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Meet the Governors

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. 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 a Foundation Governor (someone who ideally attends St Andrew's Church), but we are always interested in hearing from people who might like to consider being a school governor. 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. 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 Foundation 27/11/2023 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; ICT  

Mr M Taylor Co-opted22/06/2024  

Teaching and Learning

 

 Design Technology; History; PE 

 

Mrs E Leyland

 Co-opted

07/07/2023

 

Teaching and Learning

 

 Numeracy; School Trip risk assessment signatories; Staff welfare

 

Mrs Claire Smith 

 Staff

 28/06/2023

 

 

 

Mrs Elizabeth Strek

 LEA

 17/03/2023

 

Teaching and Learning

 Pupil Premium; Literacy (Reading and Writing)

Mrs Zuzana Powley

 Parent

 17/03/2023

 

Teaching and Learning

 MFL, Science

Mr Daniel Lythgoe

 Parent

14/03/2025

 

Resource Management

 Music; PSHE

Mrs Judith Shaw Foundation 01/09/2025 Resource Management RE, Art
Vacancy Foundation    
Vacancy Co-opted    

 

  • 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 2021/22

Meeting

Date

Focus (FGB only)

Teaching & Learning Committee

28/09/21

 

Strategic Management Committee

tbc

 

 Resource Committee 09/11/2021 

Full Governing Board

23/11/2021

Maths.safeguarding

Teaching & Learning Committee

01/02/2022

 

 Resource Committee 15/02/2022 

Full Governing Board

15/03/2022

Reading, Writing, SES, SDP

Full Governing Board

03/05/2022

Budget

 Teaching & Learning   Committee 24/05/2022 

Resource Management Committee

21/06/2022

 

Full Governing Board

05/07/2022

Governance (including electing officers)

Structure of the Governing Board

The diagram below shows how our Governing Board is structured.

 

 

 

Governors' Attendance 2020-2021

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

6/6

4/4

Mrs J Lythgoe

4/5

1/3

Mrs A Cornwall

6/6

6/6

Mr T Woods

5/6

4/5

Mrs C Smith

6/6

2/3

Mrs Z Powley

6/6

3/3

Mrs E Leyland

5/6

3/3

Mr J Roberts

5/6

0/3

Mrs L Strek

6/6

3/3

Mr M Taylor

5/6

1/2

Mr D Lythgoe

1/2

1/1

Governors' Annual Statement

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