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Governing Body Members

The overarching responsibility for Governance of the academy lies with the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) Board of Trustees.

Follow these links for: the Governance Framework of the Trust,  the Articles of Association, Master Funding Agreement and each academy Supplemental Funding Agreement.

 Parent and Community Board 
 Amy Kitson Link to Governing Board and parent
 Damien Henderson Health and Safety Specialist - I have worked for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue for over 15 years predominantly around the Barnsley area. My current role is Station Manager at Barnsley Fire Station and district lead officer for Community Safety for both Barnsley and Sheffield. 
 Linzi MalcolmCommunity link - works for another Trust
 Hayley AddyStaff representative  
 Karen StephensCommunity and Parent representative
 Zoe Popplestone Finance specialist 


We run a joint JCC with St Helen's Primary Academy and Shafton Primary Academy. Meetings are scheduled once a term: March 2018 and June 2018.

Governing Body Arrangements

If you would like to address the board please make all correspondences to Chair of Governors - Julie Price-Grimshaw Contact Details: email at jpgrimshaw@academiesenterprisetrust.org letter to: FAO Mrs J Price-Grimshaw, Meadstead Primary Academy, Meadstead Drive, Barnsley, S71 4JS.

Our Governing Body meetings are usually held in the evening on termly basis and dates and times can be found in the calendar on the home page. We attend training sessions and seminars to help us keep up to date with changes in schools and education and to help us do our job effectively. We also go into the academy to meet with the head teacher, other members of staff and scholars to help us find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.  

You may also wish to have a look at the latest guidance for governors published by the DfE which explains in detail the role of the governing body.

Governing Body Minutes

Available on request

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  267k v. 1 25 Feb 2018, 12:20 Nichola Smith
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