Our Governing Body
The Governing Body has a very important role in the way that our school is run. We are very lucky to have a team of Governors who come from various walks of life and who bring with them a range of skills which, along with both staff and parents enables us to work together to give the children the very best broad and balanced curriculum that we can.
We are responsible for working with the Headteacher, Staff and Local Authority to ensure that each child receives the best possible education which allows them to achieve their full potential. The headteacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school while the Governors have a strategic role- often called a ‘Critical Friend.’ Our role is to ask questions, challenge and support the Headteacher and to set the school’s aims and policies as well as to oversee the Financial Budget to make sure that money is well- spent. The Governing Body also ensures that the school complies fully with statutory Safeguarding procedures.
In accordance with the Government’s requirements the Governing Board has three core functions for our school, as set out in the 2014 Department for Education’s Handbook:
- Setting targets and promoting high standards of educational achievement.
- Setting the strategic framework within which the school operates.
- Management of the school’s delegated budget.
In keeping with statutory guidance from the Department for Education we decided to re-constitute the Governing Body in 2013. This has enabled us to change the number and types of governors and to appoint new governors based on the skills they have which could enhance our Governing Body.
Meet Our Governors
The Governing Body consists of:
- 1 Headteacher
- 1 Local Authority Representative
- 2 Foundation Representatives
- 2 elected Parent Representatives
- 5 Co-opted Representatives
- 1 elected Staff Representative
There are 12 Governors in total. The quorum is 6 Governors.
The standard term of office for a governor is 4 years. The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the year.
The Chair of Governors – Mr Rob Dyal can be contacted through the school office or directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Vice Chair of Governors – Mrs Anna Ladd can be contacted through the school office or directly via email at email@example.com
There are pen portraits of our governors here
Our Governing Body
|Name||Date of Appointment||Register of Interests|
|Mr Rob Dyal||31/03/16||Recorded|
|Mr John Sherbourne||31/03/14||None|
|Mr Alex Holt||01/09/15||None|
|Mrs Anna Ladd||30/09/17||None|
|Dr Najeeb Rahman||25/03/2019||None|
|Mrs Ann Weir||29/09/14||Recorded|
|Rev. Jude Smith||30/09/17||None|
|Mrs Helen Stott||ex-officio||None|
|Mrs Ann Button||01/10/19||None|
|Mr Pete Sammons||01/10/19||None|
|Staff Governor Representative|
|Mr Michael Spink||19/04/21||None|
|Mr. Paul Smith||30/09/17||None|
Governance of the school is divided into – Full Governing Body meetings which take place 4 times a year and subcommittee meetings where much of our work takes place meet three times a year and have specific remits.
Teaching and Learning
This committee monitors all work around attainment, progress and learning. It ensures that the curriculum is broad and balanced. Subject leaders present to Governors about their subject throughout the year.
Chair– Rev Jude Smith
Helen Stott, Michael Spink, Rob Dyal, Najeeb Rahman, Pete Sammons
Resources (Staffing, Finance, Buildings)
This committee ensures that school spending is within budget and all money is spent strategically. The budget is set and reviewed throughout the year with the Local Authority Finance Officer. Staffing and Buildings as well as Health and Safety come within this committee’s remit.
Chair -Alex Holt
Helen Stott Paul Smith Ann Button
In attendance- Denise Glazer (School Bursar), Yvonne Dyal (HR Manager) and Site superintendent
This committee monitors and looks at all aspects of Pastoral work – behaviour, attendance, health and safety, safeguarding and spiritual, moral, social and cultural provision. Policies such as Child Protection, Inclusion and Health policies are also dealt with in this committee.
Chair– Anna Ladd
John Sherbourne, Ann Weir
Head Teacher’s Performance Management Committee
This committee meets several times per year and is responsible for setting and reviewing objectives annually.
Chair -Alex Holt
Rob Dyal, Rev Jude Smith
Pay and Performance Committee
This will be reviewed by the Resources Committee.
Pay Appeals Committee
This committee is responsible for making sure that a fair process following the correct procedure has been followed.
Rob Dyal, Anna Ladd and Rev Jude Smith
|RE and SIAMS||Ann Weir, Rev Jude Smith|
|Pupil Premium||Rob Dyal|
|School Council||John Sherbourne|
|Health and Safety||Resources Sub Committee|
|Child Protection||Anna Ladd|
|SIA visits||Rev Jude Smith|
Full Governing Body Meetings Attendance
Y = attended. A = apologies. N = no apologies. N/A not applicable
Where a Governor has sent apologies for a FGB meeting- a valid reason has been received and accepted by the G.B.
Resources committee Attendance