Governance

Masefield Primary School is part of BASE Academy Trust. BASE Academy Trust is a values driven Multi Academy Trust with a determination for educational excellence that is rooted in moral purpose. The overarching aim and vision of the trust is to deliver outstanding education for all children, ensuring they have access to the highest standards of teaching, resources and learning opportunities in order to achieve their full potential and improve their life chances and future prospects.

The governance of the Academy Trust is divided into 3 groups; members, trustees and local governors.

The structure of governance can be viewed here.

Members

The members of the academy trust have a very hands off role in terms of management of the trust. The members’ role is to monitor the performance of the trust and hold the trustees to account. Members are akin to the shareholders of a company. They have ultimate control over the academy trust with the ability to appoint some of the trustees and the right to amend the trust’s articles of association.

Our member profiles can be viewed here.

Trustees

The trustees are responsible for the core governance functions performed by the governing body in a maintained school; setting the direction, holding the headteacher to account and ensuring financial probity. As academy trusts are charitable companies the trustees must ensure they comply with charitable law requirements. Their duties include attending meetings, managing conflicts of interest, seeking advice from the academy’s leadership team and ensuring the academy has the appropriate procedures in place for reporting financial information.

Our trustee profiles can be viewed here.

Local Governors

Local governor functions are delegated by the board of trustees. Local governors are primarily focused on teaching, learning and standards within the individual school’s they represent. They have a much more detailed knowledge about activities concerned with teaching and learning overall within their school whilst the trustees retain overall responsibility and a more strategic view of standards of all schools in the trust.

Local Governors at Masefield

Mrs Anne Quigley – Chair of the Local Governing Board

  • Date of Appointment – 1/8/16
  • Term of Office – 4 years
  • Appointing body – Trustees
  • Register of Interest – Leverhulme Trust
  • Relationships within school (spouses, partners, relatives): None

Mrs Gemma Topolinski– Head of School

  • Date of Appointment – NA
  • Term of Office – NA
  • Appointing body – NA
  • Register of Interest – None
  • Relationships within school (spouses, partners, relatives): None

Mr Andrew Done– Deputy Head of School

  • Date of Appointment – NA
  • Term of Office – NA
  • Appointing body – NA
  • Register of Interest – None
  • Relationships within school (spouses, partners, relatives): None

Mrs Lisa Whittaker – Executive Headteacher of BASE Academy

  • Date of Appointment – NA
  • Term of Office – NA
  • Appointing body – NA
  • Register of Interest – None
  • Relationships within school (spouses, partners, relatives): Mrs T Brindle, Mr A Brindle

Mrs Beverley Winter-Hardman – Parent Governor

  • Date of Appointment – 5.12.16
  • Term of Office – 4 years
  • Appointing body – Trustees
  • Register of Interest –Baby Crafts – Owner, A&I Groundworks & Brickwork – PA
  • Relationships within school (spouses, partners, relatives): Staff Member at Red Lane

Mrs Julie Irwin – Parent Governor

  • Date of Appointment – Autumn Term 2018
  • Term of Office – 4 years
  • Appointing body – Trustees
  • Register of Interest –Junglers childminding Service
  • Relationships within school (spouses, partners, relatives): None

Mr John Giffard – Co-opted Governor

  • Date of Appointment – 5.12.16
  • Term of Office – 4 years
  • Appointing body – Trustees
  • Register of Interest – None
  • Relationships within school (spouses, partners, relatives): None

Mrs Gillian Houghton –  Co-opted Governor

  • Date of Appointment – 5.12.16
  • Term of Office – 4 years
  • Appointing body – Trustees
  • Register of Interest – Director – Trafford & Houghton Financial Services
  • Relationships within school (spouses, partners, relatives): None

Mr Anthony Connell –  Co-opted Governor

  • Date of Appointment – Autumn Term 2018
  • Term of Office – 4 years
  • Appointing body – Trustees
  • Register of Interest –
  • Relationships within school (spouses, partners, relatives): None

Miss Laura Royle –  Teaching Staff Governor

  • Date of Appointment – 5.12.16
  • Term of Office – 4 years
  • Appointing body – Trustees
  • Register of Interest – None
  • Relationships within school (spouses, partners, relatives): None

Miss Nadine Barnes  –  Support Staff Governor

  • Date of Appointment – 5.12.16
  • Term of Office – 4 years
  • Appointing body – Trustees
  • Register of Interest – None
  • Relationships within school (spouses, partners, relatives): None

Mrs Kellie Bolton– Vice Chair of the Local Governing Board, Parent Governor

  • Date of Appointment – 1/8/16
  • Term of Office – 4 years
  • Appointing body – Trustees
  • Register of Interest – None
  • Relationships within school (spouses, partners, relatives): None
  • Term of office ended – Spring Term 2018

Mrs Maureen Connell –  Co-opted Governor

  • Date of Appointment – 5.12.16
  • Term of Office – 4 years
  • Appointing body – Trustees
  • Register of Interest – Trustee for Bolton Society for the Blind
  • Relationships within school (spouses, partners, relatives): None
  • Resigned – Summer Term 2018

Local Governor Attendance – Click here