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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors section.

 

Our Governing Board has a key role to play in supporting the school, and acts as a 'critical friend' to the school.  We meet regularly during the year and ensures that the children are kept healthy and safe, that they are taught well and make progress, and that they are provided with a broad and balanced curriculum. The Governing Board makes sure that all legal responsibilities of the school are fulfilled and that future plans are clear and well thought out. We are also involved with all new school appointments and in setting and monitoring the school budget.

 

The members of the Governing Board are all volunteers - some are parents, some are staff, some are members of St Andrew's Church, and some are interested people from the community.  They all share our vision of a happy, healthy community where are all are valued and nutured and all children make the best progress they can. They also visit the school outside of more formal meetings to see the school in action, and you may well see them around school with their 'Governor' badges on.  Several of our Governors have served for more than one term of office, and we value the commitment of all our Governors to the school.

 

The Governing Board is always seeking ways to improve our practice and governance.  Training is available for all Governors, both new and continuing.  We are currently looking for another co-opted governor to join our board, particularly someone with skills in resource management (finance, HR, buildings, etc).  If you or someone you know are interested please do get in touch.

 

Below you will find information on our Governing Board, its membership and its structure and organisation.  If you require any more information please contact the Chair of Governors, Mrs Nikki Goodhew, through the school office.

Governing Board Membership

 

Please note this table is not yet complete. Please contact the school office with any queries.

 

 Name

Type

End of term of office

Position

Committees

Areas of Responsibility

 Mrs Nikki Goodhew

 

Foundation1

 

 31/08/2021

 Chair

 Resource Management

 Teaching and Learning

 Strategic Development

Performance Management

 Safeguarding/CIC

 SEN

 Music

 Mrs Susan Barnes

Foundation2

 31/08/2020

 

Teaching & Learning

Geography

 Mrs Sarah Gabriel

 Co-opted3

 28/06/2019

 Vice Chair

 Teaching and Learning (Chair)

 Performance Management

 Strategic Development

 History, Modern Languages

 Mr Ian Crawford

 Headteacher4

 

 Headteacher

 Resource Management

 Teaching and Learning

 Strategic Development

 

Mrs J Haley  Parent  07/07/2020    Teaching & Learning  Maths

 Mr Andrew Bennett

 Co-opted6

 28/06/2019

 

 Resource Management

 Science, DT

Mr Tim Woods

 Parent7

19/06/2021

 

 Resource Management

 Health & Safety, ICT

 Mr John Roberts

 Foundation8

 31/12/2017

 

 Resource Management

 RE, Art

 Mrs Claire Smith 

 Staff9

 28/06/2019

 

 

 

 Mrs Elizabeth Strek

 LEA10

 09/12/2018

 

 Teaching and Learning

 Pupil Premium, Literacy

Mrs Lucy Gould

 Parent11

 19/06/2021

 

 Teaching and Learning

 Assessments

Mrs Jo Lythgoe

 Co-opted12

23/06/2020

 

 Resource Management

 PSHE, PE

 

1Foundation governors are nominated by the PCC of St Andrew’s Church and appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education.  They are usually members of St Andrew’s Church. 

 

2The incumbent (Vicar) of St Andrew’s Church is an ex-officio governor by virtue of their office, as set out in the Instrument of Governance.  However, where they are unable or unwilling to serve, the PCC of St Andrew’s Church can apply to the Archdeacon of Chesterfield to nominate a replacement.  This has happened here and Mrs Nikki Goodhew has been appointed as a Foundation Governor by the Archdeacon in place of the current incumbent.

 

3Co-opted governors are appointed by the Governing Board.

 

4The Headteacher is an ex-officio governor by virtue of their position.

 

5Parent governors are elected by the parents of the school.

 

6Staff governors are elected by the staff of the school.

 

7LEA governors are appointed by the Local Authority, Derbyshire County Council.

 

Meetings 2017/18

 

Date

Meeting

 9th October 2017

Full Governing Board

 

Finance and Resources Committee

 

Teaching and Learning Committee

 

Full Governing Board

 

Teaching and Learning Committee

 

Full Governing Board

 

Finance and Resources Committee

 

Full Governing Board

 

Teaching and Learning Committee

 

Full Governing Board

 

Finance and Resources Committee

 

Full Governing Board

 

Structure of the Governing Board

 

The diagram below shows how our Governing Board is structured.

 

 

For more details, please see the following document.

 

 

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