Viewley Hill Academy is a Single Academy Trust (SAT). There are two layers of governance for the trust: Members and Trustees. Trustees are also known as Governors and this group are responsible for the oversight of the day to day running of the school.
For any enquiries relating to Governance, please contact the school office and ask to be put in touch with Pastor Ken Stone, the Chair of Governors.
The Governing Body
The Governing Body for Viewley Hill Academy is a very hard working and committed group of people who give their time voluntarily to oversee the management of the school and to ensure that an excellent quality of education is provided for our children. Governor term of office is four years. The governors meet regularly throughout the year and are made up of a range of representatives from the local community. We are fortunate to have a very strong skill set amongst our governors including a school business manager, a retired senior school improvement adviser, a serving headteacher, a local minister and and Early Years SEND specialist. Our parent governors are key members of the governing body as their knowledge and understanding of the school community is invaluable in helping us develop and grow. The Governing Body is accountable for the academy’s performance and takes a key and active role in shaping the school’s future.
All boards, no matter what type of schools or how many schools they govern, have three core functions:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils and the performance management of staff; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.
The Governing Body meets as a whole once a term to consider the work of two main committees, to fulfil statutory duties related to policies and procedures and to work together in forward planning for the school. The Finance and Resources Committee and School Improvement Committee meet at least once a term and these groups have very specific roles and responsibilities. For further information on the scheme of delegation for governance functions, please open the PDF below. In addition to this, governors have regular review days in school where aspects of school improvement planning, teaching and curriculum evaluation and training take place.
Appointment of Governors
- Community Governors are appointed by the Members or Governing Body
- Parent Governors are elected by parents
Individual governors are contactable via the Viewley Hill Academy office. Please make any request through Mrs Frost at reception and she will be happy to pass your message to the appropriate governor.
|Governing Board Membership/Skills||Type||Appointed by and Attendance|
|Mrs Kate Barkley |
|Head||Ex Officio 11/11|
|Mr Paul Cowley |
Headteacher – Primary Academy (MAT)
|Mrs Gillian Dorman-Smith|
Senior School Improvement Adviser (retired)
Address – Viewley Hill Academy, Andover Way, Middlesbrough, TS8 9HL
|Mrs Rachel Moffat||Community||GB 7/8|
|Mrs Jane Thirkell |
Finance Manager Independent Company
|Mrs Rebecca Small ||Parent||Elected 6/9|
|Miss Amy Baker||Community Governor||GB 6/6|
|Miss Alison Sigsworth||Community Governor||GB 8/8|