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Academy Governance

Governors and the Academy Governance Committee (AGC)

Towcester C of E School Governors work together on the Academy Governance Committee (AGC). This is the local aspect of PDET’s Trust-wide governance scheme. The AGC operates as a committee of the Trust Board of Directors who have delegated to it a range of responsibilities according to the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation.

A key responsibility of the AGC is for setting Towcester CE School’s vision and values in partnership with the academy community, ensuring they are aligned with the Trust’s overarching vision and its commitment to equality. The AGC then monitors that the vision and values are being ‘lived out’ in all aspects of the life of the academy.

The AGC also monitors, provides support and promotes development in three board areas of the academy’s operation …

  • Compliance: monitoring conformity with statutory obligations and with policies – both local and Trust-wide policies.
  • Church: preserving and developing the church school ethos, Christian values and local church relationship.
  • Community: developing and supporting engagement within the whole school community and with the local community – always embracing inclusivity.

When fully populated, Towcester C of E School AGC comprises eight members: 2 parent governors; 1 community governor; 3 church governors; a staff governor and the headteacher. Parent governors and the staff governor are elected posts and the headteacher serves ex officio.

Governors serve a four-year term and elect a chair from among their number.

For details of Trust governance and details of the AGC's role click this link.

AGC Members

The Chair of the AGC is Mrs Julie Godwin. She can be contacted by e-mail:  

Please address your email, ‘For the Attention of Mrs Julie Godwin, Chair of Academy Governance Committee’.

Our Parent Governor can be contacted by email:

Mr Phil Bushby:

All Governor vacancies are advertised on the school website, in the school’s newsletters and externally if necessary.

Governance Documents

AGC Committee Members Information and Business or Pecuniary interests and Attendance at Meetings Information