'The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners.' SIAMS Inspection Report

School governors are people from the school’s community who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. They must be aged 18 or over at the date of their election or appointment. Persons under 18 may become Associate Members. There is no upper age limit.

Governors form the largest volunteer force in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance.

"A governing body's overriding responsibility is to work in partnership with the Head Teacher to promote continuous improvement in the performance of the school.  This involves the establishment of a development plan, the setting of challenging but achievable targets and the interpretation of information to access progress and determine appropriate action. Aligned to its improvement role, the governing body is there to be a critical friend who can provide the right balance between supporting and challenging the performance of both the Head Teacher and the school." School Governor Recruitment Toolkit


We are grateful to our Governing Body for their ongoing support and guidance. The Governing Body is Chaired by Julia Brown and she is supported by Vice-Chair, Ali Paterson.

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The following table displays the statutory information the school must share about the governing body. The final column includes information relating to governors' business interests, additional governance roles in other educational establishments and personal relationships with staff/governors.

NameRoleTermAppointed byAdditional information
Julia Brown  Co-opted Governor 4 years (from Sept '19) Governors None
Lee Butcher Co-opted Governor 4 years (from Sept '19) Governors Parent of pupil
Dan Carter Parent Governor 4 years (from April '17) Elected Parent of pupil
Kate Dudley-Smith Co-opted Governor 4 years (from Sept '19) Governors None
Charlotte French Co-opted Governor 4 years (from Sept '19) Governors Parent of pupil
Sara Nixon Foundation Governor 4 years (from Sept '19) Diocese None
Ali Paterson LA Governor 4 years (from Sept '19) LA Parent of pupil
Jenny Sim Staff Governor 4 years (from Sept '19) Elected Parent of pupil
Emma Aylesbury Parent Governor 4 years (from Jan '19) Elected Parent of pupil
Jim Palmer Co-opted Governor 4 years (from July '19) Governors None
John Wayland Head Teacher 4 years (ongoing) Governors Parent of pupil
Rev Paula York Foundation Governor 4 years (from Sept '17) Diocese None

 

It is a statutory responsibility for schools to publish information on governor attendance at full governing body and committee meetings. This information is shown below with governors identified by their initials.

 FGB meeting attendance 2019-20
  24.09.19 19.11.19 21.01.20 10.03.20 28.04.20 30.06.20
JB n          
LB y          
DC  y          
KDS  y          
CF  y          
SN  y          
AP  y          
JS  y          
JP  y          
JW  y          
PY  y          

 

Curriculum Committee meeting attendance 2019-20  
  18.09.19 25.10.19 03.01.20 14.02.20 TBC TBC
LB  y          
CF  y           
SN  y          
AP  y          
JS  y          
JW  y          

 

Finance Committee meeting attendance 2019-20  
  12.09.19 07.11.19 09.01.20 27.02.20 23.04.20 18.06.20
JB y          
DC y          
SN y          
JW n          
EA y          

 

Premises, Health & Safety Committee meeting attendance 2019-20  
  16.09.19 11.11.19 13.01.20 02.03.20 20.04.20 22.06.20
LB y          
KDS y          
AP y          
JW y          

 

Pay & Personnel Committee meeting attendance 2019-20  
  TBC TBC TBC
JB      
DC      
JP      
JW      

 

 

Ethos Committee meeting attendance 2019-20  
  23.10.19 TBC TBC
JW      
CF      
PY      
SN      

 

 

 

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