Governor Info

Craven EAB Membership

NameCommitte MembershipAppointed byTermOther EAB memberships
Trudi BarlteEAB, Finance and Resources

Executive Principal

Delta appointed

N/A - Ex OfficioEAB member at Estcourt, Mersey and Parkstone.
James PhillipsEAB, Finance and ResourcesHead of AcademyN?A - Ex Officio 
Peter BarleyEAB (Chair), Finance and ResourcesDelta appointed4 Years 
Lisa ChalmersEAB, Parent Representative4 Years 
Mike CovellEABParent Representative4 Years 
Helen RuddleEAB, Finance and ResourcesDelta appointed4 YearsEAB member at John Whitgift Academy
David IrvingEAB Delta appointed4 YearsEAB memeber at The Parks academy
Mandy DemoulpiedEABStaff representative4 years 
Kerry HillEAB, Finance and ResourcesParent representative4 years 

2016 - 2017 EAB meeting dates

26th September 2016 1.15pm - Education Advisory body

9th December 2016 - 12.00 - Finance and resources meeting

9th December 2016 1.15pm - Education Advisory meeting

16th January 2017 1.15pm - Curriculum challenge meeting

27th March 2017 - 12.00 - Finance and resources meeting

27th March 2017 - 1.15pm - Education Advisory body

2nd May 2017 - 1.15pm - Curriculum challenge meeting

10th July 2017 - 12.00 - Finance and resources meeting

10th July 2017 - 1.15pm - Curriculum challenge meeting

17th July 2017 - Education Advisory body

2015-2016 meeting dates


12th October - 1.15pm - Finance and resources meeting

12th October - 2.00pm - Education Advisory body

14th December - 1.15pm - Education Advisory body

11th January - 1.15pm - Curriculum and challenge

29th February - 1.15pm - Education Advisory body

22nd April - 1.15pm Curriculum and challenge

11th July - 12.00 - Finance and resources

11th July - 1.15pm - Curriculum and challenge

18th July - 1,15pm - Education Advicory body

Each term the Safeguarding EAB member completes a safeguarding audit with members of the safeguarding team (see Annex U) and submits this to the EAB


 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.