The Governing Body

Our Governing Body brings together a group of people who have a wide range of different skills and interests. We see our role as to actively support, encourage, monitor and challenge the school staff and children. Our desire is to see children develop into well rounded young people while they are in our care.

To achieve these aims governors are encouraged to participate in the broad life of the school, and individual governors take on responsibilities for particular aspects of school life. Also very key to the working of our Governing Body are a number of committees which meet on a termly basis to evaluate and challenge. Each school governor will normally actively participate on two of these committees.

In addition to a number of statutory committees the main functional committees of our Governing Body are as follows:

  • The Curriculum and Progress Committee – which has oversight of the curriculum and the way in which the educational aims are fulfilled. Key functions of this committee are the setting of educational policies. It also monitors the progress and attainment of all pupils throughout the school and looks at nationally published data as well as the regular assessment data produced by the teaching staff. This Committee also monitors the performance of vulnerable groups and pays particular attention to the impact of the Pupil Premium.

 

  • The Workforce, Resources and Environment Committee –  has oversight of all financial matters on behalf of the full Governing Body, although it’s key decisions must be approved by the Governing Body as a whole. This Committee monitors that funding is used effectively and for the purposes which it has been awarded. The Committee also regularly reviews the staffing structure to ensure that the education aims can be achieved. The Resources Committee keeps all matters concerning the fabric of the school under review, including issues of health and safety in their broadest sense. In spite of the tight financial constraints, we are delighted that the fabric of the school remains generally excellent and that we have been able to help the school environment

 

  • The Pay and Performance Committee deals with all aspects of staff pay and performance, including the Headteacher. As well as formally approving individual staff reviews this committee also sets the key pay and performance policies and procedures and targets.

 

The full Governing Body meets at least once a term – more often if issues require it.

We have a very capable Governing Body comprising a good mix of people who have long service and experience together with relatively new governors who bring fresh insights. All are dedicated to seeing the school provide the best possible environment for the children and are committed to “make a positive

Please click below for the Governing Body Structure

Governing Body Structure

 

The Governing Body

 

NameType of GovernorResponsibilityPecuniary InterestsCommittee Served onAppointed byTerm of Office end date
Mrs Michelle RadgeCo-opted GovernorCo Chair of Governors Special Educational Needs, Educational Visits Computing Religious Education EnglishNoneFull Governing Body, Curriculum and Progress, Workforce, Resources and Environment, Performance Review, ComplaintsGoverning bodyNovember 2022
Mr Daniel BrettCo-opted GovernorCo Chair of Governors Physical Education History Special Educational Needs Child Protection Educational VisitsNoneFull Governing Body, Curriculum and Progress, Workforce, Resources and Environment, ComplaintsGoverning BodyMarch 2020
Mrs Marie KellCo-opted GovernorData ProtectionNoneFull Governing Body, Curriculum and Progress, Workforce, Resources and EnvironmentGoverning BodyJune 2022
Mrs Claire GroakParentDisadvantage Pupils Modern Foreign Languages International Schools NoneFull Governing Body, Curriculum and Progress, Workforce, Resources and Environment, Performance ReviewParentsMarch 2021
Mrs Catherine CareyParent GovernorScience Geography MathsNoneFull Governing Body, Curriculum and Progress, Workforce, Chair Resources and EnvironmentParentsDecember 2019
Mrs Catherine GrovesParent GovernorMathsNoneFull Governing Body, Curriculum and Progress, Workforce, Resources and EnvironmentParentsJune 2022
Mrs Susan MooneyParent GovernorSpecial Educational Needs More Able Pupils Modern Foreign Languages International Schools NoneFull Governing Body, Curriculum and Progress, Workforce, Resources and EnvironmentParentsDecember 2019
Mrs Christine EdmistonAuthorityHealth and Safety Eco-School Council PSHCE Early YearsNoneFull Governing Body, Curriculum and Progress, Workforce, Resources and EnvironmentAuthorityOctober 2020
Mrs Amanda StevensStaff GovernorArt EnglishNoneFull Governing Body, Curriculum and Progress, Workforce, Resources and EnvironmentSchool StaffJanuary 2022
Mrs Penny ColvilleStaff GovernorMusic Design TechnologyNoneFull Governing Body, Curriculum and Progress, Workforce, Resources and EnvironmentSchool StaffJanuary 2022
Mr Jamie ChurchHeadteacherNoneFull Governing Body, Curriculum and Progress, Workforce, Resources and EnvironmentGoverning Body

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