School Governors

Swaffham Prior Church of England Primary School    13 March 2018

Terms of office 4 years 

Position Name Term Appointed By Committees
Foundation Governor & Chair of Governors Mr Christopher Goodfellow  28 November 2016 –  28 November 2020 Diocese of Ely Board of Education  Resources (Chair)

TLC

Clerk to Govs. Mrs Beverley O’Dowd 1 Nov 2000 Governing Body
Foundation Governor Mrs Anne Clayton 11 Oct 2017 – 10 Oct 2021 Diocese of Ely Board of Education Resources
Ex Officio Foundation Governor Rev Sue Giles 28 Nov 2016 –  17 Nov 2020 Ex Officio TLC
Co-opted Governor Mrs Anita Lang 8 Oct 2012 – Sept 2019 Governing Body TLC (Vice-chair)
Co-Opted Governor Mrs Sandra Gynn 29 June 2016 – 28 June 2020 Governing Body TLC
LA Governor Mrs Heather Lander 5 August 2017 – 4 August 2020 Cambridgeshire CC Local Authority Resources

 

Parent Governor

 

Mrs Kate Barker

 

1 January 2015 – 31 December 2018 Parent Body  

TLC

 

Parent Governor Mr William Shakeshaft 1 March 2014 – 10 March 2018 Parent Body Resources (Vice-chair)

 

Co-opted Governor Mr Thomas Wood 10 October 13 – Sept 2019 Governing Body Resources (Vice-Chair)

 

Co-opted Governor (Staff) Vacancy

 

Staff Governor Mrs Donia Mercer  6 March 18- March 2022  Staff TLC

 

Associate Governor Mrs Tania Verdonk 15 June 17 – 15 June 18 Governing Body Resources

No Governor has any relationship to any employee of the school in the 2017 / 2018 academic year.

Previous Governing Body members:

 

Position Name Date of Appointment Committees End of term
Co-opted

Governor

 

Ms Charlotte Cane 8 Oct 2012 Resources

TLC

April 2018
Co-opted Governor Mr Charles Fletcher 8 May 14 TLC May 2018
Head teacher (Ex Officio) Miss Hannah Curtis 1 Sept 2011 Resources

TLC

April 2018
LA (Chair)

 

Mrs Roz Chalmers 10 April 2011 10 April 2015

 

 

Parent Governor

Mrs Emma Lees 9 October 2013 19 December 2014
Parent Governor

 

Mr Andrew Dawbarn

 

11 October 2010 10 October 2014

 

Associate member Mrs Deidre Mold 1 October 2014 26 November 2014
Parent Governor Dr Paul Abbott 15 June 2010 15 June 2014
Parent Governor Mrs Mary Charlesworth  

15 March 2010

 

15 June 2014
Staff Governor Mrs Debbie Cole 16 July 2012 11 May 2014
Coopted Governor Ms April Cook 12 May 2014 5 March 2017
Foundation Governor Mrs Pamela White September 2013 29 June 2016
Staff Governor Mr Gordon Godfrey 24 March 2010 31 August 2016
Staff Governor Ms Ellen Foster 31 Dec 2017

Role of the School Governors

Our governing body is made up of a hardworking and committed body of individuals with a wide range of backgrounds that pool their professional and personal experiences to support the school. The governors meet regularly and minutes of themeetings are available to parents on request.

 

The governing body has three key roles.

  • To provide a strategic view of where the school is heading – the governing body achieves this by reviewing policies and deciding the priorities for improvements, to be included in the school development plan.
  • To act as a critical friend to the school – this involves supporting the Head teacher and staff, while at the same time questioning existing practice in a constructively critical way.
  • To hold the school to account for the education standards it achieves and the quality of education it provides – setting targets for the school to achieve in the light of national and local targets, and then formally evaluating outcomes, lie at the heart of this aspect of the governing body role.

 

The Governing body is organised into different committees in order to cover its various functions:

  • Teaching and Learning Committee (TLC)
  • Resources Committee

Governors take a strategic overview, playing a key role in the school’s development, and are not involved in the day-to-day management. That important task rests with the Head teacher and her staff.

Each governor assumes at least one particular area of responsibility during their four-year term of office and undertakes any relevant training. 

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