Welcome to Tidemill Academy’s website. Our aim as governors is to work with the leadership team of the school to make Tidemill a great place to learn and work. I am delighted that our governors, all volunteers, bring a diverse range of experience, and their enthusiasm, to the board. As a Local Governing Body, we elected to join REAch2, a primary academy Trust. Local governors are accountable to their Cluster Board and through this body to the Trust Board (which in turn is accountable to the Department for Education). This model ensures that local governance is still able to be very responsive to local community needs, maintaining its individuality, while also having a far-reaching network through which we can share and develop expertise.
We are rightly proud of what we have achieved, including expansion of our buildings to provide more learning spaces for our pupils. The Tidemill Academy Governing Body value feedback from parents/carers and the local community. Please feel free to contact me via the School Business Manager or speak with us when you see us at Tidemill.
Daniele De Santis
Chair of Governors
Local Governing Body
Our Local Governing Body structure allows us to have up to four Trust-appointed governors, up to three co-opted governors, two parent governors, two staff governors and the Headteacher. The role of the Local Governing Body is an important one. Governors hold the school to account and meet each term through 'Full Governing Board' meetings and committee meetings. The governors have a wide range of responsibilities including:
Meet the Governors
Please see below for the complete list of our current governors with their positions of responsibility, terms of office and details of any business interests that could present a conflict of interest or any connections to other interested parties. Governor attendance at meetings for the previous academic year is also below.
REAch2 Trustees and the Cluster Board
For information about the REAch2 Trustees and the Cluster Boards, please click here to go to the governance page of the REAch2 website. This includes details of how the Trust is organised, who the Trustees and the Cluster Board members are, the Articles of Association, the Master Funding Agreement and the Register of Interest for the Trustees and Accounting Officer. Please click here for more governance and finance information.