Governing Body

The work of the Governing Body is carried out for one purpose only and that is to give the children the best possible start in their school life. The Governing Body is made up at present of governors representing parents, members of the community and staff team. The position of school governor is a voluntary one, but it demands a high level of commitment, not only in time but also responsibility as the decisions made directly affect the children.

With Foundation status, the Governing Body make all the decisions relating to the administration of the school. There are four main areas which we cover regularly; the curriculum, finances, premises and personnel. These areas and their duties are laid out in Government Legislation and are strictly adhered to.

The Governors work as a team and cover all aspects of school life at their termly Governing Body meeting. Other committees may meet at relevant points during the school year. The Chair of any committee meeting reports back to the Full Governing Body. Decisions are made democratically with all governors being given as much information as possible to aid them in the decision making process. This ensures lively, often lengthy, and more importantly, healthy discussions prior to decision making. The Governing Body meetings are for Governors only to attend. The school does openly welcome communication from parents at any time.

The Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They can only act together, they cannot act individually. 

Governors are appointed to help:

  1. make sure national curriculum and its assessment procedures are carried out 
  2. formulate all policy documents
  3. interview and select staff
  4. manage the school budget and plan for the future
  5. oversee the school premises

School Governors:

  1. Mrs C Ensell - Parent Governor (elected) - Term of office 12/5/19 for 4 yrs  (all committees with voting rights & no financial/business interests)
  2. Mr C Bayliss - Parent Governor (elected) - Vice-Chair - Term of office 29/01/19 for 4 yrs  (all committees with voting rights & no financial/business interests)
  3. Mr R Bennett - Partnership Governor (co-opted) - Term of office 12/5/19 for 4 yrs  (all committees with voting rights & no financial/business interests)
  4. Miss K Aggarwal - Partnership Governor (co-opted) - Term of office 20/4/21 for 4 yrs  (all committees with voting rights & no financial/business interests)
  5. Mr G Clarke - LA Governor (appointed)  - Term of office 10/3/19 for 4 yrs (all committees with voting rights & no financial/business interests)  (Curriculum Governor)
  6. Mrs C Trouth - Staff Governor (elected) - Term of office 12/3/19 for 4 yrs (all committees with voting rights except Pay & Personnel & no financial/business interests) Related to TA on staff team. (Safeguarding)
  7. Mrs A Slater - Foundation Governor (co-opted) - Chair. Term of office 12/5/19 for 4 yrs  (Chair of Pay & Personnel, all committees with voting rights & no financial/business interests)  (Safeguarding & Assessment Governor)
  8. Mrs J Dixon - Foundation Governor (co-opted) - Term of office 12/5/19 for 4 yrs  (SEND Governor, all committees with voting rights & no financial/business interests)  (SEND Governor)
  9. The Head Teacher - Miss K Tomkins (all committees with voting rights & no financial/business interests)

Attendance has been 89% at the last three meetings (8 out of 9 members present)