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Members of our governing body are drawn from different aspects of our community. We have members who are Parents (elected by the parental body); Foundation (selected by the Parish), Staff (elected by the staff), (Co-opted, selected by the Governing Body to bring specific skills or expertise), as well as those with a role that entitles them to be a governor (Rector or their deputy and Headteacher).
Our current Governing Body is:
Mr Nick Sheppard (ex-Officio, deputising for the Rector)
Mrs Liz Tuddenham (Co-opted; 4-year term of office; Appointed October 2016; Term ends 8/10/2020)
Mrs Lisa Childs (Foundation Governor; 4-year term of office; Appointed September 2014; Term ends 1/9/2018)
Mrs Rosie Foster (Foundation Governor; 4-year term of office; Appointed September 2014; Term ends 1/9/2018)
Mr Rick Weights (Headteacher)
Mrs Val Law (Staff Governor; 4-year term of office; Appointed October 2016; Term ends 8/10/2020)
Mr Kevin Duncan (Parent Governor; 4-year term of office; Appointed April 2015; Term ends 1/4/2019)
Mrs Tracy Pickles (Parent Governor; 4-year term of office; Appointed October 2016; Term ends 8/10/2020)
Mrs Abigail Mansbridge-Beard (Parent Governor; 4-year term of office; Appointed October 2017; Term ends 2/10/2021)
We have two sub-committees that report back to the Full Governing Body:
– Curriculum & Standards (terms of reference curriculum-2016)
– Finance, Staffing and Premises (terms of reference finance-2016)
Governors undertake specific responsibilities on behalf of the Full Governing Body. The current list of these is:
Governor roles & responsibilities 2017 – 18
|Health & Safety; Staff wellbeing||Rosie Foster|
|Performance management (HT)||Nick Sheppard, Tracy Pickles, Rosie Foster|
|Pupil Premium||Tracy Pickles|
|Curriculum & Standards committee||Nick Sheppard, Kevin Duncan (Chair), Rosie Foster, Tracy Pickles, Val Law, Rick Weights|
|Finance, staffing & premises committee||Lisa Childs (Chair), Liz Tuddenham, Abby Mansbridge-Beard, Rick Weights, Nick Sheppard|
|School Development Planning||Tracy Pickles|
All governors must declare interests that may conflict with the work that they do. Currently, no governors have declared no conflicting interests. A full register of business interests is maintained in the school office.
No governors are governors in other schools, and none have relationships with staff or employees of the school.
We have developed a ‘Governor Job Description‘ so that you can see the expectations of the role. If you are interested in becoming a governor when we have a vacancy, please contact the school office or the Chair of Governors.
Our governors operate within the guidelines of an agreed Code of Practice for our Governors, and are expected to operate within the ‘Nolan Principles of Public Life’ at all times.
Attendance record of governors
A record is kept by the clerk to the governing body, of governors attendance at meetings. There were only 2 absences during the last academic year; one at a full governing body meeting and one at a Finance, Premises & Staffing meeting. Both absences were unavoidable and authorised. All other meetings had 100% attendance.