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Temple Guiting

Church of England School

Every child to thrive

Governing Board

Governing boards have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. This is reflected in the law which states that the purpose of school governing boards is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’ and in our own Strategic Plan which sets out our aim to ensure every child thrives.

Temple Guiting C of E School's governing board provides non-executive leadership for our school.  It operates at a strategic level, leaving the headteacher responsible and accountable to it for the educational performance, the internal organisation and operational day-to-day running of the school.

We have a strong focus on three core strategic functions, which reflect regulations and the criteria Ofsted inspectors use to judge the effectiveness of governance in schools.

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

ACADEMIC YEAR 15/16

Name

(and additional responsibilities)

Category and

term of office

Declaration of business interests

Date declared

FGB meeting attendance 2015/16

Committee attendance

April O'Sullivan

Chair of Governors

Performance & Standards Committee

Pay Panel

Co-opted Governor

9.9.14 – 8.9.18 

None

8/9/15

6/6

2/3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean Bird

Performance & Standards Committee

Foundation Governor

1.9.13 - 31.8.17

None

8/9/15

4/6

2/3

Tanya Robbins

Performance & Standards Committee

Safeguarding

Foundation Governor

1.2.15 – 31.1.19

None

1/12/15

4/6

2/3

Clare Fisher

Headteacher

Employee of school

10.1.17

 

 

Robert Graves

Vice Chair

Resources Committee

Chair of Pay Panel

9.9.14 - 8.9.18

None

8/9/15

5/6

3/3

Alexandra Tilley-Loughrey

Performance & Standards Committee

Promotions and Communication

Pay Panel

County Council Nominee

1.12.12 – 30.11.16

None

8/9/15

 

6/6

3/3

Revd Canon Katrina Scott

Chair of Performance & Standards Committee

Ex-Officio Foundation

Governor at St James & Ebrington School and The Cotswold School

5/7/16

6/6

3/3

Liz Thompson

Performance & Standards Committee

associate member

1.7.14 - 30.6.18

None

8/9/15

3/6

1/3

Miles Lampson

Health & Safety

Resources Committee

Co-opted Governor

21.10.14 – 20.10.18

Landscape design and building firm

8/9/15

5/6

3/3

Mark Ashbridge

Chair of Resources Committee

Parent  Governor

9.10.14 – 8.10.18

None

8/9/15

6/6

3/3

Rachel Newsham

Resources Committee

 

Staff  Governor

1.9.14 – 31.8.18

None

8/9/15

5/6

2/3

Vacancy:

Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Williams

Associate Member of the Resources Committee for Premises

 

11.11.14 – 10.11.16

Ruth Walkingshaw

Associate Member of the Resources Committee for Finance

 

27.1.15 – 26.1.17

 

Performance and Standards Committee

Revd. Canon Katrina Scott (Chair), Clare Fisher, Jean Bird, April O'Sullivan, Tanya Robbins, Helen Adebanjo, Liz Thompson (associate member), Wojtek Kokoszka (associate member).

Resources Committee

Mark Ashbridge (Chair), Clare Fisher, Rob Graves, Miles Lampson, Alexandra Tilly Loughrey, Rachel Newsham, Scott White (associate member), Michelle Williams (associate member for premises) and Ruth Walkingshaw (associate member for finance).

Pay Panel

Rob Graves (Chair), April O'Sullivan and Alex Tilley Loughrey.

Headteacher's Performance Management

April O'Sullivan, Mark Ashbridge and Tanya Robbins

More Information:

  • Governors' business interest.  At the start of each meeting, governors declare whether they have a financial interest in anything being discussed and this is recorded in the minutes.
  • Minutes of Meetings:  Copies of full governing board and committee meeting are kept in the school office.
Children return to school on Tuesday 5th September 2017
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