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We would like to say that we are so proud of all of our pupils and their resilience and attitude in what has been a difficult year and a half, thanks you wonderful children you are FAB. A special mention to the year 6 pupils who leave us today; we sincerely wish you the very best as you move to secondary school, but offer an open invitation if any of you would like to come and see us in the future......... keep us informed of how things are going. Stay safe over the summer period and we look forward to seeing everone back on Thursday 2nd September- bright eyed and bushy tailed. .................. please keep an eye out for parentmails during the summer break as there is lots to share with you all........................Let us hope that next year is 'normal' and that we can enjoy being together in class and in school. Thanks to all the parents that have worked so hard to help their children through lockdowns, both academically and emotionally...........we know how difficult it was. Stay safe!
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Church of England Community Academy Trust


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
  • Parent  directors (normally parents or carers of children currently attending the school).
  • In addition the executive head is a 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 V Caldwell, Ms Emma Hindley,


Finance/Audit Committee


Chair: Mr Jack Powell

Mrs Val Caldwell,  Mr Jeremy Moulton,  

Mr Kevin Barnett (invited guest)

Directors Link Curriculum Areas


English Mrs Janet Parker
MathematicsMrs Janet Parker
Science/ EcoMr Jeremy Moulton

Humanities (Geography, History, MFL)


Mrs Val Caldwell
RE/CW/SMCT/British ValuesTBC
PEMr Jack Powell
SEN- (Link)

Miss Emma Hindley



Mrs Val Caldwell



Governance Professional - Mrs Tracy O'Connor

Contact -

Responsible Officer- Mrs Carole Young




Mr Grant Strange- (chair)                                          appointed 26 Sept 2019

PI- Employed by Nexus education- provide some resources to the academy

Mrs Val Caldwell - (Trustee)                                     appointed 01 April 2011

PI- Employed by TA South- apprentices supplied to academy

Mrs Caroline Hallett                                                 appointed 26 Sept 2019

PI- Children attend FCA- Works for SCC                resigned 31st August 2021

Mr Mike Denness                                                 appointed 26 Sept 2019

PI- Employed by Condor canon and Nexus education- provide some resources to the academy

Mr Alan Ediss                                                         appointed 26 Sept 2019

PI- N/A                                                                   resigned 6th July 2021

Mr Kevin Barnett- (Executive Headteacher)          appointed 01 April 2011- as invited guest

PI- Employed by FCA- daughter works for FCA

The members AGM will take place on Tuesday 12th October 2021.

Future meetings-

Tuesday 8th March 2022

Tuesday 5th July 2022



Meet our directors

“The directors have consulted on the academy’s admissions policy for 2021/22.  The policy is available on the academy website (see Admissions).  If you would like to make any comments about the 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:





Out of a Possible


K Barnett (EH)

6     6 appt 21/04/03

V J Caldwell (Chair)

6    6 appt 12/11/20

K Staszczyk  

6     6 appt 24/05/18

J Moulton

2    6  appt 01/04/12
J Powell 6    6 appt 23/03/18

J Parker

6    6   appt 21/09/18

N Myszkowski- (staff)

6    6    appt 21/11/19

K Grove

1   1- resigned 31 Oct 2020   appt 01/02/18

N MCCartney

0   0- Official resignation October 2020




Agreed Board of Directors meetings for 2020/21

Autumn 1- 24th September 2020

Autumn 2 – 19th November 2020

Spring 1 – 28th January 2021

Spring 2 – 18th  March 2021

Summer 1 – 6th May 2021

Summer 2 –  1st July 2021


Agreed Curriculum and Standards meetings 2019/20

Autumn 1-

Autumn 2- 14th November 2019

Spring 1- 16th January 2020

Spring 2- 5th March 2020

Summer 1- 23rd April 2020

Summer 2- 18th June 2020


Agreed Finance Committee meetings 2019/20

Autumn 1- 

Autumn 2- 14th November 2019

Spring 1- 23rd January 2020

Spring 2-1 2th March 2020

Summer 1- 30th April 2020

Summer 2- 18th June 2020






Out of a Possible


K Barnett (CD)

6   6        

V J Caldwell (Chair)


K Staszczyk  


J Moulton


J Parker


N Myszkowski- (staff)


K Grove


J Powell


R Hatton


2- (resigned Nov 19)

A Saunders                                                      1                              2- (resigned Jan 20)

N McCartney                                                   1                              6- (resigned Oct 20)

Pecuniary Interests


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

Mr Jeremy Moulton - N/A

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

Mrs Janet Parker - NA

Miss Nina Myszkowski- Staff at Freemantle Church of England Community Academy

Mrs Karolina Staszczyk- Staff at Freemantle Academy

Mr J Powell- Daughter employed by Freemantle Church of England Academy


Mrs Karen Grove- Staff at Freemantle Academy- resigned 31st Oct 2020


Goodbye and Thank You Dr Bradshaw!!