Local Governing Body

The Governing Body has the responsibility for raising standards through its three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and acting as a critical friend.

How the Governors are appointed

There are several different groups responsible for appointing Governors. Once appointed all governors essentially perform the same role. They are elected for a four year term. Elections of governors are prompted by either the termination of a term of office or a resignation.

We currently have vacancies for parent governors. Andy Hoskins recently resigned as a parent Governor as his child has left the school and the family has moved away from the area. Any parent wishing to join the Governing Body should initially contact the school or the Clerk to the Governing Body.

  • Community governors are intended to represent the community and are appointed by the Governing Body itself. Generally such governors would be neither parents or staff in order that they may bring a different perspective to discussions. They often have specific skills to contribute to the work of the school.
  • Authority governors are appointed by the Local Authority of the school.
  • Parent governors usually have children at the school and have been elected to join the Governing Body by the parents. If it is not possible to fill a parent vacancy this way the Governing Body may appoint parents of children at other schools.
  • Staff governors are elected on to the Governing Body by staff at the school. The Headteacher is ex officio a staff governor.

Chair of the Governing Body

The Governing Body is led by the Chair elected from within its membership though anyone who works for the school cannot stand for the office. The Chair is supported in their work by a vice Chair. The sub committees of the Governing Body appoint their own Chair to run the committee meetings from the membership of the committee.

Our Chair of the Governing body is Mrs P J Powell.

Clerk to the Governing Body

The governors are supported in their work by a Clerk to the Governing Body. The Clerk is usually considered an integral part of the Governing Body, although they are not entitled to vote. Their role is primarily one of providing advice and interpretation on the regulatory and administrative framework in which governors work, preparing and distributing minutes and agendas, keeping records and dealing with correspondence.

Our Clerk is Miss Emily Lane.

Committees of the Governing Body

The full Governing Body meets twice a term. It has two main committees which also meet regularly. A report on each committee meeting is given to the full Governing Body meeting. The committees are as follows:

Resources Committee
The resources committee is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the budget allocated to the school to achieve value for money by ensuring that the principles of ‘best value’ are adhered to. It determines how to allocate and spend
the budget for the school. It reviews staff pay and conditions. It agrees the level of financial delegation given to the Headteacher. The committee prepares and presents an annual budget to the full Governing Body for approval.
It develops and reviews policies identified within the school’s policy review programme and in accordance with its delegated powers.
The resources committee also determines the number of staff, discusses the appointment of staff and agrees procedures for staff conduct and discipline.
It develops and reviews policies identified within the school’s policy review programme and in accordance with its delegated powers.
The Chair of the committee reports to the full Governing Body on any discussions held by the committee and proposals that the committee has decided on. The full Governing Body has to vote on whether or not to accept the proposals.

The current Chair of the Committee is Mrs P Powell.

Standards Committee

The standards committee promotes high standards of achievement, setting targets at appropriate Key Stages and ensures a broad and balanced curriculum. It monitors and evaluates rates of progress and standards of achievement by pupils. It sets priorities for improvement. It examines the effectiveness of provision for children with special educational needs. It studies the impact of any actions or interventions taken to address differential standards of achievement or rates of progress within groups of pupils.
It develops and reviews policies identified within the school’s policy review programme and in accordance with its delegated powers.

Our current Chair of the Standards Committee is Mrs M Flynn.

The Chair of the committee reports to the full Governing Body on any discussions held by the committee and proposals that the committee has decided on. The full Governing Body has to vote on whether or not to accept the proposals.
Other committees meet less frequently. They include the Headteacher performance management committee, pupil discipline committee and complaints committee.

The Governing Body -2015/16

  • Chair of Governors: Mrs P J Powell
  • Vice Chair of Governors: Rev J Throrold
  • Chair of Resources Committee: Mrs P J Powell
  • Chair of Standards Committee: Mrs M Flynn
  • Members of the Governing Body:
  • Mr C Armond - Headteacher
  • Mrs M Flynn
  • Mrs C Buffham
  • Mr D Middlehurst
  • Mrs K Eaton
  • Mr J Eaton
  • Mrs T Reid