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Governance is the process by which any organisation or group organises in order to be able to make decisions. In schools, this includes the governing body, who are responsible for scrutiny of decisions made in school and for driving improvement, and the processes and policies which allows the school to work effectively and appropriately.

As a member school within a multi-academy trust, responsibility for the governance of Inkersall Primary Academy ultimately derives to the Board of Trustees appointed to the Spencer Academies Trust. In common with all Spencer schools, Inkersall Primary Academy has a Local Governing Body (LGB), which is technically defined as a committee of the Trust Board.

The powers defining the legal relationship between Inkersall Primary Academy and The Spencer Academies Trust, together with the delegation of general powers within the trust, are set out in a document called the Scheme of Delegation.

The Scheme of Delegation used at Inkersall Primary Academy can be found here.

The Trust governor handbook can be found here.

A copy of other Trust governance documents are available here.


Local Governing Body

Name Roles Appointed End of Term Pecuniary Interests Attendance 2017-18
Donna Kinderman


Safeguarding and Data Protection Governor

LAC Governor

September 2017 June 2021 None 100%
Adam McEvoy-Robinson

Community Governor


Chair of the Audit Committee

September 2017 June 2021 None 80%
Nicole Brown

Parent Governor

Chair of the Quality and Standards Committee

Interim Chair of the PTA

September 2017 June 2019 None 100%
Sue Jacques Staff Governor September 2017 June 2019 None 100%
Angela O’Brien

Director of Primary Education

Attending ex officio

    None 100%
Rachel Bailey Principal February 2018   None 100%
Kate Godfrey Clerk to the LGB January 2018      


Quality and Standards Committee. Learning walks and governance reviews are scheduled to accompany meetings of the full board and committees.


Meeting Dates

Autumn Term LGB 20 November 2017
  Quality and Standards Committee 11 December 2017
Spring Term LGB 15 January 2018
  Finance and Audit Committee 13 March 2018
Summer Term LGB 1 May 2018
  Annual Review 21 May 2018