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Governors

So what precisely do we do?  We meet as a full governing body twice a term, with one meeting a year being a training session to help keep us up to date with new initiatives.  However, much of our business is then delegated to sub- committees.   We have a Strategic, Finance, Curriculum, Health and Safety, Performance Management and Disciplinary sub- committees, all of which meet regularly throughout the year.  Our main role is to develop the strategic framework within which the school operates and to help determine the character, aims, ethos and values of the school.  We govern by developing policies against which the school operates. 

A school functions best when the governing body, Head Teacher and staff work together as a team in pursuit of common values.  This doesn’t mean that governors just rubber stamp decisions made by the Head and staff.  Yes, the governors do support the school, but our relationship is one of “critical friend” so we also ask challenging questions to enable the school to improve.   We monitor and evaluate the work of the school, offering constructive advice, a sounding board for ideas and a second opinion on proposals.  We do not interfere in the day to day running of the school, or comment on the quality or methods employed by the teaching staff- that is the responsibility of the Head Teacher.

The fabric of the buildings and the school finances take up a lot of our time.  Most of the funding provided by the government comes directly to the school and we often have to make some tough decisions and prioritise our spending in order to achieve the best for our pupils.  There is never enough!

Governors’ work can be challenging and demanding at times but it is also very rewarding.  If you would like to know more, perhaps with a view to becoming a governor yourself then please don’t hesitate to contact any of the governors or the school directly.

Who are our Governors?

See the 'Meet the Governors' link at the bottom of the page for more information and photographs.

Name
Category of Governor
Appointed by
Term of Office
Committees
Position
 
Relevant business interests

Carol Price

 

Headteacher

Board of Governors

Apr 2005 to Apr 2020

Curriculum, Finance, Performance Mgt/Pay committee, H&S, Strategic

 

None

Sarah Griffiths

 

Parent Governor

Parents

Jan 2017 to Jan 2021

Monitoring/Curriculum

Committee

None

Lesley Birtwistle

 

Foundation Governor

Diocese

Feb 2012 to Jan 2016

Curriculum, Performance Mgt/Pay committee, Strategic, Complaints

Chair of the Governors

None

Frances Rogers

 

Staff Governor

Staff

Sept 2016 to Sept 2020

Curriculum, Complaints

 

None

Carla Harris-Marsh

 

Parent Governor

Parents

May 2015 to May 2019

Strategic

Child protection/ Safeguarding

None

Wendy Jones

 

Foundation Governor

Diocese

Jan 2013 to Jan 2017

Curriculum, Finance

 

None

Marian Mugglestone

 

Foundation Governor

Diocese

Sept 2013 to Sept 2017

Curriculum, Performance Mgt/Pay committee, H&S, Complaints

 

None

Alan Pearson

 

LA Governor

 

Aug 2015 to Aug 2019

H&S, Complaints

Child protection/ Safeguarding

None

Christine Hammond

Communiy Governor Jan 2017 to Jan 2021 Monitoring/Curriculum None 

Alison Salter

 

Co-opted Governor

Board of Governors

Nov 2012 to Nov 2016

Curriculum, Finance

SEN Governor

Chair of Curriculum Committee

None

Andy Wilson

 

Parent Governor

Parents

Sept 2011 to Sept 2015

Finance, Strategic, Complaints

Chair of Finance Committee

None

Catherine Picton

Parent Governor

Parents

 

Nov 2015 to Sept 2019

Curriculum

Vice-Chair of the Governors 

None

 

All Governors have equal voting rights on the committees.

Meet the governors

 Meeting attendance 2014/15

Meeting attendance 2015/16