Academy Governing Body

The Governing Body consists of people from the academy’s community, such as parents, staff and local businesses. Governors are volunteers and most serve for four years. 

What do Governors Do? 

Governors have a strategic overview of the school and are extremely supportive of staff and praise their dedicated efforts. Our positive partnership work ensures that decisions are made in line with our shared vision to provide the best quality education for our pupils. 

Governors regularly support the School outside of scheduled meetings so that they have a thorough understanding of what is happening in school, they provide specialist skills to support monitoring and research. 

Meetings 

The Governing Body meets at least three times each academic year; ie. once per term. 

The Governing Body provides the Headteacher and Academy Staff with support and advice, drawing on their knowledge and experience. The chair of the Governing Body is Julia Vause and a summary of the current Governing Body Members for Waddington All Saints Academy can be seen below: 

Name Governor category How appointed Date of appointment Term of office   Business interests declared Governance roles in other educational institutions Attendance academic year 2018-19
Paul Martin Headteacher n/a n/a n/a   None None 3/3
Laura Kirman (formerly Rushton) Staff Governor (Teaching) Elected by staff 1 January 2018 Resigned 3 July 2019 None None 3/3
Sarah Tozer Staff Governor (Teaching) Elected by staff 7 November 2019 3 years None None n/a
Sarah Jackson Staff Governor (Support) Elected by staff 1 February 2018 4 years None None 3/3
Graham Cavill Parent Governor Appointed by Trust due to no election candidates 1 January 2018 4 years None None 2/3
Andrea Smith Parent Governor Elected by parents 1 January 2018 Resigned 7 November 2019 None None 0/3
Julia Vause Community Governor Appointed by Trust 1 January 2018 4 years None None 3/3
Chas Gimenez Community Governor Appointed by Trust 1 January 2018 4 years None None 1/3
Louise Henton Community Governor Appointed by Trust 7 November 2019 4 years Member of HM Armed Forces. Member of CIPD. None n/a
Paul Yates Community Governor Appointed by Trust 1 January 2018 Resigned 3 July 2019 None None 2/3
Andy Canavan Parent Governor. Formerly Community Governor Appointed by Trust due to no election candidates. 7 November 2019 4 years None None 2/3
Matt Gilbert Parent Governor. Formerly Community Governor Appointed by Trust due to no election candidates. 7 November 2019 4 years None None 3/3

*Due to the military commitment of our governing body, attendance figures are misleading. These are however available on request, if you wish to access these figures please contact the Clerk to Governors. 

Pecuniary Interests for Governors

Click Here to view the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust’s terms of reference for further information on how the Local Governing Body operates. 

Click Here to view the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust’s Governance Structure. 

The L.E.A.D Academy Trust Master Funding Agreement can be found here

Academy Governing Bodies : Terms of Reference and Delegations can be found here.

Contact / Any questions?

If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors – Julia Vause please write to: 

Chair of Governors or Clerk to Governors,
c/o Waddington All Saints Academy,
Mere Road,
Waddington, LN5 9NX