The Governing Body
The full Local Governing Body meets bi-termly to receive a report from the Headteacher addressing key aspects of the school’s performance in relation to the Ofsted Framework and has an over-arching focus on Safeguarding and the Welfare of students as well as their academic progress.
It also ensures compliance with financial and health and safety regulations.
Current members of the Governing Body (2019-2020) are as follows:
|Governors||Role||Type||End of Office||Responsibilities|
Leadership and Management/Staff Well-being
|Sarah Hatley||Vice Chair||Parent||
(extended due to COVID 19)
|Quality of Education/ curriculum link to departments|
|Kath Dawes||Co-opted||23.05.2022||Communication/ECO Schools|
|Alex Arnell||Co-opted||15.10.2023||Health & Safety|
|Ken Battye||Co-opted||16.07.2023||Safeguarding/Behaviour & Attendance/Pupil Well-being and Pupil Development|
|Eddy Wharton||Voting Head||Virtue of Post||Duration of Tenure||Head Teacher|
|Joanne Bickerton||Co-opted||03.09.2019 - resigned|
They may be contacted through the school office 01482 564646 or via Governance Services on 01482 613573. The clerk to the governing body is Maria Bannister
Governors Curriculum Statement:
The Education Reform Act 1988 requires by law that schools provide pupils with a curriculum that :-
- Is balanced, broadly based, relevant and differentiated;
- promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of children;
- Prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
These are central to the beliefs of the Governors of the school.
At this school, the Governors aim to provide a curriculum appropriate to the needs of all of its pupils. On entering the full-time education and throughout their time in school, children will follow the programmes of study that ensure that all subjects of the National Curriculum are covered. In addition to National Curriculum subjects Religious Education is also taught.
It is the Governors’ aim that all children achieve their potential in every aspect of school life in an atmosphere of partnership and support.