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Welcome to Chalfont St Giles Village School Governing Body

 

Our purpose:

 

We are all volunteers who come from the parent body, staff and village community.  Our responsibility is to be “critical friends” to the school, by working with the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership team to:

 

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Hold the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent 
  • Support the school in recruitment of senior staff and appoint the Head Teacher

 

Our structure:

 

In order to carry out these roles we are divided into a number of committees who each have a responsibility to look at different aspects of school life.  A number of us also take on a curriculum role and meet with subject leaders to discuss how these subjects are being taught and to monitor pupil progress. 

 

Chair of Governors:  Donna Westall

Vice-Chair of Governors:  Melvyn Bleakley

 

Curriculum & Standards Committee

Melvyn Bleakley (Chair)

Jane Scott

Patricia English

Sue Salmon

Elaine Hoare

Gill Brown

Rose Smith

 

Finance Committee

Nigel Hobbs (Chair)

Ann Alderson

Patricia English

Katherine Mannion

Elen Peal

Donna Westall

 

Personnel Committee

Eleanor O’Connor (Chair)

Melvyn Bleakley

Elen Peal

Victoria Neil

Nigel Hobbs

Donna Westall

 

Communications Committee

Bob Albery (Chair)

Sonya Agar

James Holmes

Katherine Mannion

Jasvinder Sahota

 

Infrastructure Committee

Ann Alderson (Chair)

Patricia English

Katherine Mannion

Eleanor O’Connor

Jeremy Ryman

Bob Albery

 

Our members:

 

Our Governing Body contains up to 18 full members.  These include two parent governors elected by parents, one governor appointed by the Local Authority, one member of staff elected by the staff across both sites and the Head Teacher.  All other members are appointed by the Governing Body according to their skills, knowledge and enthusiasm for the role.  We come from lots of different backgrounds but we have in common a passion for education and a shared drive to help make this school the best it can be for all its pupils. 

 

The term of office for all governors is four years, except for the Head and Deputies who are governors by virtue of their position in the school.  The four year terms of existing appointed governors restarted upon reconstitution on 16/7/15.  The Governing Body may choose to renew or extend the term of non-elected governors.  The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected by the Governing Body on an annual basis.

 

The Governing Body also appoints associate governors from time to time who offer specific skills and perspectives but who do not vote at meetings.

 

The table below shows the appointment and leaving dates of all current members and those who have been members in the past 12 months, in line with government regulations.

 

 

Name Date Appointed (to Federation Governing Body) Date Resigned (if applicable) Term Expiry Appointed By Relevant Business, Governance or Pecuniary Interests
Sonya Agar 23/06/2016   23/06/2020 Governors None
Bob Albery 17/10/2014   17/10/2018 Parents None
Ann Alderson 06/10/2011   16/07/2019 Governors None
Dana Blachford 18/09/2015 03/12/2016 18/09/2019 Governors None
Melvyn Bleakley 06/10/2011   16/07/2019 Governors None
Gill Brown (associate) 06/10/2011   01/12/2020 Governors None
Clare Calderan (associate) 06/10/2011   16/07/2019 Governors None
Patricia English 06/10/2011   N/A Governors None
Nigel Hobbs 01/09/2016   01/09/2020 Governors None
James Holmes 16/07/2015   01/12/2020 Staff None
Tori Keast 19/01/2017 07/02/2017 19/01/2021 Governors  
Katherine Mannion 16/07/2015   N/A Governors None
Elaine Hoare 01/09/2017   01/09/2021 Governors None
Eleanor O’Connor 06/10/2011   16/07/2019 LEA None
Yvonne Parry 20/06/2014 21/07/2017 16/07/2019 Governors None
Elen Peal 06/10/2011   N/A Governors None
Jeremy Ryman 06/10/2011   16/07/2019 Governors Governor of Chenies School
Sue Salmon 19/01/2017   19/01/2021 Staff None
Jane Scott 17/10/2014   17/10/2018 Parents None
Victoria Neil (nee Spencer) 18/09/2015   18/09/2019 Governors None
Rose Smith(associate) 28/09/2017   27/09/2018 Governors None
Donna Westall 06/10/2011   16/07/2019 Governors None
Mark Webster 06/10/2011 21/07/2017 16/07/2019 Governors None
Jasvinder Sahota 06/07/2017   06/07/2021 Governors None

 

 


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