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Fierté Multi-Academy Trust

Our Family of Schools

Governance

The Governing Board are the strategic leaders of our school and have a vital role to play in making sure every child receives the best possible education.  Their purpose, reflected in the law, is to 'conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school'.  They have a strong focus on three core strategic functions: 

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;

Overseeing the financial performance of the school with the Trust board finance Committee and making sure its money is well spent.

We are fortunate to have a strong Governing Board who are committed and work with staff to ensure that all learners achieve and fulfil their potential.  The Governing Board meet on a termly basis. In addition, the Governors meet as a Curriculum & Standards Committee every term as well as fulfilling their role as a Link Governor holding school to account.  

Fierté Multi Academy Trust is committed to promoting and prioritising diversity and inclusion.  We encourage our academy local governing boards (LGB’s) to recognise the benefits of diversity and appoint governors from a variety of backgrounds. 

A proportion of our trustees/governors are from ethnic minorities, with an approximate 50% being female.  However, the trust understands that more needs to be done to increase representation on LGB’s and we are working with them to grow the networks we engage with to further this aim. 

Getting people from diverse backgrounds onto our LGB’s is an important step.  The Trust supports LGB’s throughout the process of recruiting new governors, with strategies they can put in place to ensure all governors feel included which leads to improved retention.  This is an ongoing process which we will need to keep reflecting on as to how we achieve this. 

Chair of Governors

Our Chair of Governors is Mrs Vicki Blundell who can be contacted via the school.

Ankermoor Primary Academy
Rene Road, Bolehall
Tamworth
Staffordshire B77 3NW

Tel:  01827 213780

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Governors

Mrs Vicki Blundell - Chair of Governors (Pupil Premium/Sports Premium/Website)

My name is Vicki Blundell and I am privileged to be the Chair of Governors at Ankermoor Primary Academy. My educational career began as a teacher in Birmingham initially and then in Tamworth (my home town) and finally in Burton upon Trent. I have been a school governor for the past 30 years and for the last 20 years I have undertaken the role of Chair at various schools and Chair of the Trust until 2022 when I resigned due to illness in the family. I was involved in the establishment of the Fierte Trust, and this is where my passion lies. I have always developed my skills and knowledge and supported governors in their personal journey. However, my heart is with the children who attend our schools and I strive to allow them to fulfil their potential and wish to carry this through to the children and parents of Ankermoor Primary Academy.

Appointed -  January 2024 
Term of office ends - January 2028 
Pecuniary Interest - None

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Mr Gareth Hancox - Headteacher

Appointed -  September 2023 
Term of office ends - Headteacher is a Governor until resignation.
Pecuniary Interest - Employee

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Mrs Julie Kirkham - Vice-Chair of Governors (Safeguarding/Well-being)

Appointed -  January 2023
Term of office ends - January 2025
Pecuniary Interest - None

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Ms Rhianna Voice - Governor (STEM)

My name is Rhianna Voice and I have been a Governor at Ankermoor Primary Academy since 2021. I now work as a Solicitor in London but, having grown up in the local area, I feel particularly privileged to be able to support your school to provide the best start to all children who attend. 

Appointed -  June 2021
Term of office ends - June 2025
Pecuniary Interest - None

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Mr Stephen  Bradbury - Governor (SEND)

My name is Stephen Bradbury and I was appointed as a member of the governing body at Ankermoor Primary Academy in July 2021. I have always had a passion for education and have been a SEN teacher for over twelve years. I currently teach in an all-aged (3-16 years) autism specific school in Birmingham. I am excited to bring a range of experience and expertise to the governing body. I am the school’s link governor for SEND and I believe that collaborative working practices between mainstream and specialist provisions is something that both settings can benefit from. I have always had an interest in supporting my local community and value the role of the governing body in supporting the school and its staff. I have lived in Tamworth for six years and enjoy keeping fit and active in my free time. I am a keen walker and enjoy traveling and visiting new places.

Appointed -  July 2021
Term of office ends - July 2025
Pecuniary Interest - None

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Mr Ashley Robeson - Parent Governor (EYFS)

Appointed -  September 2023
Term of office ends - September 2027
Pecuniary Interest - None

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Mrs Andrea Free - Governor (Literacy/Numeracy)

Appointed -  September 2023
Term of office ends - September 2027
Pecuniary Interest - None

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