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Governance Structure

 Delamere Academy is part of the North West Academies Trust. Details about the Trust and the Governance structure of North West Academies can be found at the following link:  The North West Academies Trust.

The Governance structure for The Delamere CE Primary Academy is as follows; Governors are all Directors and serve a term of office for four years for a maximum of two terms. Governors are selected by application and interview, and our Governing body has a mixture of different people with different key skills. However, all Governors share a common goal and purpose in that they want the very best for the pupils who attend.

Governors and staff at the school are very aware of their integrity in relation to'The Seven Principles of Public Life'.


Members of the Governing body

Chair of Governors: Kirsty Cobb- Parent Governor   Address: Brownheath House, Tarporley Road, Tarvin, Chester, Cheshire CH3 8NE

Vice Chair of Governors: James Fountain- Parent Governor

John Timpson:

Rev. Elaine Ollman- Revd Elaine Ollman BTh – Rector of Delamere.  Before ordination Revd Elaine worked for over 20 years in school administration the final 16 years as PA to the Headteacher, School Bursar and Clerk to the Governing Body of a Local Authority Primary School for children with Special Needs.  In addition to her theology degree and ordination training she has undertaken a wide range of courses including Bereavement Counselling and Pastoral Listening she has her British Sign Language Level 2 certificate. Elaine also sat as a Magistrate on the Wirral Bench for ten years.  

Celia Fisher: Celia is a former teacher and has been a long standing Governor at the school.
Robin Ackerley- 
Born in school house in 1940. Parents both taught at Delamere School. Father head 1935-1953, mother head 1954 - c 1970. Own career in teaching, last 27 as head of English in mixed grammar school in Bexley, Kent. Relevant interests: knowledge and love of the area and deep concern for maintenance of standards in education.

Richard Wallis:

Julie Roberts-Joyce- Parent Governor- Julie has worked in secondary education for over 25 years as a secondary school teacher, senior leader and GCSE and A Level examiner. She left to take up a consultancy role in inclusive education and SEND for a local authority. She has a degree in History and the  NPQH.  She chairs the Education and Mission Committee

Caroline Jones- Teaching Assisatnt- See staff profile

Julie Clayton – Head of School- See staff profile
Steve Docking – Principal- See Staff Profile

We also operate the following subcommittees:

Education and Mission – Terms of Reference
Chair: Julie Roberts-Joyce
Celia Fisher
Robin Ackerley
Zena Phillipou – Coopted Member of Committee
Julie Clayton – Deputy Headteacher
Steve Docking – Principal

Finance and Premises – Terms of Reference
Chair: James Fountain
Richard Wallis
John Timpson
Steve Docking – Principal

Other committees are formed as and when required from the local Governing body to manage other aspects of the schools work. The local Governing body offers challenge and support in equal measure to ensure that Delamere Academy maintains high performance in all areas and offers children a great learning experience.


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