Welcome to the Governors' section!
Introducing the Governing Body
Chair of Governors: Mr Culain Morris
Head Teacher (acting) (ex-officio): Mrs Nicola Gorry
Clerk to the Governors: Mr Mark Simmons
Foundation Governors (appointed by either the Parochial Church Council or Diocesan Board of Education):
Mr Culain Morris (Chair)
Mr Andrew Page
Rev. Mike Catling
Mrs Dawn Blakeway
Mr Paul Cooper-James
Mr Ralph Tingle
Local Authority Governor:
Mr Richard Bernard
Mr Steve Cass
Mr Dan Pearson
Mrs Emma Stead
REGISTER OF INTEREST : None. Updated at the AGM on 18.9.17 - see document below for details
We aim to fulfil our role as a ‘Critical Friend’ to the school by:
- supporting and challenging staff by celebrating achievement and by holding the school to account for any weaknesses in order to continually improve outcomes for all children
- helping shape the direction of the school
- fulfilling our statutory obligations
Our Full Governing Body meets at least once a term.
All members of the Governing Body sit on at least one of the two main committees which meet twice a term. These are:
1. Finance, Premises & Personnel. This Committee monitors all school spending to ensure good financial management. It sets budgets for the year and oversees any capital spend projects.
Life & Learning. This committee covers:
Life - The Committee’s areas of interest include the provision of R.E. in school, parental involvement, healthy schools, behaviour, community cohesion and special educational needs, the nursery and extended schools.
Learning - The Committee looks at the full range of the Curriculum offered by the school and monitors all pupil progress and achievement.
There are also committees that meet as and when required so to deal with matters such as Admissions, Recruitment, Performance Management, Staff Dismissals, Pupil Discipline, Complaints and Appeals.
Over the next 12 months, the Governing Body will be working hard with staff at school to:
- Develop consistency and systems throughout the school
- Increase the number of children reaching 'Greater Depth'