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Our team of staff and directors wish you all a safe and well deserved summer break. See you on Tuesday 4th September, ready and raring to go.
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Church of England Community Academy


The Board of Directors

The number of directors varies according to the size of the school or academy. Freemantle's directors are made up of:

  • Staff directors ,
  • Foundation directors  (members appointed by the Church),
  • Community directors ,
  • Local Authority directors,
  • Parent  directors (normally parents or carers of children currently attending the school).
  • In addition the centre director is an ex-officio director.


There are director vacancies  at present. We are looking for directors who have specific skills in the finance sector to strengthen the board.

In addition to the appointment of senior staff, the roles of the directors centre around  monitoring the standards children attain, the progress they make and the curriculum they are taught, the health and safety of pupils, staff and visitors and ensuring that the academy's finances are spent wisely and for the benefit of the children's education.

To ensure these areas are fully explored, the directors have established a number of committees and working groups and these meet regularly during the year. The full board of directors meets twice each term, receiving reports from the various groups, looking closely and specific areas, such as SATs results, and discussing a headteacher's statement at each meeting. The board of directors also tries to maintain close links with parents or carers and welcomes comments and questions from any parent or carer of children at the school.

Curriculum and Standards


Chair: Mrs Janet Parker

Mrs Rachael Hatton, Rev'd Angie Nutt, Ms Emma Hindley (Mrs Natalie McCartney)




Chair:  Mrs Val Caldwell  (Independent Finance Partner- Mrs Sonjya Cordell)

Mrs Alison Saunders,  Mr Jeremy Moulton,  Mr Kevin Barnett 

Directors Link Curriculum Areas


English  Mrs Janet Parker
Mathematics Mr Sean Scott
Science/ Eco Mr Jeremy Moulton

Humanities (Geography, History, MFL)


Mrs Val Caldwell
RE/CW/SMCT/British Values Rev'd Angie Nutt
PE Mrs Rachael Hatton

Ms Emma Hindley

Mrs Sonjya Cordell


Meet our directors

Meet our directors 1 Mrs Val Caldwell - Chair of Directors
Meet our directors 2 Mr Sean Scott - Vice Chair
Meet our directors 3 Mr Jeremy Moulton - Co-opted Director
Meet our directors 4 Mr Kevin Barnett - ex officio
Meet our directors 5 Ms Emma Hindley - Staff Director
Meet our directors 6 Mrs Rachael Hatton - Support Staff Director
Meet our directors 7 Mrs Janet Parker - Foundation Director
Meet our directors 8 Mrs Sonjya Cordell - Independent Finance Partner
Meet our directors 9 Rev'd Angie Nutt - Foundation Director
“The directors will soon be consulting on the academy’s admissions policy for 2019/20.  The draft policy will be made available on the school website (see Admissions).  If you would like to make any comments about the draft policy, please e-mail them to the academy’s admissions consultant, Mrs Jo Glenton, at or put your comments in writing, marked for the attention of Mrs Jo Glenton to the school office.”

The information on governance included here supplements that described in the governors' Report and in the Statement of governors' responsibilities. The board of directors has formally met twice during this year. Attendance during the year at meetings of the board of directors was as follows:



Meetings attended

Out of a Possible

K Barnett (ex-officio)



V J Caldwell (Chair)



S Scott (Vice Chair)



R Hatton (Staff)



E Hindley (Staff)



J Moulton



A Nutt



J Parker



S Cordell



N McCartney- in place of E Hindley



A Saunders



K Grove



K Staszczyk                                                                                                 1                                     1


Pecuniary Interests


Mr Kevin Barnett - Daughter Employed by Freemantle Church of England Community Academy

Cllr Jeremy Moulton - N/A

Mrs Val Caldwell - TA South, Company that supplies Modern Apprenticeships

Mr Sean Scott - NA

Ms Emma Hindley - Staff at Freemantle Church of England Community Academy

Mrs Rachael Hatton - Staff at Freemantle Church of England Community Academy

Mrs Janet Parker - NA

Mrs Sonjya Cordell - NA

Rev'd Angie Nutt - NA

Mrs N McCartney- Staff at Freemantle Church of England Community Acadamy

Mrs Staszczyk- Staff at Freemantle Academy

Mrs Saunders- NA


Goodbye and Thank You Dr Bradshaw!!

Goodbye and Thank You Dr Bradshaw!! 1
Goodbye and Thank You Dr Bradshaw!! 2