Our Governing Body

 

The Governing Body works with the Headteacher to provide the strategic lead in the school and has a important role to play in ensuring every child gets the best possible education.

Although individual governors work with the school in monitoring roles, it is only the full governing body that has legal duties and powers and all governors share in that corporate responsibility. Governors are here to govern rather than manage and do not intervene in the day to day management of the school, unless there is something seriously wrong. If there is a weakness in the school we will take action. The day to day management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher and staff.

The Governing Body’s key roles are:

  • To provide strategic direction for the school. For example through the development and monitoring of the School Development Plan.
  • To act as a critical friend to the Headteacher.
  • To ensure accountability. For example through agreeing and monitoring the budget, and monitoring standards and progress in achievement.
  • To ensure the school provides for all its pupils, including those with special needs

The Governing body is at the heart of how a school operates. It is important we get things right and act with honesty and integrity. We have to be prepared to both support and challenge the Headteacher to help decide what’s best for the pupils. We undertake our own regular self evaluation and training to ensure we stay up to date and provide the very best support we can for the school.

The Governing Body is made up of volunteers, with members representing a range of interests and professions. As such we aim to provide a representative group of the local community. The current composition is:

1 governor appointed by the Local Authority
2 governors appointed by the Diocese (Foundation Governors)
4 governors elected by parents
1 governor elected from staff
3 governors co-opted from the local community

We also have 2 associate members appointed by the governing body to support in specific areas. These members have voting rights in the committees in which they sit but not at the Full Governing Body.

Our Governors

Mr Liam Page

Mr Liam Page

Chair of Governors, Co-opted Governor

Mr Ben Brett

Mr Ben Brett

Vice-Chair, Parent Governor

Ms Grace Armstrong

Ms Grace Armstrong

Vice-Chair, Parent Governor

Mr Stephen Dodd

Mr Stephen Dodd

Headteacher

Revd Sarah Jenkins

Revd Sarah Jenkins

Foundation Governor

Mrs Pam Wells

Mrs Pam Wells

Foundation Governor

Mr Adam Brown

Mr Adam Brown

Parent Governor

Ms Angela Gray

Ms Angela Gray

Parent Governor

Mrs Pamela Lore

Mrs Pamela Lore

Local Authority Governor

Mrs Stephanie Rose

Mrs Stephanie Rose

Co-opted Governor

Miss Lesley Dickins

Miss Lesley Dickins

Staff Governor

Vacancy

Co-opted Governor

Mr Ben Thomas

Mr Ben Thomas

Associate Member

Ms Becky Firman

Ms Becky Firman

Associate Member

Governors who have left in the last 12 months

Mr Jamie Warner

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Cassandra Fisher

Parent Governor

Committees of the Governing Body

Committee

Chair

Remit

Finance & Premises (inc. Health & Safety)

 

To work with the Headteacher and business manager on development of the school budget (to include cost of actions included in the School Development Plan), to monitor expenditure against that budget and to monitor financial processes within the school.
To work with the Headteacher and business manager on setting premises priorities, monitor Health & Safety within the school, monitor the Accessibility plan, and determine marketing actions required.
Personnel

Mrs Pamela Lore

To work with the Headteacher on personnel matters including staff appointments, discipline, capability procedures and dismissals, monitoring staff well-being and pay policy.
Curriculum

Mrs Pamela Wells

To manage curriculum matters and consider curriculum aspects of the School Development Plan in conjunction with the Headteacher and teaching staff
Pupil Discipline
 
To review pupil exclusions following representations from parents.

This committee is only convened when required by circumstance.

Appeals
Considering staff appeals against disciplinary action, dismissal, or selection for redundancy.

This committee is only convened when required by circumstance.

Hearings
Management of formal complaints to the governing body and, disciplinary/capability procedures for the Headteacher. This committee is only convened when required by circumstance.