Governing Body and Committee Membership 2016/17


The Government says that the governing body should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its
    money is well spent.
·         Chair of Governors – as of September 2015 – Robert Russell


·         Vice Chair of Governors – as of September 2015 – Daniel Forde-Pogson


·         Clerk to Governors – Mrs Lyn Thrower


·         Interim Headteacher – Mrs M Burns (50%) – attending priority committee groups noted below


·         Head of School – Mrs Ingrid Rounce (AHT)

Quality of Teaching & Learning Quality of Leadership & Management inc Finance Behaviour inc Health & Safety (Buildings)
Christine Brigham – Community Governor

Amanda Dobson – Local Authority Governor

Ingrid Rounce – Teacher Governor

Deborah Glover – Staff Governor

Robert Russell – Parent Governor – Chairman

June Pratt – Foundation Governor (appointed by C of E Diocese)

Ingrid Rounce – Teacher Governor

Christine Brigham – Community Governor

Daniel Forde-Pogson – Community Governor

Elizabeth Spurling – Parent Governor


·         Special Educational Needs – Christine Brigham

·         Looked After Children – Robert Russell

·         Child Protection – Daniel Forde-Pogson

·         Health and Safety – Mrs M Burns

·         Curriculum including English and Maths – Ingrid Rounce

Governors are members of our school community – following Reconstitution of the Governing Body we have a core of 6 governors (including 1 Foundation Governor who is a church representative), 2 parent governors, 1 Local Authority governor,  1 staff governor and the headteacher; the core governors undertake the key roles outlined above.  The Core group is supported by full governors, as well as associate governors who take on specific roles within the school and also for the Governing Body.


As a full Governing Body we meet 2 times each term in the Autumn and Spring Term; there is a formal Governors’ meeting in the Spring Term and a second meeting where the budget for the next financial year, as well as the evidence relating to the school’s annual return for the Schools’ Financial Value Standard is considered and agreed.


At each meeting an agenda is prepared, part of the agenda allows for committee groups to meet with the allocated meeting time.  Further committee meetings, monitoring visits and Governor visits are also carried out to support governors with their duties to the school.


Governors can be contacted c/o the school office or the Chair of Governors can be contacted directly via email:



Dates for Governors’ meetings in 2016/17 are:

  • 26th September 2016
  • 28th November 2016
  • 16th January 2017
  • 27th   March – Budget Setting
  • 22nd May 2017
  • 17th July 2017


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