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PPAT governance and Manor Court Primary Local governing body

Manor Court Primary School is operated by the Preston Primary Academy Trust (PPAT), consisting of members and directors who have full legal responsibility for its management.  Certain responsibilities, outlined in the articles of associations are delegated to the local governing body which was formed in September 2018 at the point of conversion. 

 

The Preston Primary Academy Trust, currently has four schools in it, Preston Church of England Primary School,  Kingfisher Primary School, Countess Gytha Primary School and Manor Court Primary School.

 

The Preston Primary Academy Trust is committed to providing excellent education for all children.  As a trust, PPAT works collaboratively with many schools in the Somerset and Dorset area to support school improvement.  Outstanding teaching and learning, excellent continuing professional development and high quality learning environments are at the heart of everything that they do. With a strong focus on developing each school's unique identity, PPAT aims to serve the needs of the local community and provide the very best education for all children in the trust.

 

Preston Primary Academy Trust registered address is The Toose, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 3SN.  PPAT is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (company number 8727883).

PPAT Members

 

Mike Kerrigan

In his professional life Mike has experience of working in Finance and Information Technology.  He is currently self-employed as an IT Consultant and spends his time designing solutions, identifying issues and writing software for large global IT systems.  The systems supported fully integrate all areas of business operations including sales, purchasing, finance, manufacturing and distribution.  Mike also manages development projects for his clients and occasionally provides training and guidance to users and other developers.  He has been a Governor since 2007 and has been Chair since 2009, during which time the school improved its Ofsted rating from Satisfactory to Outstanding.  He was designated as a National Leader of Governance in March 2013 and is involved in advising other new Chairs in the local area in order to secure school improvement.

 

Alan Miller

Alan runs his own business carrying out general building repairs and maintenance.  In the past Alan has served as Chair and Vice Chair of the Governing Body.  Alan's particular area of expertise is Health and Safety and he acted as the link Governor for a number of years.  During the time he regularly conducted site tours with the Site Manager.

 

Andy Weston

Andy is a Chartered Certified Accountant and a senior manager and member of the Leadership Team at Yarlington Housing Group, a Times Top 100 organisation with an annual turnover of £50m and assets of over £200m.  He is responsible for all aspects of financial reporting, budget setting, management accounts and the production of financial statements, as well as the purchase and sales ledger functions and procurement.  Andy has previously been a Governor at Preston Primary for 8 years during which time he has chaired the Finance and Premises Committee and has been the Vice Chair of Governors.

 

Becky Keen (Bath & Wells DBE Trust)

PPAT Directors

 

Peter Levey

Peter is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA) and has been in practice for over 40 years.  His expertise lies in all matters financial and fiscal.  Peter has been a school governor for about six years in total and has gained experience in that field.  He is presently vice chairman of the Trust and chairman of the Finance committee.

 

Bernie Green

Bernie has been Head Teacher at Preston Primary for nine years, taking the school from a satisfactory judgment prior to her arrival to outstanding in January 2012.  She was key to the decision to convert to Academy status in November 2013.  Prior to her appointment at Preston, Bernie was Head Teacher at Abbas and Templecombe Primary School for 9 years.  This school was awarded an outstanding judgment in 2006 and 2009.  Her track record in school improvement is unquestionable.  As a National l

Leader of Education, she has been involved in supporting school improvement in many schools over the past thirteen years; initially through programmes such as the ISP (Improving School Programme).  Bernie is committed to a collaborative approach in providing an excellent education for all pupils.  As joint lead in the Wessex Teaching School she plans and delivers Leadership and School improvement training across Somerset.  Sponsorship of other schools is a natural development of this work.  During her nine years at PPS she has delivered a strong capable team who are enthusiastic and excited about the prospect of sponsorships through a Multi Academy Trust structure.  Capacity within the Academy is excellent.

 

Mike Kerrigan

In his professional life Mike has experience of working in Finance and Information Technology.  He is currently self-employed as an IT Consultant and spends his time designing solutions, identifying issues and writing software for large global IT systems.  The systems supported fully integrate all areas of business operations including sales, purchasing, finance, manufacturing and distribution.  Mike also manages development projects for his clients and occasionally provides training and guidance to users and other developers.  He has been a Governor since 2007 and has been Chair since 2009, during which time the school improved its Ofsted rating from Satisfactory to Outstanding.  He was designated as a National Leader of Governance in March 2013 and is involved in advising other new Chairs in the local area in order to secure school improvement.

Paul Murley

Employed by Augusta Westland for 44 years completing many engineering roles, retiring at 59 with the title of Engineering Services Manager (providing the services required to support 800 Design and Development Engineers).  Founder member of the Augusta Westland Christian Fellowship.  Paul was a governor for 22 years at Westfield Academy, chairing Personnel and Curriculum Committees.  He is also responsible as Training Coordinator.

 

 

Kerry Weeks

Project manager at local Media company providing project and client relationship support, process and service management.  Senior Customer Support Manager responsible for worldwide Government communication contracts, primarily the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, British Council and Royal Airforce.  Senior manager for more than seven years, responsible for protecting multi-million pound revenue, facilitating intercompany to customer relationship both in the UK and at customer locations worldwide, process implementation and management providing the customer with a point of escalation for exceptional circumstances, service level agreement and statistical management.

Louise Orton

PPAT Documentation

PPAT Financial information

For information regarding PPAT finances, please follow the link below to the PPAT website.

Manor Court local governing body (as of September 2018):

 

The Manor Court Local governing body was formed on 1st September 2018.  It has certain powers delegated to it, in accordance to the PPAT scheme of delegation.  The local governing body consists of parents, local community members and a staff representative. 

 

Matt Read (Chair of Governing body and GPDR)

Jo Boyland (Vice Chair of Governing body and Safeguarding governor)

Michael Bagg

Sue Wakeman (SEN governor)

Paul Birks (Pupil Premium governor)

Nick Grey (Health & Safety)

Becky Larcombe (Staff representative)

Luke Talmage (Head Teacher)

In attendance: Alan Clode (Deputy Head/Inclusion leader)

The full Governing Body meets formally three times (once per academic term) during the academic year.  Once a term we hold a more informal Governing Body day, in which members of the local governing body receive training and spend time in the school. Minutes from the local Governing Body (LGB) meetings for this academic year can be viewed here on the following links.  They are only uploaded after they have been approved as an accurate record of the meeting.

Local governing body attendance and term of office dates

2018-2019 Local governing body minutes

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