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 2020-2021 are:
Wednesday 30th September
Wednesday 18th November
Wednesday 27th January
Wednesday 10th March
Wednesday 28th April
Thursday 1st July
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