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West Hill Primary Academy

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The Galaxy Trust

Being a School Trustee

School Trustees want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.

Trustees are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. 

The role of the governing body is central to the effectiveness of a school.

What do Trustees do?

School Trustees provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools.

Trustees appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher.

 It is Trustees who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is Trustees who work with the head teacher to make the decisions about balancing resources.

Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body - members work as a team.

The role of the governing -  to:

·         agree the aims and objectives for the school.

·         agree the policies for achieving those aims and objectives

·         agree the targets for achieving those aims and objectives

·         monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives

·         be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher and senior managers.

 

Your Trustees

We are members of one of the largest group of volunteers in the country who give freely of their time for a very worthwhile and rewarding job . . . being a school Trustee!

Chair of Trustees

Philip Vander Gucht

c/o The Galaxy Trust

West Hill Primary School

Dartford Road

Dartford

DA1 3DZ

NAME

ROLE

School/Link/Committee

Pam Jones

Member

 

Philip Vander Gucht

Member

 

Sir Robert Fulton

Member

 

Akua Agyepong

Trustee

Finance and Audit

Vicki Dennis

Trustee

Pay and Personnel

Adrian Denny

Trustee

Finance and Audit

Vicky Stretton

Trustee

Pay and Personnel

Dave Taffs

Trustee

Finance and Audit

Ayotola Tiamiyu

Trustee

 

Sue Phillips Trustee  
Sharron Humphrey Trustee  
Rowena Estwick Trustee  

Philip Vander Gucht

Trustee

Chair of Trust Board

Tom Whelan

Trustee

Finance and Audit

Lee Campbell

LGB

West Hill

Hannah Delany

LGB-Chair

West Hill

Niki Lawson

LGB

West Hill

Paula Springett

LGB-Staff

West Hill

Sara White

LGB-Head of School

West Hill

Suzy Stevens

LGB

West Hill

Marian Isola

LGB

West Hill

Marianna Stone

LGB

West Hill

Galaxy Trust Governance

Including finance, articles of association, register of business interests and funding agreements.

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