The Board of Leigh Academies Trust has a range of powers and responsibilities which it is legally required to carry out, working in a close and balanced partnership with the Chief Executive and Principals, to ensure that the Academy provides the best possible education for all its students.
Detailed work is carried out in two Committees: Academic Standards and Resources which report to the full Trust Board.
Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy also has its own local Academy Board which is shared with Eastcote Primary Academy (the Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy Board). The Academy Board is responsible for the governance of the Academy. The majority of the day-to-day leadership and management is delegated to the Principal of the Academy. The Chair of the Academy Board is represented on the Trust Board to ensure that there is effective and coherent governance.
The Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy Board
Leigh Academies Trust – Key Governance Documents:
Please click here to view Board of Governors as a PDF
Kevin Dewey was elected on 1st April 2015 as the new Chair of Governors. On taking office Kevin has the following message for the Staff, students, their parents and carers and the wider community.
“I was delighted to accept the invitation to chair the Board of Governors, a role so well undertaken by my predecessor, Bill Laws, to whom we all owe a huge vote of thanks.
Since being appointed a governor last summer I have been increasingly impressed by the dedication of the staff and the enthusiasm of the students towards achieving outstanding results. Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy is an extremely popular school and we have received around 1300 applications for admission to Year 7 next September for the 270 available places. Arden, our Post-16 school, is also reporting increased interest from external students wishing to study ‘A’ levels at SCWA.
Our examination results this summer are predicted to further improve from the high standards set last year and I know you will join with me in wishing all the students well and in thanking Mr Murphy and his staff for all their hard work in preparing them.
OFSTED has recognised SCWA as “good” but nothing short of “outstanding” is our aim and you can be sure that I and my follow governors will strive to support and challenge the academy towards achieving this objective.
On 1st September 2014 we joined the very successful, Leigh Academies Trust with an interesting ‘extra dimension’ of the sponsorship of the Stationers’ Livery Company. Please do visit the academy web site and there is a link to the Company site or click here (www.stationers.org), where you can find out about the Company and its educational work.
As a Stationer myself, I can tell you that our 900 strong membership is enthused by the prospect of assisting the academy in its development by providing their time and experience to open the students experience to the world of work and in funding equipment to develop a new digital curriculum, which will start to be delivered in September this year. We expect to donate some £500,000 in the academy over 3 years, mostly to fund a new Digital Media Centre which will contain industry standard equipment to photograph, film, design, code, write and produce digital images and words, either for the web or printed. This is a huge area for jobs growth and we hope that some of the students will wish to further their studies in these areas and go on to become leaders in these sectors in the future.
Education, as W H Auden said, ‘is not about filling the bucket but lighting the fire!’ Good examination results are very important but there is so much more to a rounded education that supports us through life. Sport, music, drama and art, whether examined or not, are so important to creating a good ‘complete’ citizen and parent for the future. We will strive to achieve both by creating the excitement of experiencing and learning.
I shall attend as many SCWA events as I can and I do hope that I shall have the pleasure of meeting you and that you will let me know how you think we are progressing to make our academy truly outstanding in all respects.”
Chair of Governors