Governance
In this section you can find out more about our role in the Amethyst Trust, the work we do, who we are and how you can contact us.
The main role of the Governing Body is to provide strategic leadership and work with the headteacher and staff to ensure our school provides good quality education and continues to strive for excellence through supporting, promoting and monitoring learning and learning outcomes.

The Strategic Role

In this role, governors:
• Play a lead part in planning and setting School Improvement Priorities and directing school resources
• Set policies to ensure the school achieves its aims and objectives together with monitoring and evaluating progress towards them
• Focus on raising standards of achievement, establishing high expectations and promoting effective teaching and learning so that every pupil achieves his/her full potential
• Ensure that there are systems in place to monitor progress. Use evidence to review progress against targets to see whether policies and practices are effective.
• Benchmark school achievements.

The Critical Friend Role

In this role, governors:
• Act as a source of challenge to the headteacher as well as providing support and guidance
• Recognise and celebrate achievements and under performance
• Encourage strategies and bring about improvement.

The Accountability Role

In this role, governors:
• Discuss, question and refine proposals while respecting the professional roles of the headteacher and other staff and their responsibilities for management of the school.
• Are prepared to account for the school’s performance and to explain its decisions and actions to anyone who has a legitimate interest.

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All trustees can be contacted via any of the means published on our Contact page.

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Company Documents

Jim Inglis: Director (Chair of the Trust Board)
Date Appointed: 01/01/2012
To: 01/01/2024
Name of Business: Circles Network Vision Homes
Nature of Interest: Chair
Date of Declaration: 30/10/2020
Traded with AAT: No
Helen Bourton: Director
Date appointed: 07/12/2016
To: 07/12/2020
Name of Business: N/A
Nature of Interest: Nothing to Declare
Date of Declaration: 01/11/2020
Traded with AAT: N/A
Nicola Davis: Executive Principal, Director
Date Appointed: 01/01/2012
Term of Office: 14/11/2016 – 13/11/2020
Name of Business: N/A
Nature of Interest: Nothing to Declare
Date of Declaration: 22/09/2020
Traded with AAT: N/A
Mick Marks: Director
Date Appointed: 09/12/2015
To: 23/10/2023
Name of Business: N/A
Nature of Interest: Nothing to Declare
Date of Declaration: 03/09/2020
Traded with AAT: N/A
Sue Reid: Director
Date Appointed: 07/12/2016
To: 07/12/2020
Name of Business: N/A
Nature of Interest: Nothing to Declare
Date of Declaration: 03/09/2020
Traded with AAT: N/A
Bob Stephenson: Director
Date Appointed: 01/01/2012
To: 01/01/2024
Name of Business: N/A
Nature of Interest: Nothing to Declare
Date of Declaration: 03/09/2020
Traded with AAT: N/A
Robert Grant: Director
Date Appointed: 04/07/2019
To: 03/07/2023
Name of Business: N/A
Nature of Interest: Nothing to Declare
Date of Declaration: 20/10/2020
Traded with AAT: N/A
Teresa Beazley: Director (Resigned 18/03/21)

Date Appointed: 24/10/2019
To: 23/10/2023
Name of Business: N/A
Nature of Interest: Nothing to Declare
Date of Declaration: 30/10/2020
Traded with AAT: N/A

Directors Attendance 2019-2020
Name04/07/201924/10/201905/04/2020Ad Hoc Covid
19/05/2020
11/06/2020
Helen Bourtonxxx
Nicola Davis
Jim Inglis
Mick Marksx
Sue Reidx
Bob Stephenson
T.Beazley (Resigned 18/03/21)x
Robert Grantx

Amethyst Committee Attendance Details

Members Meeting Attendance
Name15/10/2020
J.Inglis
S.Moran
M.Morrisx
C.Creamer
K.Austinx
Trust Board Attendance
Name19/11/2021/01/20 (Ad Hoc)18/03/21
J.Inglis (Chair)
B.Stephenson (Vice Chair)
R.Grant
S.Reid
H.Bourton
N.Davis
M.Marks
T.Beazley (Resigned 18/03/21)x
Finance and General Purposes Attendance
Name28/1/202125/2/202125/3/2021
J.Inglis
N.Davis
T.Beazley (Resigned 18/03/21)xxx
S.Reid
Audit and Risk Assurance Attendance
Name26/11/202028/01/202124/06/2021
N.Davis
S.Reid
S.Baker
Attendance, Exclusions & Safeguarding Attendance
Name09/11/202008/03/202110/05/2021
B.Stephenson
R.Grant
N.Davis
Attainment and Standards Attendance
Name16/11/202008/03/202110/05/2021
M.Marks
H.Bourton
J.Inglisx
Pay Attendance
Name   
H.Bourton
J.Inglis
B.Stephenson
Amethyst Ambassadorial Committee
Name7/11/1908/10/202011/02/2021
H.Bourton
C.Winterbottom
S.Perksxx
C.Brownxxx
S.Bakerx
E.Greenx
C.Bayley
D.Jones
S.Maidenxx