Our Governing Body

 

Mr Jamie Warner

Mr Neil Watts

Mr Peter James Sansom

Rev Christopher Childs

Mr Anthony Mann

Mrs Sally Burns

Mr Ben Thomas

Mr Stephen Dodd

Mrs Susan Baldry

Mr Philip Dillon

Mr Nicolas Carlton-Smith

Miss Jodie Bennett

 

Chair of Governors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headteacher

 

 

 

Associate Member

More information about the remit of individual governors can be found at the bottom of this page.

Next meeting: 18:00 16th March  2017

 

Remit of the 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.

Individual governors have no power or responsibility. It is only the full governing body which 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.

 

Committees of the Governing Body

Committee

Chair

Remit


Finance

Next meeting:
17:00 8th November 2016

Mr Peter James Sansom

 

 

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.


Premises (incl Health & Safety) & Marketing

Next meeting:

Mr Jamie Warner

 

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

Next meeting:

 

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


Curriculum

Next meeting:

Mr Neil Watts

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

Mr Peter James Sansom

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

This committee is only convened when required by circumstance.


Hearings

Rev. Christopher Childs

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

 

Mr Jamie Warner

Date of appointment 28/06/2015
Term of office 4 years
Date of resignation n/a
Position Parent governor, elected by parents
Other governance roles None
Business and pecuniary interests Director of Touchline Sports
Committees Finance

Premises & Marketing

Other responsibilities Chair of Governors

Sport Premium

Headteacher’s Performance Review

Attendance record Whole Governing Body 3 of 3 meetings

Committees 4   of 6 meetings

 

Mr Neil Watts

Date of appointment 16/10/2015
Term of office 4 years
Date of resignation n/a
Appointed by Local Authority Governor, appointed by Suffolk County Council
Other governance roles
Business and pecuniary interests n/a
Committees Curriculum

Personnel

Other responsibilities Safeguarding

Race Equality

Attendance

Looked After Children

Attendance for last academic year Whole Governing Body   2   of 3 meetings

Committees   6   of 6 meetings

 

Mr Peter James Sansom

Date of appointment 31/12/2012
Term of office 4 years
Date of resignation n/a
Position Foundation Governor, appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education
Other governance roles None
Business and pecuniary interests None
Committees Finance

Curriculum

Personnel

Other responsibilities SEND
Attendance for last academic year Whole Governing body   3     of 3 meetings

Committee     6   of 6   meetings

 

Rev Christopher Childs

Date of appointment n/a
Term of office n/a
Date of resignation n/a
Position Foundation Governor, ex officio as local incumbent
Other governance roles Foundation Governor at Trinity CEVC Primary
Business and pecuniary interests n/a
Committees Personnel

Hearings

Pupil Discipline

Other responsibilities Headteacher’s Performance Review

Collective Worship

Attendance for last academic year Whole Governing Body   2 of 3 meetings

Committees     3 of 3   meetings

 

Mr Anthony Mann

Date of appointment 01/09/2015
Term of office 4 years
Date of resignation n/a
Position Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Governing Body
Other governance roles None
Business and pecuniary interests Director WMA Associates
Committees Finance

Premises & Marketing

Other responsibilities  Vice Chair of Governors

Head’s Performance Review

Attendance for last academic year Whole Governing Body   3     of 3 meetings

Committees     6   of 6   meetings

 

Mrs Sally Burns

Date of appointment 09/10/2013
Term of office 4 years
Date of resignation n/a
Position Parent governor, elected by parents
Other governance roles None
Business and pecuniary interests None
Committees Finance

Premises & Marketing

Other responsibilities
Attendance for last academic year Whole Governing Body   3     of 3 meetings

Committees     6   of 6   meetings

 

Mr Ben Thomas

Date of appointment 16/07/2014
Term of office 4 years
Date of resignation n/a
Position Parent governor, elected by parents
Other governance roles None
Business and pecuniary interests Married to a staff member
Committees Curriculum

Premises & Marketing

Other responsibilities
Attendance record Whole Governing Body   3   of 3 meetings

Committees     3 of 3   meetings

 

Mr Stephen Dodd

Date of appointment n/a
Term of office n/a
Date of resignation n/a
Appointed by Ex officio
Other governance roles None
Business and pecuniary interests None
Committees Curriculum

Finance

Premises & Marketing

Personnel

Other responsibilities Headteacher
Attendance for last academic year Whole Governing Body   3   of 3 meetings

Committees     11 of 12 meetings

 

Mrs Susan Baldry

Date of appointment 27/11/2016
Term of office 4 years
Date of resignation n/a
Position Staff governor, elected by staff
Other governance roles None
Business and pecuniary interests None
Committees Curriculum

Finance

Other responsibilities Assistant Headteacher
Attendance for last academic year Whole Governing Body   3   of 3 meetings

Committees   6 of 6   meetings

 

Mr Philip Dillon

Date of appointment 22/11/2016
Term of office 4 years
Date of resignation n/a
Position Co-opted Governor, appointed by the Governing Body
Other governance roles None
Business and pecuniary interests None
Committees Premises & Marketing
Other responsibilities
Attendance for last academic year n/a

 

Mr Nicolas Carlton-Smith

Date of appointment 22/11/2016
Term of office 4 years
Date of resignation n/a
Position Parent Governor, appointed by the Governing Body due to no election candidates
Other governance roles None
Business and pecuniary interests Principal – Carlton Smith Private Wealth
Committees Finance
Other responsibilities
Attendance for last academic year n/a

 

Miss Jodie Bennett

Date of appointment 22/11/2016
Term of office 4 years
Date of resignation n/a
Position Associate Member
Other governance roles None
Business and pecuniary interests None
Committees Finance

Premises & Marketing

Other responsibilities
Attendance for last academic year n/a

 

Mrs Mary Williams

Date of appointment 01/09/2016
Term of office 4 years
Date of resignation 21/07/2016
Position Co-opted Governor, appointed by Governing Body
Other governance roles None
Business and pecuniary interests Boarded Barn Farm – proprieter
Committees Personnel
Other responsibilities
Attendance for last academic year Whole Governing Body   3   of 3 meetings

Committees   3 of 3   meetings

 

Mrs Melony Mayhew

Date of appointment 31/12/2013
Term of office 4 years
Date of resignation 28/10/2016
Position Parent governor, elected by parents
Other governance roles None
Business and pecuniary interests None
Committees Curriculum

Finance

Other responsibilities Governing Body Vice Chair
Attendance for last academic year Whole Governing Body   3   of 3 meetings

Committees   4 of 6   meetings