Governors

Governors 29june2022

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 and Composition.

 

Bradstow School has:

13 governors, comprising of the following types: 1 Principal, 2 parent, 1 Local Authority, 1 staff, 8 co-opted (one reserved for an additional staff governor).  Associate governors can be appointed to provide expertise in specific areas but have no voting rights. 

The sub-committees cover the areas of: People, Practice Leadership, Educational Provision, Residential Provision and Sustainability.  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.

Name Type Period Committee / Roles Class link Relevant business and financial interests Governance roles in other institutions Any Material interests arising from relationships between governors or between governors and school staff
Mrs Penny Doswell Principal June2022-June2026     None None None
Mr Eddie Howard Co-opted Mar2019-Mar2023

Chair of Sustainability

Link Governor : Finance

5 None None None
Mr Jimmy Smith Staff 

Feb2022-Feb2026

    None None None
Mrs Alison Trehearn Co-opted Jan2016-Jan2024

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of People / Practice Leadership

Vice Chair of Educational Provision & Residential Provision

Link Governor : Deputy Safeguarding  / Single Central Register

1 None None None
Mr Mike Kemlo Advisor Mar2017-Mar2025

School Business Manager

  None None None
Miss Claire Sheppard Co-opted Nov2021-Nov2025     None None None
Mrs Jeannette Newton LA Governor Mar2018-Mar2022

Vice Chair of People / Practice Leadership

Link Governor : Safeguarding / Looked After Children

2 None None None
Mrs Lorraine Hiller Co-opted Mar2019-Mar2023   7 None None None
Mr Laurence Courtney Co-opted Mar2019-Mar2023

Link Governor: H&S / Premises

8 None None None
Mrs Gillian Bennell Co-opted Nov2019-Nov2023

Link Governor: H&S / GDPR / Processes

4B None None None
Paul O'Dwyer Parent June2022-June2026     None None None
Leanne Batey Parent June2022-June2026     None None None

Governor Attendance Record (2021/22)

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

Governor Comments

11/10/21

Sub-Committee

Meeting

22/11/21

Governors'

Meeting

 

17/1/22

Sub-Committee

Meeting

14/3/22

Governors'

Meeting

 

9/5/22

Sub-Committee

Meeting

20/6/22

Governors'

Meeting

Mrs Alison Trehearn

 

Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mr Eddie Howard    A A Y Y A Y
Mr Mike Kemlo   Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mrs Sarah Dunn   Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mr David Pulman

 

A A Y A X Resigned
Mr Andre Haynes

 

A A A Y Y

A

Resigned

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

Y

Resigned

Mrs Lorraine Hiller   Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mr Laurence Courtney   Y Y A A Y Y
Miss Claire Sheppard   - Y Y Y Y Y
Mr Jimmy Smith   - - - Y Y Y
Mrs Gillian Bennell   Y Y Y A Y Y
Mr Paul O'Dwyer             Y
Mrs Leanne Batey             Y

 

Governor Attendance Record (2020/21)

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

Governor Comments

12/10/20

Sub-Committee

Meeting

16/11/20

Governors'

Meeting

 

18/1/21

Sub-Committee

Meeting

8/3/21

Governors'

Meeting

 

10/5/21

Sub-Committee

Meeting

5/7/21

Governors'

Meeting

Mrs Alison Trehearn

 

Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mr Eddie Howard    Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mr Mike Kemlo   Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mrs Sarah Dunn   Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mr David Pulman

 

Y Y Y Y Y A
Mr Andre Haynes

 

Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mr Darren Miller

 

Y A Y A Y Y
Mrs Jeannette Newton   Y Y A A Y Y
Mrs Abby Tarvin   Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mrs Lorraine Hiller   Y Y Y Y A Y
Mr Laurence Courtney   Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mr Andy Hillier   A A [Retired Dec 2020]        
Mrs Gillian Bennell   Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mrs Debbie Holmes     [Appointed Nov2020] Y Y A Y
Mr Joshua Dark       [Appointed Feb2021] Y Y Y
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