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Cavendish Learning Trust

Cavendish
Learning Trust

Academy Improvement Boards

Our Academy Improvement Boards (AIBs') are structured to reflect the four academies within our Trust and therefore we have a Secondary AIB, for Netherthorpe, and a Primary AIB, for the three Primary academies. 

 Our Academy Improvement Boards meet at least once every term and includes governors that link directly to the individual academy and trust governors that oversee specific areas of responsibility. 

The main role of the Academy Improvement Board is to support the Academy Leaders and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. The AIB's help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of academy life.

The two key documents used for this are the School Improvement Plan (SIP) and the Self Evaluation Summary (SES). The SIP sets out a strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards and the SES sets out how well the school is doing and where we aim to make improvements.

Our delegated duties include:

  • Education and School Performance
  • Behaviour and Attendance
  • Safeguarding, SEND, LAC
  • Pupil Premium and Sports Premium Grants
  • Community Engagement 

 

Governors of the Academy Improvement Board 2021

 

Primary AIB 

Name Governance Role Date Started Date End Business Interest

Attendance at Meetings

          2020-21 2021-22
Andrew Crowther Chair of the AIB 2019 2023 No  3 / 3  
Dawn Walton Trust Governance  2019 2023 No 3 / 3  
Maureen Hemingway

Trust Governance

2020 2024 No 1/ 3  
Joanne Mappin Executive Primary Lead  2018 / No 3 / 3 100%
Rebecca Vodden Page  Head of Barrow Hill 2019 / No 3 / 3  
TBC Staff Governor          
Vacancy  Link Governor           
Fiona O'Hara Head of Dunston  2021 / No / 100%
Rob Hobson  Staff Governor  2021 / No 2 / 3  
Frances Green  Link Governor  2021 2025 No 1 / 1  
Lauren Kay  Head of Whittington 2019 / No 3 / 3 100%
TBC Staff Governor       /  
Vacancy Link Governor        /  

 

Secondary AIB 

Name Governance Role Date Started Date End Business Interest

Attendance at Meetings

          2020-21 2021-22
Karen Robinson  Acting Chair of AIB 2021 2022 No 3/3  
Helen McVicar  Head of Netherthorpe 2021 / No 3/3  
Beverly Catlow Staff Governor 2021 2025 No 3/3  
Lisa Collins  Link Governor    2017 2021 No 3/3  
Diane Hulbert  Link Governor  2017 2021 No 3/3  
Vernon Sanderson  Link Governor  2021 2025 No 3/3  
Mark Smith  Link Governor  2021 2025 No 3/3  
Rachel Swann Parent Governor 2021 2025 No 3/3  
Shannon Crookes Staff Governor 2021 2025 No 2/2  

 

 

Get in touch

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Cavendish Learning Trust, Gisborne House, c/o Netherthorpe School, Ralph Road, Staveley, Chesterfield S43 3PU

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01246 479013