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Governing Body

All Governors are volunteers and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. For maintained schools this is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of maintained school governing bodies is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’. 

The governing body should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

These functions are reflected in regulations for maintained schools that came into force in September 2013 and in the criteria Ofsted inspectors use to judge the effectiveness of governance in both maintained schools and academies.

How well a governing body does its job has a real impact on the success of a school and although they are made up of volunteers, governing bodies cannot afford to be amateur and must be held to account for their effectiveness. 

Governors hold an important public office and their identity should be known to their school and wider communities. In the interests of transparency, our governance arrangements can be found below.

The Governors produce newsletters to keep you up to date of our work and priorities. These can be found in the newsletters section of this website.

 

Governor list as at September 2017:

Name          

Category/date

appointed and

by who.

Attendance

Governance

roles in

other schools

Term

of

Office

Date

stepped

down

Link

Role

Business/

Pecuniary

interests

Material

interests

Louise Rudd

Chair

31/01/2014

FGB

90%

none 4 years

SEN/PPG/CLA

Safeguarding

EYFS

Performance Management

Pay Review

Exclusions

Equality

none

declared

none

declared

Sarah Edwards

Parent

01/09/2013

Elected by

parents

100% none 4 years

Extended services

ICT/E-safety

Pay review

Exclusions

Appeals, Complaints, Disciplinary

none

declared

none

declared

Babs Culling

Parent

01/09/2014

Elected by parents

100% none 4 years

Health & Safety

Policy Overview

none declared none declared
Mike Gray

Co-opted

Vice Chair

19/09/2016

Appointed by the GB

75% none 4 years

Science

PE & Sports Premium

Maths

Performance Management

Exclusions

Appeals, Complaints, Disciplinary

none declared

none declared

James Morris

Parent

11/11/2016

Elected by parents

75% none 4 years

Literacy

Curriculum & Development

Appeals, Complaints, Disciplinary

none declared none declared
Rebecca Collins

Headteacher

01/09/2013

Ex-Officio

100% none declared none declared
Ann MacLachlan

Associate

20/05/2014

Appointed  by the FGB

71% none 4 years none declared none declared
Laura Watson

Staff Governor

20/03/2017

Elected  by Staff

83% none 4 years none declared none declared
Hollie Common Clerk
Penny Warner

Associate

16/11/2016

Appointed by the FGB

67% none 4 years

SEN

Pupil Premium

none declared none declared
Mary Thompson

Associate

09/01/2016

Appointed by the FGB

71% none until July 2017 17/07/17

Performance Management

SEN

Pupil Premium

none declared none declared
Adrian Pereira

Co-opted

01/10/2013

Appointed by the FGB

86% none 4 years 17/07/17

Vice Chair

Government Development Co-ordinator

Maths

Appeals, Disciplinary, Exclusions

none

declared

none declared
Shirley Storey

Co-opted

24/05/2016

86% none 4 years 17/07/17

PE & Sports Premium

Appeals, Disciplinary, Exclusions

none declared none declared