The Governing Body
Welcome to our Governors’ section
Who are we?
Our Governing Body is made up of 12 people, drawn from different parts of the community, including parents, staff, the local authority and the wider community. Everyone brings their own skills, perspective and experiences to ensure we have a diverse team.
What are we responsible for?
- offering a strategic view of the running of the school by reviewing and agreeing policies, targets and priorities and monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives;
- accountability to parents and the wider community. We must gather views, ask questions and decide what is best for the school;
- supporting and challenging the head teacher (critical friend) through a mutual relationship of trust and respect. The Governing Body works with the head teacher to create a clear understanding of the challenges faced in managing a school.
We currently do this by holding 3 meetings per term. These meeting include the whole governing body to ensure we are all fully informed and can agree and approve key decisions, visions in a timely manner. We receive a report form the head teacher at every meeting which updates us on all aspects of school life and we make regular monitoring visits linked to the School Development Plan. We also review the school’s financial position at every meeting, making sure our money is well spent and that we are operating within approved budgets.
Each Governor is also assigned to a particular responsibility, covering everything from the curriculum, the school’s financial position, safeguarding, Health & Safety, pupils’ development and well-being, through to supporting the Head Teacher in making decisions on the strategy and direction of the school and responding to external concerns, such as the Covid 19 pandemic.
Please find below details of how our Governing Body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each governor.
Governing Body Minutes
Governing Body Membership 2022-23
|Name||Governor Type||Term From||Term to||Roles|
|Moira Banfield||Co-opted governor||01 Dec 2021||30 Nov 2025|
|Nicola Bartley||Co-opted governor||16 Jul 2021||15 Jul 2025|
Development & Training Governor
|Karen Bean||Co-opted governor||22 Oct 2020||21 Oct 2024|
|Linda Cullen||Co-opted governor||16 Sept 2021||15 sept 2025|
|Kate Harding||Staff Governor||4 Sept 2019||3 Sept 2023|
|13 July 2023||Finance Governor|
|14 July 2022||13 July 2026|
|13 July 2023|
|Stephanie Watson||Co-opted Governor||29 jan 2019||28 Jan 2023|
Curriculum Lead governor
|Simon Walker||Parent Governor||21.09.22||20.09.26|
|Michael Borello||Parent Governor||21.09.22||20.09.26|
Governors' Details for the Last Academic Year 2021-22
|Date of appointment||End of term||Responsibilities|
|Karen Bean||Co-opted||Governing Body||4||22.10.20||21.10.24|
|4||16.10.17||February 2022||Health & Safety|
|Monique Clark||Headteacher||-||-||Safer Recruitment trained|
Chair of the Governing Body
Health and Well being Governor
|Hannah Hall||Parent||Parents||4||22.10.20||Dec 2021|
|Moira Banfield||Co-opted||Governing Body||4||28.11.21||27.11.25|
Development and Training
|Gareth Saunders||LA||LA||4||1.09.22||March 2022|
Register of Governors' Interests for the Last Academic Year 2021-22
|Name||Name of business||Nature of interest||Date of app't or acquisition||Date of cessation of interest||Last date of declaration|
|Kate Harding||Employed at school||Sept 2016||Sept 2021|
|Karen Bean||Nil||Sept 2021|
|David Bentley||Nil||Sept 2021|
|James Dumbelton||Nil||Sept 2021|
|Monique Clark||Employed at school||Sept 2017||Sept 2021|
|Linda Cullen||Nil||Sept 2021|
|Hannah Hall||Nil||Sept 2021|
|Stephanie Watson||Nil||Sept 2021|
|John Hatter||Nil||Sept 2021|
|Frances O'Sullivan||Nil||Sept 2021|
|Nicola Bartley||Nil||Sept 2021|
|Moira Bamfield||Nil||Sept 2021|
Governor Attendance Record For the Academic Year 2021/2022
Full Governing Body
|Name||Should have attended||Attended||%|