Governance

Staniland Academy is part of The Boston Witham Academies Federation (BWAF).

The Boston Witham Academies Federation (BWAF) is a limited company by guarantee, with charitable status, operating under the direction of a The Board of Directors with Chris Penny as the Chair of the Directors.  Chris Penny (Chair of Directors) can be contacted via chris.penny@bwaf.net or at Haven High Academy, Marian Road, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 9HB, telephone number 01205 311979.  The clerk to the governors is Carolyn Sumner and she can be contacted via carolyn.sumner@bwaf.net or at Haven High Academy, Marian Road, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 9HB, telephone number 01205 311979.

The operation of The Boston Witham Academies Federation (BWAF) is detailed within the Master Funding Agreement, along with Supplemental Funding Agreements between the Trust and the Department for Education for each Academy.

The current governance structure is as follows:

For more information on the Trust, association, funding and accounting information please visit www.bwaf.net

Local Governing Bodies

Each Academy within the Trust will have its own Local Governing Body. However, due to a shortage of governors, the duties delegated to the Local Governing Body are temporarily being fulfilled by the Board of Directors pending a review of the governance structure.

The Local Governing Bodies must meet a minimum of three times a year. Additional meetings maybe arranged depending on the circumstances of the Trust at any given time.

Their principal responsibilities will concern curriculum, standards of attainment, pupil/ student progress and individual premises issues. They will receive a report from the Head of Academy, with the Chief Executive Head attending upon request/ invitation of the Chair of the Local Governing Body or Head of Academy.

At each Board of Directors meetings the Directors review the minutes of each Local Governing Body. The Directors are able to use the minutes to challenge the Governors and Head of Academy, holding them account to performance and decisions that have been made.

Local Governors are subject to a maximum term of office of four years.