|Name||Governor Category & term of office||Curriculum Link||Declaration of Business Interest||Relationship to staff or governors|
Chair of governors
|Local AuthorityAutumn 2019|
|Janice DonoghueVice Chair of govs||FoundationAutumn 2019||SEND|
|Rev. Adam ClaytonEx-officio||FoundationAutumn 2019||RE/Worship & PSHE|
|Rev. Linda CoxEx-officio||FoundationAutumn 2019||RE/Worship & PSHE|
|Michelle Hillidge||FoundationAutumn 2019|
|Oliver Jones||FoundationAutumn 2020|
|David Appleyard||FoundationAutumn 2019||EYFS|
|Dave Roach||FoundationAutumn 2019||Safeguarding & LAC||Provides unpaid safeguarding, CP, Prevent CPD to staff|
|Kerry Goddard||Staff||Sister to Myddle office administrator|
|Clare WilliamsEx-officio||Executive headteacher||Husband web designer for school website|
Rev. Adam Clayton also sits on the Governing Body of Newhampton Federation.
Rev Linda Cox also sits on the Governing Body of Weston Lullingfields Primary School.
Pupil Support Committee:
Chair: Dave Roach
Clerk: Janice Donoghue
Pupil Discipline, Complaints, Admissions
Finance, Resources, H&S and Premises Committee:
Chair: Robert Paul
Lorraine Knight, School Business Manager (no voting rights)
Staff Discipline/Dismissal, Salaries, Performance Management and Employment, Extended Schools Issues
Standards & Curriculum Committee:
Chair: Adam Clayton
Clerk: Julie Westwood
Appeals (inc Staff Discipline/Dismissal and Pupil Discipline)
A record of our Governors attendance at our various meetings can be found on the the following page:
The school is legally required to have a board of Governors to work as a corporate body within a clear framework to set the future direction of the school. In our school this board is made up of the Headteacher, teaching assistants, the vicar, foundation members (people nominated by the Church), parents (nominated by other parents) and a Local Education Authority Governor.
The Governors are ‘critical friends’ to the school, they are involved in the self evaluation and school development which Ofsted will use in their findings, so they have both a strategic and accountable role in managing the school. They help support the Headteacher in the leadership of the school to help raise and maintain standards.
Meetings are held throughout the school year with one main meeting a term where all Governors are expected to attend and these are clerked by a member of Shropshire Council. There are also sub-committees covering all issues surrounding school life, these also help to update policies. The purpose of the of the Governing Body is to help the school provide the best possible education by setting values, visions and aims; monitoring and evaluating pupil’s progress; ensuring that the school is accountable to children, parents, the Church, the local community, it’s staff and those who fund and maintain it.
The Chair of Governors meets with the Headteacher most weeks to discuss school issues or items raised in committee meetings.
Link governors are partnered with a member of school teaching staff with whom they meet annually to discuss progress in each subject area. Governors with responsibility for safeguarding, child protection, LAC, finance, SEND meet termly.
All policies are available for parents to read and these are kept in the school office. Parent can approach Governors to discuss things to find out how things, within school, work, however they do not get involved in disputes that need to be dealt with by school.
The governors have adopted a code of conduct which sets out the purpose of the governing body and describes the appropriate relationship between individual governors, the whole governing body and the leadership team of the school.