Our academy committee is dedicated to supporting the staff, infrastructure and especially the students at The Holgate Academy. They are volunteers who give their time and commitment freely.

The job of the committee is to support and challenge the academy’s senior leadership team to raise achievement and realise the potential of all the students, supporting the vision and ethos of the academy.

Governors play an important role in trying to ensure that every student at the academy gets the best possible education. Governance concentrates on four strategic functions, and in our academy, the focus of these is determined by the Trustees on the Diverse Academies Board within our scheme of delegation:

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • holding the principal to account for the educational performance of the academy and its students, plus the performance management of staff
  • overseeing the financial performance of the academy and making sure its money is well spent
  • engaging with stakeholders, parent/carers, staff and students and the wider community

Governors get to know the academy through reports and data together with visits into the academy and meeting staff and students.

Find out more about our governors via the links below.

The Academies Financial Handbook requires the publication on the academy website of certain information about governance in academies.

Please find a link here to the Diverse Academies website, from where you can find details of our trustees, structure, and scheme of delegation.

Note from our governors

On behalf of the Governors of The Holgate Academy we would like to welcome you to The Holgate Academy website.  All of our governors are volunteers and are passionate about ensuring the best possible outcomes for our students.  We are proud of our academy and that it puts inclusivity and the care and wellbeing of students and staff at the forefront of everything we do. As governors we are not directly involved in the day to day running of the academy but, together with the Diverse Academies Trust of which Holgate is a part, provide support, challenge and oversight to the academy leadership team.  Part of our remit as governors is to seek and listen to the views of students, parents, carers and the wider community.

We try to attend all open days, parent forums and other events for that purpose.  If you see us please come over and have a chat.

In addition to the regular surveys that the academy undertakes to understand your views we would very much encourage you to complete the ‘Parent View’ survey at least once per year. This can be found here.

If you are interested in joining our team please contact Emma Paine on epaine@diverse-ac.org.uk

Paul Saint (Vice Chair of the Holgate Academy)