What do we do?
The Governing Body is legally responsible for:
- setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
- overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
How do we operate?
The full Governing Body meets once per term (ie 6 times per year). We discuss a wide range of business and every meeting begins with an opening prayer.
In addition the Governing Body has 5 “Monitoring Pairs” to which two or more governors are assigned. The Monitoring Pairs take responsibility for a specific area of work, and report back to the full Governing Body. The frequency of meetings varies depending on the area and can be from once per term to two times per year. Currently Monitoring Pairs work in the following areas:
- Standards and Achievement
- Quality of Teaching and Curriculum
- Finance, Personnel and Premises
- Behaviour and Safety
- Christian Distinctiveness
How do I contact the Governing Body?
You can contact us by emailing the Clerk: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by telephone to the School Office 01227 831312
Or many of us are parents, and always happy to chat at the school gate!
The Governing Body includes representatives from the church, the community, local education authority (LEA), parents and staff. Most serve for a 4 year term. Parent governors are elected by a ballot of parents.
The current membership of the Governing Body is listed below.
|Name||Governor Type||Term Ends||Image|
|Jacqui Connelly(Chair)||Foundation Governor (appointed by Barham Church)||19.05.19|
|John Pierson (Vice Chair)||LA Governor||07.10.19|
|Victoria Bruce||Staff Governor||31.08.19|
|Colin Morrall||Co-opted Governor||31.08.19|
|Foundation Governor – Vacancy|
|Stef Gidney||Foundation Governor||31.08.19|
|Katrina Brown||Parent Governor||27/06/16|
|Lucy Gill||Co-opted Governor||31.08.19|
|Peter Williams||Co-opted Governor||10/03/20|
|Michelle Weatherby||Clerk to the Governors|
|Tim Hopthrow||Co-opted Governor||10.03.20|
|Anna Weinel||Parent Governor||23.11.16|
You can see the current full Governor Record of Interests below:
|Pair membership|| Other
|Alison Higgins||Staff member|
|Quality of Teaching & the Curriculum|
|Katrina Brown||Finance, Personnel and Premises|
|Tim Hopthrow||Standards & Achievements|
|Finance, Personnel & Premises|
|Victoria Bruce||Behaviour & Safety||Staff member|
|Stef Gidney||Christian Distinctiveness|
|Colin Morrall||Finance, Personnel & Premises|| Partner, Hannah Brice,
|Lucy Gill||Quality of Teaching & the Curriculum|
|Peter Williams||Behaviour & Safety||Governor of Mundella Primary School in Folkestone|
Can I see a record of meeting minutes?
Yes! If you wish to discuss anything, have a hard copy or obtain further information please just ask. Please note that papers referred to in the minutes are available on request.