Scientia Governing Body

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Governors promote effective ways of teaching and learning when setting the schools aims and policies. They do this together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school.

Scientia Academy Governing Board as at 25/03/2019

Miss Helen Bye                  Headteacher      from 25/03/2019  
Director Appointee
Mrs Nicola Johnson Chair of Governors from 13/05/2016 to 31/12/2020
Mr Clive Keen    from 13/05/2016 to 31/12/2020
Co-Opted Governor
Ms Salma Ali   from 01/02/2018 to 31/01/2022
Cllr Deneice Florence-Jukes   from 06/07/2018 to 05/07/2022
Parent Governor 
Mrs Joanne Bradford   from 23/03/2018 to 22/03/2022
Staff Governor 
Mrs Nikola Kinmond-Jones Teaching Staff from 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2023
Mrs Laura Morton Support Staff from 15/10/2019 to 14/10/2023


Responsibilities of Our School Governors

Accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community.

Develop the long-term strategic direction of the school. Actively involved in the creation of the School Improvement Plan, visions and aims, and budget.

Critical Friendship
Challenges, monitors and evaluates progress against set targets.

Compliments, Comments and Concerns

The Governing Body would like to hear from you if you:

  • Are happy with the service the school provides and would like to compliment the staff and its pupils;
  • Have any suggestions about how the school can improve the quality of its provision;
  • Have a complaint or concern. All complaints will be taken seriously and given full and proper consideration in accordance with the Complaints and Compliments Policy.

Declaration of Business and Personal interests
Governors and trustees have a legal duty to act only in the best interests of their schools. Where a situation arises in which they cannot do this due to a personal interest they have, steps should be taken to identify, prevent and record the conflict. This ensures governors or trustees are acting in the best interests of the school.

Pecuniary interests
Generally, governors should not participate in any discussions in which they or their relatives may directly or indirectly benefit from a pecuniary interest, except where the relevant authority has authorised this i.e. legislation for maintained schools or articles of association for academies. A direct benefit refers to any personal financial benefit and an indirect benefit refers to any financial benefit you may have by virtue of a relationship to someone who stands to gain from a decision of the governing board. Both direct and indirect interests must be declared.

Non-pecuniary interests (Conflicts of loyalty)
There may be a non-pecuniary interest whereby the governor does not stand to gain any benefit but a declaration should still be made. For example, this might be where a governor has a family member working in the school. While the governor might not benefit personally, their judgement could be impaired if something was brought up that would affect the family member.

Register of Pecuniary Interests

2018-19 V2




Governing Body Publication of Data 

Scientia Publication of Data 2019-20

Scientia Publication of Data 2018-19

Scientia LGB attendance 2018-19

Scientia Publication of Data 2017-2018

Scientia LGB attendance 2017-2018

Scientia Publication of Data 2016-17

Scientia LGB attendance 2016-17 

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