Our aspiration is for Governance at Weavers Academy to be truly outstanding and a model of best practice.  This means working with academy leaders to secure rapid improvements in the provision and outcomes for all students, especially the most disadvantaged. The support and challenge required will be through a Rapid Improvement Board (RIB) which was formed in January 2016. This will be the local governance model until further notice.

RIB membership

All of the governors who sit on the RIB are appointed by the CET. The RIB members are:

Mark Mumby (Chair)

Chair of Governors
Director of Standards/Trustee, Creative Education Trust
Re-election date July 2020
Sicilian House
7 Sicilian Avenue

Philip Cantwell

Executive Principal

Director of Education/Trustee, Creative Education Trust

Re-election date July 2020

Simon Knight

Sponsor Governor

Attendance and Behaviour

Date of Appointment: 25/03/2010

Term of Office: 8 years

Re-election date: July 2020

Attendance at Meetings: 1 out of 5

Debbie King

Sponsor Governor

Child Protection/Safeguarding

Date of Appointment: 25/11/2014

Term of Office: 4 years

Re-election date July 2020

Attendance at Meetings: 3 out of 5

Scott Frater

Staff Governor

Site/Health and Safety

Date of Appointment: 30/07/2013

Term of Office: 5 years

Re-election date July 2020

Attendance at Meetings: 4 out of 5

Daniel Smith

Sponsor Governor

Date of Appointment: 03/10/2018

All meetings will also be attended by The Principal, Vice Principal and members of the Senior Leadership Team as required.

Increasingly middle leaders will be invited to attend to present on their areas of responsibility.

Meetings will be clerked by Sam Queally (PA to the Head)

How the RIB will operate

All RIB members are expected to attend all meetings or to send apologies to the clerk before the meeting along with any comments on the papers being presented.

All papers will be circulated 5 days ahead of each meeting. Governors are expected to read papers in advance of the meeting.

RIB Meetings will be held 6 times per year

The full RIB meetings will start at 6:30pm and should be no longer than 2 hours

Meeting dates:

  • Wednesday 2nd October 2019
  • Wednesday 4th December 2019
  • Wednesday 5th February 2020
  • Wednesday 20th May 2020