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Governors

What they do

Establishing the strategic direction, by:

  • Setting the vision, values, and objectives for the school
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
  • Meeting statutory duties

Ensuring accountability, by:

  • Appointing the headteacher
  • Monitoring progress towards targets
  • Performance managing the headteacher
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Contributing to school self-evaluation

Ensuring financial probity, by:

  • Setting the budget
  • Monitoring spending against the budget
  • Ensuring value for money is obtained
  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed

Composition

Bradstow School has 13 governors, comprising of the following types: 1 staff, 2 parent, 1 Local Authority, 5 co-opted and 3 associate. 

The sub-committees cover the areas of: Processes, Products & Services ; People Management & Development and Partnerships & Resources.  These committees report into the governors’ meeting.

All governors are members of the governors’ meeting and all subcommittees.

 

How are they appointed?

Associate governor: Associate members are appointed by the governing body to serve on one or more governing body committees. They may also attend full governing body meetings.  Associated members should be appointed because of the specific expertise and experience they can contribute to the effective governance and success of the school. The definition of associate member is wide. Subject to the disqualifications set out in the Regulations, the governing body may appoint a pupil, school staff member, or any other person as an associate member so that they can contribute their specific expertise. This can help to address specific gaps identified in the skills of governing body members, and/or help the governing body respond to particular challenges that they may be facing.

Co-opted, LA and Parent governors: are appointed by invitation at the governing meeting.

Staff governors: teacher governor is elected by a majority vote amongst fellow teachers. Non-teaching staff governors are elected by a majority vote amongst non-teaching staff.

 

How often do they meet?

The school holds a governors’ meeting and a set of committee meetings every term, where every governor is welcome to attend.  

 

Voting rights

Associate governor: They are not governors and therefore do not have a vote in governing decisions, but may be given a vote on decision made by committees to which they are appointed.

Co-opted, LA, Parent and Staff governors: can vote in both governing and committee meetings.

 

Please see below for full details of each current governor and their role details:

Name Type Period Commitee / Roles Class link Business interests Financial interests Governor roles in other schools
Mrs Sarah Dunn Head            
Mrs Pam Jones Associate March 2015 -    2 None None  No 
Mr Eddie Howard Co-opted March 2015 - 

Chair

 

Chair of Partnerships & Resources subcommittee

5 None None No
Mr Paul Gorham Staff  March 2015 -            
Mrs Joanne Walder Parent  March 2015 -     4      
Mrs Kim Wills Co-opted March 2015 -  

Vice Chair

Responsible for LAC

8 None None No
Mrs Mary Shrimpton  Parent March 2015 -     7 None None  No 
Mr Chris Wells  LA March 2015 -     6      
Mrs Sarah Ottley  Co-opted March 2015 -   Chair of People Management & Development subcommittee        
Ms Jacquie Heale  Co-opted June 2015 -       None None No 
Mrs Marilyn Jones Co-opted March 2015 -           
Mr Thomas Augustine Co-opted

Nov

2015 -

         
Mrs Alison Trehearn Co-opted May 2016 -     None None No
Mr Mike Kemlo Associate Feb 2017 - School Business Manager   None None No

 

  Governor Attendance Record (2016/17)

  Key: Y=attended, A=apologies, X=not attended 

Governor Comments

10/10/16

Sub-Committee

Meeting

14/11/16

Governors'

Meeting

 

16/1/17

Sub-Committee

Meeting

13/3/17

Governors'

Meeting

 

15/5/17

Sub-Committee

Meeting

19/6/17

Governors'

Meeting

Alison Trehearn

 

 Y Y Y      
Chris Wells   X Y X      
Eddie Howard     Y A Y      
Jacquie Heale    Y Y X      

Mike

Kemlo

started Feb 2017  -  -  - Y    
Joanne Walder    A Y A      
Kim Wills    Y Y Y      
Marilyn Jones   Y A A Y    
Mary Shrimpton   Y  X Y      
Pam Jones    Y Y Y Y    
Paul Gorham    Y Y Y Y    
Sarah Dunn   Y Y Y Y    
Sarah Ottley   A A A A    

Tom Augustine

 

A A A      

 

Governor Attendance Record (2015/16)

Governor Comments

12/10/15

Sub-Committee

Meeting

16/11/15

Governors'

Meeting

 

18/1/16

Sub-Committee

Meeting

14/3/16

Governors'

Meeting

 

16/5/16

Sub-Committee

Meeting

20/6/16

Governors'

Meeting

Alison Trehearn

New May 2016

         Y  A
Chris Wells      Y        Y
Eddie Howard     Y  Y  Y    Y  Y
Jacquie Heale    Y  Y    Y  Y  Y
James Popple    Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
Joanne Walder    Y  Y  Y      Y
Kim Wills    Y  Y  Y  Y    Y
Marilyn Jones    Y  Y    Y  Y  
Mary Shrimpton        Y  Y  
Pam Jones     Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
Paul Gorham     Y    Y  Y  Y  Y
Sarah Dunn    Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
Sarah Ottley    Y Y        A

Tom Augustine

New Nov 2015

   Y        Y

Key: Y=attended, A=apologies, X=not attended 

(apologies recorded from 20/6/2016)

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