Remit of the Governing Body

The Governors are responsible for 3 core functions:
Setting the strategic direction.
Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the school.
Ensuring financial health, probity and value for money.

What does the Governing Body do?
Governors are responsible for a number of areas including attainment, finance, policies and procedures. Their role involves working closely with the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team to ensure children get the best possible education to enable them to reach their full potential, in an environment where they feel safe, valued and where learning is fun.

Their main functions are to:
Help set the aims and objectives for the school.
Help ensure the policies and procedures are relevant and achieve their objectives.
Set targets to monitor the progress of the school to ensure it is meeting its aims and objectives.
Be a critical friend to the school and provide a source of challenge and support.

The Governing Body has 3 sub-committees; Curriculum, Finance and Staffing, Premises and Health & Safety.

Governor Name Category Appointing Body Term of Office Committees Position Register of Interests Governor at other school? Relationship with school staff
Mrs Helen Harper Head Teacher Governing Body ongoing Finance and staffing, Premises and Health and Safety, Curriculum Head Teacher Head Teacher at the school No Head Teacher
Mr John Fowles Co-opted Governors 12.03.2015-11.03.2019 Finance and staffing, Premises and Health and Safety, Curriculum, Pay Committee Chairman None No None
Ms Miranda Clifton Local Authority Local Council 01.01.2014-31.12.2017 Finance and staffing, Premises and Health and Safety, Curriculum, Pay Committee N/A None Yes None
Miss Sam Friend Co-opted Governors 12.03.2015-11.03.2019 Premises and Health and Safety, Curriculum, Pay Committee Vice Chair None No None
Mrs Victoria Stark Co-opted Governors 15.11.2016-14.11.2020 Finance and staffing N/A None No None
Mrs Jane Law Co-opted Governors 16.03.2015-15.03.2019 Finance and staffing N/A Member of staff No None
Mrs Annette Casse Staff Staff 12.03.2015-11.03.2019 Finance and staffing N/A Member of staff No Teacher
Mrs Laura Britton Parent Governors 15.11.2016-14.11.2020 Finance & Staffing N/A None No None
Mrs Elaine Cook Parent Parents 01.10.2016-30.09.2020 Curriculum and Premises N/A None No None
Mrs Vicki Watts Parent Parents 01.10.2016-30.09.2020 Curriculum and Premises N/A None No None

 

Governors' Attendance Academic Year 2015-2016

 

05/10/15

24/11/15

18/01/16

10/03/16

18/03/16

04/07/16

Mrs H Harper (Head)

Mrs L Britton

n/a

n/a

n/a

Mrs A Cassé

A

Ms M Clifton

A

A

A

Mr J Fowles

Miss S Friend

A

A

Mr A Hunter

A

A

A

A

A

Mrs J Law

Miss V Stark

A

A

A

Dr K Tearle

A

 

Curriculum & SEN Committee

16/11/15

22/02/16

27/06/16

Ms M Clifton

Mr J Fowles

Miss S Friend

A

A

Mrs H Harper

Miss V Stark

Mrs J Law

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Premises/Health & Safety Committee

16/11/15

22/02/16

27/06/16

Miss S Friend

A

A

Mrs H Harper

Mr A Hunter

A

A

A

Mr J Fowles

Miss V Stark

Mrs J Law

 

 

 

Finance & Staffing Committee

10/11/15

08/03/2016

22/06/16

Mrs A Cassé

A

A

Ms M Clifton

A

Mr J Fowles

Mrs H Harper

Mrs J Law

Dr K Tearle

A

Mrs L Britton

n/a

A