Governors

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March 2022

Do you want to contact our governors? You can phone either school office, or they have a dedicated email address: harrisgoughgovernors@gmail.com

Name Governor Category & term of office Curriculum Link Declaration of Business Interest Relationship to staff or governors
David Appleyard
Chair of governors
Local Authority

Autumn 2022

Janice DonoghueVice Chair of govs

FoundationSpring 2024 SEND
Rev. Adam ClaytonEx-officio

FoundationSpring 2024 RE/Worship & PSHE

Well-being

Safeguarding

Rev. Linda CoxEx-officio

FoundationSpring 2024 RE/Worship & PSHE
Michelle Hillidge

Foundation

2024

Pupil support and Safeguarding

Standards and curriculum

Oliver Jones

Foundation Autumn 2022
Vacancy

 

Local Authority 
Cathy Cooke

 

Foundation 

2024

English link
Revd Dr Steve Alston Foundation Spring 2024 Science link
Paul Glover

Staff Pupil support and Safeguarding

Standards and curriculum

Mr Simon Monk

Parent autumn 2023 Finance and resources
Gemma Harrop 

parent

2024

Curriculum and Standards :English
Clare WilliamsEx-officio

 

Executive headteacher Ex-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.

Clare Williams also sits on the Advisory Board for Adcote School for Girls

Pupil Support Committee:

Chair:     Rev Adam Clayton

Clerk:    Emily Lloyd

Rev Dr Steve Alston

Janice Donoghue

Clare Williams

Michelle Hillidge

Paul Glover

 

Sub-Committees

Pupil Discipline, Complaints, Admissions

Chair

Clerk

Finance, Resources, H&S and Premises Committee:

Chair: Simon Monk

Clerk:    Mrs Nicky Cadman

David Appleyard

Clare Williams

Simon Monk

Olly Jones

Cathy Cooke

School Business Manager (no voting rights)

Sub-Committees

Staff Discipline/Dismissal, Salaries, Performance Management and Employment, Extended Schools Issues

Chair

Clerk

Standards & Curriculum Committee:

Chair:    Adam Clayton

Clerk:    Rachel Smith

Paul Glover

Simon Alston

Gemma Harrop

Michelle Hillidge

Clare Williams

Linda Cox

 

Sub-Committees

Appeals (inc Staff Discipline/Dismissal and Pupil Discipline)

Chair

Clerk

Meeting Attendance

A record of our Governors attendance at our various meetings can be found on the the following page:

Governor Record of Attendance

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.

Governors code-of-conduct-2016

More:

Governor Record of Attendance