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The Governing Body at Sherston School

The role of the Governing Body

The following extract defines the Governing Body role as having:

“a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement including setting targets for pupil achievement, managing the school’s finances, making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, appointing staff and reviewing staff performance and pay and many more.”

 

In more general terms, the Governors’ role is to both ‘support and challenge’ the school. The Governing Body is made up of individuals that represent the school staff; parents; the Diocese and the local community. The full Governing Body meet every term, with the various sub committees (covering Teaching & Learning; Foundation & Ethos; Finance, Staffing  & Premises) additionally meeting regularly throughout the year. The full Governing Body meetings are public meetings and anyone can attend and listen to what is being discussed (with the collective permission of the Governing Body)  – although you will be asked to temporarily leave should any confidential issues arise for discussion. Approved minutes of the most recent Governing Body meetings are available for you to view on the Governors' notice board next to the school reception, as well as in the Meetings section below.
 

All meetings are held at Sherston School and commence at 6.30pm.
 

Please note that the Governors do not have any involvement in the day to day running of the school. Therefore if you have any issues that you wish to raise about your child, then you should initially contact your child’s teacher. If you are not satisfied with the response, then you should speak to one of the Senior Management Team (Mrs Leyden, Mr Moran, Mrs White or Mr Stewart). If you are still not happy with the situation, then you should utilise the complaints procedure. Details of the procedure are available from the school and in the Key Information section of this website.

 

We adopted a Governors Code of Conduct in November 2015 (updated September 2017) which sets out how we will carry out our functions and seek to promote principles of good governance at Sherston School. The Code is available on the link below.
 

Contact the Governors

Should you wish to contact the governors, please do so via the School Office.

 

Who does what 

 

check out the who's who for the Governors.

 

 

 

 

SHERSTON C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL
REGISTER OF BUSINESS INTERESTS FOR GOVERNORS 18/19 ACADEMIC YEAR AND GOVERNOR ATTENDENCE FOR 17/18 ACADEMIC YEAR

 

Name

 

Status at School

 

Directorship or Trusteeship held or Employment

 

Any Financial Benefit Derived from Sherston CE Primary School (except salaries if staff)?

Governance role in any other institution?

Relationships with other governors or staff at the school?

 

Term of Office

 

FGB Attendance Record

(2017/18)

 

Nicholas Manassei

 

 

Chair of Governors Foundation Governor & Member of Teaching and Learning Committee

 

 

Solicitor, Rotork plc

 

 

 

 

None

 

No

 

No

 

19/09/12-18/09/16

+

18/09/16-18/09/20

 

5/6

 

Susan Leyden/

Dean Moran

 

 

Head Teacher

 

 

Sherston CE Primary School

 

 

 

None

 

No

 

No

 

01/09/16 ex officio

 

(Susan Leyden only as job share started in 2018/19 AY) 4/6

 

Emma Corrick

 

 

Staff Governor, Teacher, Member of the T&L Committee

 

 

Sherston CE Primary School

 

None

 

No

 

No

 

01/09/18-01/09/20

 

N/A (appointed in 2018/19 AY)

 

Pat Whitehouse

 

Foundation Governor

Member of Foundation and Ethos Committee

 

 

Retired

 

None

 

No

 

No

 

08/11/17-07/11/21

 

6/6

 

Dave Curry

 

 

Co-opted Governor,

Vice-Chair of Governors, Health & Safety Governor & Chair of Finance, Premises and Staffing Committee

 

 

 

Pilot, Airtanker

 

None

 

No

 

No

 

24/09/18-23/09/20

 

5/6

 

Phil Williams

 

 

Foundation Governor  Member of Foundation and Ethos Committee

 

 

Retired Head Teacher

 

None

 

No

 

No

 

02/09/15-01/09/19

 

4/6

 

Jane Harden

 

Co-opted Governor, Child Protection Governor & Member of Teaching and Learning Committee

 

 

Retired Head Teacher

 

None

 

No

 

No

 

19/05/16-19/05/19

15/5/19 -15/5/21

 

6/6

 

James Munson

 

 

Parent Governor

Member of Finance and Premises Committee

 

Director of Digital Services & Technology

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

 

 

None

 

No

 

No

 

28/09/16-28/09/20

 

6/6

 

Ailsa Clark

 

Co-opted Governor, SEND Governor, Pupil Premium Governor & Member of Teaching and Learning Committee

 

 

Child Psychologist,

South Gloucestershire Council

 

None

 

No

 

No

 

17/05/17 – 16/05/19

 

15/5/19-15/5/2021

 

6/6

 

Neil Carpenter

 

 

 

Parent Governor

Member of Teaching and Learning Committee

 

 

Head Teacher (Career break)

 

None

 

No

 

No

 

14/11/18-13/11/22

 

N/A (appointed in 2018/19 AY)

 

Belinda Robinson

 

 

 

Parent Governor

Member of Finance and Premises Committee

 

 

Business Owner, Coco Bay Limited

 

None

 

No

 

No

 

14/11/18-13/11/22

 

N/A (appointed in 2018/19 AY)

Vacant

Local Authority Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ellice Dudderidge

Associate Governor (member (with voting rights) of the Finance and Premises Committee), Teacher and member of senior leadership team

 

None

No

No

01/09/18-01/09/20

N/A

 

 

 

 

Past Governors (in post for some or all of the academic year 2017/18

 

Name

 

 

Status at School
 

 

 

Directorship or Trusteeship held or Employment

 

Any Financial Benefit Derived from Sherston CE Primary School (except salaries if staff) during term of office?

 

Governance role in any other institution?

 

Relationships with other governors or staff at the school?

Term of Office

 

FGB Attendance Record

 

Richard Hulme

 

 

Local Authority Governor, Member of Finance, Premises and Staffing Committee

 

 

Director, Savills (UK) Ltd

Director, Sherston Old School Community Company

 

 

None

 

No

 

No

05/07/12 -04/07/16

+

04/07/16 -04/07/18

 

5/6

 

Zoe Palgrave

 

 

 

Vice-Chair of Governors &
Member of Finance, Premises and Staffing Committee

 

 

Actuary, Aviva Plc

 

None

 

No

 

No

09/05/14 - 08/05/18

 

5/6

 

Rob Sharman

 

 

Parent Governor

 

 

Head of Additive Manufacturing GKN Aerospace

 

 

None

 

No

 

No

 

28/09/16 - 28/07/18

4/6

 

Ruth Mayson

 

Staff Governor

 

Teacher

 

 

None

 

No

 

No

 

01/09/17 -28/07/18

 

3/6

 


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