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Burton Joyce Primary School

Burton Joyce Primary School

    The Acorn Federation

    Governors of ‘The Acorn Federation’

     Mr Chris Keast (chair)  Mr Peter Strutton  
    Mrs Jenny Cook (executive head)  Mr Darren Knowles  
     Mr Jeremy Lee (staff appointed)  Mr Mark Fenner  
    Mrs Natalie Pickard (associate governor)  Mr Lyndon Williams  
       Mr Terry Hazard  
       Mr Richard Bateson  
      Mrs Emma Wakefield  
      Mr Richard Prescott  

    The federated governing body will:

    • Have a balance of members from each side
    • Have a commitment to fairness in the leadership of the governing body, eg, the chair and vice-chair will be representative of the two schools/communities
    • Have a commitment to equality in the priorities in the Federation Strategic Plan and equality of the number of priorities in each School Improvement Plan
    • Assess the impact of decisions on both schools when considering staff or shared services
    • Support and monitor both schools equally
    • Ensure governors from both communities will familiarise themselves with both schools, their strengths and their challenges
    • Work as one entity to support the governors within it, regardless of which community they represent
    • Honour the mission statements of both schools to direct resources
    • Ensure that both schools retain their individual identities.