Our Academy Committee
Our Academy Committee (AC) has a vital role in the governance of the Penrose Learning Trust. 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 Penrose Learning Trust. Visit the Penrose Learning Trust Website for a wide range of information.
Our 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!
Our 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. 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.
Miss Beth ManserStaff - 07/09/2023 - 06/09/2027
Miss Beth Manser
I have been a class teacher at Claydon Primary School since 2020. I am passionate about providing our children with the best possible education so that each individual reaches their true potential while also creating and facilitating memorable learning experiences for all pupils. I am thoroughly enjoying my role as a Academy Committee Member as I feel it provides me with further opportunities to work alongside staff, families and our community to ensure our pupils receive an enriching and inspiring curriculum.
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 Academy Committee Member - 01/02/19 - 31/01/23
Mrs Jan Seaborne (Chair)
I have been a Academy Committee Member 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.
Mrs Debbie BallTrust Academy Committee Member - 04/10/22 - 03/10/26
Mrs Debbie Ball
I have strong links with the community of Claydon as I am the C.E.O. of “It’s Rocket Science” Centre in the village and wish to help the school in anyway I can. With a project management and finance background to all of my working life, I hope I can bring something to the meetings and aid discussions about the school’s future. I am very proud to be a small part of an amazing school where inspiring and enthusing children with a strong ethos, is at the heart of everything they do.
Mrs Emily KerrisonTrust 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, but am looking forward to the challenge and working with the school.
Mrs Susan Elliott-DuffParent Academy Committee Member - 04/07/2023 - 03/07/2027
Mrs Susan Elliott-DuffI am a parent of two children attending Claydon Primary School. I have been a primary school teacher for 13 years mainly in KS2. I currently work at St. Margaret's Primary school in Year 6. I am maths coordinator and middle leader at my school and I will be working with the Maths Coordinator at Claydon Primary School, as this is my specialism. I am new to the role as Parent Academy Committee Member but I look forward to working with the school to help all learners and staff.