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Shottermill Infant School, Lion Lane, Shottermill, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1JZ

01428 642902

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Shottermill Infant School

We put children at the centre of all we do so that they are safe, happy and eager to learn, equipping them with the skills and mindset to thrive.

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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 Governing Body routinely meets twice a term. From September 2021 we no longer have committees, except the Pay Committee and Headteacher’s Performance Management Panel, instead individual governors have specific roles as shown in the table below.

Shottermill Infant School Governing Body September 2021

 

Governor name

Type

Appointed or elected by

Roles

Term of office

Mrs Jennifer Churchill

Co-opted

Governing Body

Vice-Chair

Safeguarding

Special Needs

Inclusion

01.02.2021 to 31.01.2025

Mr Will Crebbin

Co-opted

Governing Body

Numeracy

06.03.2019 to 05.03.2023

Mr James Edwards

Co-opted

Governing Body

Chair

06.03.2019 to 05.03.2023

Mr Ian Fachnie

Co-opted

Governing Body

Health & Safety

ICT

23.11.2020 to 22.11.2024

Mrs Carole Tye

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

01.09.2019 to 31.08.2023

Mr Martin Wilson

Co-opted

Governing Body

Finance

Data protection

15.07.2020 to 14.07.2024

Dr Caroline Scarles 

Local Authority

Local Authority

Curriculum

Data

Literacy

11.02.2020 to 10.02.2024

Mr Ian Bishop                  

Parent

Parents

Early Years

PHSE

Citizenship

01.02.2020 to 31.01.2024

Mrs Kate Coutts

Parent

Parents

Covid catch-up

Pupil Premium

Governors’ development & training

14.10.2019 to 13.10.2023

Vacancy

Parent

Parents

 

 

Mrs Katherine Klein          

Staff

Staff

 

31.01.2021 to 30.01.2025

Mrs Elaine Allum

Headteacher

Ex-officio

 

From 01.01.2021

Leavers 2020-21

 

 

 

 

Mr Michael Honey

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

01.09.2015 to 16.11.20

(resigned)

Mrs Jilly Storey

Headteacher

Ex-officio

 

01.09.2011 to 31.12.20
(resigned)

 

 Register of Business and Financial Interests / Material Relationships

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

 

Contact Us

Shottermill Infant School, Lion Lane, Shottermill, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1JZ

admin@shottermill-infant.surrey.sch.uk

01428 642902