Governors

What is a Governing Body?

The Government requires that each school has a leadership and management team, a governing body. A range of stakeholders are part of our governing body – including the church, parents, local authority, and staff. Governors are either elected or appointed, for example parent governors are elected from the parent body, and Foundation governors are nominated by the church.

The governing body works in partnership with the headteacher, staff, parents and the LA to raise standards of achievement in the school, led by the Chair of Governors.

‘School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the headteacher and deputy headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make decisions about balancing resources.

What do governors do?

Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.  

The role of the governing board is a strategic one; its key functions are to:

  • ▪ set the aims and objectives for the school
  • ▪ set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • ▪ set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • ▪ monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • ▪ be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)’ Wording from the National Governors’ Association website http://www.nga.org.uk/Be-a-Governor/Be-a-Governor.aspx

 

 

GOVERNING BODY OF ST ANDREW’S CE PRIMARY SCHOOL, FURNACE GREEN, CRAWLEY.                                                                                                          

 

*Attendance during previous academic year to 31/8/2015

 

Name of Governor

Governor Category

Date of current appointment

Source of  appointment

Term of office/roles within GB

Attendance at full GB meetings *

Committee membership

Attendance at committee meetings *

Declarations of business  & pecuniary interests

Remarks

Sharon Anderson

Interim Head teacher

n/a

Member by virtue of role

Jan – Aug 2016

Chair Admissions

 

Resources

Curriculum

Admissions

 

 

Resigned Aug 2016

Nick Beresford

Foundation

17 July 2013 -16 July 2017

Diocesan Board of Education on recommendation of the Parochial Church Council of the Parish of St Mary Southgate

4 years

Chair Resources

 

7/8

Resources

Admissions

4/5

1/1

None

Resigned Feb 2015

Carol Blandford

Staff

8 Feb 2006  –  7 Feb 2018

Elected by staff

4 years

 

8/8

Curriculum

2/2

None

 

Gill Bradnam

Additional Governor

29 Jan 2016 -

Diocesan Board of Education

Curriculum

 

 

 

Educational Consultant & coach

Interim Exec Head Holy Trinity CE (A) Primary School, Cuckfield, April-Aug 2016

 

Mike Cordery

Foundation

26 Mar 2008 –

25 Mar 2019

 

Diocesan Board of Education on recommendation of the Parochial Church Council of the Parish of St Mary Southgate

4 years

Chair Curriculum

7/8

Curriculum

2/2

Wife TA at the school

 

Duncan Crow

LA

24 Sept 2008–

23 Sept 2016

West Sussex LA

4 years

4/8

Resources

5/5

None

 

Elizabeth Dickenson

Head teacher

 

n/a

Member by virtue of their role

 n/a

Chair Admissions

7/8

Resources

Curriculum

Admissions

2/5

2/2

1/1

None

Resigned Dec 2015

Helena Hanson

Parent

3 Dec 2013 –

2 Dec 2017

Elected by parents

4 years

Safeguarding & SEN

8/8

Resources

3/5

None

 

Michael Okorie

Foundation

(Parent)

1 June 2010 - 31 May 2018

Diocesan Board of Education on recommendation of the Parochial Church Council of the Parish of St Mary Southgate

4 years

Vice Chair of Govs

8/8

Curriculum

1/2

None

April 2016 stepped down as Vice-Chair

Deborah Packham

Head teacher

n/a

Member by virtue of their role

n/a

     

None

 

Rev. Richard Poole

Foundation

1 Sept 2004 -

1 Sept 2017

Diocesan Board of Education on recommendation of the Parochial Church Council of the Parish of St Mary Southgate

4 years

 

8/8

Admissions

1/1

None

 

Lindsey Parker

Foundation

30 Jan 2013 - 29 Jan 2017

Diocesan Board of Education on recommendation of the Parochial Church Council of the Parish of St Mary Southgate

4 years

2/ 2

Resources

2/ 2

None

Resigned Dec 2015

Richard Quirk

Foundation

20 May 2014 - 19 May 2018

Diocesan Board of Education on recommendation of the Parochial Church Council of the Parish of

4 years

 

8/8

Resources

4/5

None

 

Rachel Smith

Staff

12 Feb 2014 - 11 Feb 2018

Elected by staff

4 years

 

7/8

Curriculum

2/2

None

Resigned July 2015

Hywel Thomas

Parent

15 Oct 2014 - 14 Oct 2018

Elected by parents

4 years

 

8/8

Curriculum

From April 2016 Chair of Governors

2/2

None

 

Carol  Vigor

Additional Governor

29 Jan 2016 -

LA

Chair Resources

Committee

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Wigley

Foundation

31 Dec 2010 – 30 Dec 2018

Diocesan Board of Education on recommendation of the Parochial Church Council of the Parish of St Mary Southgate

 

 

Chair of Govs

7/8

Resources

Curriculum

 

3/5

0/2

None

Resigned April 2016

Rev. Tim Wilson

Foundation Ex-Officio

n/a

Member by virtue of their office

n/a

Ex-Officio

6/8

Resources

Admissions

5/5

1/2

None

 

The role of Vice Chair of Governors is covered by the Chair of the Curriculum Committee and the Chair of the Resources Committee.