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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 Head, 2 parent, 1 Local Authority, 1 staff, 5 co-opted (one reserved for an additional staff governor).  We currently have 43 vacancies.  Associate governors can be oppointed to provide expertise in specific areas but have no voting rights. 

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?

Headteacher: by virtue of her job.

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

LA governors: are nominated by the Local Authority and appointed 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.

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.

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 Committee / Roles Class link Relevant business and pecuniary interests
Mrs Sarah Dunn Head Sept 2011     None
Mr Eddie Howard Co-opted March 2015 - 2019

Chair of Partnerships & Resources subcommittee

Finance link governor

5 None
Mr Paul Gorham Staff  March 2015 - 2019     None
Mr Andre Haynes Co-opted June 2017 - 2021

Chair

Vice Chair of Processes, Products & Services subcommittee

Safeguarding link governor

Health & Safety link governor

 

Vice Chair of Governors

The Dell Primary School

Chepstow

Wales

Mr Chris Wells LA March 2015 - 2019 Vice Chair 6 None
Mr David Pulman Co-opted

Nov 2017 - 2021

Vice Chair of Partnerships & Resources subcommittee

Deputy finance link governor

  None
Mrs Alison Trehearn Co-opted May 2016 - 2020

Vice Chair

Deputy safeguarding link governor

Chair of People Management & Development subcommittee

  None
Mr Mike Kemlo Advisor Feb 2017 School Business Manager   None
Mr Darren Miller  Co-opted Nov 2017 - 2021     None
Mrs Jeannette Newton Parent Governor Mar 2018 Link governor for children looked after   None
Mrs Abby Tarvin Parent Governor Mar 2018 Vice Chair of Processes, Products & Services   None

 

  Governor Attendance Record (2018/19)

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

Governor Comments

8/10/18

Sub-Committee

Meeting

12/11/18

Governors'

Meeting

 

21/1/19

Sub-Committee

Meeting

11/3/19

Governors'

Meeting

 

13/5/19

Sub-Committee

Meeting

24/6/19

Governors'

Meeting

Mrs Alison Trehearn

 

  Y        
Mr Chris Wells     A        
Mr Eddie Howard      A        
Mr Mike Kemlo     Y        
Mrs Marilyn Jones     Resigned        
Mr Paul Gorham      Y        
Mrs Sarah Dunn     Y        
Mr David Pulman

 

  Y        
Mrs Adelle Martin

 

  Resigned        
Mr Andre Haynes

 

  Y        
Mr Darren Miller

 

  A        
Mrs Jeannette Newton      A        
Mrs Abby Tarvin      Y      

 

  Governor Attendance Record (2017/18)

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

Governor Comments

9/10/17

Sub-Committee

Meeting

13/11/17

Governors'

Meeting

 

22/1/18

Sub-Committee

Meeting

19/3/18

Governors'

Meeting

 

14/5/18

Sub-Committee

Meeting

25/6/18

Governors'

Meeting

Mrs Alison Trehearn

 

 Y  A A  Y Y Y
Mr Chris Wells    X  X Y  X Y A
Mr Eddie Howard     Y  A A  A Y Y
Mr Mike Kemlo    Y Y Y  Y Y Y
Mrs Kim Wills    Y Y A  A

Kim resigned 16 April 2018

 
Mrs Marilyn Jones    Y Y A  A Y Y
Mrs Pam Jones     Y Y  Pam resigned Nov 2017      
Mr Paul Gorham     Y Y Y  Y Y Y
Mrs Sarah Dunn    Y Y Y  Y Y Y
Mr David Pulman

 

 Y Y Y  A Y  
Mrs Adelle Martin

 

 Y Y A  A A A
Mr Andre Haynes

 

 Y  Y Y  Y A Y
Mr Darren Miller

started Nov 2017

  Y Y  Y Y Y
Mrs Jeannette Newton           Y Y
Mrs Abby Tarvin           Y Y

 

  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

Mrs Alison Trehearn

 

 Y Y Y    A  Y
Mr Chris Wells   X Y X    X
Mr Eddie Howard     Y A Y  
Mrs Jacquie Heale    Y Y X    X no longer Governor 

Mr Mike

Kemlo

started Feb 2017  -  -  - Y  Y  Y
Mrs Joanne Walder    A Y A    X no longer Governor  
Mrs Kim Wills    Y Y Y    A
Mrs Marilyn Jones   Y A A Y  Y
Mrs Mary Shrimpton   Y  X Y    Y  no longer Governor 
Mrs Pam Jones    Y Y Y Y  Y
Mr Paul Gorham    Y Y Y Y  Y  Y
Mrs Sarah Dunn   Y Y Y Y  Y  Y
Mrs Sarah Ottley   A A A A  X  no longer Governor 

Mr Tom Augustine

 

A A A    A no longer Governor  

Mr David Pulman

started Nov 2017

         -  not started as Governor

Mrs Adelle Martin

started Nov 2017

        not started as Governor 

Mr Andre Haynes

started June 2017

         Y

 

  Governor Attendance Record (2015/16)

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

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

  (apologies recorded from 20/6/2016)

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