The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school. Its role is to promote high standards of educational achievement including setting targets for pupil achievement, managing the school's finances, making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, appointing staff and reviewing staff performance and pay and many more.
The governors are appointed for a 4 year period, with the chair and vice-chair being elected annually. The Governing Body comprises of a Local Education Authority appointed governor, parent governors who are elected by the parents, a staff representative elected by the school staff and co-opted governors who are chosen by the Governing Body.
Much of the work of the governing body is carried out in committees, smaller groups of governors that are designated to specific roles.
Below is a list of our current governors and any current vacancies on the Governing Body. The members of the different governing body committees are also listed below, along with a brief outline of what each committee works on.
The Chair of the Governors is Mrs. A. Ferguson and she can be contacted via the school. Mrs E. Barker is the named governor for Child Protection.
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Term of office
|Chair of Governors||Mrs Alison Ferguson||
20/11/18 - 19/11/22
|Vice Chair of Governors||Mr Matthew Rix||19/12/18 - 18/12/22||Parents|
|Headteacher||Mrs Jayne Geldard||01/09/16 - 31/08/20||In office as Headteacher|
Mrs Erica Barker
(Safeguarding and Child Protection)
|24/11/18 - 23/11/22||
Nominated by LA and appointed by
Mrs Rebecca Collier
02/11/16 - 01/11/20
|Parent Representatives||Mr Matthew Rix|
|Mrs Heather Rymer||18/07/18 - 17/07/22||Governing body|
Mr Nick Walton
(Health & Safety, Media, SEN)
|02/11/16 - 01/11/20||Parents|
Mr D Pawson
02/11/16 - 01/11/20
|Co-Opted Representatives||Mrs S Burn (CLA, PP, Inclusion)||19/11/18 - 18/11/22||Governing body|
Mrs Alison Ferguson (chair)
Mrs Janet Wilford
(Equality and Race)
|19/11/18 - 18/11/22||Governing body|
|Mr Andrew Rowney||02/11/16 - 01/11/20||Governing body|
Governors Sub Committees
Mrs A Ferguson Mrs A Ferguson (chair)
Mr M Rix Mrs J Wilford
Mrs J Geldard Mrs J Geldard
Mrs R Collier Mr M Rix
The main purpose of the Personnel committee is to ensure that the performance management process for staff is being correctly implemented and any pay decisions made are in line with policy.
The Finance committee is responsible for ensuring that the school spending remains within budget and that all funds are spent wisely to best meet the needs of the pupils.
Learning and Teaching and Pupil Support Committee
Mrs A Ferguson Mr A Rowney
Mrs J Geldard Mrs S Burn
Mrs J Wilford Mrs E Barker
Mrs H Rymer Mr D Pawson
The main purpose of this committee is to discuss and monitor all aspects of the school’s work around pupil attainment and progress, including all aspects of pastoral work which includes areas such as attendance, behaviour, safeguarding, SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and cultural provision) and health.
Property and Health and Safety Committee
Mr M Rix
Mr N Walton
Mrs J Geldard
Mr D Pawson
The main purpose of this committee is to ensure that the structure and fabric of the school buildings and grounds provide a quality environment for learning and teaching. This includes liaising with the company who own and manage our school building, also ensuring that all contracts and obligations are fulfilled in the interests of the children and the school. This committee also oversees decisions, policies and practices around health and safety including safeguarding.
At present none of our governing body have any business or financial interests to declare and no governors hold governance roles in other schools.
Please click here to view details of governor's attendance at Governing body meetings for 2017/18.