School Governors

Swaffham Prior Church of England Primary School    22 November 2017

Terms of office 4 years 

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

Governor

(Chair)

 

Ms Charlotte Cane

 

8 Oct 2012 Resources

TLC

Sept 2019

 

Clerk to Govs. Mrs Beverley O’Dowd 1 Nov 2000
Foundation Governor (Vice-Chair) Mr Christopher Goodfellow

 

 28 November 2016  Resources (Chair)  November 2020
Foundation Governor

 

Mrs Anne Clayton 11 Oct 2017

 

Resources

TLC

10 Oct 2021
Ex Officio Rev Sue Giles 28 Nov 2016  17 Nov 2020
Co-opted Governor Mrs Anita Lang 8 Oct 2012 TLC

 

Sept 2019
Co-Opted Governor Mrs Sandra Gynn 29 June 2016 TLC (Chair) 28 June 2020
LA Governor Mrs Heather Lander 5 August 2017 Resources

 

4 August 2020
Parent Governor

 

Mrs Kate Barker

 

1 January 2015

 

 

TLC

 

31December 2018
Parent Governor

 

Mr William Shakeshaft 1 March 2014

 

Resources (Vice-chair)

 

10 March 2018

 

Co-opted Governor Mr Thomas Wood 10 October 13 Resources (Vice-Chair)

 

Sept 2019
Co-opted Governor Mr Charles Fletcher 8 May 14  

TLC

Sept 2019
Co-opted Governor (staff) Vacancy

 

Staff Governor Miss Ellen Foster 05 September 2017 TLC

 

04 September 18
Head teacher Miss Hannah Curtis 1 Sept 2011 Resources

 

 

 

Associate member: Mrs Tania Verdonk 15 June 17, term of office 1 year

Previous Governing Body members:

 

Position Name Date of Appointment Committees End of term
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

 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:

  • Finance committee
  • Teaching and Learning Committee (TLC)
  • Personnel Committee
  • Premises 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. 

Download “Meeting-attendance-record-spring-2017.pdf” Meeting-attendance-record-spring-2017.pdf – Downloaded 48 times – 124 KB

Download “Governor-skills-2016.pdf” Governor-skills-2016.pdf – Downloaded 53 times – 327 KB

Download “Meeting-attendance-record-autumn-2016.pdf” Meeting-attendance-record-autumn-2016.pdf – Downloaded 43 times – 123 KB

Download “Meeting-attendance-record-summer-2016.pdf” Meeting-attendance-record-summer-2016.pdf – Downloaded 40 times – 125 KB

Download “Register-Pecuniary-Interests-2016-updated-20-April.pdf” Register-Pecuniary-Interests-2016-updated-20-April.pdf – Downloaded 56 times – 122 KB

Download “Meeting attendance record spring 2016” Meeting-attendance-record-spring-2016.pdf – Downloaded 54 times – 27 KB

Download “Minutes 25th November 2015” Minutes-25-November-2015.pdf – Downloaded 55 times – 101 KB

Download “Governor information” Governor-information-for-website.pdf – Downloaded 67 times – 59 KB

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Download “Instrument of Government” Instrument-of-Government-2015.pdf – Downloaded 61 times – 72 KB

 

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