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Governing Body Information and Attendance

Our Governing Body consists of 12 members and operates with/without a committee structure. The core functions of our governing body, as set out in The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013, are:

  • ensuring that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined;
  • ensuring that the head teacher performs his or her responsibilities for the educational performance of the school; and
  • ensuring the sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources.

The statutory purpose of the Governing Body is to promote high standards of educational achievement at the school.

The day to day management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher and staff, whereas the governors are responsible for the general direction of the school and providing a strategic overview.

The Governing Body acts as a critical friend to the school and ensures accountability, whilst considering the interests of children, parents and staff. It makes decisions about curriculum, finance, staffing and premises matters, to help raise standards of achievement and to make sure that the school provides a good quality education for all of our pupils.

Please see below information for academic year 2019-2020

Full name of Governor Governor Category Date of current Appointment
 or Election
Source of Appointment (where appropriate) Term of office / Roles within GB Attendance at full GB Meetings* Committee membership Attendance at committee meetings* Declarations on register of business and pecuniary interests Governance in Other Educational Institutions
Jan Chester  Co-opted Re-elected 13/04/2019 Appointed by Governing Body Chair 4/4 n/a n/a None None
Lynda Guy  LA 12/09/2016 Nominated by LA and appointed by Governing Body Vice Chair 1/4 n/a n/a None None
David Reid Headteacher   Ex-officio by virtue of office as Headteacher   4/4 n/a n/a None None
James Harvey Co-opted Re-elected 13/04/2019 Appointed by Governing Body   2/4 n/a n/a None None
Louise Bunce Co-opted Re-elected 13/04/2019 Appointed by Governing Body   3/4 n/a n/a None None
Simon King Co-opted 12/07/2016 Appointed by Governing Body   3/4 n/a n/a None None
Maria Cook Co-opted Re-elected 13/04/2019 Appointed by Governing Body   4/4 n/a n/a None None
Caron Gillett Staff 13/04/2015 Elected by school staff   3/3 n/a n/a None None
Tasha Brabon Co-opted 10/10/2017 Appointed by Governing Body   3/4 n/a n/a None None
Amanda Preece Associate - does not have voting rights 28/06/2017     4/4 n/a n/a None None
Charlotte Gover Parent 20/11/2019 Elected by Parents   3/3 n/a n/a None None
Liz Yadav Parent 20/11/2019 Parent appointed by Governing Body due to no election candidates   4/4 n/a n/a None None
                   
Changes to Governing Body                  
Victor Finch Co-opted 23/10/2019 Resigned    1/1        
Liz Yadav Associate 20/11/2019 Elected Parent Governor            
Caron Gillett Staff   Term of office ended 4/2020   3/3        
                   
Due to Covid, only one meeting per term was held in the Spring and Summer terms.  These meetings were held via Microsoft Teams.