Elburton Primary School became part of the Horizon Multi Academy Trust on 1 September 2016.

The Horizon Multi Academy Trust Board is accountable in law for all decisions about its academies. However, the Trust Board have agreed within their Scheme of Delegation that many decisions can and should be delegated to the local governing bodies. 

The local Governing Body will use its detailed knowledge and engagement with Senior Leadership to build an understanding of how the school is led and managed by:

  • Monitoring whether the school is working within agreed policies and is meeting the agreed targets.
  • Managing its finances well
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Reporting to the Trust Board

 The current Local Governing Body is detailed below.

 The Company Secretary and Clerk to governors is:

Mrs Suzanne Goode

The Governors are:

                                    Mrs F Court               Appointed      Chair

                                    Dr C Adams              Appointed      Vice Chair                

                                    Mr J Dobson             Appointed

                                    Mr J Acevedo            Parent

                                    Mr S Drake                Parent           

                                    Mrs J Rickard            Staff

                                    Mr K Smithers           Staff

                                    Mrs V Gregory           Appointed

                                    Mrs C Haynes           Appointed     

                                    Mr J Senior                Appointed

                                    Mr D Bradford           Headteacher                                    

The governing body meets 6 times a year. The Personnel committee meets in the autumn term and when required.

The Headteacher’s performance management is carried out by Dr C Adams, Mrs F Court and an external advisor.

Frieda Court

Chair of Governors

Governors can be contacted through the school in writing or by email to the Clerk of Governors at