Beacon View Primary Academy is a part of United Learning whose Trustees hold the ultimate responsibility for the governance of each United Learning school.

The Department for Education’s governance handbook 2020 identifies the essentials of effective governance as follows:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

United Learning’s Trustees delegate certain key roles and responsibilities to the school’s Local Governing Body (LGB) and these are set out clearly in our Scheme of Delegation which can be seen on the United Learning website.

Click here to view the Scheme of Delegation

Statement from the Chair of Governors

Paulsgrove is a great community and Beacon View is a great academy.  Everyone connected to it is committed to getting the best possible start in life for our children – and the Governors have a very particular part to play in supporting, guiding and challenging everything that happens at the Academy. 

We’re dedicated to working with the staff, children, parents, carers and community to:

  • Set Beacon View’s vision and aims – what we want the Academy to look like, feel like and achieve.  We also make sure we’ve got the right plans and policies, and make the best and most creative use of all the resources available to us.
  • Keep a close eye on performance  - so we know how we are doing and are clear on how we can do better. That means supporting the senior staff in particular, but also challenging on what we find and how it can be improved.
  • Make sure Beacon View works for you – the community we all serve, and also those who fund and maintain it, and work there. 

We’re always look at ways of doing things better, so we become a better and better Academy.  That’s a job for us all and we know we’ve got a great team at the Academy who lead from the front.  We are so grateful to them for their hard work and commitment.

Paulsgrove has its challenges, and it has huge strengths too.  I’m confident that we can do better and better each year, and so do better and better for every one of our children.  The children of Beacon View deserve the very best – and we’re all committed to helping them get it.


Father Hugo Deadman

Chairman of Governors

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