Governance Overview

Diocese of Chichester Multi Academy Trust

St James’ is proud to be an academy that is sponsored by the Diocese of Chichester Multi Academy Trust.

This page explains what the Trust Board do and who they are:

The Trust Board has has published statutory documentation which can be found here:

The Local Governing Body of St James’ Primary Academy

The Local Governing Body meet as a Full Board six times a year. The Local Governing Body convene Pay and Admissions Committees as required. Local Governors are regular visitors to classrooms and have links with classes and key subject or responsibility leaders in the academy. The role of the Local Governing Body is to challenge, support and act as a critical friend, in driving forward the strategic development of the academy, with similar guidance, challenge and support from the Trust Board.

The Local Governing Body aim to encompass the academy’s mission statement in everything that they consider:

‘As a Church of England academy we aim to provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum for all our pupils, set firmly within the guiding principles of a Christian education. Each child is considered to be a unique person whose individual talents and potential must be fully developed. Everything in school is designed to promote the highest standards of spiritual, academic, moral and social education. We aim to provide an ethos in which pupils can learn and be safe and happy, as well as providing a firm and lasting foundation of knowledge and values to serve them as they grow up and take their place in the society of the twenty-first century’.

Details of our local governors’ names, category, the body that appoints them, their term of office, positions of responsibility and any committees that they serve on can be found in the link below, alongside any business interests:

Find out who our Local Governors are

St. James’ Academy information page on the ‘Get Information about Schools’ website

Governor Declarations of Business Interests-StJamesPrimaryAcademy (4)

St James’ Governor Meeting Attendance 2020.21

St. James’ Governor Meeting Attendance 2021.22

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