Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
Constitution of the Governing Board
The Governing Board is drawn from parents, staff and members of the local community. We have 3 main roles:
The Governing Board holds meetings on an approximately monthly basis during term time. Governors’ responsibilities are also allocated to various committees that may meet outside of the regular full Governors’ meetings and later report back to the full Board. Some committees have delegated decision making authorities.
At its monthly meetings governors discuss many aspects of the life of the school including teaching and learning, pupil progress and assessment, the curriculum, attendance, premises (including health and safety), monitoring the school budget, safeguarding, exclusions, statutory requirements, policies and appraisal of staff including the Headteacher.
The Headteacher provides a termly written report and a verbal update at other meetings.
Governors are linked to cover various areas such as:
Governors aim to make termly monitoring visits to school as well as more informal ones. These visits usually focus on priorities in the school improvement plan. Areas monitored have included: maths, SEN, reading and phonics, writing, safeguarding. During these visits we have the opportunity to talk to the children about their learning and well-being.
Also curriculum leaders are invited to meetings to give presentations on their subject. This has been particularly important during the pandemic as governors have been unable to visit school in the normal way.
If you would like to know more about the work of the governors or have any questions about becoming a governor, please contact Kirstene Cutler (Co-Chair of Governors) or Rachel Aryee (Co-Chair of Governors) at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . Minutes of governing board meetings are available by request.
Who are the Governors?
The term of office for each governor is 4 years
The Term of Office for Co-Chairs of Governors is 2 years.
|Category||Term of Office|
Mrs Vikki Johnston
Ben Fell (Curriculum including Phonics/Reading, Deputy Safeguarding link)
04-10-21 to 03-10-25
Rachel Ayree (Safeguarding link)
24-11-20 to 23-11-24
|Dan Boucher (Attendance and Enrichment link)|
21.9.22 to 20.9.26
Laura Courtney (also a member of staff)
26-02-19 to 25-02-23
Kirstene Cutler (finance, pupil premium, SEND, sports premium, and Health and Safety link, Chair of Pay Committee)
14-12-19 to 13-12-23
Clerk to the Governors