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Harvington C of E First and Nursery School

‘Together we love, learn and grow’

Governors

Our full governing body consists of a group of volunteers who work together to make our school the best it can be. Each governor has a different background and different skills. They meet as a full governing body three times per year but more often in their different committees. They also visit school regularly and many are linked to a particular class.

 

The  strategic functions of our Governing Body are:

 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure that its money is well spent.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the school meets statutory requirements with regards to Safeguarding, Health & Safety, the Curriculum and Finance.

 

The Vision, Values and Christian Distinctiveness committee support, advise and challenge the Headteacher to ensure our school has a strong vision and values and its Christian vision permeates through every aspect of school life. This group ensures we are all striving to uphold our vision of 'together we love, learn and grow'

The Finance and Premises Committee is responsible for the initial oversight and management of the annual budget drawn up the by the school; ensures the school maintains an appropriate system of internal financial control and agrees priorities for revenue and capital funding. This committee also provides oversight of the management and maintenance of the school premises; reviews proposals for capital projects and ensures best practice in procurement and implementation of works; provides advice and guidance on premises maintenance issues;

The Personnel committee provides strategic advice and guidance on staffing and personnel issues and reviews proposals for the promotion of staff.  

The  Safeguarding Committee ensures the school is complying to expectations in safeguarding, health and safety, child protection, look after children support, equal opportunities, SEND, attendance, behaviour, healthy Schools and educational visits. 

The school also has a TLCA committee responsible for teaching, learning, curriculum and assessment.

There is also a committee for monitoring and challenging outcomes and achievement and a separate committee to support, advise and challenge our early years and extended services provision.

 

 

The instrument of government states that the governing body shall consist of:

  • Four parent governors

  • One LA governor

  • One staff governor

  • One headteacher

  • Three foundation governors

  • Three co-opted governors

All governors have voting rights on their committees 

 

Chris Davies

Chair of Governors – Community Co-opted

Committees:     

  • SDP1: Strategic Leadership Group (Chair)                             

  • Finance, Premises and General Purposes            

  • Personnel                          

  • SDP3: Outcomes & Achievement (Chair)

Date Appointed: 04/06/2013

Term of Office: 02/07/2019 to 01/07/2023

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year (2019/2020): FGB 3/3 Committee 7/8

 

Reverend Richard Thorniley

Vice Chair of Governors – Foundation

Committees:     

  • SDP1: Strategic Leadership Group

  • Personnel (Chair)

  • Vision, Values and Christian Distinctiveness (Chair)

  • SDP4: EYFS & Extended Services (Chair)

Date Appointed: 01/10/2001

Term of Office: Ex-Officio

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Rector of Harvington

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Church Lench First School

Meetings attended in previous academic year (2019/2020): FGB 3/3, Committee 4/8

 

Helen Fishbourne

Headteacher

Committees:     

  • SDP1: Strategic Leadership Group

  • SDP2: Teaching, Learning, Curriculum & Assessment

  • SDP3: Outcomes & Achievement

  • SDP4: EYFS & Extended Services

  • Personnel

  • Finance, Premises and General Purposes

Date Appointed: 01/09/2009

Term of Office: Ex-Officio

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year (2019/2020): FGB 3/3, Committee 12/12

 

Rod Arthur

Community Co-opted

Committees:                                     

  • Finance, Premises and General Purposes (Chair)              

  • Safeguarding                    

Date Appointed: 25/03/2014

Term of Office: 02/07/2019 to 01/07/2023

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year (2019/2020): FGB 2/3, Committee 7/7

 

James Beard

Parent Governor

Committees:     

  • Safeguarding                    

  • SDP4: EYFS & Extended Services              

Date Appointed: 08/05/2018

Term of Office: 08/05/2018 to 07/05/2022

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year (2019/2020): FGB 3/3, Committee 1/6

 

Derek Bush

Associate Member

Committees:                                     

  • Finance, Premises and General Purposes            

  • Personnel                          

Date Appointed: 10/3/2020 as Associate Member

Term of Office: 03/02/2016 to 02/02/2020 as Parent Governor

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year (2019/2020): FGB 2/3, Committee 5/5

 

Paul Blundell

Parent Governor

Committees:     

Date Appointed: 25/03/2019

Term of Office: 25/03/2019 to 24/03/2023

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year (2019/2020): FGB 3/3

 

Joanna Seymour

Community Co-Opted Governor

Committees:                                     

  • SDP1: Strategic Leadership Group

  • SDP3: Outcomes & Achievement

  • SDP4: EYFS & Extended Services

  • Safeguarding (Chair)

Date Appointed: 08/11/2016

Term of Office: 08/11/2016 to 07/11/2020

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year (2019/2020): FGB 3/3, Committee 7/7

 

Sandie Davies

Local Authority Governor

Committees:     

  • SDP2: Teaching, Learning, Curriculum & Assessment (Chair)                                                        

  • SDP3: Outcomes & Achievement

  • Personnel

Date Appointed: 01/09/2013

Term of Office: 01/09/2017 to 31/08/2021

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year (2019/2020): FGB 3/3, Committee 7/7

 

Jill Francis

DBE Foundation Governor

Committees:                                     

  • SDP2: Teaching, Learning, Curriculum & Assessment

  • Vision, Values and Christian Distinctiveness

Date Appointed: 09/01/2018

Term of Office: 09/01/2018 to 08/01/2022

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year (2019/2020): FGB 3/3, Committee 4/4

 

Annette France

DBE Foundation Governor

Committees:                                     

  • SDP2: Teaching, Learning, Curriculum & Assessment

  • SDP4: EYFS & Extended Services

  • Vision, Values and Christian Distinctiveness

Date Appointed: 03/07/2018

Term of Office: 03/07/2018 to 02/07/2022

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year (2019/2020): FGB 3/3, Committee 6/7

 

Becky Enstone

Staff Governor

Committees:                                     

  • SDP2: Teaching, Learning, Curriculum & Assessment

  • SDP3: Outcomes & Achievement

  • Safeguarding

Date Appointed: 11/03/2020

Term of Office: 11/03/2020 to 10/03/2024

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year (2019/2020): FGB 3/3, Committee 3/3

 

 

Current vacancies:

Two Parent Governors

 

 

Clerk to Governors - Nicky Allen

 

 

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