Local Governance

Delaware And Gunnislake Academies

Welcome to the Governors’ section of our website which aims to introduce you to the governing body at our school.

The key role of the Local Governing Body is to provide a balance of challenge and support to school leaders, understanding the strengths and areas for improvement in the school.

Our responsibilities are to:

1. Deliver the Trust and school strategy and vision, contributing to the creation of the School Development Plan and ensuring this sets priorities to deliver the strategy articulated by the Trust in the local context

2. Support educational Improvement by ensuring that the plans put in place by Head Teacher and School Improvement specialists are leading to improved outcomes for children. This will include reviewing the impact and effectiveness of the pupil and sports premium spend, as well as reviewing progress against the School Development Plan

3. Monitor safeguarding outcomes in the school

4. Review recommendations from the Bridge specialists relating to IT and Health and Safety and highlight any concerns identified with proposed plans

5. Engage with stakeholders – examine, evaluate and feedback to parents and other stakeholders on the overall quality of the children’s experience in the school as well as identify, understand and respond to stakeholder’s views and concerns.

Delaware and Gunnislake Academies enjoy the benefits of a joint governing body  

Meet the Governors

Ms Therese Hillier–Chair of Governors and Pupil/Sports Premium

Mr John Young – Website/compliance governor

Ms Caroline Lake- SEN/EYFS governor 

Mr David Wright- Attendance/welfare governor

Mr Matt Avery- Attainment and progress governor (including catch up)

Mr Spencer Symons- Curriculum governor

Mr Eddie Cullen- Safeguarding governor

LGB Monitoring at our Academies 

As the strategic leaders of our school, Governors have a vital role to play in ensuring every child gets the best possible education and are therefore an integral part of the monitoring schedule. Our roles and responsibilities remain strategically aligned to the skills and knowledge of individual members to ensure that the body has the ability to hold the school to account and promote continual school improvement.


View the following documents within your web browser or download to read later

Website Info 2019-20 (2).docx
Website Info 2019-20 (2).docx
Website Info 2020-21 (2).pdf
Website Info 2020-21 (2).pdf




Our Values...



We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.



We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.



We are the best we can be.



We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.



We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.



We are passionate about learning.

Nursery, Reception, Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4 are based at Delaware. Y5 and Y6 are based at Gunnislake Primary Academy.

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