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Peterborough Diocese Education Trust

Our School Prayer

Dear Lord,

Please bless us all,

Help us to care for one another and to forgive one another,

To play and work well together,

Help us to be thankful and always to remember the love of Christ and spread his love wherever we go.

Amen


Meet the AGC

We have an Academy Governance Committee (AGC) that has some delegated responsibilities from the Trust Board of Directors as outlined in the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation. They engage with our local community. They do not hold the academy to account but carry out the following role:

Vision and Values

  • Agree the vision and values for the academy with reference to the SIAMS Schedule, in partnership with the academy community, ensuring they are aligned with the Trust’s Vision and embracing equality.
  • Monitor that the vision and the values are being ‘lived out’ in all aspects of the life of the academy.

For details of Trust governance click here: PDET Governance and PDET Local Governing Boards

For the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation and for specific details of the AGC’s role click here: PDET Key Documents

For the Trust’s memorandum and articles of association, annual accounts, annual report and funding agreement click here: PDET Key Documents

Our AGC…….

Meet the Academy Governance Committee


David Sharman (Chair)

David Sharman (Chair)

Co-opted Governor (appointed by the Governing Body)
End of term: 14/03/2022
My wife and I moved to Middleton in 2014 and have two children (the eldest, Thomas, attends the school). We instantly connected with the Cottingham/Middleton village community spirit and have relished the opportunity to support the various good causes. Extending this support to the village school, as a Governor, felt very natural. My career in the oil industry, predominantly in Sales / Account Management, should allow me to offer my business skills to the role as Governor. This, together with always aiming for the highest standards, I am enthusiastic about contributing to the thriving success of this school.

Alaric Nursey

Alaric Nursey

Elected Parent Governor (appointed by election 17/05/2017)
End of term: 06/05/2021
Since first visiting the school before my son Charlie started here in 2015, I knew it was something I was passionate about. My role as parent governor followed on from that as I wanted to be part of ensuring the future of school remained as bright as it promised to be. I feel it is incredibly important to maintain not only a safe and secure learning environment for all pupils, but to continue to focus on their well being and enjoyment whilst in the care of the school. With a background in property and experience in the construction industry, I aim to apply my skills to my roles on the resource and health and safety committees to help maintain that environment.

Iain Thomson (Vice Chair)

Iain Thomson (Vice Chair)

Co-opted Governor (appointed by the Governing Body)
End of term: 22/11/2020
My daughters, Emily and Grace, currently attend the school. I was appointed to the Governing Body in November 2016.

Louise Willis

Louise Willis

Foundation Governor (appointed by election 23/06/2017)
End of term: 22/07/2021
As a parent and previous teacher at the school, I am passionate about ensuring that Cottingham becomes the outstanding school it deserves to be. In my role as a Foundation Governor, I have a particular interest in ensuring that we uphold our identity as a Church school. I co-ordinate the school Prayer Space, support with Collective Worship and lead the school choir.

Ben Jeffs

Ben Jeffs

Elected Parent Governor (appointed by election 17/07/2019)
End of term: 16/06/2023
My Daughter Hollie attends Cottingham Primary School and my son Steven will be joining the Cottingham family in September 2020. I love that Cottingham Primary school is a small primary school, where everyone is truly supportive of each other and want the best for everyone and the school. When the opportunity arose for me becoming a Parent Governor, I felt it was an opportunity to give something back to the school which had already shown so much support to my family. I am an experienced School Governor, having been on the Finance Committee for another Primary school in Corby.

Peter Smith

Peter Smith

Foundation Governor
End of term: 30/06/2024

Attendance Record 2018/19

Governor Type Governor Name Start Date End Date Term1 19/09/2018 Term2 30/01/2019 Term3 08/05/2019 Term4 26/06/2019 Notes
Clerk Mrs Nicola Tyers 02/06/2015 n/a p p p p
Foundation (Appt) Mrs Louise Willis 23/06/2017 22/07/2021 p p p p
Head Mr Ashley Scott ex-officio n p p p p
Parent (elected) Mr Ben Jeffs p
Co-opted Mr Ian Thompson 21/11/2016 22/11/2020 apols p apols apols Safeguarding responsibilities
Co-opted Ms Charlie Furniss (Chair) 28/09/2017 27/09/2021 p p apols resigned
Co-opted Mr David Sharman 15/03/2018 14/03/2022 p p p p
Parent (elected) Mr Alaric Nursey 17/05/2017 16/05/2021 p p p p
Staff (elected) Catherine Wilson 20/09/2018 19/09/2022 n/a p p apols
Resignations 2018/19
Foundation (Appt) Andy Harris (19/09/2018
Parent (elected) Mr Neil Berrett 30/01/2017 29/01/2021 Apols Resigned
Co-opted Governor Mrs Sarah Sherlock 13/11/2013 11/11/2021 p apols resigned
Co-opted Ms Charlie Furniss (Chair) 28/09/2017 27/09/2021 p p apols
Staff (elected) Ms Faye Wason 20/09/2018 19/09/2022 n/a p p p
Foundation (Appt) Mrs Rachel Wiffen 03/11/2015 03/11/2019 p p p p
Foundation (Appt) Sarah Peak 28/11/2018 27/11/2022 n/a p p p

Attendance Record 2017/18

Governor Type Governor Name Start Date End Date Term1 28/09/2017 Term2 22/11/2017 Term3 31/01/2018 Term4 21/03/2018 Term5 16/05/2018 Term6 18/07/2018 Notes
Clerk Mrs Nicola Tyers 02/06/2015 n/a p p p p p p
Foundation (Appt) Mrs Louise Willis 23/06/2017 22/07/2021 p p p p apols p
Head Mr Ashley Scott ex-officio n/a p p p p p p
Co-opted Governor Mrs Sarah Sherlock 13/11/2013 11/11/2021 p apols p apols p p
Parent (elected) Mr Neil Berrett 30/01/2017 29/01/2021 p apols p p p p
Staff (elected) Mrs Susan Crainie 18/11/2014 17/11/2018 p apols p p resigned n/a
Co-opted Mr Iain Thompson (Chair) 21/11/2016 22/11/2020 p apols p p p p Safeguarding responsibilities
Co-opted Ms Charlie Furniss 28/09/2017 27/09/2021 n/a n/a n/a p p p
Co-opted Mr David Sharman 15/03/2018 14/03/2022 n/a n/a n/a apols p p
Co-opted .
Co-opted .
Foundation (Appt) Mrs Rachel Wiffen (Vice Chair) 03/11/2015 03/11/2019 p p p p p p
Foundation (Appt) Mr Andrew Harris 12/10/2015 11/10/2019 p apols apols p apols apols
Parent (elected) Mr Alaric Nursey 17/05/2017 16/05/2021 p p p p p p
Staff (elected) Miss Phillipa Larder 18/07/2017 17/07/2021 p apols p p apols resigned
Resignations 2017/18
Co-opted Lorraine Desmond (31/08/2017)
Staff (elected) Susan Crainie
Staff (elected) Phillipa Larder

Attendance Record 2016/17

Governor Type Governor Name Start Date End Date Term1 26/09/2016 Term2 21/11/2016 Term3 30/01/2017 Term4 29/03/2017 Term5 17/05/2017 Term6 17/07/2017 Pecuniary Interest Notes
Clerk Mrs Nicola Tyers 02/06/2015 n/a p p p p p p n/a
Foundation (Appt) Mrs Louise Willis 23/06/2017 22/07/2021 p (Staff) p (Staff) p (Staff) p (Staff) p (in attendance) p Employee until April 2017
Head Mrs Erica Holt (interim) ex-officio n/a E Biddle E Biddle E Biddle p p p n/a
Local Authority (SA) Mrs Sarah Sherlock 13/11/2013 12/11/2017 p p p p apols apols Finance Manager - Woodnewton Academy Trust
Parent (elected) Mr Neil Berrett 30/01/2017 29/01/2021 n/a n/a p p p p Parent SEN Governor
Staff (elected) Mrs Susan Crainie 18/11/2014 17/11/2018 p p p p p p Breakfast Club Leader / Employee Link Cluster 8
Co-opted Mr Iain Thompson 21/11/2016 22/11/2020 in attendance p p apols p p None Safeguarding responsibilities
Co-opted .
Co-opted .
Co-opted Mrs Lorraine Desmond 18/11/2014 17/11/2018 (*) p apols p p p p None
Co-opted .
Foundation (Appt) Mrs Rachel Wiffen 03/11/2015 03/11/2019 p p p p p p Parent Chair
Foundation (Appt) Mr Andrew Harris 12/10/2015 11/10/2019 p p p p apols p Parent
Parent (elected) Mr Alaric Nursey 17/05/2017 16/05/2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a p Parent
Staff (elected) Miss Phillipa Larder 18/07/2017 17/07/2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a p Staff member
Resignations 2016/17
Co-opted (*) Lorraine Desmond (31/08/2017)
Parent (elected) Chris Preston-Jones (01/11/2016)
Parent (elected) Karen Toman (26/09/2016)

Attendance Record 2019/20

Governor Type Governor Name Start Date End Date Term1 04/09/2019 Term2 04/11/2019 Term3 06/01/2020 Term4 24/02/2020 Term5 20/04/2020 Term6 01/06/2020 Notes
Clerk Mrs Nicola Tyers 02/06/15 P P P N/A P P
Foundation (Appt) Mrs Louise Willis 23/06/17 22/07/21 P P P N/A P P
Head Mr Ashley Scott ex-officio P P P N/A P P
Parent (elected) Mr Ben Jeffs 26/06/19 25/09/23 NP P P N/A P P
Staff (elected) Mrs Faye Wason 20/09/18 19/09/22 P P P N/A P Apologies
Co-opted Mr Ian Thomson 21/11/16 22/11/20 Apologies P P N/A P P
Co-opted Mr David Sharman 15/03/18 14/03/22 P P P N/A P P
Parent (elected) Mr Alaric Nursey 17/05/17 16/05/21 Apologies P P N/A P P
Staff (elected) Mrs Catherine Wilson 20/09/18 19/09/22 P Apologies P N/A P P
Foundation (Appt) Mr Peter Smith 01/07/20 30/06/24 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Apologies
Resignations 2019/20