Academy Transformation Trust Scheme of Delegation & Local Governing Body Terms of Reference.
Peter Bishop – Chair of Governors
Peter taught for over 35 years in four inner city schools in three different local authorities in the West Midlands gaining extensive senior leadership experience as both Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, and recently as Interim Academy Principal in the secondary sector. He began consultancy work for another academy sponsor in 2008 and recent experience includes the following:
• Associate Head of the Virtual School for Looked After Children in Walsall
• Interim Vice Principal of an Academy during the conversion process
• Project management of new academies including curriculum analysis, staffing structures, and timetabling
• Consultant on new build academies working with architects on accommodation schedules and designs
• Lead Education Advisor on six academy conversions including TUPE arrangements and Trade Union negotiations
• Consultancy work in schools and academies including teaching and learning, pastoral work and science department monitoring
• In 2012 Interim Principal position in a Sandwell Academy
Peter joined Academy Transformation Trust on January 1st 2013
Although retired now I have taught in 6 local schools spending most of my time in Sutton Centre where ‘Consideration for Others’ was introduced to me as a value I still respect. I am a governor at 2 schools and trustee of a Children’s Charity. I am firmly committed to Community Education and child-centred learning. I believe education is wider than a classroom experience and all talents should be encouraged. I am a gardener, involved with 5 grandchildren, an avid reader and theatre fan. I love adventures, value for money and good food of every variety, especially if it appears as school dinners. I have a great respect for people who give their time gladly to support others and feel that activities like local youth football has benefitted greatly from this. I am firmly committed to SCA, their staff and students.
My name is Angela Finn. I am a Staff Governor, also currently serving on the Curriculum and Standards Committee.
My first experience of this school was as a student teacher, twenty years ago. I loved it so much that I stayed, taking on numerous roles and responsibilities over the years. After taking some time out to have my two children, I am currently Head of Media Studies. As an established member of staff but a relatively new Governor, I hope to bring both experience and innovation to the role, ensuring that the welfare and achievements of the children that I teach remains at the heart of everything we do.
My name is Liz Barrett and I work as Deputy Director for Academy Transformation Trust Further Education based at Sutton Community Academy. Part of my role involves ensuring that local people have access to Adult and Community Learning allowing them to upskill, gain new knowledge, achieve qualifications and enhance their career opportunities as well as quality of life opportunities.
I personally have a love for learning. My qualifications include a PGCE in lifelong learning at MSc level, a Masters in Health Psychology along with a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management. In addition, I also enjoy walking in the countryside, taking landscape photos, cooking / baking and textile art.
My name is David Mackey. I am a Temporary Vice Principal of Student Learning and Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead at Sutton Community Academy.
I have been a member of staff at Sutton Centre Community College and Sutton Community Academy for eleven years and have seen it develop throughout this time whilst ensuring consideration for others. I will endeavour to ensure all students and staff are happy, safeguarded and achieving the best of their ability whilst also developing the character education of our students to ensure they leave school as resilient young adults.
My name is Charlotte and I am a parent governor at Sutton Community Academy.
I wanted to become a governor so that I could play a more active role in the education of children attending the school.
I believe that Sutton Community Academy is an ‘outstanding’ school with great community links and the school works hard to help each child reach their full potential.
I am enjoying my time as a governor and hope to stay in this role for the foreseeable future.
I have been a life-long resident within the Sutton area. During the past 12 years I have been doing volunteer work with students from all over the world. I was approached by my son to become a school governor. I had no hesitation in doing this, I feel it’s valuable to have this input within the school to help it run smoothly. My aim is to become an asset to the Academy.