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LOCAL Governing Body

Introduction from the Chair of Governors

I am enormously privileged to have become the Chair of Governors of Derby Moor Academy.  It is my aim to ensure that the school continues to improve year on year until it is recognised by all in the local community and by Ofsted that this is indeed an outstanding school.  I will lead your Governors in their task of setting the strategic direction for the school, holding the Principal to account for the students' outcomes and ensuring that your taxpayer money is being well spent.  Every student is of equal value to every other student and deserves to be kept safe, to enjoy their learning in school and to leave equipped with the best qualifications that they could possibly attain.

Victor J Green

Chair of Governors

Why do we have a Local Governing Body?

To help our school provide the best possible education for our students by:

  • thinking and working strategically to help raise standards
  • monitoring and evaluating progress towards priorities and targets
  • supporting the Principal and staff as well as challenging their expectations
  • accounting to all stakeholders for the school’ s performance and for the decisions they make


The Composition of our Local Governing Body

The Directors may appoint up to nine persons to serve on the Local Governing Body, following consultation with the existing governors,   ensuring that the people serving on the Local Governing Body between them have an appropriate range of skills and experience. 

The Local Governing Body shall consist of up to 9 Governors as follows:

  • No less than one Staff Governor
  • No less than one Parent Governor 
  • No less than one Community Governor
  • The Principal of the School
  • The Executive Principal
  • Up to 5 additional Governors - The Local Governing Body may appoint employees of the school to serve on the Local Governing Body provided that the total number of such persons (including the Principal) does not exceed one third of the total number of persons on the Local Governing Body.

The term of office for any person serving on the Local Governing Body is 4 years, except for the Principal. Subject to remaining eligible any governor may be re-appointed or re-elected


 Derby Moor Academy: Local Governing Body




Jackie Brierley

Elected by Parents

Luke Gordon-Calvert

Sponsored Local Governing Body member 

 Vic Green

Sponsored Local Governing Body member

 Davinder Johal

Elected by Parent

Siobhan Keddie

 Sponsored Local Governing Body member

 Fraser Mitchell

Executive Principal: ex officio

Graham Pyman

Vice Chair - Sponsored Local Governing Body member

Cllr. Ruth Skelton

 Sponsored Local Governing Body member

Graeme Smith


  Register of Interests

The Local Governing Body must ensure that governors are not involved in activities that might conflict with their role within the school.  As such a register of interest must be made available on the school website.

This document is updated fully each year and reviewed throughout the year.  It is the Governors responsibility to make the school aware of any changes during the year.

Please click on the document below to view the Register of Interests.

Register of Interests

Business and Pecuniary Interests Statement

Special Responsibilities

Each Governor is linked to different areas within school.  Please find below a list of these responsibilities.

Link Governors: 2018-19

  •  Child Protection & Looked After Children: Mr G Pyman
  •  Health & Safety: Mr G Smith
  •  History and Science: Mr V Green
  •  Pupil Premium and progress of white British students : Mrs. J. Brierley
  •   Special Educational Needs Disability: Cllr R Skelton
  • Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) – L Gordon-Calvert


Committee Membership

The Quality & Standards Committee

 Areas covered:

  • Self-Evaluation Form (SEF)
  • School Academy Improvement Plan (SIP)
  • Achievement
  • Curriculum
  • Effectiveness of Leadership and Management
  • Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND)
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Governors on this Committee:

  • Mrs J Brierley
  • Luke Gordon-Calvert
  • Mr V Green
  • Cllr R Skelton
  • Mr G Smith

Staff on this Committee:

  • Mrs C Bhundia
  • Mr T McDowall

 The Resources Committee

Areas covered:

  • Financial policy and planning
  • Financial monitoring
  • Premises
  • Staffing

Governors on this Committee:

  • Mr G Pyman (Chair)
  • Mr V Green
  • Mr G Smith

Staff on this Committee:

  • Mrs R Ul-Nisa
  • Mr A Wagg

 Meeting dates 2018/2019



Start time: 6.00pm



MEETING (outline agenda)


Monday 24th September 2018

Annual General Meeting

to include:

·         Election of Chair and Vice Chair/s

·         Committee Structure and Membership

·         Governors’ Register of Interests

·         Governors’ Work Plan

·         Visits to school: arrangements

·         Exam Headlines 

Monday 5th November 2018

Quality and Standards (Data Point 1) 

Monday 19th November 2018

Resources Committee 

Monday 3rd December 2018

Local Governing Body (Full) 


Monday 25th February 2019

Quality and Standards (Data Point 3) 

Monday 11th March 2019

Resources Committee 

Monday 25th March 2019

Local Governing Body (Full) 


Monday 20th May 2019

Quality and Standards (Data Point 4) 

Monday 10th June 2019

Resources Committee 

Monday 24th June 2018

Local Governing Body (Full) 

Standing agenda items for meetings

Local Governing Body (Full)

·         Child Protection / Safeguarding

·         Principal’s Report

·         Governors’ Work Plan

·         Correspondence

·         Impact of Meeting


·         Outcomes of visits undertaken by governors

·         Impact of Meeting



Attendance at Meetings

Attendance at Governors meetings needs to be made available on the website.  Please see the latest attendance details below.  

Attendance at Governors Meetings 2017/18


Contact for the Governing Body:

 If you wish to contact any member of the Governing Body please email:

Policies and Statements

Governing Body Code of Conduct Policy

Directors and Governors Allowances