Governors 2019-08-05T10:12:03+00:00



Hungerford Primary Academy was registered with Companies House (Company Number 9361618) on 1st February 2015, after having been a successful school for more than forty years. In line with Government regulations and Company Law, the governance structure has been changed to reflect this. There are two elements :

The Academy Trust
The Governing Board

The Academy Trust

The Academy Trust, as a company, enters the funding agreement with the Secretary of State and is legally responsible both to the Secretary of State and to parents and pupils for the running of the academy. The functions of the Members of the Academy Trust include :

Overseeing the achievement of the objectives of the company.
Taking part in annual and extraordinary general meetings.
Appointing some of the governors.
Signing off the company’s financial accounts and annual report.
Power to amend the Articles of the company and, ultimately, to remove the governors / directors.
There are currently 5 Members of the Academy Trust.

The timeline for 2017-2018 is :

Annual Report to be published by 31/12/2017 (Academy Articles Of Association no 130)
Annual Return to be published by 31/12/2017 (Academy Articles Of Association no 131)
Annual General Meeting to take place on 25/03/2018 (Academy Articles Of Association no 19)

The Governing Board

The Governing Board, in practice, carries out the duties of the Academy Trust. Our governors provide and support our strategic leadership and accountability. Governors appoint the headteacher and deputy headteacher, hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and they work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

There are currently 10 Governors in the Governing Board.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to :

Set the aims and objectives for the school.
Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives.
Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives.
Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives.
Be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend).
All Governors are invited to the Main Governing Board Meetings which take place termly. The schedule for 2017-2018 is :

Wednesday, 15/11/17 at 18:00 at Hungerford Primary Academy *updated
Monday, 05/03/18 at 18:00 (same as above)
Monday, 25/06/18 at 18:00 (same as above)

Underpinning the Governing Board are two Sub-Committees, each with their own remits. They meet termly. Each Governor is present on at least one Sub-Committee :

Leadership and Management Team

The Terms of Reference for this group include :



Educational Visits

Respect/British Values

Resource Provision

Attendance and Punctuality

Primary Education Resource Centre (‘The Crescent’)

Philosophy and Culture

Quality Assurance



Child Protection

Teaching and Learning Team

The Terms of Reference for this group include :

Quality of Teaching

Teaching and Learning

Please follow these links to view the latest copies of:

The Governors’ Handbook

The Manual of Internal Financial Procedures

View the Governor profiles here.

If you need to contact the Chair of Governors (Ben Wye), confidential correspondence can be left with the Main Office. This will be handled confidentially and forwarded to the Chair as soon as possible.