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.

Finance and Staffing Committee

The Finance and Staffing Committee is responsible for the financial management of the school, which includes approving the budget and monitoring all expenditure. It also oversees the appointment procedure of all staff and policies for their pay, performance management and well-being.  It helps to develop and monitor progress on the finance and staffing aspects of the School Development Plan.

Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee is responsible for ensuring that the school provides a wide - ranging and balanced curriculum for all our pupils. It monitors teaching plans and pupil achievement in order to improve standards and ensure high expectations.  It helps to develop and monitor progress on the curriculum aspects of the School Development Plan.

Premises / Health & Safety Committee

The committee ensures that the premises are regularly maintained and meet all safeguarding, security, equality, environmental, and health and safety requirement to keep pupils, staff and parents safe on site.  It helps to develop and monitor progress on the premises aspects of the School Development Plan.

Pay Committee and Performance Committee

These committees deal with the performance management and pay of the head teacher and other staff.

Other Committees

There are other committees that do not meet regularly but can be convened if necessary to deal with issues such as grievances, complaints, etc.

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
Miss Annabelle Poulton Staff Staff 01.09.2017-31.08.2021

Curriculum and Premises

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 Anita Willcox Parent Parents 05.02.18 - 04.02.2022 Curriculum and Premises N/A None No None
Mr Ben Keene Parent Parents            

 

Governors Attendance

Cam Woodfield Infant School

Governors’ Attendance Academic Year 2017-18

 

Full Governing Body

Meetings

 

20-09-17

 

28-11-17

 

16-01-18

 

13-03-18

 

15-05-18

 

17-07-18

Mrs H Harper (Head)

C

A

Mrs L Britton

A

Miss A Poulton

N

A

Ms M Clifton

A

C

Mr J Fowles  (Chair)

E

Mrs E Cook

A

L

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Miss S Friend

L

A

Mrs J Law

E

A

Miss V Stark

D

A

Mrs V Watts

 

A

A

Mrs A Willcox

n/a

 

n/a

 

Curriculum & SEN Committee Meetings

 

17-10-17

 

08-01-18

 

23-04-18

 

12-07-18

Ms M Clifton 

A

A

Mrs E Cook

n/a

A

n/a

n/a

Mr J Fowles

Miss S Friend  (Chair)

Mrs H Harper

A

Miss A Poulton

Miss V Stark

Mrs V Watts

A

A

A

Mrs A Willcox

n/a

n/a

A

 

Premises/Health & Safety Committee Meetings

 

17-10-17

 

08-01-18

 

23-04-18

 

10-07-18

Mrs E Cook

n/a

A

n/a

n/a

Miss S Friend

A

Mrs H Harper

A

Mr J Fowles

Miss V Stark  (Chair)

Mrs V Watts

A

A

A

Mrs A Willcox

n/a

n/a

A

 

Finance & Staffing Committee Meetings

 

10-10-17

 

03-01-18

 

12-03-18

 

08-05-18

 

26.06.18

Ms M Clifton  (Chair)

A

A

Mr J Fowles

Mrs H Harper

Mrs J Law

Mrs L Britton

A

Mrs A Willcox

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

Governors' Attendance Academic Year 2016-2017

 

Full Governing Body

Meetings

 

19-09-16

 

15-11-16

 

17-01-17

 

14-03-17

 

16-05-17

 

11-07-17

Mrs H Harper (Head)

A

A

Mrs L Britton

Mrs A Cassé

A

A

A

A

Ms M Clifton

A

Mr J Fowles  (Chair)

Mrs E Cook

n/a

Miss S Friend

Mrs J Law

Miss V Stark

n/a

A

A

Mrs V Watts

n/a

A

 

Curriculum & SEN Committee Meetings

 

11-10-16

 

10-01-17

 

25-04-17

 

04-07-17

Ms M Clifton 

A

A

A

Mrs E Cook

n/a

Mr J Fowles

Miss S Friend  (Chair)

A

Mrs H Harper

Miss V Stark

n/a

A

Mrs V Watts

n/a

A

 

Premises/Health & Safety Committee Meetings

 

11-10-16

 

10-01-17

 

25-04-17

 

04-07-17

Mrs E Cook

n/a

Miss S Friend

A

Mrs H Harper

Mr J Fowles

Miss V Stark  (Chair)

n/a

A

Mrs V Watts

n/a

A

 

Finance & Staffing Committee Meetings

 

08-12-16

 

06-03-17

 

09-05-17

 

27-06-17

Mrs A Cassé

A

Ms M Clifton  (Chair)

A

Mr J Fowles

Mrs H Harper

Mrs J Law

Mrs L Britton

A

 

 

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