Governors

What do we do?

All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the Local Authority. Whilst Mrs McGuigan, alongside the Senior Leadership Team, is responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved in such things as staffing, the curriculum, monitoring standards, school buildings, health and safety and finance. As well as holding meetings, we normally like to visit the school in order to have a good understanding of the education and opportunities on offer to the children. We very much value the children’s opinions and gain regular feedback from them. Similarly, parental feedback, formally and informally, helps us all to work  closely together to ensure that all children, whatever their needs, are receiving the best possible education. In these challenging times of COVID, we are still in regular contact with the school through e’mails, telephone calls and video conferencing. We work closely with the staff to ensure that their tireless efforts and the decisions taken are in the best interests of everyone concerned. We are then still able to retain a strategic overview of the situation and a safe school community.

If you are interested in being a governor, please contact the school office to find out if we have any vacancies. If you would like to contact a governor, this can be done through the school office. Letters marked for the attention of a governor will be passed on in confidence.

Who are we?

Vice Chair/Acting Chair: Steve Perrin

Headteacher: Emma McGuigan

Staff Governor: Paul Heskin (Deputy Headteacher)

Parent Governor: Sophie Farrell

Parent Governor: Sarah Robson

Co-opted Governor: Louisa Hawker (Assistant Headteacher)

Co-opted Governor: Judy Bayliss

Co-opted Governor: Phil Murray

Co-opted Governor: Grant Shipton

LEA Governor: Vacancy

In line with regulations, our Governing Body was reconstituted in September 2017 to consist of the Headteacher, two parent governors, one staff governor, a local authority governor and five co-opted governors. The standard term of office for a governor is 4 years. The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year. Much of the work of the Governing Body is done by committees. At this school we have two committees: Teaching & Learning and Resources.

Teaching and Learning Resources
Judy Bayliss (Chair) Phil Murray (Chair)
Louise Hawker Paul Heskin
Emma McGuigan Emma McGuigan
Sophie Farrell Sarah Robson
Steve Perrin Grant Shipton

 

Governor name Governor Category Appointed by Position of Responsibility Committee membership Previous roles 2018-2019 Term of office Register of Business interests
EmmaMcGuigan Head Teacher Full G.B. Head Teacher Teaching and Learning

Resources

Teaching and Learning

Resources

01/01/13-
Judy Bayliss Co-opted Full GB Chair of Teaching and Learning

Safeguarding

Pupil Premium

CLA pupils

Teaching and Learning

 

 

 

 

Teaching and Learning (Chair)

Safeguarding

Pupil Premium

CLA pupils

1/7/20-30/6/24
Sophie Farrell Parent Parents Teaching and Learning 2/3/20-1/3/24
Louisa Hawker Co-opted Full GB Assistant Head Teaching and Learning Teaching and Learning 1/11/19-31/10/23
Paul Heskin Staff Governor Staff Deputy Head Resources Resources 01/11/16-31/10/20
Phil Murray Co-opted Full GB Chair of Resources

Health and Safety

Maths

Governor Training

Resources Chair of Resourses

Health and Safety

Maths

1/10/19-30/9/23 Clerk to 3 schools.Director of Engagement Ltd, a company providing services to schools.
Steve Perrin Co-opted Full GB Vice Chair of

Governors

 

Teaching and Learning

 

Vice Chair of Governors

Resources

Teaching & Learning

30/9/19-30/9/23
Sarah Robson Parent Parents Resources Resources

Teaching & Learning

20/5/19-19/5/23
Grant Shipton Co-opted Full GB Resources Resources 16/1/19-15/1/23

 

See below for record of attendance at meetings from September 2018 to July 2019.

There was in house training on Governor Visits (November 12th 2018) and Mental Health (April 29th 2019)

A Training log is kept of the wide range of courses attended by individual governors