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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

Our governing body comprises the following people:

 

Category

Name

Trust Governors – appointed by the Multi Academy Trust

Bruce Martin (Chair), Sarah Verzijl (Vice Chair), John Roe

Foundation Governors – appointed by the Church of England

Rev Manette Crossman, Kathleen Sewter, Marie Smith

Parent Governors – elected by parents

Zoe Brennan, Tim Coleman, Neville Horn, Juliet Konrath

Staff Governor – elected by the staff

Jane Green

Headteacher

Claire Ratley

 

Governors are appointed for a term of four years. There are currently two vacancies for MAT appointments.

 

Governors supervise the operation of the school, providing strategic challenge and support to the head and staff. Governors work in committees to address specific issues. Membership of committees is as follows:

 

  • Finance – Bruce Martin (Chair), Tim Coleman, Neville Horn, Jane Green
  • Premises – John Roe (Chair), Tim Coleman, Neville Horn
  • Curriculum – Juliet Konrath (Chair), John Roe, Kathleen Sewter
  • Personnel – Zoe Brennan, Sarah Verzijl, Marie Smith

(Mrs Ratley is a member of all the committees.)

 

Nominated governors also participate in the running of the MAT board and committees, sharing oversight of the four schools in the Trust. Mr Horn is the school’s nominated director on the MAT board.

 

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

 

As required by Ofsted, we have provided the Governors’ Code of Conduct and an Annual Statement of Attendance for your information, noting date of appointment/resignation and attendance at committee meetings.

 

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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