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Meet the Governors

Who's Who - Wavendon Gate School Governing Body September 2019

Name

Category/Appointed by:

Term of Office

Committee/Responsibility

Declarations of Interest

Meetings Attended 2019/20

Meetings Attended 2018/19

Ms Kerry Jarman

Headteacher

 

Business Committee             

Curriculum Committee        

Pay Committee

None

3/3 15/15

Mrs Alison Byrne

Local Authority Governor

Appointed by Governors

8th October 2022

Chair of Governors

Business Committee

Curriculum Committee

Pay Committee

Safer Recruitment Governor

Induction of new Governors

Geography/history/MFL/RE Governor

Safeguarding Governor

Looked after Children Governor

None

3/3

8/8

Mr Charlie Deycon

Parent Governor                      Appointed by Parents

17th September 2021

Vice Chair of Governors     

Business Committee

Pay Committee

Induction of new Governors

Development Governor          School Council and PSHE Governor

None

2/2 10/10
Mrs Joanna Cattigan

Parent Appointed                        Appointed by Parents

5th April 2023

Chair of Curriculum Committee

Early Years Governor

Phonics Governor

None

2/2 3/3

Mr Paul Floodgate

Parent Governor

Appointed by Parents

21st March 2020

Chair of Business Committee   

Chair of Pay Committee               

Design and Technology Governor 

Computing Governor

None

2/2 7/10

Mrs Kirsty Campbell

Co-opted Governor                Appointed by the Governing Board

19th November 2021

Vice Chair of Business Committee

English Governor          

Art Governor

None

2/2 9/10

Mr Adam Johnson

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Board

15th May 2020

Vice Chair of Curriculum Committee

Business Committee

PE Governor

None

3/3 15/15

Mr Michael Scott

Staff Appointed                    Appointed by staff

1st October 2019

Business Committee                  

GDPR Governor

Accident book

Health and Safety Governor

None

2 9/10
Mr. Greg Cavill Parent Appointed                        Appointed by Parents 5th April 2023

Curriculum Committee

Pay Committee

SEND Governor

Behaviour Governor

None 2/2 3/3
Mr Jamie Key

Co-opted Governor  

Appointed by Governing Board

13th March 2023

Curriculum Committee                 

Science Governor

Pupil Premium Governor

None

2/2 5/5
Mr Adam Cragg

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Governing Board

11th November 2023

Business Committee

Music Governor

Health and Well-being Governor

None 1/2 2/3
Mrs Sally Sheridan

Associate Governor

Appointed by Governing Board

11th November 2023 Curriculum Committee None 1/2 N/A
Mrs Meera Mistry

Co-opted Governor 

Appointed by Governing Board

11th November 2019 term of office ended and stepped down

Chair of Curriculum Committee

Music Governor

Looked after children Governor

None 1/1 8/9
Mr Asad Asif

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by the Governing Board

11th November 2023

Curriculum Committee                 

Maths Governor

None    
Mrs Tina Lafford

Parent Governor

Appointed by Parents

1st July resigned as Governor

Curriculum Committee

GDPR Governor

None N/A 1/7
Mrs Angie Ray

Parent Governor

Appointed by Parents

22nd March 2019 term of office ended and stepped down

Curriculum Committee

SEND Governor

None N/A 4/5

 

What do governors do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the Head Teacher and are involved in the appointment of other staff. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the Head Teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

 

Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body. Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body. 

 

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the Head Teacher (a critical friend).

 

Each governor is a member of either Business or Curriculum sub committee. An overview of the roles of these committees are:

 

Business Committee

  • To review policies and procedures that fall in the remit of business committee. 
  • To draw up, taking into account the School Improvement Plan priorities, and approve the annual budget plan of expenditure for the school.
  • To monitor the school’s income and expenditure (budget share and Standards Funds) and report the financial situation to the Governing Board each term.
  • To monitor the effect of the pupil premium on the progress and educational attainment of those pupil for whom the funding was allocated and to publish the information on the school’s website as required by the School Information Regulations 2008.
  • To monitor the effect of primary PE and sport funding on the provision of PE and sport.
  • To review and approve as required the staffing structure for the school in consultation with the headteacher.
  • To assist the Governing Board and the headteacher to discharge their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 in collaboration with the LA.

 

Curriculum Committee

  • To advise the Governing Board on the school’s curriculum statement and their statutory obligations regarding the National Curriculum.
  • To provide guidance and assistance to the headteacher and the Governing Board in all matters relating to the curriculum, including pastoral care, pupil behaviour and home school relationships.
  • To advise and ensure individual governors take a leading role in relation to specific curriculum areas (Governor Subject links). Reports will link to the school improvement plan and this will then be shared in FGB meetings.
  • To co-ordinate all governor visits.
  • To review attendance, behaviour, racial and SEND reports.
  • To review, amend where appropriate, and approve for adoption all policies and procedure documents that fall within the scope of the Curriculum Committee.
  • Various methods are used to monitor and review progress across the school including data. This includes monitoring disadvantaged, SEND, EAL and more able.
  • To monitor and evaluate the school’s SATs results on an annual basis and report any conclusions to the Governing Board.
  • To monitor school Improvement with the help of information contained in such documents as School Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR) Fisher Family Trust (FFT) and Target Tracker.

 

The Head Teacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

 

How much time is involved?

This will vary depending on the number of governing body meetings and the amount of committee work governors choose to do. Governors work as a team and as such the amount of time that each governor can give to the role will vary. In addition to meetings, governors need to get to know their school. This will be done by visiting the school for events, focused visits and attend the more informal activities taking place in school, for example open days, assemblies, school fetes and concerts. The majority of meetings tend to take place in the evenings, but this will be agreed by all members of the governing body.

 

Why become a school governor?

By becoming a school governor you will

  • Help ensure that every child at the school reaches his/her potential
  • Play a vital part in raising standards and achievement
  • Make an important contribution to your community
  • Have an opportunity to gain new skills
  • Work as part of a team

 

How do I become a governor?

If you think you have what it takes to be a school governor, please contact the Head Teacher, Kerry Jarman or the Chair of Governors through the admin office for further information.

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