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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 term 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.

 

Governor Information

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

FGB
Meetings
Attended

          This applies to  the last academic year 2018-19
Anja Tyler 11.10.10 Interim 
Head
Teacher
Governor
School None
declared
26.09.19

Standards
& Curriculum 2/2
Ethos 1/1

5/5
Chris Beckham 20.07.20 – 19.07.24          
Dan McLean 20.07.20 – 19.07.24          
Dennis Preston
Vice-chair
01.02.18 – 31.01.22 Co-opted
Governor
School None
declared
26.09.19
Resources 7/7 5/5
Jonny Spowart 20.07.20 – 19.07.24          
Lauren Thomas 20.07.17 – 19.07.21 Parent
Governor
School None
declared
26.09.19
Standards
& Curriculum 2/2
2/5
Louise Beckham 22.03.18 – 21.03.22 Foundation
Governor
Church None
declared
26.09.19
Ethos 1/1 3/5
Rab Harley
Chair
26.09.19 –
26.09.23
Co-opted
Governor
Governing
Body
None
declared
26.09.19
   
John Halfacre 30.06.19 Associate Member Governing
Body
None
declared
26.09.19
   

Governors who have resigned

Barbara Swann

01.09.17 – 23.08.20
Resigned 23.08.20

Head Teacher
Governor
School   All 5/5
Joanne Jacques

01.09.15 – 31.08.19
Resigned 31.07.2020

LEA Governor Parish
Council
Husband is Director of Nupik Flo
UK  and Mysmartypants Ltd
Standards
& Curriculum 2/2
5/5