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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governing Body Webpage:

On this page we will explain the role of the Governing Body and how we implement our role.

 

The Governors are all volunteers who support and challenge the Headteacher in planning and providing the best education for the children within a happy learning environment, helping them to develop as confident and successful individuals. The day to day running of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher. The Governors help to set the strategic direction of the school; ensure finances are used effectively to provide a positive and exciting learning environment and the resources necessary to deliver high standards of teaching and learning and to keep the children safe.

There are 8 Governors who sit on the Governing Board together with the Headteacher, Mrs Foulds. They represent the Parents, the local Community, the Local Authority, Staff and its Church Foundation. Each Governor serves for a term of 4 years. Training is provided for new and current Governors.

The Governing Board meets four times a year.  In addition there are 4 sub-committees. The Resources Committee (which includes Finance, Health and Safety, Personnel and Buildings) and the School Improvement Committee (which includes Special Educational Needs and Disability and Safeguarding) each meet about 3 times a year. The Performance Management Committee meets twice a year and the Disciplinary Committee, though in existence, only meets when the need arises.  Most of the Governors’ work for the school takes place at Committee level with all decisions ratified by the full Governing Board.

In addition Governors take on further responsibilities for curriculum areas. They visit school on a regular basis to get a better understanding of the school, look at the children’s work, monitor behaviour, evaluate progress and ensure the school supports children of all abilities. They also take an active role in drawing up and monitoring the School Improvement Plan.

The Governing Board draws on a range of skills from its members to support the school. If you would like to know more about the role then do get in touch with any of the Governors or the Headteacher.

The Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Ann Duffy.

 

Margaret Matthews

Chair of Governors

November 2016

 

 

Mrs Margaret Matthews –  Chair of Governors

  • Member of the Performance Management Committee
  • Member of the Resources Committee
  • Local Authority Governor – Appointed by the Governing Body
  • Term of Office is 4 years, ending February 2017

Mr Leon Hart

  • Chair of the Resources Committee
  • Member of the Performance Management Committee
  • Foundation Governor – Appointed by the Diocese
  • Term of Office is 4 years, ending October 2017

Mr Steve Waterhouse

  • Chair of the Performance Committee
  • Member of the School Improvement
  • Co-Opted Governor – Appointed by the Governing Body
  • Term of Office is 4 years, ending April 2019

Rev. Phil Michell

  • Member of the School Improvement Committee
  • Foundation Governor – Appointed by the Diocese
  • Term of Office is 4 years, ending October 2017

Mr Lyndon Harvey

  • Member of the Resources Committee
  • Parent Governor – Elected by Parents of the School
  • Term of Office is 4 years, ending November 2017

Dawn Rudd

  • Member of the School Improvement Committee
  • Term of Office is 4 years, ending July 2020

Mrs Victoria Wright

  • Parent Governor - Elected by Parents of the School
  • Term of Office is 4 years, ending October 2020

Mr Chris Wright

  • Community Governor
  • Term of Office is 4 years, ending October 2020

Staff Governor Mrs Elizabeth Edge

  • Member of the School Improvement Committee
  • Staff Governor – Elected by the School Staff
  • Term of Office is 4 years from appointment date.

In addition they are joined by: Mrs Nicola Foulds – Headteacher

  • Member of the School Improvement Committee
  • Member of the Resources, Buildings and Health and Safety Committee
  • Term of Office for the Headteacher commences upon appointment and continues by virtue of the role.

Mrs Ann Duffy – Clerk to the Governors        

 
Declaration of Business and Financial Interests 
Under the Freedom of Information Act the following declarations must be made:
  • Rev. Phil Michell is also a Foundation Governor at Hulland Ward C of E Primary School
  • Mrs Nicola Foulds is married to Mr. M. Foulds, Owner of Holly Tree Construction, a company previously used by the school for renovation work in the junior classroom.