Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body, often described as being a “critical friend”, is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. The Governing Body is made up of representatives of the school staff, parents, the Local Authority and members of the local community who, in addition to participating in the full Governing Body, may also serve on subcommittees.

The Finance Committee comprises of up to six members who meet at least once a term.  The committee responsibilities include making recommendations to the Governing Body in financial matters, reviewing arrangements for securing value for money, solvency and safeguarding of assets, and approving capital expenditure.

The primary responsibilities of the Personnel Committee are to advise the Governing Body on the efficient and effective use of staffing resources, on the frame-work to be set for the pay and conditions of staff, and to arrange and supervise appointment procedures.

The Pay Review Committee makes decisions on the pay of school leaders and teachers, based on the school’s pay policy and teacher appraisal policy, and the Pay Appeal Committee considers any appeals against such decisions.  Both committees are comprised of three non-staff governors with full voting rights, and no individual governor serves on both committees.

The Premises and Policy Committee responsibilities include advising the Governing Body on the efficient and effective use of the premises, ensuring all relevant polices are maintained and updated, managing  the health, safety and security of the school and overseeing new and proposed building works.  It comprises of up to five members of the Governing Body, including the Head Teacher, Chair of Governors and at least one Foundation Governor.

The Governing Body

Name of GovernorCategory of GovernorAppointing BodyTerm of OfficeCommittee MembershipAdditional Responsibilities
Mrs Caroline HancyHeadteacherBy virtue of office01/01/07-All committees
Mr Simon ParkinsonFoundationDiocesan Board01/09/13 -31/08/17All CommitteesChair of Governors
Mrs Ros WilliamsFoundationDiocesan Board01/09/13 -31/08/17Personnel
Pay Appeals
Chair of Personnel Committee
Reverend Nick BirdFoundation
(ex officio)
By virtue of office08/01/09-Personnel
Mr Giles ChalkParentParents01/11/13 -31/10/17Personnel
Mrs Kerry SwainParentParents14/11/16 -13/11/20
Mr Grahame HodsonParentParents01/12/15 -30/11/19Premises & Policy
Mr Ian HughesParentParents01/12/15 -30/11/19Premises & Policy
Mrs Charlotte ToddStaffStaff01/12/15 -30/11/19
Miss Sarah WearingLocal AuthorityNominated by LA
-appointed by Governors
12/09/14 -11/09/18FinanceChair of Finance Committee
Mrs Emma CollinsCo-optedGoverning Body06/07/15 -05/07/19
Mrs Rachel SavegeCo-optedGoverning Body06/07/15 -05/07/19Premises & Policy
Pay Review
Joint Vice Chair of Governors
Chair of Premises & Policy
Mrs Jill ErringtonCo-optedGoverning Body06/07/15 -05/07/19Finance
Mrs Sally TulleyCo-optedGoverning Body06/07/15 -05/07/19Finance

Governors’ Business and Financial Interests

GovernorNature of InterestDate of Start of InterestGovernor membership at other schoolsRelationship between governor and any member of school staff
Mrs Caroline HancyMrs Hancy's husband works for Sewell Facilities Management30/06/2013N/AN/A
Mr Simon ParkinsonN/AN/AN/AN/A
Mrs Ros WilliamsN/AN/AN/AN/A
Reverend BirdN/AN/AN/AN/A
Mrs Kerry SwainN/AN/AN/AN/A
Mrs Charlotte ToddN/AN/AN/AN/A
Mr Ian HughesN/AN/AN/AN/A
Mr Grahame HodsonN/AN/AN/AN/A
Sarah WearingMiss Wearing is a partner at HPH Accountants14/09/2010N/AN/A
Emma CollinsN/AN/AN/AN/A
Rachel SavegeN/AN/AN/AN/A
Jill ErringtonN/AN/AN/AN/A
Sally TulleyN/AN/AN/AN/A

Former Members of the FGB who have stepped down in the past year

Name of GovernorCategory of GovernorAppointing BodyTerm of OfficeCommittee MembershipAdditional ResponsibilitiesDeclaration of Relevant Interests
Mr Giles ChalkParentParents01/11/13 -31/10/17PersonnelN/AN/A

Staff/Governor links

Mrs Caroline HancyHead TeacherAssessment
Health and Safety
Safeguarding inc Child Protection
Support Staff
Students in School
Grahame Hodson
Premises and Policy Committee
Sally Tulley/Ros Williams
Mrs Caroline GilderdaleReceptionEYFS Phase Leader
Collective Worship
Mulit-Faith Partnerships
Father Nick Bird
Ms Rachel DickensonY6Upper KS2 Phase Leader
Able Children
Ian Hughes/Kerry Swain
Mrs Claire RigdenReception/Y1KS1 Phase Leader
Special Educational Needs
Medical Needs (named teacher)
Ros Williams
Mrs Tracey ElliottY5HistoryRachel Savege
Mrs Philippa Rab(adoption leave)PSHE/Citizenship/SEALSarah Wearing
Mrs Davina AbbottY2Geography
Sustainable Schools
Simon Parkinson
Mrs Sue JonesY3/4Primary LanguagesJill Errington
Mrs Charlotte ToddY3/4ScienceRachel Savege
Miss Katie Sheard(maternity leave)Lower KS2 Phase Leader
Mrs Lucie RowntreeY2PE including dance/ School Sports PartnershipSimon Parkinson
Miss Jessica DunnY3/4Music
Lower KS2 Phase Leader (temp)
Maths (temp)
Jill Errington
Ms Colette ReynoldsY6Kerry Swain
Mrs Caroline HaynesY1/2Global Partnership Links
School Council
Sally Tulley
Miss Lucy JarvisY5Computing
School Council

Full Governing Body Attendance 2016/17

  28.09.16 08.12.16 15.11.16 26.01.17 28.03.17 03.05.17 12.07.17
Simon Parkinson P P P P P P P
Caroline Hancy P P P P P P P
Reverend Nicholas Bird A P A A P P P
Ros Williams A P P P P P P
Rachel Savege P P P P P P P
Jill Errington A P A A P P P
Emma Collins A A A A P A P
Charlotte Todd A A A A A P A
Sarah Wearing P P P P A P P
Giles Chalk P A A A A A A
Sally Tulley A P P P A P P
Ian Hughes A P P A A A A
Grahame Hodson P P P P P P P
Victoria Beale P Expired 31.10.16
Kerry Swain Appt’d 14.11 P P P P P P

Committee Meeting Attendance 2016/17

Premises and Policy Committee 13.09.16 01.11.16 10.01.17 14.03.17 27.06.17
Simon Parkinson P P P P P
Caroline Hancy P P P P P
Rachel Savege P P A P P
Ian Hughes A A P A A
Grahame Hodson A A A P P
Finance Committee 17.10.16 13.01.17 02.05.17 25.07.17  
Simon Parkinson P P A P  
Caroline Hancy P P P P  
Jill Errington P P P P  
Sarah Wearing A P P P  
Sally Tulley P P P P  
Personnel  Committee 14.10.16 28.02.17      
Simon Parkinson P P      
Caroline Hancy P P      
Giles Chalk P P      
Ros Williams P A      
Reverend Nicholas Bird A P      
Pay Committee Attendance 01.11.16        
Simon Parkinson P        
Caroline Hancy P        
Rachel Savege P        
Gill Errington P