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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 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, Mr M Seymour,


Finance/Audit Committee


Chair: Mrs Val Caldwell

Mr Jack Powell,  Mr Jeremy Moulton,  Mr Kevin Barnett 

Directors Link Curriculum Areas


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

Humanities (Geography, History, MFL)


Mrs Val Caldwell
RE/CW/SMCT/British Values TBC
PE Mr Jack Powell
SEN- (Link)

Miss Emma Hindley


Mrs Karen Grove         

Mrs Val Caldwell



Clerk to the Directors- Mrs Tracy O'Connor





Mr Mike Denness- (chair)                                   appointed 26 Sept 2019

PI- Children attend FCA

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

Mr Grant Strange                                                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


Mr Kevin Barnett- (Centre Director)                  appointed 01 April 2011

PI- Employed by FCA- daughter works for FCA


Mrs Alison Saunders                                          resigned as member 25 Sept 2019

PI- children attended the academy


Meet our directors

Meet our directors 1 Mrs Val Caldwell - Chair of Directors
Meet our directors 2 Mr Jeremy Moulton - Co-opted Director
Meet our directors 3 Mr Kevin Barnett - Centre Director
Meet our directors 4 Mrs Janet Parker - Foundation Director- Vice Chair
Meet our directors 5 Mrs Karolina Staszczyk - Support Staff Director
Meet our directors 6 Mrs Karen Grove - Safeguarding Director
Meet our directors 7 Mr Jack Powell - Director
“The directors will soon be consulting on the academy’s admissions policy for 2021/22.  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:





Out of a Possible


K Barnett (HT)

3 3                 appt 21/03/19

V J Caldwell (Chair)

3 3                 appt 08/12/16

K Staszczyk  

1 3                 appt 24/05/18

R Hatton (Staff)

0 2                 resigned 21 Nov 19

A Saunders

1 2                 resigned 30 Jan 20

J Moulton

0 3                 appt 01/04/12



J Parker

3 3                   appt 21/09/14

N Myszkowski- (staff)

2 2                   appt 21/11/19

K Grove

2 3                   appt 01/02/18

J Powell

3 3                   appt 23/03/19




Agreed Board of Directors meetings for 2019/20

Autumn 1- 26th September 2019

Autumn 2 – 21st November 2019

Spring 1 – 30th January 2020

Spring 2 – 19th  March 2020

Summer 1 – 7th May 2020

Summer 2 –  2nd July 2020


Agreed Curriculum and Standards meetings 2019/20

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 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 (HT)

6    6        

V J Caldwell (Chair)

6 6                  

K Staszczyk  

3 6                    

R Hatton (Staff)

3 6                    

A Saunders

3 6                   

J Moulton

3 6                    

A Nutt

1 1          resigned 26/11/18

J Parker

6 6                 

N McCartney- (staff)

5 6                    

K Grove

6 6

J Powell

1 3




Pecuniary Interests


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

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

Mrs Karen Grove- Staff at Freemantle Academy

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


Goodbye and Thank You Dr Bradshaw!!

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