The Governing Board

Members of the Governing Board

Mrs Helen Giblett

Ex. Officio Governor 4.09.2014 - current

Fr Christopher Epps

Ex. Officio Governor 13.09.2015

Mrs Karen Standen

Co-opted governor from 25.11.2016 - 24.11.2020

Mrs Jo Matthews

Non Teaching Staff Governor 20.03.2015 - 19.03.2019

Miss Florence MacDonald

Teaching Staff Governor 03.07.2017

Mrs Amanda Colwill

Parent Governor 12.05.2017 - 11.05.2021

Melanie Grose

Appointed Governor 13.11.2017

Sarah Lillicrap

Appointed Governor 13.11.2017

Clare Bradburn

Parent Governor 13.11.2017

Chair of the Governing Board:

Andrew Gendall

Vice Chair of the Governing Board:

Mandy Hoare

Designated Safeguarding Governor:

Mandy Hoare

 

Mr Andrew Gendall

Chair of Governors 01.08.2017 - 19.11.2019 / Appointed Governor 20.11.2015 - 31.07.2017

Mr Graham Groves

Appointed Governor 3.09.2013 - 2.09.2017 and 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2021

Mrs Mandy Hoare

Vice Chair 09.2017 - 02.2020 / Appointed Governor 02.2016 to 08.2017

Mrs Carolyn Power

Appointed Governor 20.11.2015 - 19.11.2019

Mr Phil Orwin

Appointed Governor 23.11.17 - 22.11.21

Mr David Galler

Associate Member (by invitation)

Mrs Debbie Bullen

School Business Manager (by invitation)

Mrs Lianne Jory

Clerk to the Governors

Designated Health and Safety Governor:

Graham Groves

Designated SEND Governor:

Mandy Hoare

Previous members of the Governing Board

Rev Mark Dunn-Wilson

Chair of Governors 1.02.2016 - 22.07.2017

Mrs Tracy Lewis

Parent Elected Governor Vice Chair of Resources 09.10.2013 - 8.10.2017

How we work

Following a skills-audit process, the Full Governing Board took the decision to restructure and change its way of working to reflect a largely committee–free structure of Governance.

Whilst retaining those committees and panels required by statutory regulation, the Governors now work through a series of Focus Groups .Single or pairs of Governors have been allocated to specialist areas reflecting their own interests and skills. We hope that over time this allows the opportunity to gain a more detailed understanding of their appointed areas of concern. It is hoped that in this way the Governing Board will be able to fulfil its function as ‘critical friend’ to the School Leadership Team, and also be better able to think strategically on behalf of the whole school community. The Focus Governors work closely with the designated School Lead in their Group, communicating, questioning and supporting both through face to face meetings and by digital methods.

Key questions are identified for the Focus Group each half-termly Full Board Meeting and then feedback and report forms are completed by the Lead Governor in the Group.

This then informs the full governing body, but also provides the opportunity for further questioning and consideration.

The details of Focus Groups are as follows:

Focus Group

Lead Governors

School Lead

Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare

Mandy Hoare
Amanda Colwill

Helen Giblett

Outcomes for Pupils

Andrew Gendall
Amanda Colwill

David Galler

Effectiveness of Leadership & Management

Mandy Hoare
Andrew Gendall

Helen Giblett
David Galler
Carolyn Power

School Life and well-being

Karen Standen
Jo Matthews
Florence MacDonald

Helen Giblett, DSL
David Crocker Staff Pastoral Coordinator
Jo Williams & Becky Morris, SENCOs
James Kitto, Pupil Voice
Becky Williams & Jade Palmer, PSHE

Stakeholder Engagement

Graham Groves

Carolyn Power
David Crocker

RE, Worship and SMSC

Fr Chris Epps

Sara Tangye
Jess Sinnott

Finance

Andrew Gendall
Mandy Hoare

Helen Giblett
Debbie Bullen

 

Standing Committees

Pay, Personnel and Pastoral

Andrew Gendall
Mandy Hoare
Graham Groves
Amanda Colwill
Karen Standen
Helen Giblett

Appeals

Fr. Chris Epps
Graham Groves

Admissions

Andrew Gendall
Graham Groves
Florence MacDonald
Fr. Chris Epps
Helen Giblett

Audit Committee

Graham Groves
Mandy Hoare

 
 
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