Boston Pioneers Academy is an Academy Trust within The Boston Witham Academies Federation.
The Boston Witham Academies Federation is a limited company by guarantee, with charitable status, operating under the direction of a Board of Directors.
The operation of The Boston Witham Academies Federation is detailed within the Master Funding Agreement, along with Supplemental Funding Agreements between the Trust and the Department for Education for each Academy.
The current governance structure is as follows:
For more information on the Trust, including financial information please visit www.bwaf.net
Local Governing Bodies
The academy is supported and helped by a wide range of adults. Key amongst these groups are the local governing body members who meet regularly to discuss with the Executive Headteacher and other staff members, the strategic development of the academy. Boston Pioneers and Fishtoft Academy have a joint local governing body as they share an Executive Head Teacher. On the joint governing body, there are representatives from each of the Academies (staff, parent and the wider community members).
The joint Local Governing Body meets a minimum of three times a year. Additional meetings maybe arranged depending on the circumstances of the Trust at any given time.
Their principal responsibilities of the joint local governing body concerns curriculum, standards of attainment, pupil/ student progress and individual premises issues. At each meeting, members of the joint local governing body will receive a report from the Executive Head, with the CEO or Vice CEO attending upon request/ invitation of the Chair of the Local Governing Body or Executive Head.
At each Board of Directors meeting, the Directors review the minutes of each Local Governing Body. The Directors are able to use the minutes to challenge the Governors and Executive Head of Academy, holding them account to performance and decisions that have been made.
Local Governors are subject to a maximum term of office of four years.
Local Governing Body Members
Mr D Radford (Chair), Community Governor
Mrs Zoe Chapman, Parent Governor
Mr Steve Whelbourn, Co-opted Governor
Miss Charlotte Hardy, Staff Governor
Miss Jo Bland, Ex-Officio appointed by virtue of role as Executive Headteacher
Mrs Carolyn Sumner, Clerk to the Governing Body
Contacting the Governing Body
Governors can be contacted through the Clerk to the Governors, who is contactable via the Trust Offices:
Boston Witham Academies Federation