THE SCHOOL’S GOVERNING BOARD

WHO ARE THEY AND WHAT DO THEY DO

The school’s Governing Board has 13 governors who come from a range of background and experience. The governors represent parents, the wider community, the church, school staff and the Local Authority. They are all volunteers. The head teacher is also a member of the Governing Board. Most governors serve for a four year term  and can be re-appointed. If you think you might be interested in becoming a school governor please let the school office know and they will put you in touch with the Chair or the Clerk to discuss vacancies and the work involved.

The governors are responsible for:

• Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

• Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

• Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

The Governing Board meets every four or five weeks.  All meetings start at 5.30pm. Minutes of recent meetings can be found on the school website.

Since January 2016 individual governors have taken the lead on specific aspects of the school’s work and report to the Governing Board on these. This replaces work previously done by two committees – one for Resources and the other for Teaching and Learning. The governing board also has a pay and performance committee.

The government’s Department for Education stresses that ‘governors hold an important public office and their identity should be known to their school and wider communities.’ Information about our governors is shown below along with their photographs.

The school is also required to publish information about how many meeting governors attended during the last school year and this is also given below.Each year governors are asked to sign a register of business interests which asks them to declare whether they have any other interests which could affect or conflict with their work as a governor. None of the present governors has declared any such interest.

Governors Privacy Notice

FGB Meeting Dates 2020-2021 (1)

Website 2019-20 Table of Pecuniary interests of Govs.

KINGSKERSWELL PRIMARY SCHOOL

GOVERNING BOARD DETAILS 2020-2021

Name of Governor Category Term of Office      E mail
Clare KLIPA GAVANSKI (Chair)

 

Parent 25.02.20 to 24.02.24 chair@kingskerswell.devon.sch.uk
Paul PALMER

Vice Chair

Co- opted 16.01.2018 to 16.01.2022 ppalmer@kingskerswell.devon.sch.uk
Rachel MILLER Headteacher 01.10.10 and continues head@kingskerswell.devon.sch.uk
LAURA TWAMLEY

 

 

Staff 29.10.19 to 29.10.23 ltwamley@kingskerswell.devon.sch.uk
Alec STOKES

 

 

Foundation 01.09.13 to 31.08.17

Extended ongoing

dstokes@kingskerswell.devon.sch.uk
Amy VINE Co-opted 17.01.17 to 16.01.21 avine@kingskerswell.devon.sch.uk
Sarah MCDONALD

 

LA Governor 25.02.20 to 24.02.24 smcdonald@kingskerswell.devon.sch.uk
Sam VINE Parent 25.02.20 to 24.02.24 svine@kingskerswell.devon.sch.uk
Jenny BENNEY Foundation 25.06.20 to 24.06.24 jbenney@kingskerswell.devon.sch.uk
Rev’d Michael WILKIE Ex Officio Foundation 01.07.20 ongoing mwilkie@kingskerswell.devon.sch.uk
David GYPPS Co-opted 22.09.20 to 21.09.24
VACANT Parent
VACANT Parent
VACANT Co-opted

 

Clerk to Governors:  Melissa Trudgill                        Governing Body reconstituted on 1 April 2015

clerk@kingskerswell.devon.sch.uk                            Total number of governors – 14

comprising:                                                                                         4 parent governors

1 headteacher                                                                                                                                                                   1 staff governor

1 LA governor

3 foundation governors (one ex officio)

4 co-opted governors.

Current vacancies – 1 co-opted Governor and 2 parent governors

The School’s Governing Board

Laura Twamley
Laura Twamley Staff Governor
Amy Vine
Amy VineCo-opted Governor
David Gypps
David GyppsGovernor
Paul Palmer
Paul PalmerCo-opted Governor - Vice Chair
Clare Klipa-Gavanski
Clare Klipa-GavanskiChair
Alec Stokes
Alec Stokes Foundation Governor
Jenny BenneyGovernor
Rachel Miller
Rachel Miller Headteacher
Sam Vine
Sam VineGovernor
Rev Michael Wilkie
Rev Michael WilkieGovernor
Governor
Sarah McDonald
Sarah McDonaldLocal Authority Governor