Governance at Alma
Alma Primary was established under the Academies Act 2010. A copy of our funding agreement with the Secretary of State for Education can be found here.
The Governing Body of Alma Primary is responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Our school governors support the work of the school by acting as a critical friend, setting strategic direction and ensuring accountability. This is achieved by working in partnership with the Headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management. A current list of governors and members, along with their appointment dates can be found here.
The work of our governing Body is regulated by our Articles of Association which can be accessed here.
The Governing Body of Alma Primary is made up of 13 governors including our Headteacher. Three of these governors are appointed by the members of the Alma Primary Trust, two of these are elected by the parents of children at Alma Primary, one is the Headteacher and a further seven are Governors who have been co-opted by the Governing Body. In addition, the trust is regulated by eight Members, a list of whom you can find in our statutory accounts, here.
The Chair of Alma Primary's Governing Body is Ilan Jacobs and the Vice-Chair is James Burns. You can read more about Ilan, James and our other Governors here.
The work of the Governing Body is supported by two permanent Sub-Committees and a small number of additional groups, all of which include Governors, along with co-opted committee members. You can see the current structure chart of these committees here. The Chair of our Finance, Operations and People Committee is Vicky Shafran. The Co-Chairs of our Learning and Children's Committee are Katie Abrams and Louise Lewis. You can read more about Vicky, Katie, Louise and our other Governors here.
You can see which governors have attended the meetings of the Governing Body by looking at the minutes of GB meetings, below. You can also see a summary of each Governor's attendance for last year in our annual accounts, published on our website each year, which you can see here.
Elections for parent governors
We held an election in November 2023 to elect a new parent-carer elected Governor, to replace a governor who resigned. You can learn more about what it means to be a Parent Governor at Alma by downloading this information pack.
The minutes of our governing body meetings are available below.
If you have questions or comments regarding our Governing Body you can contact our Chair of Governors, Ilan Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org