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:
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)
Nigel Hobbs (Chair)
Eleanor O’Connor (Chair)
Bob Albery (Chair)
Ann Alderson (Chair)
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|
|Nicola Brown||25/09/2018||24/09/2022||Parents||Staff governor RNIB school Northwood|
|Gill Brown (associate)||06/10/2011||01/12/2020||Governors||None|
|Jeremy Ryman (associate)||06/10/2011||16/07/2023||Governors||Governor of Chenies School|
|Jane Scott (associate)||17/10/2014||21/11/2019||17/10/2022||Governors||None|
|Victoria Neil (nee Spencer)||18/09/2015||03/04/2020||18/09/2023||Governors||None|