Governing Body

The main role of the Governing Body is strategic.  In consultation with Mr Hawley, we determine the strategic path for the future development of the school in order to ensure continued improvement.  
 
The Governing Body's key functions are to:
 
  • Set the aims and objectives of the school
  • Set targets
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making
  • Develop school policies
  • Manage the school budget
  • Act as a critical friend to the head teacher - so be supportive yet challenging
The Governing Body meets formally four times a year whilst the two committees meet twice each term.  
 
There are also three informal meetings where planning and/or training takes place each year.
For 2019-2020 the governors are:
 

Governor

Category

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Lead Role

Sarah Bailey

Staff

 01/09/19

 4 years

 

Matthew Hawley

Head Teacher

01/09/2019

 

NA 

Rev. John Saxon

Ex Officio

01/09/2017

 4 years

 RE, SEN, AMA, Link

Sarah Mitchell

Executive Head

01/01/17

 

 English

Lin Stephenson

Chair of Governors

 01/01/17

 4 years

 Safeguarding, Literacy,PHSE

Liam Tobin

General Member

 27/03/18

 4 years

 Pupil Premium, Maths, Sports Premium

Sarah Belchambers

Parent Governor

 27/03/18

 4 years

 H&S, Arts (Music, dance, Art), History and Geography

Catherine Gibson

 General Governor

 01/03/19

 4 years

 Science, early years

Tomas McCallion

 Parent Governor

 01/03/19

 4 years

 ICT

Michael Adeleke

   Foundation     Governor                                           

01/09/19

4 years

Finance

Finance and Premises Committee Members

Mrs L Stephenson, Mr M Hawley, Mr M Adeleke, Mrs S Belchambers, Mr T McCallion and Rev J Saxon


Teaching and Learning Committee Members

Mr L Tobin, Rev J Saxon, Mrs S Mitchell, Mrs L Stephenson,  Mr M Hawley, and Mrs C Gibson,

Mrs S Bailey

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