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Governors

Our School Governing Body

 

Governors are a voluntary body of people who guide and support the strategic direction of the school. They are members of the school team and their contribution to the running of the school is highly valued.

 

School Governing Body

The instrument of government states that the governing body shall consist of:

  • 6 *Foundation Governors
  • 2  Parent Governors
  • 1  Local Authority Governor
  • 1  Staff Governor
  • 1  Headteacher

 

*Foundation Governors (appointed by either the Parochial Church Council or Diocesan Board of Education)

 

Each Governor will serve for an initial term of 4 years.

 

The role of the Governing Body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • Set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

 

Introducing the Governing Body

 

BERNARD Richard Wilson - Local Authority Governor

Responsibilities: 

Committees: FGB and FPP (*up to February 2020)

Term of Office: 23/11/2017 - 

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None registered.

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: None.

Meetings Attended Academic Year 2019/2020: FGB 4/6  FPP 2/*2

 

BLAKEWAY Margaret Dawn (Dawn) - Foundation Governor

Responsibilities: Vice Chair of Governors

Committees: FGB only

Term of Office: 23/9/2016 - 

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: 

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: None.

Meetings Attended Academic Year 2019/2020:  FGB 5/6

 

CATLING Michael David - Foundation Governor (ex-officio)

Responsibilities: 

Committees: FGB only

Term of Office: 10/11/2009 - 

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: Rector of Wigmore Abbey Parish.  Ordained member of the Church of England.

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: None.

Meetings Attended Academic Year 2019/2020:  FGB 4/6

 

COOPER-JAMES Paul - Foundation Governor

Responsibilities:

Committees: FGB only

Term of Office: 1/10/2018 - 

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: Member of Performing Rights Society and Broadcast Music Incorporated.

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: None.

Meetings Attended Academic Year 2019/2020: FGB 5/6

 

GORRY Nicola Jane - Head Teacher (ex-officio)

Responsibilities:

Committees: FGB and FPP

Term of Office: 1/9/2017 - 

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: None registered

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: None.

Meetings Attended Academic Year 2019/2020: FGB 6/6 and FPP 3/3

 

PAGE Andrew Harry - Foundation Governor

Responsibilities:

Committees: FGB and FPP

Term of Office: 22/6/2015 - 21/6/19. *application pending

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: Secretary Wigmore Abbey PCC. A member of the Church of England Guild of Vergers.

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: None.

Meetings Attended Academic Year 2019/2020: FGB 5/6 as an observer and FPP 2/3 as an observer.      .

 

PEARSON Daniel Mark - Parent Governor

Responsibilities: Chair and Treasurer of FPP

Committee: FGB and FPP

Term of Office: 1/11/2005 - 

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Dan's wife Lyddia Pearson is the Friends of Leintwardine Treasurer. 

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: None. 

Meetings Attended Academic Year 2019/2020: FGB 2/6 and FPP 2/3 

 

STEAD Emma Rebecca - Staff Governor 

Responsibilities: 

Committee: FGB only

Term of Office: 1/5/2019 -   

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None registered.

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: None.

Meetings Attended Academic Year 2019/2020: FGB 5/6

 

TINGLE Ralph - Foundation Governor

Responsibilities: Chair of Governors (appointed 8/10/2019)

Committee: FGB and FPP

Term of Office: 1/10/2018 - 

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Hereford City of Sanctuary - Trustee and Treasurer

Member of Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: None.

Meetings Attended Academic Year 2019/2020: FGB 6/6 and FPP 3/3

 

TYE Nigel- Parent Governor (appointed)

Responsibilities: Properties, Health and Safety and GDPR 

Committee: FGB and FPP

Term of Office: 10/1/20 -

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None registered.

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: None.

Meetings Attended Academic Year 2019/2020: FGB 4/4 and FPP 2/2

 

WILLIS David - Foundation Governor (appointed)

Responsibilities: 

Committee: FGB and FPP

Term of Office: 6/1/20 - 

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Business interest DPW Educational Consultancy.  Governor and School Improvement Officer at Boarshaw Primary School, Middleton, Manchester September 2019 to September 2023. 

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions:  

Meetings Attended Academic Year 2019/2020: FGB 6/6 and FPP 3/3*

*attended as an observer pending application

 

 

Vacant Position - FOUNDATION GOVERNOR 2019/2020

 

Vacant Position - FOUNDATION GOVERNOR 2020/21

                              (application pending)

 

 

HUGHES Maryjane (Janie) - Clerk to the Governing Body

 

For more information on the role of the Governing Body please contact the Chair of Governors via the school office or go to the Herefordshire Council Website (Education & Learning).
  

Our Structure

Our Full Governing Body meets at least once each half term.

We also have one committee - 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.

 

There are also panels that meet as and when required to deal with matters such as Admissions, Recruitment, Performance Management, Staff Dismissals, Pupil Discipline, Complaints and Appeals.

 

Our Priorities
Over the next 12 months, the Governing Body will be working closely with staff to:
  • develop consistency and systems throughout the school
  • further develop the learning area in school to ensure creativity and independence
  • ensure progress from starting points for all learners
  • develop the curriculum with all stakeholders

Who are the Governors?

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