School Governors

Swaffham Prior Church of England Primary School    1 January 2016

Terms of office 4 years 

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

Governor

(Chair)

 

Ms Charlotte Cane

 

8 Oct 2012 Finance

Personnel

TLC

Sept 2019

 

Clerk to Govs. Mrs Beverley O’Dowd 1 Nov 2000
Foundation Governor Mr Christopher Goodfellow

 

 28 November 2016  Finance  November 2020
Foundation Governor

Vice chair

Mrs Anne Clayton 6 Feb 2013

 

Personnel (Chair)

TLC

Feb 2017
Ex Officio Rev Sue Giles 3 Oct 2013  

 

 

 

Co-opted Governor Mrs Anita Lang 8 Oct 2012 TLC

Personnel

Sept 2019
Co-Opted Governor Mrs Sandra Gynn 29 June 2016 TLC (Chair) 28 June 2020
LA Governor Mrs Heather Lander 5 August 2013 Finance (Chair)

Personnel

4 August 2017
Parent Governor

 

Mrs Kate Barker

 

1 January 2015

 

Premises

TLC

 

31December 2018
Parent Governor

 

Mr William Shakeshaft 1 March 2014

 

Premises

 

10 March 2018

 

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

Personnel

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

TLC

Sept 2019
Co-opted Governor (staff) Vacancy

 

Staff Governor Ms Deborah Nicholas 22 September 2016 TLC

Finance

21 September 17
Head teacher Miss Hannah Curtis 1 Sept 2011 Premises

Personnel

Finance

 

 

Associate member: Mrs Alex Spencer 25 April 2017, 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 19 times – 124 KB

Download “Governor-skills-2016.pdf” Governor-skills-2016.pdf – Downloaded 27 times – 327 KB

Download “Meeting-attendance-record-autumn-2016.pdf” Meeting-attendance-record-autumn-2016.pdf – Downloaded 25 times – 123 KB

Download “Meeting-attendance-record-summer-2016.pdf” Meeting-attendance-record-summer-2016.pdf – Downloaded 22 times – 125 KB

Download “Register-Pecuniary-Interests-2016-updated-20-April.pdf” Register-Pecuniary-Interests-2016-updated-20-April.pdf – Downloaded 21 times – 122 KB

Download “Meeting attendance record spring 2016” Meeting-attendance-record-spring-2016.pdf – Downloaded 36 times – 27 KB

Download “Minutes 25th November 2015” Minutes-25-November-2015.pdf – Downloaded 35 times – 101 KB

Download “Governor information” Governor-information-for-website.pdf – Downloaded 42 times – 59 KB

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