Menu
Home Page
Home Page

Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section

 

Chair of Governors:          Mrs Carole Sleightholm    Contact: c/o School

Vice Chair:                      Mr Ashley Wall 

 

The role of the school governor and governing body

The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community.  School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.

 

Key roles of governors:

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent 

 They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies  
  • Safeguarding
  • Mental health and wellbeing of all

Who can be a school governor? 

You don't have to have children at the school to be a governor. However, you do have to be over 18, and pass a formal check for your suitability to be within a school.  No specific qualifications are required but there are certain expectations.

 

What's really important is that you have the skills, time and commitment to help drive school improvement and the passion and ambition to achieve the best possible education for children and young people. 

Juniper Education for Schools Governor Services have developed a charter for local authority governors that sets out our expectations and commitment to support.

Effective governance will include these core features:

  • Commitment to ongoing development and to getting to know the school well, including effective induction.
  • Commitment to playing an active part whilst working as part of a team.
  • Ability to provide robust challenge and hold school leaders to account whilst listening to and respecting the views of others.
  • Focus on a strategic role rather than involvement in operational matters

 

Further Information

If you wish to talk to a School Governor about the role and responsibilities please let us know via the School Office. In addition, further information can be found via the internet i.e.

 

  • https://www.essex.gov.uk/school-governors
  • www.governornet.co.uk/
  • www.gov.uk/become-School-college-governor

Organisation of the Governing Body

 

Category

Governor

Dates of current Office

Governor

Responsibility / Committee

Pecuniary

Interests

Familial

Links

Governance role in other school / college

Foundation DBE

Mrs Maggie Lennard

01.09.19

To

01.09.23

Pay Appeals

Pupil /Staff Discipline

Estate Management

Grievance

RE

Collective Worship

Nil

 

Nil

Foundation

(ex officio)

Reverend Canon Jacqui Jones

05.09.18

Appeals

SIAMS

RE

Collective Worship

Nil

 

Nil

Foundation PCC

Mr Stuart Bird

 

Appeals

Attendance

   

Parent

 

Mrs Catherine Burnside

24.03.21

To

24.03.25

Deputy Safeguarding

SEND

Personnel and Pay

HT Perf. Man

Link Governor

Curriculum

Nil

2 children attend the school

Nil

Parent

Mr Tony Woolley

01.09.19

To

01.09.23

 

Personnel and Pay

Complaints

Finance

PE finance

National Catch Up

SFVS

Nil

2 children attend the school

Nil

Co-opted

Mrs Carole Sleightholm

18.03.19

To

18.03.23

Chair of Governors

HT Perf. Man

SFVS

Nil

 

Nil

Co-opted

Mr Dave Hartwell

20.04.21

To

20.04.24

Pupil /Staff Discipline

HT Perf. Man

Health and Safety

Wellbeing

Curriculum

Nil

 

Nil

Co-opted

Mr Ashley Ward

 

04.06.19

To

04.06.23

Vice Chair of Governors

Lead Safeguarding

Pay Appeals

Governor Appeals

Exclusions

Major Incident

EYFS

Nil

3 children at the school.

Nil

Co-opted

 

Mr Niall Jeewoonarain

 

 

14.09.21

To

13.09.25

Finance Lead

Lettings

Pupil Premium

Personnel and Pay

Governor Appeals

SFVS

Nil

Wife works at the school. 

Nil

Local Authority

Mrs Sarah Lawrence

 

 

23.07.17

To

23.07.21

Chair Personnel and Pay

Whistle-blowing

Pupil /Staff Discipline

Equality

RSHE

SFVS

Website

Nil

 

Nil

 

Staff

Miss Lois Niblo

10.09.21

To

10.09.25

 

Nil

 

Nil

Staff (ex-officio)

Mr Jona Davies

01.04.15

Headteacher

Policies

Pre-school

Nil

1 child attends the school

Nil

 

List of Previous Governors

Governor Business Interests

Top