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Welcome to our Governor's page

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 ensure 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 (or other churches in the local community), and some are interested people from the community. They all share our vision of a happy, healthy community where are all are valued and nurtured and all children make the best progress they can within the context of our core Christian values. 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. 

 

Below you will find information on our Governing Board, its membership and its structure and organisation. The Annual report at the bottom of the page also provides information covering the last academic year. If you require any more information please contact the Chair of Governors, Mr Bruce Levitan, through the school office.

Governing Board Membership

Please contact the school office with any queries.

 

 Name

Type

End of term of office

Position

Committees

Areas of Responsibility

Mrs Amanda Cornwall

Headteacher

 

Headteacher 

Resource Management; Teaching and Learning;
Strategic Development

 

Mr B Levitan

Ex-Officio

Foundation

16/02/2026

Chair

Resource Management;
Performance Mgt;
Strategic Development

Child Protection; Looked After Children; SEN; Performance Management

Mr Tim Woods

Parent 

19/06/2025

Vice-Chair

Resource Management;
Performance Mgt;
Strategic Development

Geography; Health and Safety

Mr M Taylor

Co-opted

22/06/2024 

 

Resource Management

 Design Technology; PE 

Mrs Claire Smith 

Staff

28/06/2023

   

Mrs Elizabeth Strek

LEA

17/03/2023

 

Teaching and Learning

Pupil Premium; Literacy (Reading and Writing)

Mr Daniel Lythgoe

Parent

14/03/2025

 

Resource Management

ICT; School IT

Mrs Judith Shaw

Foundation

01/09/2025

 

Teaching and Learning

RE, Art

Mrs Rachael Gregson

Foundation

04/05/2026

 

Resource Management

History; Modern Foreign Languages

Mr Tim Ibbotson

Co-opted

03/05/2026

 

Resource Management

Numeracy; Science

Mrs Halina 
Billingham

Co-opted

03/05/2026

 

Teaching and Learning

MACAWS; Music; Staff welfare

Mr Phil Thomasson

Parent

13/10/2026

 

Teaching and Learning

RHSE; Outdoor Learning

 

  • Foundation 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. 
  • The 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. 
  • Co-opted governors are appointed by the Governing Board.
  • The Headteacher is an ex-officio governor by virtue of their position.
  • Parent governors are elected by the parents of the school.
  • Staff governors are elected by the staff of the school.
  • LEA governors are appointed by the Local Authority, Derbyshire County Council.

Meetings 2022/23

Meeting

Date

Focus (FGB only)

Teaching & Learning Committee

14/10/22

 

Strategic Management Committee

 13/09/22

 

 Resource Committee 18/10/22 

Full Governing Board

 01/11/22

Maths.safeguarding

Teaching & Learning Committee

 31/01/23

 

 Resource Committee 14/02/23 

Full Governing Board

 14/03/23

Reading, Writing, SES, SDP

Full Governing Board

 02/05/23

Budget

 Teaching & Learning   Committee 23/05/23 

Resource Management Committee

 06/06/23

 

Full Governing Board

 04/07/23

Governance (including electing officers)

Structure of the Governing Board

The diagram below shows how our Governing Board is structured.

 

 

 

Governors' Attendance 2021-2022

A record is kept by the clerk to the Governing Body of governors’ attendance at meetings. Meetings need to be ‘quorate’ to ensure that decisions can be made.

 

Governor

FGB meetings

Committee meetings

Mr B Levitan

3/3

6/6

Mrs A Cornwall

3/3

6/6

Mr T Woods

2/3

1/3

Mrs C Smith

3/3

2/3

Mrs Z Powley

3/3

3/3

Mrs J Shaw

3/3

3/3

Mrs L Strek

3/3

2/3

Mr M Taylor

3/3

2/3

Mr D Lythgoe

2/3

3/3

Mrs R Gregson1/11/1
Mr I Ibbotson2/21/1
Mrs H Billingham2/21/1

 

  

Governors' Annual Statement 2022

Governors' Arrangements and Terms of Reference 22/23

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