Governors

The Governing Body is here to help the school provide the best possible education for our pupils.

There are three main areas of responsibility in the role of the school governors:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

In order to undertake this we share responsibilities between the members and meet in small committees:

  • Pupil Progress – monitoring and evaluating progress towards the school’s priorities and targets
  • Wider Curriculum – ensuring a rich and inclusive curriculum
  • Teaching Standards – supporting the headteacher and staff as well as challenging their expectations
  • Finance – ensuring accountability for spending decisions

The Full Governing Body meets 5 times a year. Governors visit the school regularly to observe and take part in school activities, and are able to receive training to improve their skills. It is a very rewarding role.

The Headteacher can automatically take up her place.

Staff Governors are voted in by the other staff at the school.

Parent Governors are voted in by other parents.

LEA Governors were, prior to 1 September 2015, appointed by the Local Authority.  LEA Governors are now appointed by the school.
Co-opted governors are appointed by the whole governing body. Governors all have a four year term of office.

These are the school governors at the moment, with their responsibilities:

gary-aiston

Mr Gary Aiston

Attendance

Co-opted

    sarah-raynes

    Mrs Sarah Raynes

    SEN and Safeguarding

    Parent Governor

      julia-parker

      Ms Julia Parker

      Parent Rep

      Chair of Wider Curriculum Committee

      Parent Governor

        christine-palmer

        Mrs Christine Palmer

        Staff Rep

        Associate Governor (no voting rights)

          jan-livesey

          Mrs Jan Livesley

          Data Analysis /Pupil Premium

          Vice Chair of Governors
          Chair of Finance and Premises Committee
          Local Authority

            jane-hobley

            Ms Jane Hobley

            Headteacher

              pam-gibson

              Mrs Pam Gibson

              Chair

              Chair of Governors
              Chair of Pupil Progress Committee
              Co-opted

                sue-cameron

                Sue Cameron

                Co-opted

                  nigel-clarke

                  Dr Nigel Clarke

                  Teaching Standards

                  Chair of Personnel and Teaching Standards Committee
                  Co-opted

                    penny-bell

                    Ms Penny Bell

                    Parent Rep

                    Parent Governor

                      sarah-taylor

                      Mrs Sarah Taylor

                      Staff Governor

                      Staff Governor