Phone
01536 330300

Address
Church Lane, Cranford, Kettering
Northamptonshire. NN14 4AE

We have an Academy Governance Committee (AGC) that has some delegated responsibilities from the Trust Board of Directors as outlined in the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation.  They engage with our local community.  They do not hold the academy to account but carry out the following role:

Vision and Values

  • Agree the vision and values for the academy with reference to the SIAMS Schedule, in partnership with the academy community, ensuring they are aligned with the Trust’s Vision and embracing equality.
  • Monitor that the vision and the values are being ‘lived out’ in all aspects of the life of the academy.

For details of Trust governance, please use these links: PDET Governance Structure and PDET Academy Governance Committees   

For the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation and for specific details of the AGC’s role paper copies of key documents will be available on request.  Following the 25th September, such documents will be accessible via a website link accessed here.

For the Trust’s memorandum and articles of association, annual accounts, annual report and funding agreement click here:  Trust Financial Documents and Trust Policies

Our AGC and a Register of their Pecuniary Interests

NameGovernor typeDates of officeFrom:Dates of office To:Business InterestOther Governing 
Bodies
Personal Relationship with staff/pupils 
Helen Buckley Chair of Governors 04.10.2017  03.10.2021 None Mears Ashby Primary None
Richard Albert Headteacher 29.10.2018 29.10.2022 None None Father to 2 pupils
Helen Dabrowski Clerk March 2016         
Lisa Culshaw Community Governor 29.11.2019 28.11.2023 None None Mother to 1 pupil
Sandra Day Church Governor 21.12.2015 21.12.2019 None None Grandma to 1 pupil
Melvyn Hunter Church Governor 02.11.2017 02.11.2021 Proprietor of CSR St Marys Primary None
Christina Wade Community GovernorKettering Town FC 12.02.2020 11.02.2024 None None L Cooper(TA)P Wade (Husband)
Karl Woodbridge Community Governor 29.11.2019 28.11.2023      

 

AGC Attendance at Meetings

Name2019/20
Helen Buckley 2/2
Richard Albert 2/2
Helen Dabrowski 2/2
Lisa Culshaw 1/2
Sandra Day 2/2
Melvyn Hunter 2/2
Christina Wade 2/2
Karl Woodbridge 0/2

 

Are you interested in becoming a Governor at this school?

If you’d like to know more about the role of a governor at this school and are considering joining the Governing Body, please contact the school office.

Contacting the Governing Body

To contact a governor, please phone or email the school directly who will pass on your enquiry to the relevant governor.

Or, if you'd like to write to the Chair of Governors, Mrs Helen Buckley, please contact her at:

Cranford C E Primary School
Church Lane
Cranford
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN14 4AE

Previously, Cranford C of E Primary School and Mears Ashby C of E Primary School had a Joint Local Governing Board. 

Cranford and Mears Ashby Primary Schools Joint Local Governing Board, Governor Details

Name

Governor type

Dates of office from/to

Mrs Helen Buckley

Chair of Governors

04.10.2017

03.10.2021

Mr Neil Aiken

Acting EHT

01.09.2018

 

Mr Richard Albert

Acting HT

29.10.18

 

Mrs Susan Parkinson

Foundation

28.03.2017

27.03.2021

Mr Nick Smith

Parent

01.12.2015

30.11.2019

Mr Daniel Lugg

Acting HoS

23.11.2016

22.11.2020

Mrs Jenny Kirby

Staff

26.11.2015

25.11.2019

Fiona Walker

Parent

01.12.2015

30.11.2019

Kate Payne

Foundation

21.11.2017

20.11.2021

Melvyn Hunter

Foundation

02.11.2017

01.11.2021

Mrs Sandra Day

Foundation

21.12.2015

20.12.2019

Reverend Katrina Hutchins

Foundation

24.07.2018

23.07.2022

Helen Dabrowski    Clerk  March 2016   

                                                   

Register of Governor Business Interests September 2018 - 2019

NameBusiness InterestOther Governing 
Bodies
Personal Relationship with staff/pupils 
Yes or No
Richard Albert None None None
Nick Smith None None Yes father of two pupils
Sue Parkinson PDCST Little Houghton No
Fiona Walker None None Yes – Pupils
Daniel Lugg None None None
 Sandra Day None None Yes – Pupil (granddaughter)
Rev. Katrina Hutchins None None None
Neil Aiken None Loddington Primary School None
Kate Payne None None None
Melvyn Hunter
  • Proprietor at CSR 
  • Trustee at Whitefriars Church Rushden
St Mary’s C of E VA Primary Academy, Kettering  None
Helen J.K Buckley Director of Peterborough Diocese Education Trust (PDET)
  • Great Addington
  • Governance Committee- PDET
None

 

Governing Body Attendance at Meetings

 2018/192019/20
Helen Buckley 6/7 5/5
Sandra Day 7/7 1/1
Daniel Lugg 5/7 5/5
Susan Parkinson 5/7 5/5
Nick Smith 5/7 2/2
Fiona Walker 3/7 4/5
Melvyn Hunter 5/7 3/5
Neil Aiken 7/7 4/5
Kate Payne 7/7 1/5
Richard Albert 5/6 1/1
Katrina Hutchins 7/7 1/4