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  • Governance

    Churchill Gardens Primary Academy is a Future Academies school. We belong to an ambitious and innovative family of five schools, with a teacher training college and small curriculum unit.

    The Future Academies schools are sponsored by the charity, Future, founded by the social entrepreneurs, John and Caroline Nash. Future’s founding belief is that, with the right support, encouragement and opportunities, there are no limits to what young people can achieve.

    Our sister schools are Pimlico Academy (the Outstanding secondary school to which most of our pupils move to), Pimlico Primary, Millbank Academy, based in Westminster, and Phoenix Academy in White City. There are strong working relationships between the schools that directly benefit staff and pupils. All Future Academies primary schools follow a subject-specific curriculum that is helping to set new, high standards.

    The role of Future Academies

    The role of our sponsor is to lead the Advisory Body and set direction for our school, fostering progress in all areas of the school’s operations and promoting good use of public funds. Future Academies works with the leadership team to ensure we provide the best learning environment for pupils. 

    Click here to view the Future Academies' annual report and accounts.

    Click here to view the Churchill Gardens Supplementary Funding Agreement.

    Click here to view the Articles of Association.

    Click here to view the Memorandum of Association.

    The Local Governing Body

    The primary task of our Local Governing Body is to hold the Principal to account for the progress and attainment of pupils, their safeguarding and wellbeing. Local governors may occasionally be asked to form panels to support school policies relating to pupil discipline and staffing matters. 

    The Local Governing Body meets each term, and reports to the Directors of Future Academies. Local governors make termly visits to the school to monitor progress against the school development plan. Click here to visit the Future Academies website 

    Tracy Simmons, governance lead at the Future Academies, can be contacted for any queries relating to the work of the Local Governing Body: tracy.simmons@futureacademies.org  

    The members of the Pimlico Primary Academy Local Governing Body are as follows:

    Paul Smith (Chair of Governors) 

    Paul is Chief Executive of Future Academies. Paul is Accounting Officer for the Trust. Paul's background is as a National Leader of Education, principal of a teaching school, school inspector and, most recently, as a RSC.

    • Date of appointment: 1st September 2018
    • Term of office: 4 years
    • Appointed by: Directors of Future Academies
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Director of Future Academies, Governor of Pimlico Academy, Governor of Phoenix Academy, Governor of Laureate Academy, Governor and Chair of Millbank Academy, Governor and Chair of Pimlico Primary.
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2019/20: 2/2

    The Very Reverend Victor Stock

    We are honoured to have Victor serve the school and its community. Formerly Dean of Guildford Cathedral and currently Priest Vicar at Westminster Abbey, Victor gives assemblies from time to time and provides advice on the school's Religious Education curriculum.

    • Date of re-appointment:  1st September 2019
    • Term of office: 3 years
    • Appointed by: Directors of Future Academies
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: Member of Salisbury Cathedral Fabric Advisory Body
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: Governor of Emmanuel School.
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2019/20: 2/2

    Angela Hunter

    • Date of appointment: 17thJanuary 2019
    • Term of office: 3 years
    • Appointed by: Trust Board
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: None
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: None
    • Relationships with other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2019/20: 2/2 

    Nasreen Peeroo 

    Ms Peeroo has 19 years of exposure in finance and has gained a diverse skill set having worked with different stakeholders. She is highly committed to bringing her skills and experience to the Local Governing Body and playing a vital role in the lives of the children in the community, ensuring that the Local Governing Body is cognisant of key stakeholders, and bringing a parental perspective to business discussions.

    • Date of appointment:  18th December 2020
    • Term of office: 3 years
    • Appointed by: Elected by Parents
    • Relevant business and pecuniary interests as recorded in the register of interests: N/A
    • Governance roles in other educational institutions: N/A.
    • Relationships between other governors or school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): None
    • Attendance record at LGB meetings over academic year 2019/20: N/A

    Future Academies is a charity regulated by the Department for Education, and a company limited by guarantee 6543442. Future Academies’ registered address is Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street London SW1V 3AT. For more information about the Trust, our Members, Directors and key documents, visit www.futureacademies.org 

     

    Would you like to shape the future of one of our thriving academies as a Governor?

    Outstanding local governance is vital to the success of Future Academies. Our local governing bodies carry much of the responsibility for overseeing the performance and educational offer our academies provide. 

    At the heart of our ethos is the aspiration that children are enabled to be socially mobile through a knowledge-led approach to curriculum planning and delivery, as well as a broad and wide-ranging educational enrichment programme. 

    Being a governor is a voluntary position and we are incredibly grateful to the highly skilled group of people who commit their time and expertise to our academies.

    If you want to become a governor and if you share our aspirations for our children and teenagers, we would be delighted to hear from you.

    NEXT STEPS

    If you are interested in becoming a Future Academies Governor, whether you are ready to apply or if you just want more information, please contact Jonathan Been – jonathan.been@futureacademies.org

    Future Academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of positions are subject to an Enhanced DBS check and reference checks.

    Churchill Gardens Primary Academy

    Ranelagh Road, London, SWIV 3EU
    office@churchillgardens.futureacademies.org
    Tel: 020 7798 2050