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Meet the Governors

"The whole school community works continuously to provide the very best education for it's pupils"

Ofsted February 2015

Structure and Responsibility of 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:

 

  • 3 parent governors
  • 1 authority governor
  • 1 staff governor
  • 1 headteacher
  • 6 co-opted governors

 

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • Set the aims and objectives of 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)

 

Simon Whitbourn

Co-opted - Chair of Governors

Responsibilities: Chair of Governors, Governor Development and Training, Pay Committee

Date appointed: 13th September 2018

Business, personal & pecuniary interests: Nil

Governance roles in other educational establishments: Nil

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 89%

 

Stuart Ratcliffe

Co-opted

Responsibilities: Vice-Chair, Safeguarding Governor, Pay Committee

Date appointed: 18th December 2012

Business, personal & pecuniary interests: Nil

Governance roles in other educational establishments: Nil

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 78%

Royston Black

Co-opted

Responsibilities: HT Review Committee

Date appointed:

Business, personal & pecuniary interests: Nil

Governance roles in other educational establishments: Nil

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100%

Alan Claggett

Co-opted

Responsibilities: Chair of Pay Committee,

Date appointed: 7th July 2014

Business, personal & pecuniary interests: Nil

Governance roles in other educational establishments: Nil

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100% 

Fiona Cross

Co-opted

Responsibilities: Special Educational Needs

Date appointed: 13th September 2018

Business, personal & pecuniary interests: Member of Admissions Appeal Panel - HCC

Governance roles in other educational establishments: Nil

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100%

 

Alan Dowden

Authority

Responsibilities:

Date appointed: 7th July 2014

Business, personal & pecuniary interests: Member of HCC

Governance roles in other educational establishments: Governor at St Francis

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 78%

 

Rebecca Rowe

Staff

Responsibilities:

Date appointed: 1st September 2015

Business, personal & pecuniary interests: Employed at Knightwood School

Governance roles in other educational establishments: Nil

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 78%

 

Alice Smith

Staff

Responsibilities:

Date appointment: 11th September 2019

Business, personal & pecuniary interests: Employed at Knightwood School

Governance roles in other educational establishments:Nil

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100%

Chris Thom

Co-opted

Responsibilities: HT Review Committee

Date appointed: 7th July 2014

Business, personal & pecuniary interests: Nil

Governance roles in other educational establishments: Nil

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 67% 

Riccardo Weber

Parent

Responsibilities: Health & Safety Governor, HT Review Committee

Date appointed: 13th September 2018

Business, personal & pecuniary interests: Nil

Governance roles in other educational establishments: Nil

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100% 

Paul Haydon

Non Governing Head

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 100%

 

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