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Our Governors

Our Governors have an important role to play across the 3 key areas:

  •    Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  •    Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the      performance management of staff
  •    Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

To effectively carry out these responsibilities, our Governors are committed to on-going professional development. This commitment is demonstrated in our intention for all Governors to receive training in the following 5 key areas:

1.    Governors Induction

2.    Safeguarding

3.    Monitoring visits

4.    Support and challenge

5.    Health and Safety

Where Governors have “specific” Link Governor responsibilities, our intention is for those Governors to receive specific training relating to those roles – i.e. Finance and Attendance.

See links below for the structure, remit and voting rights of Governors' committees:

Click here to see the Governing Body Schedule of Work 2023 -2023

Click here to see the Governors' Code of Conduct

Click here to see the terms of reference for the Finance Committee (Chair: Sophie Partridge)

Click here to see the link Governor roles and responsibilities for the academic year 2023-2024

Click here to see the FGB Diversity data Nov 2023

Governing Body Pecuniary Interests 2023

Full name

Date of appointment

Date of step down (only for Governors leaving in last 12 months)

Term of Office

Governor Type

Lucy Chapman

01/09/2013

N/A

N/A (Ex officio)

Head Teacher

Darren Brooker

17/03/2016, re-appointed 2020

N/A

16/03/2024

Chair of Governors

Foundation Governor (PCC)

Finance Committee

Rev Alex Wheatley

 13/05/2021

 NA

N/A (Ex officio)

Reverend

Foundation Governor

SEND Governor

Gaynor Pinn

21/06/2021

N/A

20/06/2025

Staff Governor

Sue Whitfield

16/03/2023

N/A

15/03/2027

Foundation Governor (PCC)

Dawn Kerridge

27/09/2019

re-elected 27/09/2023

N/A 26/09/2027

Safeguarding 

Foundation Governor: Diocesan Board of Education

Neil Cobb 19/10/2020 N/A 18/10/2024

Parent Governor

Health and Safety

David Gregory 01/04/2021 N/A 31/03/2025

Foundation  Governor (PCC)

Finance Committee

George Price 04/03/2022 N/A 03/03/2026

Vice Chair

Foundation Governor (PCC)

Sophie Partridge 01/11/2022 N/A 31/10/2026

Chair of Finance Committee

Parent Governor

Mark Williams 01/09/2023 N/A 31/08/2027

Foundation Governor: Diocesan Board of Education Governor

Peter Shawley 04/03/2022 06/04/2023 N/A

LA Governor

Marian Jamieson 29/09/2016, re-appointed 2020 31/07/2023 N/A

Diocesan Board of Education Governor

 DBE - Diocesan Board of Education Governor

 PCC - Parochial Church Council Governor 

 

Attendance at Governor Meetings 2023/2024

Meeting

Date

Absentees

FC 30.01.2024
FGB  25.01.2024 Mark Williams
FGB 16.11.2023 Neil Cobb, David Gregory, Dawn Kerridge, Darren Brooker
FC  14.11.2023 All present
FGB  05.10.2023 Neil Cobb
FC 10.10.2023 Lucy Chapman
FGB AGM 14.09.2023 Neil Cobb
FC 4.7.2023 All present
FGB  22.6.2023 Rev Alex Wheatley
FGB 11.5.2023 Neil Cobb, David Gregory, Marian Jamieson, Rev Alex Wheatley
FC  25.4.2023 Marian Jamieson
FGB 16.3.2023 Peter Shawley, Gaynor Pinn
FC 31.1.2023 David Gregory
FGB 26.1.2023 Neil Cobb
FGB  17.11.2022 David Gregory, George Price, Peter Shawley
FC  15.11.2022 David Gregory
FC 10.10.2022 Marian Jamieson
FGB 6.10.2022 Marian Jamieson, Peter Shawley
AGM 15.09.2022 Neil Cobb

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