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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.    Monitoring visits

3.    Safeguarding and child protection

4.    Support and challenge

5.    Understanding performance data (specific for lower schools)

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 Governors' Code of Conduct

Click here to see the terms of reference for the Finance Committee (Chair: Marian Jamieson)

Click here to see the terms of reference for the Self-Evaluation Committee (Chair: Marian Jamieson)

Click here to see the link Governor roles and responsibilities for the academic year 2020-21


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

Richard Dix-Pincott

17/07/2015

N/A

14/07/2023

Chair of Governors (on leave of absence)

Local Authority Governor

Pupil Premium

Finance Committee

Marian Jamieson

29/09/2016, re-appointed 2020

NA

28/09/2024

Interim Chair of Governors

Chair of Finance Committee

Diocesan Board of Education Governor

Rev Alex Wheatley

 13/05/2021

 NA

N/A (Ex efficio)

Reverend

Foundation Governor

Darren Brooker

17/03/2016, re-appointed 2020

N/A

16/03/2024

PCC Governor

Finance Committee

Gaynor Pinn

21/06/2021

N/A

20/06/2025

Staff Governor

Marijana Evans

22/11/2018

N/A

21/11/2022

Parent Governor

Sue Whitfield

21/03/2019

N/A

20/03/2023

PCC Governor

SEND Governor

Dawn Kerridge 27/09/2019 N/A 26/09/2023

Safeguarding 

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

PCC Governor

VACANCY

PCC Governor

Mark Sexton

17/03/2016

17/07/2020

N/A

Parent Governor

Lucy Cox

21/03/2019

21/01/2021

N/A

PCC Governor

Mark Eager-Wright

01/09/2020

08/03/2021

N/A

PCC Governor

 DBE - Diocesan Board of Education Governor

 PCC - Parochial Church Council Governor 

Governing Body Pecuniary Interests 2020-2021

Attendance at Governor Meetings 2019/2020/2021

Meeting

Date

Absentees

FGB 08.07.21 Marian Jamieson, Neil Cobb, Alex Wheatley
FC 29.06.21 All present
FGB 13.05.2021 Dawn Kerridge, Rev Alex Wheatley, Sue Whitfield, Neil Cobb
FC 27.04.2021 All present
FGB 18.03.2021 Neil Cobb
FC 18.03.2021 All present
FC 02.02.2021 All present
FGB 21.01.2021 Richard Dix-Pincott, Lucy Cox
FGB 20.11.2020 Lucy Cox
FC 20.11.2020 All present
FGB 24.09.2020 All present
AGM 10.09.2020 Lucy Cox, Sue Whitfield
FGB 09.07.2020 All present: Virtual meeting due to Covid 19
FC 23.04.2020 All present: Virtual meeting due to Covid 19
FBG 19.03.2020 All present: Virtual meeting due to Covid 19
FGB 23.01.2020 Lucy Cox, Marian Jamieson
FC 21.11.2019 All present
FGB 21.11.2019 Lucy Cox
FGB 26/09/2019 Lucy Cox, Darren Brooker
AGM 05/09/2019 Marian Jamieson, Mark Sexton
FGB 11/07/2019 Gaynor Pinn, Sarah Gent, Darren Brooker
FC 25/04/2019 Marian Jamieson
FGB 21/03/2019 Pamela Finch, Sarah Gent, Lucy Cox
FC 21/03/2019 All present
FGB 21/01/2019 Gaynor Pinn, Sarah Gent, Mark Sexton, Darren Brooker, Marijana Evans


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