Governors

Welcome to the governors section!

Pen Portraits

Deborah Hall Donna Jackson  Emily Burns    
Paul Armstrong Jo Witney      

Our main role is to support and challenge the Headteacher and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘critical friend’.  We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life.

 

We have a strong focus on the three core strategic functions of a governing body:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. 
  2. Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance managemant of staff.
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.                        

 

Name

Date of

Appointment

Term of

Office

Date

Stepped Down

Appointed by:

Category of

Governor

Finance

Com

Links or

Responsibilities

Meetings Attended

Catherine Matthewman

 01/09/2018

 n/a

 

 n/a

Head Teacher

Yes

Lead Professional of the School

7/7

Andrew Hatchwell

05/03/2018

4yrs

 

Parent Election

Parent

 

Vice Chair, Chair of S.I. Com. Data, Discipline and Pay Panel. Data and Assessment Link. Pupil Premium and Sports Funding Governor.

7/7

Jo Witney

30/06/2017

4yrs

 

Parent Election

Parent

 

SEN/AGT and Nursery, Year 1 and EYFS Link Governor. Discipline and Pay Panel. Head Teacher Appraisal Panel.

5/7

Deborah Hall

29/03/2018

4yrs

 

FGB

LA Governor

Yes

HT Appraisal Panel, Safeguarding and Child Protection

7/7

Paul Armstrong

07/09/2015

4yrs

 

Staff Election

Staff Governor

Yes

Environmental-Team, Data and Assessment Link

6/7

Mary Shone

22/03/2019

4yrs

 

Governing Body

Parent Governor

 

 

 

Emily Burns

 28/09/2017

 

 

Governing Body

Co-opted

 

School Council, KS1 Link Governor

4/6

 

Terms of Office for previous Governors

 

Joe Plant 01/09/2013 22/09/2016
Janette Crossan 01/09/2015 22/09/2017
Chris Watson 28/02/2014 28/09/2017
Stephanie Young 26/11/2015 20/11/2017

Jonathon Brown

28/02/2014

 28/02/2018

 Tom Cooper

14/01/2014

 20/7/2018

Eve Locker

22/09/2016

 

Sarah Tonnar

26/11/2015

 

Donna Jackson

18/09/2018

 

Governors’ Register of Interests October 2018 Governor: Paul Armstrong Business interests: None Personal interests: None Interests in other educational establishments: None Governor: Emily Burns Business interests: None Personal interests: None Interests in other educational establishments: None Governor: Deborah Hall Business interests: None Personal interests: None Interests in other educational establishments: None Governor: Andrew Hatchwell Business interests: None Personal interests: None Interests in other educational establishments: None Governor: Donna Jackson Business interests: None Personal interests: None Interests in other educational establishments: None Governor: Catherine Matthewman Business interests: None Personal interests: None Interests in other educational establishments: None Governor: Hilary Mason Business interests: None Personal interests: None Interests in other educational establishments: None Governor: Jo Witney Business interests: Self Employed Artist/ Signmaker, ongoing appointment, 18th October 2018 Part time employee at the National Trust, Visitor Engagement/ Education, ongoing appointment, 18th October 2018 Personal interests: None Interests in other educational establishments: None