Spalding Primary Academy

Learning Together, Succeeding Together

Meet the Governors

Our Governing Body, called an Academy Development Committee (ADC), is responsible for the governance of our two partner schools; Spalding Primary Academy and Pinchbeck East C E Primary Academy.   It reports to the Board of Trustees at Infinity Academies Trust.


The Welland Primary Schools Federation Governors

Helen Banks (Chair)

Alex Miller (Vice Chair)

Colin McCallum

Sally Stanyer

David Shaw

Rev'd David Sweeting  


Clerk: Sarah Phillips


he ADC provides non-executive leadership. Our role is to operate as a board – similar to that of a charity, or the board of directors of a company.


In all matters, the ‘board of governors’ operate at a strategic level, leaving the Executive Head and senior school leaders responsible and accountable for the operational day-to-day running of the school.


Our core functions are


·         Setting the vision and strategic direction of school;

·         holding the Executive Headteacher to account for the school’s educational performance;

·         and ensuring our financial resources are well spent.


Although governors are volunteers, we have a vital and demanding role that requires skill and professionalism. It is only right that we are accountable to Ofsted for our effectiveness. In all school inspections, Ofsted judges the effectiveness of a school’s governance based on criteria that directly reflect the board’s three core functions.

Understanding the Role of a Governor