Governance of Cherry Tree Academy
Cherry Tree Academy is part of the Waterton Academy Trust (“the Trust”), which is responsible for several primary schools in the Wakefield district. To find out more about the Trust, please visit http://www.watertonacademytrust.org/.
The Directors of the Trust are responsible for the governance of Cherry Tree Academy but have set up a Local Governing Body (LGB) for the academy and have delegated responsibilities to it.
Membership of the Local Governing Body
When Cherry Tree Academy became part of the Trust in April 2017, the Trust appointed all the members of the Governing Body of the predecessor school, Cobblers Lane Primary School, as the Local Governing Body, with their existing terms of office.
The table below shows the current membership of the Local Governing Body and how individual governors were appointed. The table also shows governors' declarations of interest, as required by law.
The Role of the Local Governing Body
The role and responsibilities of the Local Governing Body are set out by the Trust in two documents, the Decision Planner and the Governor’s Handbook. Please see below for copies of these documents.
It is important to note that the Local Governing Body's role is strategic. This means that it is responsible for the overall direction of the academy, not day-to-day management. Management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher.
The Local Governing Body has collective responsibility. This means that no individual governor has any authority on their own, unless the Local Governing Body has delegated this to them. TheLocal Governing Body has also agreed to the Code of Conduct set out by the Trust. All governors must abide by this. Please see below for a copy.
Governors' Code of Conduct
Committees of the Local Governing Body
In order to carry out its work effectively, the Local Governing Body has set up two committees that meet regularly - the Resources Committee and the Standards and Pupils Committee.
The table below shows governors’ attendance at meetings of the Governing Body of Cobblers Lane Primary School during the 2015-16 school year.
The Work of the Governing Body: 2015-16
The report below summarises the work of the Governing Body of Cobblers Lane Primary School during the 2015-16 school year.