GOVERNANCE
The governance arrangements for Richmond Park Academy are. The Academy has an educational, Management Board which is chaired by John King OBE who is Regional Educational Advisor for East England and London. All of the members are AET appointed. This Management Board is supported by the Parent & Community Advisory Board (PCAB) which is made up of local parents and community figures. Both boards are responsible for ensuring that Richmond Park Academy delivers on its strategy and that the school continues to offer the local community the school that it wants.

The Management Board

Details of the management board are outlined below.


Name

Responsibility

Term of Office - start

Term of office - end

John King OBE

Chair

1.9.2017

31.8.2019

Andrew Falk

Clerk to the Board

1.9.2017

31.8.2019

David Hatchett

AET Phase Director

1.9.2017

31.8.2019

Liz Alay

AET Peer Principal (Westerings Primary School)

1.9.2017

31.8.2019

Katie Scarnell

AET Peer Principal (Greensward Academy - secondary school)

1.9.2017

31.8.2019

Bidesh Sarkar

AET School Support Member

1.9.2017

31.8.2019

David Heath

Board Member

1.9.2017

31.8.2019

Jan Allcorn

Board Member

1.9.2017

31.8.2019

Paul Mundy-Castle

Principal

No voting rights


The Parent & Community Advisory Board (PCAB)

The PCAB has three clear objectives:

  • Community – a school does not exist independently of its community of local residents. The PCAB will act as a link between the two, ensuring that children benefit from local opportunities for learning, development and employment.

  • Concerns – No school gets everything right, all the time, and a good school thrives on clear channels of feedback. The PCAB is an independent point of contact for stakeholders to express their concerns and will help people find the appropriate processes and channels to communicate their concerns or complaints. Where trends emerge, the PCAB will help the Principal and the Governing Board to find solutions. PCAB members may also support panel hearings where appropriate.

  • Celebration - championing the strengths and achievements of the academy, recognising that success breeds success, and that it is in everyone’s interests to promote the reputation of the academy and its pupils.


Details of the members will be confirmed in due course


Getting in contact

Whenever there is a query, concern or complaint there is a very clear procedure to follow in order to get the most relevant and timely response. You can see the policy in detail in the RPA Policies Library. The main process is outlined in bullet point 5.


Most concerns or queries can be answered and resolved in school as follows. In the first instance:

  1. please speak to the subject teacher or form tutor involved.

  2. If that conversation does not answer the question or resolve the grievance please contact the Head of Year

  3. If the issue remains unresolved it will be referred to a member of the Senior Leadership Team and ultimately the Principal

  4. If the matter remains unresolved the contact on the management board is Board Member, David Heath.


The contacts page of the RPA website gives email addresses for all members of staff.