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Governance

Welcome to our Governors’ section.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
 

The school Governors are unpaid volunteers, who oversee the life and work of the school. We meet at least twice each term and receive reports from the Head Teacher and, members of staff; this keeps us informed about what is happening day to day in school and whether the objectives of the school improvement plan are being achieved. Governors are regularly in school and wear a badge to identify themselves, they welcome comments and contact with parents. 

 

Purpose of the Local School Committee

The Local School Committee is a corporate body. This means it has a legal existence separate from that of its individual members. As long as governors have acted honestly, without ulterior motive, and reasonably, within the law and regulations, the Local School Committee cannot be held to account as individuals for any liabilities incurred by the Local School Committee.

 

Being a school governor is a voluntary position with committee members, these days, now being considered as part of the school Leadership and Management team, subject to Ofsted Inspection. Whilst governance is strategic, management relates to operational functions. Governance has three core strategic functions:

 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of the staff.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

(DfE Governance Handbook)

 

In practice, this means that governors are involved in decisions with respect to finance, resources and premises whilst analysing pupil performance data, including progress and attainment, as well as attendance, etc. All aspects of the role involve scrutiny, monitoring and evaluation.

If you wish to contact a school governor please use the "contact us" facility on the website or ask at the school office, who will be happy to forward your query.

 

Correspondence for the personal attention of the Chair of Governors or Clerk of Governors should be addressed "care of" the school.

 

Chair of Governors

Mr Rodney Allen

 

Vice-Chair of Governors

Mrs Sarah Jones

 

Clerk to the Governors

Ms Lin Walkerdine

 

The Local School Committee (LSC) meets at least once a term; the dates of the LSC meetings for the year 2021-2022 are:

 

Wednesday 6th October

Wednesday 24th November

Wednesday 19th January

Wednesday 9th March

Wednesday 4th May

Thursday 29th June

 

Signed Minutes and Agenda of future Governors' Meetings are available at the school office.

Governors who have held the office in last 12 months:

Mr Rodney Allen - Chair of Governors

Mrs Cathy Longhurst - Headteacher

Mrs Laura Williams - Associate Governor

Mrs Sarah Jones - Vice-Chair Governor

Mr Prinz Nagalingam - Parent Governor

Ms Katie Ellingham - Staff Governor

Revd Becky Leach - Community Governor

Mr Paul Richards - Community Governor

Mr Sarwar Shamsher - Parent Governor

Mrs Bernadette Dempsey - Community Governor

Mrs Patsy Harding - Associate Governor 

Impact Statement 2020-21

Impact Statement 2019-20

Governor Attendance 2020-21

 

(Meeting on 18th November 2021 cancelled)

  • R Allen  5/5
  • S Jones 5/5
  • Clerk 5/5
  • C Longhurst 4/5
  • L Williams 5/5
  • K Ellingham 5/5
  • P Nagalingam 3/5
  • P Richards 5/5
  • B Leach 3/5
  • P Harding 5/5

Governor Declarations of interest

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