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Temple Guiting

Church of England School

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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.

FGB and Committee Attendance 2022 - 2023

FGB Meeting Attendance 2021 - 2022

Performance and Standards Committee (meets three times per year)

Revd. Canon Katrina Scott (Chair), Ann Barry, Helen Adebanjo, Moira Anderson, Dominique Simpson, Richard Tilbrook, Tom Green

Performance and Standards Committee Attendance 2021 - 2022

Resources Committee (meets three times per year)

James Ledingham (Chair), Rob Graves, Ann Barry, April O'Sullivan, Chris Cooper, Rachel Newsham and Tim Tasker (Associate Member) as required.

Resources Committee Attendance 2021 - 2022

Pay Panel (meets annually)

Rob Graves (Chair) and April O'Sullivan.

Headteacher's Performance Management

April O'Sullivan, Rob Graves, Katrina Scott and Helen Adebanjo.

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.
Sports day date is Friday 28th June NOT Wednesday 26th.