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Governors

School Governors are essential for the effective management and development of our school. They work within the framework set by both national legislation and the policies of the local education authority. Governors have a range of statutory responsibilities including:

· Helping to establish the school’s strategy

· Appointing the head teacher

· Overseeing the financial performance and

· Supporting and challenging the school leaders.

Above all else, they ensure that the school provides a safe environment for all pupils and staff.

The Governors meet at least twice a term and have general responsibility for the effective management of the school but in practice, they delegate the day to day running of the school to the head teacher. The Governing Board operates under a structure of committees and working groups to provide focus on the main issues. Currently these are:

· Finance and Resources

· Standards and Curriculum

· Safeguarding, Ethos and Well-being

· Strategy and Communication

The Governing Body consists of elected parents, a local education authority nominee, foundation governors, parish council representatives, elected teachers and a number of co-opted governors elected for their particular skills and experience. Typically these might include: finance; premises management; staffing; marketing; pupil welfare; and curriculum development. As such, every School Governor has opportunities to make valuable contributions to the success of the school and, at the same time, broaden their own skills and knowledge.

Governors get to know the strengths and weaknesses of the school, understanding the challenges it faces, and are directly involved in setting appropriate priorities for improvement. Wherever possible, they engage regularly with staff, pupils and parents and respond quickly to their views and suggestions. Parents can raise any concern with a governor at any time, although it is usually more appropriate to contact the head teacher in the first instance.

Governor Information

Name & Term Term of Office Category  Appointed  Appointed by Pecuniary interests Committee Meeting Attended

FGB
Meetings
Attended

S & Comm = Strategy & Communications
S & Curr = Standards & Curriculum
S, E & W = Safeguarding, Ethos & Well Being
F & R = Finance & Resources

This applies to  the last academic year 2020-21
Anja Tyler 11.10.10 Head
Teacher
Governor
School None
declared
26.09.19

S & Curr 1/1
S & Comm 1/1 
S,E & W 1/1

2/2
Julia Beaven 10.05.21 – 10.05.25 Staff Governor School      
Laura Caulfield   Parent Governor        
Louise Beckham
Chair of Governors
22.03.18 – 21.03.22 Foundation
Governor
Church None
declared
26.09.19
S, E & W 1/1 2/2
Matt Clarke 01.04.2022 01.04.2026 Parent Governor        
Ruth Cartmell            
Governors that have stepped down within the last year;
Zuzana Schulz

12.04.21 –
12.04.25
Resigned 08.07.2022

Parent 
Governor
School      
Kelsey Stark

12.04.21 –
12.04.25
Resigned 
29.06.22

Parent Governor        
Jonny Spowart

20.07.20 – 19.07.24
Resigned
11.02.22

Co-opted Governor Governing Body   S & Curr 1/1
S & Comm 1/1
S, E & W 1/1
2/2
Dan McLean

20.07.20 – 19.07.24
Resigned
11.02.22

LA Governor Parish Council   S & Comm 1/1
F & R 1/2
2/2
Dennis Preston 01.02.18 – 31.01.22 Co-opted
Governor
School None
declared
26.09.19
S & Comm 1/1 1/2
John Halfacre 30.06.19
Resigned
20.07.2021
Associate Member Governing
Body
None
declared
26.09.19
S & Comm 1/1
F & R 2/2
2/2
Rab Harley
Chair

26.09.19 –
26.09.23
Resigned 
20/07/2021

Co-opted
Governor
Governing
Body
None
declared
26.09.19
S & Comm 1/1
S, E & W 1/1
F & R 2/2
2/2