The Academy Committee
The Academy Committee (AC) has a vital role in the governance of the South Suffolk Learning Trust (SSLT). It is accountable to the Board of Trustees and supports the Trustees and Trust school leaders to deliver their responsibilities, and commit to the vision, values and strategic objectives of the SSLT. Visit the SSLT website for a wide range of information.
The Academy Committee
- Is accountable for the performance of the school and ensures that the school follows statutory assessment procedures
- Is accountable for the curriculum of the school
- Makes recommendations to the trust about the school's budget and staffing
- Plans for the future development of the school
- Volunteers who make a commitment to the school
- People with a range of skills which make an important contribution to success of the school
- People who come from all walks of life and are of all ages!
The Academy Committee (AC) is required to publish key information.
- Business Interest Register which includes individual governor's relevant business interests, other educational establishments they govern and relationships between governors and members of the school staff
- Code of Conduct
- Record of Attendance at meetings
Code of Conduct
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Membership of the Academy Committee
Membership of the Academy Committee (ID 1040)
Mr Louis CollinsHeadteacher
Mr Louis Collins
I am tremendously proud to be the Headteacher of Claydon Primary School. Â I completed a BA (Hons) in Primary Education with QTS, at Liverpool John Moore's University. I joined Claydon Primary School as Assistant Headteacher and then Deputy Headteacher and am passionate and driven to lead the school as it continues to grow and go from strength to strength. I am very much a family man, who has great support from my amazing wife, two energetic young boys and two excitable dogs - weekends involve lots of sport, walks and family fun! I am passionate about our school and working with pupils, families and staff to drive the school forward to ensure we are all the best that we can be.
Mrs Kerrie StandringStaff - 15/04/2012 - 14/04/2024
Mrs Kerrie Standring
I have taught at Claydon Primary School since 1999 and I am on my second stint as a governor. I love language; I love teaching French as well as English. I am the lead for reading so you'll often find me in our school library talking to children about what books they have enjoyed and what they would like to borrow next. I have had my children attend Claydon Primary School and care passionately about all children succeeding in our nurturing and inspiring environment.
Mrs Jan Seaborne (Chair)Trust - 01/02/19 - 31/01/23
Mrs Jan Seaborne (Chair)
I have been a Academy Committee MemberÂ at Claydon Primary for six years and I currently hold the position of co-chair. I have been involved in Primary Education for my whole working life as a teacher, Headteacher and trainer and it is a pleasure to be able to have a close connection with one school. I have responsibility on the Academy Committee Body for pupils with SEN and am passionate about ensuring that all pupils are given every opportunity to achieve their best.
Mr Dan CostleyTrust - 22/10/20 - 21/10/24
Mr Dan Costley
I am a newly appointed Academy Committee Member to Claydon Primary school, this role is the first of its kind for myself, living locally I'm really looking forward to offering support to the school and the community. Education has never been more important, and I hope to play my part in supporting the Academy CommitteeÂ team at Claydon Primary school. My experience and passions are with Health, Safety and compliance and I have experience working for corporate functions mainly in the manufacturing and utilities sectors. I hope that my experience and enthusiasm can be of assistance and look forward to supporting the school in the future.
Mr David Mitchell (Vice-Chair)Trust - 01/06/21 - 31/05/25
Mr David Mitchell (Vice-Chair)
I have recently moved to Suffolk with my wife and three children to take up the post of Senior Deputy Head and Director of Music at Old Buckenham Hall School. I have always been keen to work with a school as part of the governing body and I am delighted that Claydon Primary has welcomed me to help continue the great work that Louis and his team are undertaking. I am a musician by trade and have been fortunate enough to travel and perform across the UK, Europe, North America, and Australia. It is an exciting time to join Claydon Primary and I'm delighted to become part of the community.
Mrs Emily KerrisonParent Academy Committee Member - 27/04/19 - 26/04/23
Mrs Emily Kerrison
I have been a parent Academy Committee Member at Claydon Primary since April 2019 and currently hold the position of co-chair. As a teacher myself, and with former experience as a senior leader, I understand the challenges of the current climate in education and enjoy working with the team at Claydon to ensure the very highest of standards for all pupils. As a parent of two children at the school, it is a pleasure to see how the full spectrum of school life embodies the Claydon motto of 'be the best you can be!'
Mrs Diane ArmstrongParent Academy Committee Member - 06/10/2021 - 05/10/2025
Mrs Diane Armstrong
I am a parent of two children attending Claydon Primary School. I am keen to support and contribute to the school as a parent Academy Committee Member. I currently manage an early year setting and bring a vast of knowledge and experience of Early years education, a sector that I have worked in for the past 22 years. I am new to the role of parent Academy Committee Member,Â but am looking forward to the challenge and working with the school.