Academy Committee STEP Governance The name STEP, an acronym, reflects the aspirational nature of the organisation – Striving Together for Excellence in Partnership. Inspired by the commitment to improve children’s life chances, STEP Academies work together to provide high quality learning experiences for all their pupils. STEP Governors “STEP First” is the notion that, first and foremost, everyone is committed to being part of The STEP Academy Trust. All governors must be fully aligned to the Trust’s Mission and Vision. Although serving one or more particular Academies, governors are members of the wider STEP team. We are all one team, in one organisation, working towards the same goal: to be outstanding in all we do – STEP First! STEP Governance Structure Recent changes introduced by the Department for Education (DfE) allow academy trusts to establish a local governing body that is responsible for two or more academies. COMPOSITION OF THE ACADEMY COMMITTEES (AC) OUR ACADEMY COMMITTEE Parent Governor Vacancy Election Process Burfield and Hawkes Farm Academy Committee 2018/2019 Burfield and Hawkes Farm Academy Committee, Business Interests 2018/2019 To contact our Chair of Governors, please write to: Nicky Eckert - (Interim Chair of the Academy Committee of Hawkes Farm and Burfield Academy) Burfield Academy, Oaklands Way, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 3NW Burfield and Hawkes farm AC Minutes 2018/2019 Burfield and Hawkes Farm AC Minutes 13th November 2018 Burfield and Hawkes Farm AC Minutes 2017/2018 Burfield and Hawkes farm AC Minutes 12th July 2018 Burfield and Hawkes Farm AC Minutes 30th April 2018 Burfield and Hawkes Farm AC Attendance List 2017/2018 Burfield and Hawkes Farm AC Minutes 15th January 2018 Burfield and Hawkes Farm AC Minutes 11th December 2017 Burfield and Hawkes Farm AC Minutes 18th September 2017 Burfield and Hawkes Farm AC Minutes 2016/2017 Burfield and Hawkes Farm AC Minutes 10th July 2017 Burfield and Hawkes Farm AC Minutes 23rd May 2017 Burfield and Hawkes Farm AC Minutes 25th April 2017 Burfield and Hawkes Farm AC Minutes 31st January 2017 Burfield and Hawkes Farm Attendance 2016/2017 Please use the link below to access STEP Board meeting minutes (including STEP Board Member attendance at each meeting): https://www.stepacademytrust.org/step-governance/ The new Academy Committee will have a maximum of 12 Governors as follows: Parent x2 (elected, ideally one from each Academy) Staff x2 (Headteachers) Staff x2 (elected, ideally one from each Academy) Board of Trustees Representative x1 STEP Governors x5 Temporary Co-Opted Governors (according to need) It is the belief of the Board of Trustees that this new governance structure, underpinned by sound principles, will make best use of our strengths, will address our challenges and will provide the framework for each of our Academies to become Outstanding at the next opportunity.