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Role of the Governing Body

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The governors are a group of individuals, made up of parents, staff, members of the community and the Local Authority.

Proportions of governors are of at least one quarter of parents, two members of staff including the headteacher. In addition, the Governing Body comprises of co-opted governors and local authority governors. Governors serve for four years, and will have a variety of responsibilities during this time.

Governors are volunteers from all walks of life. An effective governing body will have people from different backgrounds with mixed skills. Governors are not education experts - they are there to bring a fresh perspective.

The role of the governing body is a strategic one. Its key functions are to:

  • Set aims and objectives for the school.
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Set targets for achieving those aims and objectives.
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives.
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher.

Governors are required to declare any potential business interests that may lead to a conflict of interest and this may be found here:

Document: Summary of Governor Business Interests

 

Full Governing Body

The current members are:

  • Ann Burgess - Co-opted Governor; Chair
  • Aurelie Boulvert - Co-opted Governor
  • Gary Foreman - Parent Governor
  • Vicky Murphy - Staff Governor
  • Ambrose Oliver - Local Authority Governor; Vice-Chair
  • Andrea Pinter - Parent Governor
  • Divya Sunil - Parent Governor
  • James Tibbles - Headteacher Governor
  • Hellen Ward - Co-opted Governor
  • Vacancy - Co-opted Governor
  • Vacancy - Co-opted Governor
  • Vacancy - Co-opted Governor

The clerk to the Governing Body is Jane Phillips.

Minutes of the Full Governing Body Meetings can be requested through an email request to the school office.

 

learning and development team

The current members are:

  • Ann Burgess - Co-opted Governor;
  • Aurelie Boulvert - Co-opted Governor; Vice-Chair of the Learning & Development Team
  • Vicky Murphy - Staff Governor
  • Ambrose Oliver - LA Governor
  • Divya Sunil - Parent Governor
  • James Tibbles - Headteacher Governor
  • Hellen Ward - Co-opted Governor

Minutes of the Learning and Development Team Meetings can be requested through an email request to the school office.

 

resources team

The current members are:

  • Ann Burgess - Co-opted Governor
  • Gary Foreman - Parent Governor; Chair of the Resources Team
  • Ambrose Oliver - Local Authority Governor; Vice Chair of the Resources Team
  • Andrea Pinter - Parent Governor
  • James Tibbles - Headteacher Governor

Minutes of the Resources Team Meetings can be requested through an email request to the school office.

If you wish to make contact with the Chair of Governors then you may do so through the school office.