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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. Four 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 six are Governors who have been co-opted by the Governing Body. In addition, the trust is regulated by seven Members, a list of whom you can find in our statutory accounts, here.

The Chair of Alma Primary's Governing Body is James Burns. You can read more about 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 Chair of our Learning and Children's Committee is Louise Lewis. You can read more about Vicky, Louise and our other Governors here.

All of our Governors and Members have signed a register of business interests, which you can access here, and they are all bound by our Governing Body's Code of Conduct, which you can access 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. 

Further Information

If you have questions or comments regarding our Governing Body you can contact our Chair of Governors, James Burns at