Governance

'Governors are experienced, established and well trained.' Ofsted 2015

Greig City Academy is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity. The company’s Articles of Association is the primary governing document of the Academy. The sponsors of the Academy are The Hannah Susan and Samuel Victor Greig Fund (The Greig Trust) and the London Diocesan Board for Schools (the LDBS) with the Department for Education, DfE, Education Funding Agency, EFA as the primary funder. The sponsors nominate the principal members of the Academy.

The Members of the School’s Academy Trust are:

  • The current Chair of The Greig Trust (Mr Michael Baker)
  • Two persons appointed by the LDBS (Ms Jill Coughlan and Mr Inigo Woolf)
  • One person appointed by The Greig Trust (Mrs Joye Manyan)
  • Any further members appointed by the above (none).

The affairs of the Academy are the responsibility of the governors of the school, who are all trustees of the Academy Trust and directors of the company for the purposes of company law. The Articles of Association provide for the appointment and election of 15 governors as follows:    

  • Two governors appointed by the London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS)
  • Two governors appointed by The Greig Trust
  • The Bishop of Edmonton or his appointee
  • 1 governor appointed by the West Haringey Deanery of the Diocese of London
  • 1 governor appointed by the East Haringey Deanery of the Diocese of London
  • The Principal of the Academy
  • Two elected parent governors
  • 1 elected teacher governor
  • 1 elected support staff governor
  • 1 parent governor appointed by members of the Academy Trust
  • 2 governors drawn from the local community appointed by the members of the Governing Body

We work together to:

  • Set the Academy's strategic direction: its mission, ethos, core values, overall aims and objectives
  • Secure accountability for the Academy
  • Monitor and evaluate the Academy's performance

Our role is mainly strategic and we do not get involved in the day-to-day running of the school as this is the responsibility of the Principal with his staff. We ask parents to raise any personal or individual issues relating to their child through the usual school channels.

There are five Governing Body committees:

  • Standing Committee
  • Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee
  • Student and Community Committee
  • Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Audit Committee

The full Governing Body meets five times a year and, with the exception of the Standing Committee, each committee meets a minimum of three times a year. Committee remits and details of governors' attendance at committee meetings can be found in the document on the right of this page. The dates of full Governing Body and committee meetings for the year are shown on the calendar on this site.
                                                                                                                                                                             Contacting governors

All correspondence to members of the Governing Body should be addressed to them at the Academy, High Street, Hornsey, N8 7NU. If you wish to contact a governor in any other way please call or email the Clerk to the Governors, Ms Viv Oxley, on 020 8609 0175 or at voxley@greigcityacademy.co.uk.

All governors are volunteers who wish to make a positive contribution to the school. They bring a wide range of relevant knowledge and experience to the role. Our current governors are:

 

Name

Type

Appointed

Relevant interests

Attendance at full GB meetings 2015-16

Helen Williams (chair)

LDBS Appointee

01.01.12

Trustee, Girls Day School Trust, London

5 out of 5

Hugh Reynolds

Bishop of Edmonton’s Appointee

01.01.17

None

N/A

Richard Jones

Greig Trust Appointee

01.10.13

None

3 out of 5

Joye Manyan

Greig Trust Appointee

12.11.13

None

5 out of 5

Oliver Scoullar-Greig

West Haringey Deanery Appointee

01.01.17

None

N/A

Paul Vincent

LDBS Appointee

01.09.12

None

3 out of 5

Jacqui Miller

East Haringey Deanery Appointee

13.10.14

Governor, Holy Trinity and St Silas Primary School, London

5 out of 5

Ben Reynolds

Community Interests Governor

01.09.14

None

0 out of 5

Helen Drummond

Community Interests Governor

01.09.11

None

3 out of 5

Rachel Ogufere

Elected Parent Governor

13.09.14

None

2 out of 5

Mark Whitehead

Elected Parent Governor

17.11.14

None

5 out of 5

Petal Kaddu

Appointed Parent Governor

01.09.16

None

N/A for 2015-16

Paul Sutton

Principal ex-officio

01.09.04

None

5 out of 5

Andrew Wilson

Elected Teacher Governor

22.07.16

None

N/A for 2016-16

Vacancy

Elected Support Staff Governor

16.10.12

None

1 out of 5

Mark Boult

Associate Governor

16.07.13

None

4 out of 5

Nicholas Bull

Associate Governor

16.07.13

None

0 out of 5