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The Olympus Academy Trust is committed to delivering an outstanding education for young people, ensuring that our students have access to the highest standards of teaching, resources and learning opportunities.

We work in close partnership with our schools, ensuring that we facilitate the sharing of best practice and provide access to a wide range of partners and resources for the benefit of our students and the wider community. Visit our website here or follow us on Twitter @olympustrust.


-  Do you want to have a say?

- Do you want to be involved in the ongoing improvement journey of Winterbourne Academy?

If the answer is yes, why not become a parent governor?

Please find below a letter regarding the election of a parent governor to the Winterbourne Academy School Improvement Committee. 
     Information Letter to Parents/Carers - 20/01/20
If you are interested, nominations should be submitted by completing and returning the application form below and returning this to Mr Beardmore, Headteacher by Wednesday 5th February 2020.
     Application Form for Parent Governor
If you would like more information, please contact Mr Paul Davies, Chair of Governors, Winterbourne Academy School Improvement Committee (paul.davies@olympusacademy.co.uk)


The school has its own Local Governing Committee and is accountable to the Board of Trustees of the Academy Trust.

Our governing committee is represented on the Board of the Olympus Academy Trust and as such are directly involved in decision making at Board level, and have the opportunity to input and collaborate in all key areas that may impact the Winterbourne school community.

Click here to learn more about The Olympus Academy Trust.

The Governors at Winterbourne Academy work closely with the school’s Senior Leadership Team and Staff to develop the vision and aims of the school community. They seek to raise standards and achievement through the appropriate use of all available resources.

The Governors’ responsibilities are to:

  • Provide strategic direction for the work and improvement of the school.
  • Support, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the school.
  • Ensure accountability for standards and quality of education in the school.

The quality of governance is assessed by OFSTED in its Leadership and Management judgement about the school.

The Local Governing Committee consists of people from a variety of backgrounds who represent different areas of the school and local community. Each governor is appointed for a four year term and all their work is completed on a voluntary basis. All governors are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check and are required to complete regular training on a range of aspects relating to education and school life.

Governors meet as a full team for at least six formal meetings during the school year but as well as having a commitment to attend these meetings, Governors are involved in many aspects of school life such as recruitment interviews, meetings with students and parents, lesson visits, monitoring the school improvement agenda, and meetings with staff.

Approved and non-confidential minutes of meetings are available on request by contacting the Clerk to the Local Governing Committee, via Roseanna.gosling@winterbourneacademy.co.uk.

The school is always keen to hear from people who may be interested in finding out more about our work or in becoming a School Governor themselves. Initial contact can be made with the Headteacher or Chair of the Local Governing Committee via the school.

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For all correspondence to the governors please contact the Clerk at Roseanna.gosling@winterbourneacademy.co.uk.

The lead Trustee at Olympus Academy Trust with responsibility for Safeguarding is Mike Fry. He can be contacted via the Clerk to the Board of Trustees,  admin@olympustrust.co.uk.