Governance @ Field Court Junior Academy
The Governance Structure of Field Court Junior Academy complies with the Academies Financial Handbook.
We currently have 4 members (with a vacancy for one more) whose role it is to oversee the work of the Academy and Trustees. These members have been seletced for their experience, professional skills and wide ranging roles in the community.
We have 7 Trustees (in addition to the headteacher) who are ultimately responsible for the way in which the Academy conducts its business and the results it achieves. We are a strong body comprising of parents, staff and community trustees. We bring a wide range of skills and experiences to the role which we use effectively to carry out our responsibilities.
Please feel free to find one of us in and around school or email if you require.
The email address to contact the chair of trustees is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairman of the Members- Mick Morris - I have been on the school’s governing body since 2009 and I was Chairman of the Governors for 4 years during that time. I have also served on the Fianance and Personel Committee. My 2 sons have been pupils at the school and are both now doing well at grammar school. I have recent experience as a School Business Manger and have worked as part of the Admssions and Finance Team for the Local Authority since I retired from the Police Force.
Liz Frisby - I have been a trustee at the school since 2009. I was formerly a community trustee, before becoming a member in Autumn 2018. I have 2 girls both of whom are now at Secondary School. I worked at the school as a Teaching Assistant and a Pastoral Support Worker since 2010. I now work at another school as a Community Family Worker. I have many hobbies include watching football and tennis and spending time with my family.
Neil James - I have been a governor at the school since 2013 and I am a community governor. I have developed my career within the hotel industry over the last 18 years and work with one of the global chains. My hobbies include baking, spending time with friends and family, travelling and long walks with my two dogs. My bucket list of things to experience and places to see continually grows; so any suggestions are always welcomed!
Andy Smith - I joined the trustees at FCJS in 2009, as a community trustee and I am now a member having been the Chair of the Finance & Personnel Committee for eight years. My two daughters have both been pupils at Field Court, with both now doing well at secondary school. I'm a Chartered Surveyor working for Gardiner & Theobald and try to stop getting old by cycling.
Chair of the Trustees- Sarah Badham - I am a community trustee living in Quedgeley since 2001. I was elected as Chair of the Trustees three years ago. Three of my nieces and nephews have been to the school over the last 10 years- all been so happy here! I think it is a real privilege to be part of the school. When I am not being a trustee I divide my time between a busy job, church activities and lots of holidays..
Vice-Chair of the Trustees- Ellie Shaikh- I have been a trustee at the school since 2008, both my sons came through Field Court Juniors. I am a community trustee. I held the role of Chair for almost 4 years and am now the Vice Chair. I work for Hewlett Packard and my hobbies include, reading, swimming and spending time with my family.
Chair of Finance- Steve McFadden – I joined Field Court Junior Academy as a parent trustee in 2015. I have a son in year 3 and my older son attends the local secondary school. I have been elected chair of the Finance committee this autumn. I work for a Global Insurance Company, now in my 23rd year, as an Operational Excellence Consultant, so bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the acaemy. My hobbies include cycling, country walks and spending time with my family – and the occasional extreme challenge to raise money for charity!
Anna Macey-Michael - I joined the trustees in 2017 as a parent trustee. I have three daughters- one in the infant school, one in the junior school and one in grammar school. I am always in an around the building helping out as well as finding time to run my own business- in between keeping up with my daughters' very busy social lives!
Andy Watts – I have been a Trustee since 2017 and I have two little girls in school in Y3 and Y5. I attend lots of the events in school as I like to be involved, so look out for me at Family Fun, hearing children read or at parent drop in events.
Kelly Armstrong- Headteacher- I have been the Headteacher here since 2008 and there have been many changes during this time. My proudest moments were when we became and Academy in 2010 and when we were awarded our Outstanding status in 2014. I love being the Headteacher here and work very hard for the benefit of the whole school community- staff, children and parents. I spend my spare time with my husband and entertaining my brilliant German Shephard!
Julia Brown - I have been on the academy's trustees since 2011 and I was the chair of the Self Evaluation committee for four years. I am a staff trustee and my 2 sons have been pupils at the school. I am in school daily as a mid-day supervisor and a Teaching Assistant. I enjoy crafting and sewing, as well as spending time with my family and walking our dogs
Richard Middleton - I became staff trustee in 2014. I am a very civic minded individual, so when the opportunity came up to become a staff trustee, I knew it would be a role that I would both enjoy and excel at; hence why I applied. I have been working at Field Court as a full time teacher for 5 years now. Before becoming a teacher , I worked in many different trades including: head chef in a pub, a landscape gardener as well as working for the National Trust, to name but a few. I am relishing the opportunity to help Field Court Junior Academy continue on its outstanding journey.