Achievement of Pupils:
Quality of Teaching:
Behaviour and Safety of Pupils:
Leadership and Management:
"Pupils have very positive attitudes to school and they enjoy their lessons. They are keen to learn and try their best. They take pride in their work. This is clear from the neat presentation in their books and on displays round the school."
Read the full report here:
The Flitch Green Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people: the child or young person's welfare is our overriding concern.
As such, all adults, including volunteers, governors, visitors and temporary staff have an active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm.
Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Nikki Willis (Principal)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Sarah Evans (Vice-Principal)
Emma Hodgkinson (SENCo)
Claire Pearce (Teacher)
Safeguarding Link Governor:
All can be contacted on
Child Protection Policy
Having a Child Protection Policy in place ensures that all members of the school community:
Are aware of their responsibility in relation to safeguarding and child protection
Know the procedures that should be followed if they have a cause for concern
Know where to go to find additional information regarding safeguarding
Are aware of the key indicators relating to child abuse
Fully support the academy's commitment to safeguarding and child protection
Other important links:
Child Protection Policy Annex 1
NSPCC sexual abuse in education helpline. If you are worried about any form of sexual abuse in schools or have experienced sexual abuse previously, this helpline can offer support.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child or young person's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child or young person's welfare.
If you have any concerns about a child or young person's welfare, please record your concern and report this to one of the academy's safeguarding team as soon as possible on the same day. It is important that you do not conduct your own investigation.
If your concerns relate to the behaviour or actions of a member of staff, then you should report this directly to the Safeguarding Link Governor.
Governors work together to provide an independent oversight of the management and operation of the Academy, with the aim of improving the quality of the education provided, raising standards and making decisions in the best interests of the Academy’s pupils, staff and wider community.
The Governing Body does not run the Academy or become involved with daily management; this is the job of the Principal and the leadership team. Governors help shape the aims and aspirations of the Academy, bringing a range of perspectives to all issues.
There are a number of key aspects to the work of the Governing Body. They set policies, establish the Academy development plan, ensure that public funds are spent appropriately and effectively, ensure statutory duties are complied with and provide rigorous accountability.
All Governors are volunteers who meet as a Full Governing Body at least three times a year.
The Governing Body of The Flitch Green Academy is comprised of:
Richard Barrett (Chair)
The Principal of the Academy:
Governors also form three sub-committees that meet once a term:
Finance, Audit and Risk Committee:
Laurence Miles (Chair)
Jon Shakallis (Vice Chair)
Leadership & People Committee:
Shawn Collom (Chair)
Rachel Earle (Vice Chair)
Katie Bailey (Chair)
If you are interested in becoming a Community Governor please contact the Clerk for further information.
Our governors can be contacted by emailing: for the attention of the Clerk.
Key Documents for Governors:
2020 Financial Statements
Governance Structure - March 2021
including Declaration of Interests & meeting attendance
Funding Agreement for The Flitch Green Academy
Articles of Association for The Flitch Green Academy
We have no vacancies at present.
Please contact the pre-school direct on 01371 823293 for more details or visit their website at www.flitchgreenpreschool.co.uk
The Flitch Green Montessori Pre-School is a privately run pre-school. Please note that it is not a feeder pre-school for the Flitch Green Academy and attendance at the pre-school will not guarantee your child a place at the academy.
Primary School Admissions
Parents of children born during the period 1st September 2016 to 31st August 2017 will be able to apply from 9th November 2020 to start school in September 2021. The closing date for applications is 15th January 2021. Information can be found on the following website link - Applications
Our current admission policy can be found in the parents section of this website.
Unfortunately due to the current situation we are unable to hold open mornings and evenings or parent tours. We have therefore put together a Virtual Tour for you so that you can see how children will learn in their reception year.
To apply for a place for your child at the Academy please contact Essex County Council on:
0845 603 2200
School Admissions & Transport, PO Box 4261, Chelmsford, CM1 1GS
Essex County Council Admissions Webpage
Are you within our priority catchment area?
If you are unsure, please click here and input your address.
1: Looked After Children and previously looked after children (as defined on page 12 of the Primary Education in Essex 2014/2015 booklet).
2: Children living in the priority admissions area with a sibling attending the academy
3: Other children living in the priority admissions area
4: Children living outside the priority admissions area with a sibling attending the school
5: Remaining applications
In the event of oversubscription within any of the above criteria, priority will be determined by straight line distance from home to school, those living closest being given the highest priority. Straight line distances are calculated by the LA as described on page 11 of the Primary Education in Essex 2014/2015 booklet.
Exceptional medical circumstances (supported by medical evidence) may override the above (other than criterion 1) if, in the view of the Governing Body, The Flitch Green Academy is the only local school that can meet the child’s needs.
Please see the timetable below for details on the academy’s appeals process.