Governors

 

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.

 Chair of Governors   Mrs A Ferguson
 Vice Chair of Governors  Mr M Rix 
 Headteacher  Mrs J Geldard
 LEA Representative  Mrs E Barker
 Staff Representative

 Mrs R Collier

 Parent Representatives  Mr M Rix
 Mrs R Cowles
   Mr N Walton

 Mr D Pawson

 Co-Opted Representatives  Mrs S Burn
 

 Mrs A Ferguson (chair)

   Mrs J Wilford
   Mr A Rowney
   vacancy

 

Governors Sub Committees

               Resources Committees

           Finance                                                         Personnel

           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 R Cowles               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.