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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:

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

 

*Foundation Governors are 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: Maths, Curriculum Development

Committees: FGB and FPP

Term of Office: 23/11/2017 - 22/11/2021

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

Academic Year 2020/2021: FGB 1/2  FPP 0/2

 

BLAKEWAY Margaret Dawn (Dawn) - Foundation Governor

Responsibilities: Vice Chair of Governors (appointed 8/10/19) and Chair of WaC. Improved Learning Environments 

Committees: FGB and WaC

Term of Office: 23/9/2016 - 27/9/2024

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests:  Director of MD Blakeway Ltd

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: None.

Meetings Attended:

Academic Year 2019/2020:  FGB 5/6

Academic Year 2020/2021:  FGB 2/2  WaC 1/1

 

CATLING Michael David - Foundation Governor (ex-officio)

Responsibilities: Wellbeing, Embedding the School Ethos

Committees: FGB and WaC

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

Academic Year 2020.2021: FGB 1/2  WaC 1/1

 

COOPER-JAMES Paul - Foundation Governor

Responsibilities: SIAMS, ICT

Committees: FGB and WaC

Term of Office: 20/10/2018 - 19/10/2022

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

Academic Year 2020/2021: FGB 2/2  WaC 0/1

 

GORRY Nicola Jane - Head Teacher (ex-officio)

Responsibilities: Everything!

Committees: FGB, FPP and WaC

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  FPP 3/3

Academic Year 2020/2021: FGB 2/2  FPP 2/2  WaC 1/1

 

PAGE Andrew Harry - Foundation Governor

Responsibilities: Pupil Premium, Sports Premium

Committees: FGB and FPP

Term of Office: 16/10/2020 - 15/10/2024

(previous term 20/6/2015 - 19/6/2019). 

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  FPP 2/3 attended as an observer pending application

Academic Year 2020/2021: FGB 2/2  FPP 2/2     

 

PEARSON Daniel Mark - Parent Governor

Responsibilities: Chair and Treasurer of FPP, EYFS

Committee: FGB and FPP

Term of Office: 1/11/2005 - 31/10/2023

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  FPP 2/3 

Academic Year 2020/2021: FGB 2/2  FPP 2/2

 

STEAD Emma Rebecca - Staff Governor 

Responsibilities: Improved Learning Environments

Committee: FGB and WaC

Term of Office: 1/5/2019 -  30/4/2023

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None registered.

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: None.

Meetings Attended:

Academic Year 2019/2020: FGB 5/6

Academic Year 2020/2021: FGB 2/2  Wac 1/1

 

TINGLE Ralph - Foundation Governor

Responsibilities: Chair of Governors (appointed 8/10/2019). SEND, English, Develop and Enhance Reading 

Committee: FGB and FPP

Term of Office: 20/10/2018 - 19/10/2022

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  FPP 3/3

Academic Year 2020/2021: FGB 2/2  FPP 2/2

 

TYE Nigel- Parent Governor (appointed)

Responsibilities: EYFS, Properties, H&S, GDPR 

Committee: FGB and FPP

Term of Office: 10/1/2020 -  9/1/2024

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None registered.

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: None.

Meetings Attended:

Academic Year 2019/2020: FGB 4/4  FPP 2/2

Academic Year 2020/2021: FGB 1/2  FPP 2/2

 

WILLIS David - Foundation Governor (appointed)

Responsibilities: Safeguarding, English, Develop and Enhance Reading

Committee: FGB

Term of Office: 6/1/2020 - 5/1/2024

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Business interest DPW Educational Consultancy. 

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions:  Governor and School Improvement Officer at Boarshaw Primary School, Middleton, Manchester September 2019 to September 2023. 

Meetings Attended:

Academic Year 2019/2020: FGB 6/6  FPP 3/3 attended as an observer pending application

Academic Year 2020/2021: FGB 2/2  FPP 2/2

 

 

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 and committees meet at least once each term.

 

We also have two additional committees:

 

Finance, Premises and Personnel (FPP) this committee monitors all aspects of school spending to ensure good financial management. It approves budgets and spending set for the year and oversees any capital spend projects.

 

Wellbeing and Curriculum (WaC) this committee monitors all aspects of the school curriculum and welfare.  Overseeing the school’s contribution to pupil and staff wellbeing, including the extent to which pupils feel safe, adopt healthy lifestyles and contribute to the school and wider community. It monitors pupil achievement, ensuring the school provides a high-quality learning experience, delivering a broad and balanced curriculum in keeping with the school's aims, pupil and staff needs and legal requirements.

 

There are also panels that meet as 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 continue to work closely with staff to:
  • continue 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
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