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Governance at Coast Academies

"Astute Leadership is driving this good and strongly improving school forward". (Ofsted 2017)

Governance at Coast Academies is made up as follows

The Directors

A small team of independent professionals who deal with strategic direction, value for money and the overview of standards. They hold the leadership of the trust to account and deal with the statutory role of governance.

Academy challenge team (act)

ACT are focused entirely on the quality of education provided for the children within our schools. They work across the trust visiting schools which provides them with the crucial ability to make comparisons. The members are representative of the schools within the trust and follow a structured programme of visits where they effectively monitor the monitoring. They look in detail at areas such as special needs, pupil outcomes, health and safety and attendance. The opportunity to compare practice adds significance to the conclusions they draw within their agreed areas.  Their reports are shared with the senior leadership and the board of directors. 
In addition to the governance model outlined above, our schools make use of parent forums as a way of getting parent views on a number of school issues. The forums have looked at issues such as uniform, PE and the curriculum.


Consists of parent, staff and community governors who support and challenge the school at a local level.  They specifically recommend the budget to the board, monitor standards and other performance indicators, check compliance, support school improvement and uphold the ethos of the individual school.
Please find below details for the Chair of our local Governors:
Mrs Carianne Toms
Eden Park Primary School and Nursery School
Eden Park
Tel: 01803 854011
Member Appointed by Chair/Vice-chair Term of office (4 years) Individual interests Related parties interest Date signed Meetings attended (2017/2018)
Colin Corkerton Community  

08.04.16 - 17.04.20

    08.01.18 2
Sam Knapman Co-opted   18.04.16 - 17.04.20 Owner of Thriving Together (Health & Wellbeing Coach) Husband Director of RJ Knapman & Son Ltd 01.09.17 2
Al Morris Parent   30.07.17 - 31.07.21     22.02.18 2
Emily King Teaching staff   08.07.17 - 07.07.21       2
Louise Smith Parent Vice-chair 30.07.17 - 31.07.21     17.12.17 2
Carrianne Toms Parent Chair (2nd year) 18.04.16 - 17.04.20 Governor of Torbay Virtual School; Brixham Royal British Legion committee member; Owner - Anchor Administration Services   01.11.17 2
Ian Morgan Headteacher Eden Park   N/A       1
Scott Ord Headteacher Preston   N/A       2
Governors resigned in the last 12 months
Andrew Pollard Parent   18.04.16 - resigned 08.0717 Owner of Monty's Beads      

address Eden Park Primary and Nursery School
Eden Park

phone 01803 854011