Contacting the Governing Body
To contact the Governing Body please either send an email to the school office
firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of the Governors
or alternatively send a letter to the school addressed to the Governing Body.
The Governors meet regularly and although their work is largely unseen by the public, it is of great importance to the running of the school. The role of the Governing Body has changed over recent years and the governors have now taken on the full responsibility for the physical and financial running of the school, appointment of staff and the curriculum.
Minutes of all Governor meetings are kept in school and are available on request.
The Current Governing Body
If you are interested in joining us when a vacancy arises, please contact the Chair of Governors.
Mr Jonathan Faulkes, LA Nominated Governor (Chair of Governors)
Mr David Hayes, Community Governor (Vice Chair)
Mrs Margaret Thompson, Community Governor
Mrs Brenda Langton, Community Governor
Mrs Victoria Cooper, Parent Governor
Miss Alicia Yilmaz, Parent Governor
Mrs Johanna Haywood, Parent Governor
Mrs Vanessa Roper, Parent Governor
Miss Leanne Crossley-Gilbank, Parent Governor
Mrs Tracey Robinson, Headteacher Governor
Miss Sarah Cartwright, Staff Governor
Janet Jones, Clerk to Governors
All of the governors have specific roles within the governing body, for example taking the lead or safeguarding, special educational needs or particular areas of the curriculum. The current roles of the governors are set out in the governors handbook, which is available at the link below. The whole Governing Body meets at least once a term. Several committees meet on a more regular basis throughout the year.
Strategy - oversees the teaching strategy of the school and monitors the progress and attainment of the school. The curriculum governors help the headteacher determine some of the targets for the school.
Health and Safety
Premises along with Health and Safety are also covered within the committee. Health and safety priorities are monitored and set within the school and a plan of work is set to keep the school in a well-maintained state.
Resources - works with the headteacher to set out how the school budget will be spent. This committee works to specific standards of financial management.
Performance & Pay - works with the headteacher to assess the school staff's performance, identify the staff's correct pay structures and performance targets.
Safeguarding is a standard item at all meetings