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The Governing Body has an essential role in ensuring that the school fulfils its obligations to meet National Standards by providing a broad and balanced curriculum to all pupils, as well as operating within the financial, legal and health and safety expectations of the Department of Education.

They consist of a cross section of representatives of those who have an interest in the correct operation of a school to ensure that all pupils reach their potential. Each Governing Body membership therefore comprises representatives from the staff, parents, community and Local Authority.

From September 2018, the Governing Body will meet three times each term

Governors also act as a ‘critical friend’ of the school by offering advice and challenge to ensure the statutory functions of the school are met. The Headteacher and staff are directed by the Governing Body to implement policy and procedures daily and in the longer term.

Our Governing Body consists of:

Name Term of Office Category Role Business and Financial Interests Attendance record (2018-2019) Attendance record (2019-2020)
Anderson, Rebecca 8.10.19 to 7.10.23 Co-opted Education Lead Pupil Premium None
Parent in School
 8/8   7/7
Appleton, Owen 31.10.19 to 31.10.23 Parent   Parent in School   5/6
Cooper, Nyssa 31.10.19 to 31.10.23 Parent   Parent in School   5/6
Dean, Peter       Headteacher  8/8   7/7
Dixon, Alleisha     Clerk to Governors    8/8   6/7
Francis, Jo 12.12.16 to 11.12.20 Co-opted GDPR None
Parent in School
 8/8   7/7
Gardner, Penny Resigned January 2020 Co-opted   Teaching Staff member  6/8   0/3
Harrowing, Steven 8.10.19 to 7.10.23 Parent Safeguarding School Sport Premium None
Parent in School
 6/8   7/7
Hubbard, Thomas Resigned June 2019 Co-opted Premises None
Parent in School
Impey, Chris Term expired on 7.10.19 Co-opted None  7/8   1/1
Johns, Janette 9.12.18 to 9.12.22 Co-opted Chair of Governors None  7/8   7/7
Overton, John 31.10.19 to 31.10.23 Co-opted   Parish Councillor   4/6
Vasilakos, Nicolas 31.10.19 to 31.10.23            Co-opted   None   4/6
Walker, Matt 9.12.18 to 9.12.22 Staff   Deputy Headteacher 8/8   6/7
West, Karen 8.2.18 to 7.2.21 LA HR and PM None
Parent in school
 7/8  7/7

None of our governors have governance roles in other educational institutions. None of our governors have declared material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff.