Local Governing Committee

Local Governing Committee

The Governor's role at Holyrood
"The role of the Governor is largely a thinking and questioning role, not a doing role."

As a member of the largest voluntary body in the UK, school governors have three core functions in order to provide the highest standards of education:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the Academy and its students
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the Academy and ensuring financial probity.

The Governors at Holyrood attend a Local Governance Committee (LGC) meeting at least once a term and in addition some serve on one or more of the committees that advise the Board of Uffculme Academy Trust Directors in specific areas, for example:

  • Finance and General Purposes 
  • Education Standards
  • Pay and Performance
  • Admissions.

Governors have the facility and responsibility to visit the Academy to witness its day-to-day activities, in order to assess and understand the progress made and to monitor issues identified within the Academy Improvement Plan. These visits are arranged in conjunction with the relevant members of the Senior Leadership Team and are structured in a way that is not disruptive to the Academy’s daily activities.

Governors of Holyrood Academy as at January 2022

Name Term of Office
Izzy Hamilton 25/06/2020
Barney Haydon 27/11/2019
Mark Lees 08/10/2021
Kathleen Lemon 18/06/2020
Dave MacCormick Headteacher
Daniel Pritchard 01/01/2020
Richard Poole 01/01/2020
Sue Watson 29/06/2020
Phil Wilson 15/11/2020
Kate Yamada (Chair) 18/04/2018

Full information regarding Governors at Holyrood Academy can be found by visiting Edubase. Further governance information about the Uffculme Academy Trust can be found on their website, here.

Becoming a Governor at Holyrood Academy
If you would like to express an interest or find out more about the role please contact Linda Driscoll at the Academy.  Please specify any relevant experience and skills that you would be able to bring to the role.

How to get in touch with Governors
Should you wish to get in touch with any of the Governors, please contact Linda Driscoll, Clerk to the Local Governing Committee in the first instance. You can email, write or telephone the Academy.

Information regarding UAT Directors and Local Governor’s appointments and business interests are held centrally on the Uffculme Academy Trust Website Governance Documents — Uffculme Academy Trust (uffculmetrust.org)

Useful Links

Contact Details

01460 260100

If you require any information in an alternative format, please contact the Academy on 01460 260100

Holyrood Academy Zembard Lane, Chard,
Somerset, TA20 1JL

Holyrood Academy is a part of the Uffculme Academy Trust (UAT). UAT is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales number 07338835 and an Exempt Charity.
Registered address: Chapel Hill, Uffculme, Devon EX15 3AG