Fishponds Road, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 3UH
The principles of governance are the same in academies as in maintained schools, but the governing body has greater autonomy.
Academies are required to have at least two parent governors.
The governing body at Fishponds Church of England Academy is called the Local Board.
The Local Board reports directly to a Multi Academy Trust, which is called the Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust (DBAT) with the chair and Principal sitting on DBAT with the chairs and Principals of any other schools who are also part of the Trust.
DBAT is a sub committee of the main sponsor of the school, the Diocese of Bristol Academy Company (DoBAC).
Diocese of Bristol Academy Company
Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust
Other Academy Trusts
(none at present)
Fishponds Church of England Academy
Local Boards of other Academies:
Christian Malford CE Primary School, Wiltshire
Easton CE Academy, Bristol
St Mary Redcliffe CE Primary Academy, Bristol
St Peters CE Academy, Chippenham
Tadpole Farm CE Academy, Swindon
Seagry CE Academy, Wiltshire
Somerfords’ Walter Powell CE Academy
Lydiard Millicent CE Primary Academy, Swindon
Ridgeway Farm CE Academy, Swindon
The Deanery, Swindon
Trish Dodds (Chair) - Foundation Member
Lizzie Kesteven - Ex Officio/ Foundation Member
Becky Taylor - Foundation Member
Zoe Cotton - Foundation Member
Katie Leaver - (Vice Chair) Foundation Member/ SEND Governor
Stephen Douglas - Foundation Member
Emily Fitzgerald - Staff Member
Helen Clew - Parent Member
Samina Baig - Parent Member
Debbie Coker - Principal
Susie Pannell - Clerk
Helen Godfrey - Associate Member (Academy Business Manager): no voting rights
Rebecca Goodman - Associate Member (Acting Vice Principal): no voting rights
Local Board Attendance 2017-2018. click here
DBAT Register of Interests 2017 - 2018. click here
DBAT Register of Interest 2018-2019. click here
Membership 2017-2018. click here
Membership 2018-2019. click here
To contact the Chair of The Local Board, please email: FishpondsCEAcademy@dbat.org.uk