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All Trust schools are accountable to Academies of Character and Excellence (ACE) Board of Trustees who have overall responsibility for effective and appropriate systems of control. All our schools have their own dedicated Teaching and Learning Committee (TLC) or a Core Group. 

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ACE Trust Board

ACE Governance Structure

Scheme of Delegation

Teaching & Learning Committee

'Collaborative service," is a core value at the heart of Academies for Character and Excellence.  Inline with this the small school’s hub (SSH) consisting of Ashill Primary School, Winsham Primary School and Hatch Beauchamp Primary School have combined their local governance arrangements to create a combined Teaching and Learning Committee (TLC).  This approach has both strengthened and enhanced the close working relationship between the schools and their local communities.

Ethos Committee

As a Church of England school within the Academies for Character and Excellence, Winsham Primary is a small village primary school.  Due to the size of the school there are insufficient volunteers to establish their own separate Ethos Committee.  Therefore, the work of the Ethos Committee will be included in remit of the Small Schools Hub (SSH) Teaching and Learning Committee (TLC).

The Ethos Committee as part of the TLC will focus on the support and development of the Christian foundation and ethos of the school.  It will be intrinsic to the development of the Church school status and progress against the SIAMs framework. 

The SSH TLC will aim to provide an environment in which Christian Distinctiveness is promoted and allowed to flourish and it is of the utmost importance to our work to seek to answer the SIAMs overarching question:

How effective is the school's distinctive vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish? 

Reporting and monitoring will therefore lead on from this question and will be based on the seven strands of the SIAMS framework:

  1. Vision and Leadership

  2. Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills

  3. Character Development: Hope, Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy

  4. Community and Living Well Together

  5. Dignity and Respect

  6. The Impact of Collective Worship

  7. The Effectiveness of Religious Education

The key documents that will be reviewed and monitored will be the SIAMS Self Evaluation Form and action plan.

Committee Members:

Emma Johns (Head of School)

Rev Michelle (Vicar)

Karen Rattew (Parent) 

For further details on the Ethos Committee please contact the school office

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