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Many people are not clear about what exactly the Board of Governors does. What is our role? What are our responsibilities? If you have ever wondered about these things (or perhaps you are considering becoming a school governor yourself?) read on.

 

Our purpose

In the Governance Handbook*, The Department for Education describes the role of the governing board as:

[to] provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

 

In order to make sure we do this effectively, we meet once every half term, and have three core responsibilities:

  • We need to ensure that the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • We need to hold the head to account, while supporting and strengthening leadership
  • We need to oversee the financial performance of the school, making sure that money is well spent

 

A skill-based approach…

These days, selecting new members of the governing board is very much about finding the right people with the right skills. We welcome governors from all backgrounds and walks of life and we believe that a diverse range of skills and experience makes for a more effective board of governors.

 

We regularly look at our skills and capabilities as a group, and this is an important consideration when we think about our training needs and when considering the appointment of new governors. Governors need many skills, in areas such as finance, strategy and the ability to understand data. No one individual has all of these, and we work as a team.

 

Minutes of Governor Meetings 

Governing body minutes are available to view by appointment by contacting the school office.

 

If you have any questions about governance or would like to know more about becoming a governor, please contact the school office or Head Teacher. 

 

 

Attendance at Full Governor Meetings (Academic Year 2020 to 2021)

 

Karen Grundy (Chair) 3 of 3
Emily Mumford (Vice Chair) 2 of 3
Rob Cook (Head Teacher) 3 of 3
Jill Brown 2 of 3
Karen Clifton 2 of 3
Tim Hawley 3 of 3
Fiona Jones 3 of 3
Damien West 0 of 1
Justine Wright 1 of 3

 

 

OUR GOVERNORS

Karen Grundy

Chair of Governors

Governor Category:  Parent Governor

Appointed by: Parents 

Current term of office: 04.10.2019 to 03.10.2023

Register of Interest and other positions held: None. 

Emily Mumford

Vice Chair of Governors

Governor Category:  Parent Governor 

Appointed by: Parents

Current term of office: 18.12.2017 to 17.12.2021

Register of Interest and other positions held: None

Rob Cook

Governor Category:  Ex-officio

Appointed by: By virtue of office

Current term of office: 23.04.2019 to date 

Register of Interest and other positions held: Head Teacher of Winthorpe Primary School.

Jill Brown

Governor Category:  Co-opted Governor

Appointed by: The Governing Body

Current term of office: 01.02.2021 to 31.01.2025

Register of Interest and other positions held: None.

 

 

 

Karen Clifton

Governor Category:  Staff Governor

Appointed by: Staff 

Current term of office: 01.09.2019 to 31.08.2023

Register of Interest and other positions held: Assistant Head and SENCo. 

Tim Hawley

Governor Category:  Local Authority Governor

Appointed by: Local Authority

Current term of office: 10.02.2020 to 09.02.2024

Register of Interest and other positions held: None. 

Fiona Jones

Governor Category:  Co-opted Governor

Appointed by: The Governing Body

Current term of office: 20.07.20 to 19.07.2021

Register of Interest and other positions held: Chair of Winthorpe Governors, also sits on Local Authority Schools Forum (matters relating to total Schools' Budget), LGB member at Issac Newton Primary School.

 

Damien West

Governor Category:  Co-opted Governor

Appointed by: The Governing Body

Current term of office: 02.12.2020 to 01.12.2024

Register of Interest and other positions held: 

Justine Wright

Governor Category:  Co-opted Governor

Appointed by: The Governing Body

Current term of office: 02.03.2020 to 01.03.2024

Register of Interest and other positions held: None. 

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