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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governor's 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, Mr Tim Woods, 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 Tim Woods

 

 

 Parent 

 

31/08/2021

 Chair

Resource Management

Performance Mgt

Strategic Development

 Safeguarding/LAC

 SEN

 Health & Safety,

Mrs J Lythgoe

 Co-opted

23/06/2021 

 Vice-chair

Resource Management

 PE, PSHE

Mr M Taylor  Co-opted 23/06/2024   

Resource Management

 History, Geography

Mrs E Leyland

 Co-opted

07/07/2023

 

Teaching and Learning  Writing, Maths

Mr B Levitan

 Foundation

 07/10/2023  

 

Resource Management

 Computing, DT and   Music

Mr John Roberts

 Foundation

31/12/2021

 

Resource Management

 RE, Art

Mrs Claire Smith 

 Staff

 28/06/2023

 

 

 

Mrs Elizabeth Strek

 LEA

 17/03/2023

 

 Teaching and Learning

 Pupil Premium,   Literacy

Mrs Zuzana Powley

 Parent

 17/03/2023

 

 Teaching and Learning

 MFL, Science

Vacancy   Foundation        
Vacancy  Parent        

 

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. 

 

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 2019/20

 

Meeting

Date

Focus (FGB only)

Teaching & Learning Committee

23/09/19

 

Strategic Management Committee

16/10/19

 

Resource Management Committee

30/09/19

 

Full Governing Board

08/10/19

Pupil Premium

Full Governing Board

02/12/19

English/Reading

Teaching & Learning Committee

13/01/20

 

Full Governing Board

27/01/20

Maths, SES, SDP

Resource Management Committee

02/03/20

 

Full Governing Board

17/03/20

RE; Safeguarding

Teaching & Learning Committee

20/04/20

 

Full Governing Board

05/05/20

Budget

Resource Management Committee

22/06/20

 

Full Governing Board

06/07/19

Governance

 

 

Structure of the Governing Board

 

The diagram below shows how our Governing Board is structured.

 

 

For more details, please see the following document.

 

 

Governors' Annual Statement

Chair of Governors Letter to Parents April 2020

Governor's Cafe Letter November 2019

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