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
|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|
|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.|