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

Category of GovernorAppointing BodyName of GovernorTerm of OfficeCommittee MembershipAdditional Responsibilities
HeadteacherBy virtue of officeMrs Caroline Hancy01/01/07-All committees
FoundationDiocesan BoardMr Simon Parkinson01/09/13 -31/08/17All CommitteesChair of Governors
FoundationDiocesan BoardMrs Ros Williams01/09/13 -31/08/17Personnel
Pay Appeals
Chair of Personnel Committee
(ex officio)
By virtue of officeReverend Nick Bird08/01/09-Personnel
ParentParentsMr Giles Chalk01/11/13 -31/10/17Personnel
ParentParentsMrs Kerry Swain14/11/16 -13/11/20
ParentParentsMr Grahame Hodson01/12/15 -30/11/19Premises & Policy
ParentParentsMr Ian Hughes01/12/15 -30/11/19Premises & Policy
StaffStaffMrs Charlotte Todd01/12/15 -30/11/19
Local AuthorityNominated by LA
-appointed by Governors
Miss Sarah Wearing12/09/14 -11/09/18FinanceChair of Finance Committee
Co-optedGoverning BodyMrs Emma Collins06/07/15 -05/07/19
Co-optedGoverning BodyMrs Rachel Savege06/07/15 -05/07/19Premises & Policy
Pay Review
Joint Vice Chair of Governors
Chair of Premises & Policy
Co-optedGoverning BodyMrs Jill Errington06/07/15 -05/07/19Finance
Co-optedGoverning BodyMrs Sally Tulley06/07/15 -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
Mr Giles ChalkN/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

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
Father Nick Bird
Mr Phil MartinezY6Upper KS2 Phase Leader
Ian Hughes
Mrs Claire RigdenY1Special Educational Needs
Medical Needs (named teacher)
Ros Williams
Mrs Tracey ElliottY5Rachel Savege
Mrs Joanna BertolettiY1KS1 Phase Leader
A,G &T
Giles Chalk
Mrs Philippa RabY5PSHE/Citizenship/SEALSarah Wearing
Mrs Davina AbbottY2Geography
Sustainable Schools
Global Citizenship
Simon Parkinson
Mrs Sue JonesY3Primary LanguagesJill Errington
Mrs Charlotte ToddY3ScienceRachel Savege
Miss Katie SheardY4Lower KS2 Phase Leader
KS1 Phase Leader (Temp)
Kerry Swain
Mrs Lucie RowntreeY2PE including dance/ School Sports PartnershipSimon Parkinson
Mrs Kate McGowanY1/2History
Global Partnership Links
School Council
Sally Tulley
Miss Jessica DunnY4MusicJill Errington

Governing Body Attendance 2015/16

Simon ParkinsonPPPPPP
Caroline HancyPPPPPP
Reverend Nicholas BirdAAAAAA
Ros WilliamsPPPPPP
Rachel SavegePAPPPP
Jill ErringtonPAAPPP
Emma CollinsPAAPPP
Charlotte ToddAppointed 1.12.15AAAA
Sarah WearingPPPPAP
Giles Chalk*PA*AP
Sally TulleyAAPPPA
Ian HughesAppointed 1.12.15PPAA
Grahame HodsonAppointed 1.12.15PPPP
Victoria BealePPPPPP
Lucie RowntreeAAResigned 30.11.15

Premises and Policy Committee Attendance Record 2015-16

Simon ParkinsonPAPPPP
Caroline HancyPPPPPP
Rachel SavegePPPPPP
Victoria BealePPPPPP
Ian HughesAppointed 1.12.15 and appointed to this Committee 08.03.16AA
Grahame HodsonAppointed 1.12.15 and appointed to this Committee 08.03.16AA

Finance Committee Attendance Record 2015-16

Simon ParkinsonPPP
Caroline HancyPPP
Jill ErringtonPAA
Sarah WearingPPP
Sally TulleyPPP

Personnel Committee Attendance Record 2015-16

Simon ParkinsonP
Caroline HancyP
Giles ChalkP
Ros WilliamsP

Pay Committee Attendance Record 2015-16

Simon ParkinsonP
Caroline HancyP
Rachel SavegeP

The following are former members of the Management Committee who have stepped down in the past year.

Name of GovernorCategory of GovernorAppointing BodyTerm of OfficeCommittee MembershipAdditional ResponsibilitiesDeclaration of Relevant Interests
Mrs Victoria BealeParentParents01/11/12 -31/10/16Premises & Policy
Joint Vice Chair of GovernorsN/A