Governance at Heath Hayes Academy

We welcome your comments, questions, and concerns, to get in touch with us there are several options:

Call or speak to the school office and leave your details and we will get back to you.

You may recognise some of us on the playground and you are welcome to approach us to arrange a meeting or for a quick informal chat.

Or you can Email: heathhayesgovernors@heathhayesacademy.co.uk

(please be mindful that this email is accessed by all governors, if you have a confidential concern or complaint please state your request for us to contact you for further details).

REAch2 Governance

REAch2 now has 59 primary schools and is organised into 10 clusters. You can find a complete listof the clusters on the REAch2 website. Our school is in Cluster 1.

We have 3 layers of governance in REAch2:
– Local governing bodies which oversee individual schools,
– Cluster boards who oversee each cluster,
– Board of Trustees who are ultimately accountable to the Department for Education for the running of the Trust.

All our schools share the same governance structure and you can find information about the trust on the REAch2 website at www.reach2.org. The Governance page gives details of how the Trust is organised, including the Articles of Association, the Master Funding Agreement and all the documents which relate to how the Trust was founded and how it runs today. You can also find details of who our trustees are.

Our school, like most schools in the Trust, has a local governing body (LGB). There are terms of reference, which detail how the LGB should work and what its responsibilities are, REAch2 LGB Terms of Reference Dec 2019. On the REAch2 website, terms of reference are available for all our boards, including the Trust Board. You can also find documents which show how all the different layers communicate and how responsibility and accountability is distributed.

Governance in our school

The LGB holds meetings during the year in which they help to support the school, its leadership, and pupils, whilst challenging to make sure that everyone achieves as much progress as they can and should. Our school’s LGB is made up of 4 trust-appointed members, two parents, two staff, who are all volunteers, and the headteacher. Governors have to declare that they are working for the school in an open and honest way and so fill in a declaration of interests form, DOI Form 2019-20 and have their attendance to meetings recorded, Heath Hayes Academy – attendance list 2019-2020

Our LGB works alongside the cluster board where issues are discussed concerning all schools in that cluster and information is then disseminated up to Trust Board and down to LGB. There is also a central team with officers and business partners who specialise in providing support in areas such as finance, HR, health and safety, estates and governance.

Heath Hayes Academy governance details:

HHA governance membership

HHA governance structure