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School Governors

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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.

Name Governor Category Appointed From Other Information
Sue Bailey Parent 07/12/17
Jenny Benney Foundation 03/02/14
Liz Clements Parent 07/12/17
Cath Collett Co-opted
Zoey Empson Parent  Vice-chair
Claire Grove Local Authority  Vice-chair
John Leonard Foundation continuous
Kev Mathieson Co-opted 01/04/15  16/01/2018
Rachel Miller Headteacher continuous
Paul Palmer Co-opted
 Jo Perrott Staff  26/10/15
 Alec Stokes Foundation  01/09/13
Amy Vine Co-opted 17/01/17
Segil Zulhayir Parent  01/01/16  Chair

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.

Name Number of meetings could have attended Number attended Stepped down
Jo Flackett 2 1 November 2016
Jenny Benney 9 7
Teresa Carwithan 3 3 December 2016
Claire Grove 9 7
Michael Haines 9 8
John Leornard 9 4
Kev Matthieson 9 6
Rachel Miller 9 9
Jo Short 9 7
Alec Stokes 9 8
Louise Ward 9 8
Segil Zulhayir 9 8
Amy Vine 6 5
Sue Bailey 6 5
Elizabeth Clements 6 6

The School’s Governing Board

Joanne Perrott
Joanne Perrott Staff Governor
Foundation Governor
Amy Vine
Amy VineCo-opted Governor
Parent Governor
Sue Bailey
Sue BaileyParent Governor
Paul Palmer
Paul PalmerCo-opted Governor
Foundation Governor
Claire Grove
Claire GroveLocal Authority Governor - Vice chair
Alec Stokes
Alec Stokes Foundation Governor
Segil Zulhayir
Segil ZulhayirParent Governor/ Chairperson
Rachel Miller
Rachel Miller Headteacher
Liz Clements
Liz Clements Parent Governor
Cath Collett
Cath CollettCo-opted Governor