Governors

The Role of the Governing Body

The governing body has three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Governing body powers

The governing body is recognised in law as a corporate body, which means it has a legal identity separate from that of its governors. It also means that individual governors have no power or right to act on behalf of the governing body except where the whole governing body has delegated a specific duty to that individual. The governing body can also decide to delegate certain responsibilities to committees that it has established. Governors will, therefore, take collective responsibility for the decisions reached by the governing body to publicly support decisions.

Governing Body

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Headteacher
Mrs Lisa Nellist
Appointed by Governing Body
Current term: 30/08/21 - 19/03/24

 

Attendance at Full Governing Body meetings over academic year 2021/2022  – 5/5

Attendance at Finance Committee over academic year 2021/2022 – 4/4

Business/ financial/ relationship/ governance interests: None

Acting Chair of Governors
Mr Tim Watts
Appointed by Governing Body
Current term: 01/09/21 - 03/04/25

 

Attendance at Full Governing Body meetings over academic year 2021/2022  – 5/5

Attendance at Finance Committee over academic year 2021/2022 – 4/4

Business/ financial/ relationship/ governance interests: None

Co-opted Governor
Mrs Eileen Race
Appointed by Governing Body
Current term: 28/02/19 - 01/06/23

 

Attendance at Full Governing Body meetings over academic year 2021/2022  – 4/5

Attendance at Finance Committee over academic year 2021/2022 – 3 /4

Business/ financial/ relationship/ governance interests: None

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Staff Governor
Mrs Mandy Glenwright
Appointed by School
Current term: 01/04/21 - 01/04/25

 

Attendance at Full Governing Body meetings over academic year 2021/2022 – 4/5

Business/ financial/ relationship/ governance interests: None

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Associate Governor
Mrs Clare Wilbourne
Current term: 01/09/22 - 01/09/23

 

Attendance at Full Governing Body meetings over academic year 2021/2022  – N/A

Business/ financial/ relationship/ governance interests: None

K. Hancock

Parent Governor
Miss Kayleigh Hancock
Appointed by School
Current term: 01/09/21 - 01/06/24

 

Attendance at Full Governing Body meetings over academic year 2021/2022  – 3/3

Business/ financial/ relationship/ governance interests: None

C. Todd

Parent Governor
Miss Chloe Todd
Appointed by School
Current term: 01/09/21 - 01/06/24

 

Attendance at Full Governing Body meetings over academic year 2021/2022  – 3/3

Business/ financial/ relationship/ governance interests: None

Parent Governor
Vacancy

Co-opted Governor
Ms Catherine Graham

Appointed by Governing Body
Current term: 29/11/22 - 01/09/26

 

Attendance at Full Governing Body meetings over academic year 2021/2022  – N/A

Business/ financial/ relationship/ governance interests: None

Local Authority Governor
Ms Abigail Combes

Appointed by Governing Body
Current term: 29/11/22 - 01/09/26

 

Attendance at Full Governing Body meetings over academic year 2021/2022  – N/A

Business/ financial/ relationship/ governance interests: None


Clerk
Laura Waites
Current term: 01/09/19-

Committee Membership

Full Governors Board
All Governors

School Improvement Committee
Mrs S Hay (Chair), Mrs L Nellist, Mrs E Race

Finance Committee
Mrs S Hay , Mr T Watts (Chair), Mr L Nellist, Mrs K Taylor (Bursar)

Specific Roles

Chair of Governors
Mrs Samantha Hay

Vice Chair of Governors
Mr Tim Watts

Chair, School Improvement Committee
Mrs Samantha Hay

Chair, Finance Committee
Mr Tim Watts

Safeguarding Governor
Miss Chloe Todd