Governor Who’s Who?

Who makes up the Governing Body?

School Governors come from all sections of the community and all walks of life. A School Governing Body is made up from the following categories of Governor:

Parent Governors - Parents, including carers, of pupils are eligible to stand for election as Governors. Parent Governors are elected by other parents at the school. If insufficient parents stand for election, the Governing Body may appoint parents.

Staff Governors - The Headteacher is a Staff Governor by virtue of their office. Other staff, both teaching and support, may become Governors as long as they are employed (volunteers do not qualify). Staff Governors are elected by the school staff. Any election that is contested must be held by ballot.

Local Authority (LA) Governors - Local Authorities are encouraged to appoint high-calibre Governors to schools that need the most support and to appoint candidates irrespective of any political affiliation or preference. Authorities may appoint minor authority representatives, e.g. district and parish councillors, as Authority Governors.

Co-opted Governors - Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body to represent community interests. They can be individuals who

  • live or work in the community served by the school
  • are committed to the good governance and success of the school even though they do not work or live close to it.

The definition of Co-opted Governor is wide. People from a business or professional background and minor authority representatives can be appointed as co-opted governors.

What does the Governing Body do?

The role of school Governors is to set strategic direction, to hold school leaders to account for improving performance, to act as a ‘critical friend’ to the Head and to make sure money is well spent.

The full Governing Body meets once a term and each Governor also sits on at least one other committee. We currently have 2 main committees:  Resources and Teaching & Learning.

Each Governor is appointed as ‘Link Governor’ with specific subject responsibilities. It is the role of the Link Governor to visit the school to regularly meet with an appropriate member of staff to discuss current progress and links to the School Development Plan.   These visits are reported back to the Teaching and Learning Committee and noted at the full Governing Body Meeting.

 

 The Governing Body of Shottermill Infant School 2017-18

Name

Description

Link Governor Responsibilities

 

Mr. Jim Edwards

Chair of Governors

 

 

Jilly Storey

Headteacher

Art, PE 

 

Elaine Allum

Staff Governor

Deputy Headteacher

 

Carole Tye 

Co-opted Governor 

Staff Representative

 

Neil Jackson

Co-opted Governor

Chair of Finance Committee

 

Michael Honey

Co-opted Governor

Geography, History, Music & Early Years

 

Will Crebbin

Co-opted Governor

Maths

 

Caroline Scarles

Parent Governor

Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee

Literacy

 

Kathleen Houghton

Parent Governor

Vice-Chair of Governors

RE, PSHE, Citizenship & SMSC

SEND

 

Ian Faichnie

Co-opted Governor

Health & Safety

IT & DT

 

Jennifer Churchill

Parent Governor

Science

Child Protection

 

Sarah Mansfield

Associate Member

School Bursar

 

Richard Evans

Associate Member

Clerk to the Governing Body

 

Governor Appointments

Register of Interests

Governor Attendance report

  • All Governors can always be contacted through the school office.
  • The minutes of the Full Governing Body Meetings of Shottermill Infant School are available on request via the school office.
  • Useful Links – If you would like to find out more about the Role of a School Governor then these websites provide information on the Roles and Responsibilities of School Governors:

www.nga.org.uk

www.education.gov.uk/.../categories-and-roles-of-school-governors

 

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