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Strategic Governing Body

STEP Governance

The STEP Academy Trust Established in May 2011, The STEP Academy Trust currently comprises of nine members:
Angel Oak Academy (formerly Gloucester Primary School)

Applegarth Academy

Breakwater Academy (formerly Meeching Valley Primary School)

David Livingstone Academy

Hawkes Farm Academy (formerly Hawkes Farm Primary School)

La Fontaine Academy

Gonville Academy

Heathfield Academy

Wolsey Junior Academy

The name STEP, an acronym, reflects the aspirational nature of the organisation – Striving Together for Excellence in Partnership. Inspired by the commitment to improve children’s life chances, STEP Academies work together to provide high quality learning experiences for all their pupils.

STEP Governors

“STEP First” is the notion that, first and foremost, everyone is committed to being part of The STEP Academy Trust. All governors must be fully aligned to the Trust’s Mission and Vision. Although serving one or more particular Academies, governors are members of the wider STEP team. We are all one team, in one organisation, working towards the same goal: to be outstanding in all we do – STEP First!

STEP Governance Structure

Recent changes introduced by the Department for Education (DfE) allow academy trusts to establish a local governing body that is responsible for two or more academies.

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COMPOSITION OF THE STRATEGIC GOVERNING BODIES (SGB)

The new Strategic Governing Bodies will have a maximum of 12 Governors as follows:

  • Parent x2 (elected, ideally one from each Academy)
  • Staff x2 (Headteachers)
  • Staff x2 (elected, ideally one from each Academy)
  • Board of Trustees Representative x1
  • STEP Governors x5
  • Temporary Co-Opted Governors (according to need)

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It is the belief of the Board of Trustees that this new governance structure, underpinned by sound principles, will make best use of our strengths, will address our challenges and will provide the framework for each of our Academies to become Outstanding at the next opportunity.

OUR GOVERNING BODY

Membership:

 

STRATEGIC GOVERNING BODY MEMBERSHIP BREAKWATER ACADEMY (AND NEWHAVEN ACADEMY FROM 1 JANUARY 2017)

Helen Hewitt – 5 October 2016 – 4 October 2020 – Co-opted STEP Governor – Chair of Governors

Cliff Robinson – 5 October 2016 – 4 October 2020 – Co-opted STEP Governor – Vice-Chair of Governors

Johnie Davies – 17 October 2016 – 16 October 2020 – Co-opted STEP Governor – Safeguarding Governor

Brendan Clemens – 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2020 – Parent Governor – High Cliff Academy

Helen Day – 15 December 2016 to 14 December 2020 – Co-opted STEP Governor

Craig Marsh – 15 December 2016 to 14 December 2020 – Parent Governor – Breakwater Academy

Becky Viner-Wait – 15 December 2016 to 14 December 2020 – Staff Governor – Breakwater Academy

Becky Packham – Appointment to be ratified by the STEP Board of Trustees – Staff Governor – High Cliff Academy

Ian Rogers – Ex Officio – Staff Governor (Head Teacher Breakwater Academy)

Isabelle Tickner – Ex Officio – Staff Governor (Head Teacher High Clliff Academy)

Paul Glover – Ex Officio – Deputy CEO / Executive Head Teacher (Breakwater and Newhaven Academy)

Philippa Jackson – SGB Clerk

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