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Governors

The Governing Body of the school consists of elected parents, local education authority nominees, foundation governors, parish council representatives and elected teachers. the Governors meet at least twice a week and have general responsibility for the effective management of the school. they work within the framework set by both national legislation and the policies of the local education authority.

Their responsibilities include the appointment and dismissal of staff, discipline, control of the delegated school budget, the forming of curriculum policies and maintenance of the premises. In practice, the Governors delegate the day to day running of the school to the headteacher.

All the governors and staff at Benington C of E Primary School share an objective to help keep the children safe by contributing to:

  • Providing a safe environment for them to learn
  • Identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm and taking appropriate action, with the aim of making sure that they are kept safe both at home and in the education setting.

To achieve this objective, we:

  • Aim to prevent unsuitable people from working with the children
  • Promote safe practice and challenge any poor or unsafe practice
  • Identify instances where there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare and initiate or take appropriate action to keep them safe
  • Contribute to effective partnership working between all those involved in providing services for our children

Parents can raise any concerns with a governor at any time, although it is usually more appropriate to contact the headteacher in the first instance.

Election and appointment of Governors take place every four years.

There are no declared business or pecuniary interests, or governance roles in other educational institutions.

Governor Information

Name & Term Term of Office Category Appointed by Committee Meeting Attended Full Governing Body Meetings Attended
        This applies to  the last academic year
Anja Tyler 11.10.10 Staff
Governor
School

Standards
& Curriculum 3
Resources 3
Ethos 1

6/6
Barbara Swann 01.09.17 Head Teacher
Governor
School All   6/6
Carolyn Godlee 01.09.18 – 31.08.22 Foundation
Governor
Church Ethos    
Dennis Preston
FGB Vice Chair
01.02.18 – 31.01.22 Co-opted
Governor
School Resources 3 4/6
Joanne Jacques 01.09.15 – 31.08.19 LEA Governor Parish
Council
Standards
& Curriculum 3
6/6

Justine Youngman
FGB Chair

12.07.17 – 
11.07.21
Co-opted School

Resouces 3
Ethos 1

6/6
Lauren Thomas 20.07.17 – 19.07.21 Parent
Governor
School Standards
& Curriculum 3
6/6
Louise Beckham 22.03.18 – 21.03.22 Foundation
Governor
Church Ethos 1 4/6
Peter Kingsnorth 29.05.15 – 28.05.19 Co-opted
Governor
School Resources 3 6/6
Sharon Gibson 01.09.16 – 31.08.20 Parent
Governor
School Standards
& Curriculum 3
(Safeguarding link)
6/6
Sandra Fitzpatrick 01.09.18 – 31.08.22 Co-opted
Governor

School Resources  

Governors who have resigned

Jenny Cobb

01.09.14 – 31.07.18
Resigned 31.07.18
Foundation
Governor
Church   6/6
Tony
Guedes Ramirez
FC Chair
01.09.16 – 31.08.20
Resigned 31.07.18
Parent
Governor
School   4/6
Cheryl Latham 20.07.17 – 19.07.21
Resigned 31.07.18
Co-opted
Governor
School   5/6