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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 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).

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 and Mental Health and Emotional wellbeing 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