Chair governor – Michaela Odlin

Contact details: C/O Middlethorpe Primary Academy, Highthorpe Crescent, Cleethorpes, DN35 9PY, 01472 698185

Vice governor – Richard Dawson

Mike Burton

Richard Dawson

Jacqueline Jackson

Michaela Odlin

Rachel Simpson

Kate Willis

Jodie Younger

The responsibilities of local governors include:

  • Ensuring the quality of educational provision
  • Providing support and challenge to the academy leadership team
  • Holding academy leaders to account against a range of broad and measurable outcomes identified in the Academy Improvement Plan
  • Have oversight of the academy’s financial situation
  • Helping the school to set high standards by planning for the school’s future and setting targets for school improvement and future performance

Specifically, this means that governors will:

  • Ensure high outcomes for young people
  • Identify and deal with areas of underperformance, including the implementation of a Strategic Academy Improvement Plan (see appendix 2)
  • Use the resources available to the academy to raise standards and provide evidence of the success of the strategies adopted
  • Raise staff performance through proper performance management and recruitment
  • Ensure that the educational provision aligns with the nature of each Academy and the strategic aims and values of the Trust
  • Report directly to the Board of Trustees

In order to discharge these duties and make a significant difference to the quality of education provided by the academy, governors should:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to furthering the achievement and progress of all learners within the academy
  • Have a commitment to the values of the Enquire Learning Trust
  • Have a commitment to collaborate working including making a contribution to the development of the Trust and it’s academies
  • Have at least one significant area of expertise that can be utilised to add value to the development of the academy and the Trust as a whole
  • Have a passion for developing learning across the locality served by the academy
  • Work with the Trust’s code of conduct

Role of Chair

It is the Chair’s responsibility to liaise with the Principal in order to ensure the Governing Body conducts its business and is able to report to the Board of Trustees effectively. Being a chair of governors is a key role in the leadership and management of the academy.

Chair of governors should:

  • Work with the Principal to promote and maintain high standards of education and achievement
  • Ensure the Governing Body hold the Principal to account for the educational performance of the academy and its pupils.

Scheme of Delegation 2018

Name/Type of Governor Date of Appointment Term of Office Appointed By Relevant business & Pecuniary Interests
(including governance roles in other educational institutions)
Attendance Record
(past 12 months)
Michaela Odlin (Chair) 11.01.2016 4 years Parents/Enquire   100%
Mike Burton (Member) 07.07.17 4 years Governing Body Principal at a local education establishment 80%

Rachel Simpson (Principal)

18.06.2018 4 years Governing Body   100%
Kate Willis (Staff/Business Manager) 05.01.2016 4 years Governing Body   100%
Jacqueline Jackson (Co-opted) 30.03.2016 4 years Parents   100%
Jodie Younger (Member) 01.04.2016 4 years Enquire Governor at Eastfield Primary Academy. Director of Adept BS & Gareden & Home Property Solutions LTD 90%

Richard Dawson (Co-opted)

22.10.2014 4 years Governing Body Classroom in the Woods 90%

Governors that have served at any point over the last 12 months

Name of Member Date of Appointment Date stepped down Appointed By Relevant business & Pecuniary Interests (including governance roles in other educational institutions) Attendance Record (past 12 months)
Emma Beveridge (Principal)   11.06.18     11.06.18
Jim Cassidy (Chair)   31.08.18 Enquire   100%
Lesley Mercer (Vice)   31.08.18 Governing Body   0%