Hello and welcome to the Governors’ section of our website. Here is a short summary of the work we do at Battle Primary Academy. We work closely with our sponsor, NET Academies Trust and were delighted to appoint Nathan Butler-Broad as Headteacher of the Academy from 1st September 2017. Nathan is a successful head of a West Berkshire Primary School and brings a wealth of experience to the post.
Our main role is to support but challenge the Head and senior staff, acting as a ‘critical friend’. We help them set and reach targets and to strive for excellence in the whole spectrum of Academy life.
The two key documents used are the Raising Achievement Plan (RAP) and the School Self Evaluation document (SEF). The RAP sets out the strategic plan for the Academy with yearly targets towards which everyone works and the SEF evaluates how well the Academy is performing and where we need to make improvements.
Our legal duties include:
- Setting the strategic direction, policies and objectives
- Setting the annual budget
- Reviewing and monitoring progress against the Academy budget and objectives
- Monitoring and evaluating academic progress of the pupils
- Challenging and supporting the Principal
I am delighted with the appointment of new governors to our Governing Body which meets 6 times a year. All governors are assigned specific areas of the working of the Academy on which to focus so our support can be sharp and meaningful. All governors carry equal status and our two parent governors were elected by the parents and our staff governor by the staff. Governors undertake, voluntarily, intensive training so they understand their roles and responsibilities.
We are committed to providing an excellent learning experience for all children to enjoy during their time at our Academy.