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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

Governors supervise the operation of the school, providing strategic challenge and support to the head and staff.

The scheme of delegation for governance functions between the MAT and the school can be found on the MAT’s website.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor, plus attendance at Local Governing Body (LGB) meetings for the last complete academic year.

As required by Ofsted, we have provided below the Governors’ Code of Conduct (revised and approved 27th Sept 2017). Governors are obliged to declare any pecuniary or related interests in the school including governance roles in other educational establishments and personal relationships.

Name of Governor

Term of office (1)

Membership of MAT committees (2)

Attendance at 2017/18 LGB meetings

Positions of responsibility

Relevant business interests that could present a conflict of interest, including whether a governor at another school

Personal relationship (if any) with members of school staff e.g. spouse, partner, relative

Trust Governors – appointed by the Multi Academy Trust

Bruce Martin

1 Jan 2016

Finance

6/6

Chair

Maths Lead

None

None

Sarah Verzijl

1 Jan 2016

HR

1/6

HT Performance

None

None

Tim Mendes da Costa

27 Sept 2017

Standards

5/6

 

None

None

Mark Blenkin

27 Sept 2017

Standards

2/6

Safeguarding lead

None

None

Vacancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foundation Governors – appointed by the Church of England (3)

Rev Manette Crossman

1 Jan 2016

 

1/6

 

Governor, Thurston Primary

None

Kathleen Sewter

10 March 2017

 

5/6

HT Performance

None

None

Marie Smith

10 May 2017

 

1/6

 

None

None

Parent Governors – elected by parents

Zoe Brennan

1 Jan 2016

HR

3/6

Vice Chair

HT Performance

None

None

Tim Coleman

1 Jan 2016

Premises

5/6

 

None

None

Neville Horn

1 Jan 2016

Finance

4/6

MAT Director

None

None

Juliet Konrath

1 Jan 2016

 

5/6

SEN lead

Literacy lead

None

None

Staff Governor – elected by the staff

Jane Green

27 Sep 2017

 

5/6

Deputy Head

None

None

Headteacher

Claire Ratley

1 Sep 2017

 

6/6

 

None

None

 

  1. Governors are appointed for a term of four years.
  2. Nominated governors participate in the running of the MAT board and committees, sharing oversight of the four schools in the Trust.
  3. The school’s alignment with Church of England values and expectations is supervised by the Foundation governors.

The following governors left the Governing Body during the 2017/18 academic year

Name of Governor

Resignation date

Membership of MAT committees

Attendance at 2017/18 LGB meetings

Positions of responsibility

Relevant business interests that could present a conflict of interest, including whether a governor at another school

Personal relationship (if any) with members of school staff e.g. spouse, partner, relative

Trust Governors – appointed by the Multi Academy Trust

John Roe

21 July 2018

Premises

4/6

Maths lead

None

None

Foundation Governors – appointed by the Church of England

N/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parent Governors – elected by parents

N/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Governor – elected by the staff

N/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headteacher

N/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. MAT Committees were established for the 2017/18 academic year, replacing local committees.

 

Code of conduct, attendance & pecuniary interests

As required by Ofsted, we have provided the Governors’ Code of Conduct (revised and approved 27th Sept 2017) and an Annual Statement of Attendance for your information, noting date of appointment/resignation and attendance at committee meetings in the 2016/17 academic year.

 

Governors are obliged to declare any pecuniary or related interests in the school including governance roles in other educational establishments. As at the most recent Governing Body meeting, there are none to report.

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