Local Governing Body

Awsworth Primary and Nursery School is part of the East Midlands Education Trust (EMET).  EMET is governed by a Board of Trustees who have overall responsibility for the management and administration of the MAT and the Academies run by the MAT.

East Midlands Education Trust – Trustee Information

East Midlands Education Trust – Trust Governance (emet.uk.com)

Awsworth Primary also has a Local Governing Body (LGB) who are delegated certain roles, responsibilities and decision making powers relating to Awsworth from the EMET board through the scheme of delegation with regards to the running of the school. The LGB report back and are accountable to the EMET Trustees through the minutes of meetings. 

The key areas that have been delegated to the Awsworth Primary and Nursery LGB are: –

  • To advise the Trustees on strategic issues relating to the Academy including consulting with the Trustees on the proposed admissions policy;
  • To report to the Trustees both generally and specifically as the Trustees may require;
  • To oversee and control the financial performance of its Academy within the limits specified in the MAT’s Financial Manual including maintaining such records as the Trustees may require and advising the Trustees generally on financial issues;
  • To determine such policies as the MAT may delegate to the LGB and to advise the MAT on all other policies;
  • To have the general oversight of the Academy’s activities including monitoring and evaluating the standards and performance of the Academy and the application of designated funding such as the Pupil Premium.

LGB Vision and Strategic Plan

Our LGB is made up of members of the local and school community, all acting on a voluntary basis. We have a mixture of parent and staff governors as well as members who have been co-opted from the local community.  Each member brings a different perspective and set of skills to the governing body.  

Details of current Governing Body

Governors name and category of governorDate of appointmentTerm of officeRolesAppointment (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government)
Mrs Hannah Adkin-Walker
Parent Governor
13.10.214 YearsChair of governorsAppointed by the governing body
Mrs Erika Owen
Community Governor
22.10.234 YearsVice Chair
Appointed by the governing body
Mr Daniel Fyffe
Community Governor
15.11.234 YearsLink: Health and Safety,
Appointed by the governing body
Mr Simon Pearse
Community Governor
30.06.214 YearsLink: Safeguarding Pupil PremiumAppointed by the governing body
Mrs Jennifer Renshaw
Community Governor
16.11.224 YearsLink: CurriculumAppointed by the governing body
Mrs Patricia Woodward
Parent Governor
24.01.244 YearsLink: TBCElected by parents
Mr Benjamin Painter
01.09.21Ongoing whilst in postEx-officio Staff Governor (Headteacher)
Mrs Andrea Grocutt
Staff Governor
25.01.234 YearsElected by Staff
Mrs Johanne Reeves25.01.23Observer
(No vote)

The role of the Local Governing Body is not to manage the school on a day-to-day basis – that responsibility belongs with the Head Teacher. The Governing Body take a more strategic view based on the three core values listed below.

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; 
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

To do this we set up a strategic framework for the school, setting its aims and objectives, setting policies and targets for achieving the objectives, reviewing progress and reviewing the strategic framework in the light of progress. We work closely with the Head Teacher, providing advice and support, but also constructive challenge to the school as necessary.

When a school is inspected by Ofsted, its governing body will be required to provide evidence that governors are fulfilling these three core functions alongside the Trustees of the Trust.  

Declaration of Interests 22-23

SchoolPositionForenameSurnameName and nature of the businessNature of the interestInterested partyDate of appointment or acquisition
Awsworth Primary and NurseryGovernorErikaOwenZeckserOwen Suzuki ViolinPrivate music tuitionSelf9/1/2009
Awsworth Primary and NurseryGovernorHannahAdkin-WalkerBreaking Ground Construction Ltd.DirectorSelf27/4/2014
Awsworth Primary and NurseryHeadteacherBenPainterLaura Painter – EMET SchoolsSupply TeacherSpouse8/22/2014

Register of attendance 2023-24

NameSept 23Dec 23Jan 24March 24May 24June 24
Hannah Adkin- WalkerYYY
Ben PainterYYY
Erika OwensYYY
Nikki HufftonN
Daniel FyffeYYY
Simon PearseYYN
Patricia WoodwardY
Andrea GrocuttYYY
Johanne ReevesYYY
Jennifer RenshawYNY


NameSept 22Dec 22Jan 23March 23May 23June 23
Erika OwensYYYYYY
Ben PainterYYYYYY
Karen EardleyYYYYYY
Linda AbolinsYYYYYY
Nikki HufftonYYYXYX
Daniel FyffeYYYXYY
Simon PearseYYXYYY
Hannah Adkin- WalkerYYYYYY
Andrea GrocuttYYYY
Johanne ReevesYYYY
Jennifer RenshawYYYYY


NameSept 21Dec 21Jan 22March 22May 22June 22
Erika OwensYYYYYY
Ben PainterYYYYYY
Karen EardleyYYYYYY
Linda AbolinsYYYYYY
Nikki HufftonNYYYYY
Oluwafemi OmodaraYNYNYN
Daniel FyffeYNYNYY
Simon PearseYYYYYY
Hannah Adkin-WalkerYYYYY
Claire WatsonYYYN
Jane RobertsYN

The following Governors have left their positions in the past 12 months:

  • Karen Eardley
  • Linda Abolins
  • Nikki Huffton