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Governors

What does the Governing Body do?

The Governing Body works in close partnership with Mrs Pollard and the school staff to ensure that the children get the best possible education, support, care and guidance.

We have a number of duties and responsibilities, and help to set the strategic direction of the school through agreeing aims and objectives, setting policies and targets, reviewing progress, monitoring standards and providing advice and support. We monitor the use of Pupil Premium money and the impact of this on children’s learning, and also oversee how the Sports Premium money is spent. We approve the annual budget, and monitor it, and ensure that the school meets statutory requirements.

As well as meeting as a Governing Body six times a year, the Governors also belong to different committees including: Finance, Curriculum, Personnel and Premises. Membership of these committees is shown in the table below.   It reflects the committees the governors are currently on.

The governors are unpaid, and take on the role on a voluntary basis. No governors have business interests associated with the school.

Our Governing Body

Name Role Committees Meeting attendance
2021- 2022
Committee Meeting attendance Term of Office Pecuniary Interests

Mrs Debbie Williamson

 

Chair – LEA Governor
  • Personnel
  • Public Relations

8/8

 

21.02.21 – 20.02.25

None

Mrs Sylvia Lendrum

Foundation Governor
(Parochial Church Council)
  • Curriculum 
  • Appeals

7/8

3/3

01.07.20 – 30.06.24

None

Mrs Liz Pollard

Headteacher & Governor
  • Premises
  • Finance
  • Personnel
  • Govs Self Review
  • Curriculum 
  • Public Relations

8/8

12/12

From 01.01.05

None

Mr Philip Waller

Foundation Governor
(Ex Officio)
  • Premises
  • Appeals
  • Public Relations
6/8 2/2

From 31.10.15

None

Mrs Susan Grant

Foundation Governor
(Parochial Church Council)
  • Premises (Chair)
  • Govs Self Review
  • Disciplinary

8/8

2/2

17.07.20 – 16.7.24

None

Mr Nick Black

Community Governor
  • Finance (Chair)
  • Disciplinary
8/8 7/7

01.09.19 – 31.8.23

None

Mrs Helen Allum Parent Governor
  • Personnel (Chair)
  • Curriculum
  • Disciplinary
  • Public Relations
6/8 3/4

 21.02.21-  21.2.25

None

Mrs Sue Harry Co-opted Governor for SEN
  • Personnel
  • Governors’ Self Review
  • SEND
7/8 4/4 20.02.21 – 19.02.25 None

Mrs Su Murley

Vice Chair Co-opted Governor
  • Personnel 
  • Safeguarding Governor
  • Pupil Premium Governor
  • Appeals

8/8

4/4

23.02.21 – 22.02.25

None

Mr Kevin Browne

Staff Governor
  • Premises
  • Public Relations
8/8 2/3

02.09.18 – 01.09.22

None

Mrs Myra Abrahams Staff Governor
  • Curriculum
  • Governors’ Self Review
6/6 2/2 01.09.19 – 31.08.23 None

Richard Morton

Parent Governor
  • Finance
  • Curriculum
  • Disciplinary

 

7/8

6/6

1.11.18 – 31.10.22

None

Mrs Marlene Evans Parent Governor
  • Curriculum (Chair)
4/4 1/2 11.03.21 – 10.03.25 None
Mrs Katie Mille Parent Governor
  • Finance
  • Governors’ Self Review
3/4 2/3 11.03.21 – 10.03.25 None

Mr Bob Kay

Associate Governor
  • Premises 

3/6

1/1

11.03.21 – 10.03.25

None

Mrs Sue Day

Clerk to the Governors   8/8     None

Governor Appointments

The Governing Body is keen that the people on it reflect the school, church and village community. Our governing body includes:

  • Parent governors: elected by parents of the children at the school
  • LEA governors: appointed by the local education authority (LEA).
  • Foundation governors: appointed by Church authorities.
  • Staff governors: elected by staff at the school
  • Ex officio governors: The Headteacher and Vicar have an automatic right to be a governor at the school.
  • Co-opted governors: Governors, who, in the opinion of the governing body, have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.

Governors may be contacted via the school office.