somerset.

If you would like to find out more about

Acorn School then please fill in the form below or contact

 

Head Teacher. Abbie Heard

t. 01271 859720

e. aheard@phoenixschools.org.uk

 

Key Roles and Responsibilities of the Governing Body:

 

  • Setting the Vision and Strategic Direction of the School
  • Agreeing the Schools Aims and Values as described in the Statement of Purpose
  • Agreeing Governing Body powers and duties
  • School Strategic Development Planning
  • Setting Performance management targets for the Head Teacher
  • Agreeing Policies/Procedures
  • Holding the Head Teacher to account for the schools educational performance
  • Monitoring and evaluation of data/reports
  • Assuring themselves of the rigour and validity of the teaching assessment process
  • Visiting the school
  • Seeking and acting on the views of Parents (inc Carers)/Students to evaluate their satisfaction
  • Challenge and support offered through tasks and activities in response to the Head Teachers report which will result in the improvement to the education provision and outcomes
  • Ensuring financial resources are well spent
  • Budget setting (demonstrating spending choices made in line with school priorities)
  • Strategic and Reflective budget planning for spending (including Pupil Premium Grant)
  • Any exploration of “best value”
  • Ensuring Statutory duties are met and priorities approved
  • Ensuring the school website is up-to-date and complies with regulations
  • Ensuring agenda’s/work programmes annual cycle of timely discussion, review and approval of key compliance requirements (e.g. Child Protection Policy and Single Central Record)
  • Ensuring safeguarding responsibilities are met
  • Monitoring the delivery of the curriculum offer and the effectiveness of the Social, Moral and Cultural mix
  • Checking that all training is valid, authorised and available as required

 

SCHOOL
GOVERNANCE

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Acorn School has its own dedicated management and teaching team under the leadership of the Head Teacher. The Acorn school team are complemented by Phoenix Group support functions covering areas including Quality and Compliance, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance and IT.

 

Oversight of the Acorn school management is provided through a Director of Education who is responsible to the Phoenix Group CEO.

Key decisions are referred to the Phoenix Learning & Care Board consisting of the Phoenix Group CEO, Group Finance Director, Group Quality and Operations Director, an independent Chairman and non-executive directors.

 

In addition the Group continues its robust governance through a bespoke School Governing board which meets termly.

The board provides a wide range of skills and are focused on the key strategic issues and conduct their role with humility, good judgement, resilience and determination.

 

 

The key features of governance are:

Strategic leadership that sets and champions vision, ethos and strategy.

Accountability that drives up educational standards and financial performance.

Compliance with statutory and contractual requirements.

Evaluation to monitor and improve the quality and impact of governance.

 

 

BOARD
OF
GOVERNORS

ACORN
SCHOOL
GOVERNANCE

PROPRIETORSHIP

PROPRIETOR

Contact
Details

Proprietor CONTACT Details

Registered Office:

 

Phoenix Learning and Care Group

Seckington Cross

Winkleigh

Devon

EX19 8EY

 

t. 01271 379006

e. enquries@plcl.org.uk

 

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ADDRESS

 

Acorn School

Seckington Cross

Winkleigh

Devon

EX19 8EY

 

Tel: 01271 859720

Email: acorn@phoenixschools.org.uk

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Phoenix Learning and Care Holdings Ltd, Registered in England No: 07899184

Phoenix Childcare Ltd,  Registered in England No: 05506172

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