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Welcome to our Governors' section. 

Welcome to the Governor’s section of the website

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

 

What is a governor?

  1. governors (or the ‘Governing Body’) are a group of volunteers who help to run the school at a strategic level. We help to make decisions about the goals, effectiveness and strategies needed for the school’s long-term management. We are often called a ‘critical friend’: we are there to support the headteacher and teaching staff but also to make sure that targeted questions are being asked if we can see things aren’t heading in the right direction. Most importantly, a governor is part of the team who take responsibility and is ultimately accountable for the outcomes of the school.

 

Who can be a governor?

Anyone over the age of 18 can be a governor. You don’t have to have teaching experience or even have a child currently at the school. There are several ‘types’ of governor which means people from all walks of life can be involved. The most important thing is that you are committed, enthusiastic and have time that you are willing to use for the benefit of the school. You also need to be ready to read several reports and attend meetings.

 

Things that governors do and don’t do:

Governors do:

  • Help to plan the priorities and strategies for the improvement of the school, in discussion with the headteacher
  • Make decisions about policies, behaviour management and complaints
  • Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Oversee the financial decisions of the school and make sure money is well spent
  • Visit the school to monitor its progress against our agreed targets
  • Attend training to ensure their knowledge is up-to-date
  • Make sure the headteacher has an annual Performance Management Review

 

Governor’s don’t

  • Make decisions about the day-to-day running of the school
  • Make inspections (like Ofsted) and give value judgements about the school’s performance
  • Pursue their own agenda
  • Hire and fire staff (except for the Headteacher)
Name

Governor

Category

Term of Office Responsibilities

Attendance

at FGB

Autumn 2017 onwards

Ross Knevett                      Chair of Governors       Parent       

25/9/19

12/10/19

Priority 3 & 6 - Develop Governing Body and Develop school buildings  

Behaviour & Safety, Quality of Teaching, Healthy Schools, Attendance Governor.

100%
Pamela Higham

Vice Chair

Co-opted

25/9/18

5/2/21

Priority 2 & 5 - Develop assessment skills and Develop Curriculum

Safeguarding,  School Council, B and Training Link Governor.

100%
Ceri Daniels

Headteacher

N/A

 

All areas of S.I.P. 100%

Christine Willetts

 

Foundation 31/8/19 Priority 1 & 7- Reading and Maths 100%

Roger Dennis

 

Authority 22/8/18

Priority 5 & 7 - Develop Curriculum and Maths

Pupil Achievement, Equality and School Council Governor.

100%

 Jo Wood      

          

Parent  25/9/21

Priority 4 - SEN & PP

Governor for SEN, More Able Pupils, Children Looked After & school website 

100%

Ian Wild

Parent

13/10/21

 

   

 

Vacancy

Foundation - Ex Officio      

 

Vacancy

Co-opted      
Vacancy

Co- opted

 

     

Jacqueline Griffiths

 

Co-opted 13/10/21    

Andrea Lotter

 

Staff 12/10/21

Priority 1 - Reading

Pupil Premium Governor

 

Katie Welsh

 

Associate  N/A Priority 1 - Reading (advisory only). 100%

John Revett

 

Associate

N/A

Priority 6 - Develop school buildings (advisory only). 100%

Sue Madell

 

Clerk N/A N/A 100%

 

Priority numbers relate to the school improvement plan areas. Each Governor has an area of this to monitor along with additional and specific responsibilities such as being the Safeguarding or Pupil Premium Governor. 

Associate Governors do not take on a monitoring role but attend meetings in an advisory and supportive capacity. 

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