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Governors

Our Governing Body is composed of a group of committed individuals who monitor and advise on all aspects of school activities for the school.

They appoint staff, review policies and priorities, monitor teaching and encourage the work of the school. Some of the governors are parents, some are nominated by the Local Education Authority, some are co-opted from the village, and others represent the staff.

The structure of the Governing Body comprises two sub-committees which meet half-termly. The Curriculum & Standards committee is concerned with Policies, Self Evaluation, and the School Improvement Plan. The Finance, Personnel and Premises committee is responsible for budget setting and monitoring and all issues relating to resources and school management. The full Governing Body meets termly plus one annual meeting to approve the budget.

Chair of Governors: Kelly Liebenberg
Vice Chair: Giles Clark

Each governor is allocated specific responsibilities as follows:

Full Name Committees (attendance) FGB Attendance Subject App’t Registered Business Interests
Giles Clark
(Parent)
FPP (3/3), CS (1/3)  2/3 Complaints 6/1/14
4 years
Jackie Harvey
(Headteacher)
FPP (3/3), CS (1/3)  2/3 1/9/10
Ongoing
Peter McMeekin
(Associate)
FPP (3/3)  2/3 Finance 19/3/17
4 years
 IT consultant
Liz Jakeman
(Co-opted)
FPP (3/3)  1/3 Personnel 12/3/15
4 years
Mark Wisdom
(Co-opted)
 FPP (0/3)  0/3 12/3/15
(Stepped down 11/16)
Claire Stevenson
(Associate)
CS- Chair (1/3)  2/3 Attendance 7/3/13
4 years
Musical instrument teacher
Kelly Liebenberg
(Co-opted)
FPP- Chair (3/3)

CS (1/3)

 2/3 Recruitment 12/3/15
4 years
Director of wholesale flower company

Director of IT consulting company

Helen Tansley
(Staff)
CS (1/3)  1/3 Curriculum 09/11/16
4 years
John Kershaw
(Co-opted)
 FPP (0/3) 0/3 19/12/12 – 18/03/2016
Emma Hedderson
(Parent)
FPP (3/3)
CS (1/3)
 2/3 Health and Safety 06/06/16
4 years
Naomi Carter
(Co-opted)
CS (1/3)  1/3 SEN, Safeguarding & Looked

After Children

12/11/15
4 years
Larry Eeles
(Co-opted)
CS (0/3) 1/3 19/4/17
4 years
Shelley Ward
(Parent)
 CS (0/3) 1/3 25/5/17
4 years
Alan Blower
(LEA)
 FPP (0/3) 1/3 22/6/17
4 years
Vicky Neale Clerk to Governors

FPP – Finance, Personnel & Premises Committee (including Health & Safety)
CS – Curriculum & Standards Committee

The role of the Governors has evolved over the years but essentially remains the same – to help and support the Headteacher and staff in running the school and continuing to provide the best possible education for our children.