Governor Information

In September 2014 the Education Advisory Board (EAB) at Estcourt Federated with the EAB at Mersey.  The Federated Body meets twice a term, with each academy having its own EAB for Curriculum, which looks specifically into the quality of Teaching and Learning.


Federated EAB

Vacancy (Delta) - Chair

Mrs S Midgely-Wright (Core Delta) - Maths

Mr D Blain (Chair Mersey Committtee  / Delta)

Mrs M Hewitt (Head of Estcourt Academy) - Facilities / ICT / Estates; Looked After Children for MPA

Mrs J Overfield (Head of Mersey Academy) - Facilities / ICT / Estates; EYFS

Mrs T Bartle (Core Delta / Core of Estcourt Committee) - Single Central Register / Safeguarding / Pupil Premium

Mr James Prest (Core Delta) -  Reading and Writing TBC

Mrs C Westby (Estcourt Parent Member) - Curriculum, Safeguarding & SEN

Mrs Plummer (Mersey Parent Member) - Community Governance and Local


Mrs T Bartle (Committee Chair)

Mrs M Hewitt (Head of Academy)

Mrs C Westby (Parent Member)

Mrs T Bartle (Core Delta)

Mr J Prest (Core Delta)

Mrs S Midgely-Wright (Core Delta)


Vacancy (Chair)

Mr J Prest (Core Delta)

Mrs M Hewitt (Head of Estcourt Academy)

Mrs J Overfield (Head of Mersey Academy)

Ms C Stones (Delta Finance)

Mrs Kathryn Wright in attendance for Delta HR

Challenge Meeting Dates 2017-18


Federated Challenge14.3.184:00pm
Finance Challenge27.2.189:30am
Curriculum Challenge18.1.184:00pm
Federated Challenge16.11.174:30pm
Finance Challenge14.11.179:30am
Curriculum Challenge25.9.174:00pm

Challenge Meeting Dates 2016-17


Federated Challenge17.7.174:30pm
Finance Challenge20.6.179:30am
Curriculum Challenge17.5.174:00pm
Federated Challenge15.3.174:30pm
Finance Challenge28.2.171:00pm
Curriculum Challenge18.1.174:00pm
Federated Challenge14.11.164:00pm
Finance Challenge19.10.169:30am
Curriculum Challenge27.9.164:00pm




Challenge Meeting Dates 2015-16


Federated Challenge28.6.16
Finance Challenge 16.6.16
Chair of EAB and Safeguarding Challenge14.6.16
Federated Challenge28.4.16
Curriculum Challenge18.4.16
Chair of EAB and Safeguarding Challenge14.4.16
Federated Challenge15.3.16
Finance Challenge25.2.16
Chair of EAB and Safeguarding Challenge9.2.16
Federated Chair of EAB and HoA Challenge27.1.16
Curriculum Challenge 18.1.16
Chair of EAB and Safeguarding Challenge24.11.15
Federated Challenge               23.11.15
Chair of EAB and SAfeguarding Challenge / Pupil Voice Academy5.10.15



Meeting Dates 2014-15:

10/6/15 Chair and HofA Safeguarding challenge

22/4/15 Chair and HofA Safeguarding challenge

11/3/15 Chair and HofA Safeguarding challenge

23/2/15 Federated Chairs and HofA challenge

28/1/15 Chair and HofA Safeguarding challenge / Pupil voice academy council

15/1/15 Curriculum committee challenge

12/9/14 Curriuculum committee challenge

30/9/14 Federated Chairs and HofA challenge

15/10/14 Federated challenge

26/11/14 Federated challenge


 Delegated Powers of EAB

Delta is a charitable company subject to company law and it is a not for profit organisation. Delta is a Multi Academy Trust (MAT). The Delta Board of Directors is the legal governing body of the MAT.

The Board of Directors (BoD) sets out Delta group strategy and operational policy in key areas which are then applied within and across all its academies through the organisational framework and schemes of delegation to Education Advisory Bodies (EABs).

Each individual Academy within the group will have an Education Advisory Body (EAB), which is a sub–committee of the main Delta Board.

 The Education Advisory Body (EAB) plays a key role in the life of each Academy. Our model of governance delegates almost all procedural and statutory powers in relation to the operation of each Academy to its Education Advisory Bodies (EABs) and Academy Principals / Head of Academy. The EAB is responsible for overseeing the broad Academy objectives for their own locality – working with the Academy Senior Leadership Team to improve the whole life of the Academy and its impact on its community. In this respect the EAB’s main functions are to:

 1) Act as a key link between the Academy, parents and local community and champion the work of the Academy.


2)  Provide constructive challenge and strategic direction to the Principal and Leadership Team as they plan the future development of the Academy, ensuring that they focus on Academy improvement. In practice, this role is centred on the approval and monitoring of the following in line with Delta ethos and expectations:

 o Academy Development Plan;

 o its Self-Evaluation processes; and

 o any post-Ofsted action plans.


 3) Continually review the overall impact of the Academy amongst the people it exists to serve and make plans for improvement.


 4) Ensure that the Academy plays a full role in cooperating and working together with other academies in the group and contributes to the work of the CIT.


 5) Oversee the implementation of and ensure compliance with Delta policies locally.


 6) Be responsible for staff appointments, other than Principal and Vice Principal (where they will be fully consulted) following Delta recruitment processes.