This page explains the role of the school governors. Schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have governing bodies made up of staff, parents, local authority, the community and foundation (the Diocese).
The governing body has an elected chair-person and vice-chair but it is the role of the chair-person to ensure all governors understand their collective responsibility for any decisions, to ensure meetings are run and minuted correctly and decisions taken as necessary. The chair works closely with the headteacher where issues and concerns are discussed and to decide, for example, what needs to be referred to the governing body.
Minutes of the last meeting can be downloaded below:
Who we are
Governor Visits Into School To Observe Lessons
I saw that the Teaching Assistants were well placed to assist pupils who were less able to get on with the task independently. It was clear that the Teachers and TA’s have a good understanding of the differing ability levels of the children, and are able to offer appropriate support so that all may complete the task.
The children displayed a genuine interest in the books they had chosen to read. Another class were building electrical circuits; all were participating very enthusiastically. Both classes were extremely well behaved.
The lessons I observed showed that the teachers work hard to ensure that the children are enjoying their learning. They succeeded in all the lessons I saw.
Governor Visit To See How The School Helps Children With
Special Educational Needs
The pupils are supported and encouraged to achieve, irrespective of their additional needs; and the staff are dedicated to each pupil’s wellbeing, providing a secure and understanding learning environment.
English Subject Group Meeting To Plan For “Friendship Week”
I found the meeting quite inspirational – the enthusiasm for the subject was clearly visible. The staff were always aware of how the suggested activities could be fitted into the curriculum and be achievable for all children.
Visit To Fitzwilliam Museum
The day was very well planned and organised, and we all succeeded in covering the day’s activities with time spare to visit the gift shop. My small group of pupils were outstandingly well behaved and I greatly enjoyed getting to know them better.
|e||Category||Appointing body||Term of Office||Committee||% attendance 15/16||Relevant business/personal interests|
|Sam Britton||Head Teacher (Spring 2017- Present`||Ex Officio||Ex Officio||Attends ALL Committees||N/A||Head Teacher|
|Thomas Baker||Co-opted||Governors||28/09/2016 – 27/09/2020||N/A|
|Foundation||Diocese||01/09/2015 – 31/08/2019||Attends ALL Committees||100%||None|
|Andrew Clark||Foundation||PCC||01/09/2015 – 31/08/2019||Pupil & Curriculum
|100%||TA employed by the school|
|Virginia Di Noia||Staff||Elected by Staff||01/10/2016 – 30/09/2020||Pupil & Curriculum||67%|
|Rev Andrew Holford||Foundation||Ex Officio||Ex officio||Pay & Personnel
|83%||Governor at St Mary’s Infant School|
|Ivan Holm||Parent||Elected by Parents||21/09/2016 – 20/09/2020||N/A|
|Pat Jenkins||Head Teacher (2008-spring 2017)||Ex Officio||Ex officio||Attends ALL Committees||83%||Head|
|Helena Law||Co-opted||Governors||09/01/2015 – 08/01/2019||Resources||67%||TA employed by the school|
|Local Education Authority||Local Authority||05/03/2015 – 04/03/2019||Pay & Personnel
Pupil & Curriculum
|Co-opted||Governors||09/01/2015 – 08/01/2019||Pupil & Curriculum
|Hazel Middleton||Co-opted||Governors||09/01/2015 – 08/01/2019||Pay & Personnel
Pupil & Curriculum
|Karen Gordon||Parent||Elected by Parents||23/11/2015 – 22/11/2019||Resources||83%|
|Michael Weeks||Co-opted||Governors||09/01/2015 – 08/01/2019||Resources||50%||Councillor NHDC|
|Emma Wilkinson||Co-opted||Governors||09/01/2015 – 08/01/2019||Pay & Personnel
(Chair)Pupil & Curriculum
|Inderjit Dhaliwal||Co-opted||Governors||09/01/2015 – 26/05/2016||Pupil & Curriculum|
|Steven Hawkins||Parent||Elected||15/10/2012 – 24/02/2016||Pay & Personnel