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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

 

Underpinning all our work is our responsibility for safeguarding children.

ACADEMIC YEAR 16/17

Name

(and additional responsibilities)

Category and

term of office

Declaration of business interests

Date declared

FGB meeting attendance 2016/17

Committee attendance

April O'Sullivan

Chair of Governors

Performance & Standards Committee

Pay Panel

Co-opted Governor

9.9.14 – 8.9.18

None

20/9/16

6/6

3/3

Jean Bird

Performance & Standards Committee

Foundation Governor

1.9.13 - 31.8.17

None

20/9/16

5/6

2/3

Tanya Robbins

Performance & Standards Committee

Safeguarding

Foundation Governor

1.2.15 – 31.1.19

None

20/9/16

5/6

3/3

Jack Russell

Clare Fisher

Headteacher

Employee of school

20/9/16

10/1/17

6/6

6/6

Robert Graves

Vice Chair

Resources Committee

Finance

Chair of Pay Panel

9.9.14 - 8.9.18

None

20/9/16

6/6

2/3

Alexandra Tilley-Loughrey

Performance & Standards Committee

Promotions and Communication

School Council

County Council Nominee

1.12.16 – 30.11.20

None

20/9/16

4/6

2/3

Revd Canon Katrina Scott

Chair of Performance & Standards Committee

Ex-Officio Foundation

Governor at St James & Ebrington School and The Cotswold School

20/9/16

5/6

3/3

Miles Lampson

Health & Safety

Resources Committee

Co-opted Governor

Resigned 31.8.17

Landscape design and building firm

20/9/16

5/6

3/3

Mark Ashbridge

Chair of Resources Committee

Parent Governor

9.10.14 – 8.10.18

None

20/9/16

6/6

3/3

Helen Adebanjo

Performance & Standards Committee

Data

SEN

Parent Governor

1.12.16-30.11.20

 

None

1/12/16

5/5

1/2

Rachel Newsham

Resources Committee

Staff Governor

1.9.14 – 31.8.18

None

20/9/16

6/6

3/3

Vacancy:

Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance and Standards Committee (meets three times per year)

Revd. Canon Katrina Scott (Chair), Ann Barry, April O'Sullivan, Tanya Robbins, Helen Adebanjo, Moira Anderson, Abby Stephens.

Resources Committee (meets three times per year)

Scott White (Chair), Ann Barry, Rob Graves, Emily Chester, April O'Sullivan, Rupert Wakley, Michelle Williams (associate member for premises). 

Pay Panel (meets annually)

Rob Graves (Chair), April O'Sullivan and Scott White.

Headteacher's Performance Management

April O'Sullivan, Rob Graves 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.
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