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Governors

The governing body’s main role is a strategic one. In consultation with the head teacher we determine the strategic path for the future development of the school in order to ensure continued improvement.

The governing body’s key functions are to:

  • Set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set targets
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making
  • Develop school policies
  • Manage the school budget
  • Act as a critical friend to the head teacher – to be  supportive yet challenging

The governing body meets formally four times a year; there are two committees who meet twice a term. There are also three informal governor meetings where planning and/or training take place.

 

For 2016-2017 the governors are:

Governor

Category

Lead Role

Andrew  Armour

Parent Governor

Maths, ICT, Computing

Damian Carlier

General member

Assessment

Melissa Challinor

General member

EYFS

Judith Forster

General member

 Vice Chair

  Pupil Premium

Joanne Fradd

Staff

 

Joanna Grandfield

Parent Governor

Humanities

 Ursula Lyons

Co-opted

Chair

Writing, Reading, RE

Lin Stephenson

General member

 SEN and More Able and PE

Jane Ward Booth

Diocesan Representative Governor

 Science

Louise Gurney

Headteacher

 

 

Finance and Premises Committee Members

Mrs J Forster, Mrs M Challinor, Mr A. Armour, Mrs U. Lyons, Mrs L Gurney

Teaching and Learning Committee Members

Mrs L Stephenson, Mrs J Ward Booth, Mrs J Grandfield, Mrs U Lyons, Mrs L Gurney

 

Name

Category

Date of Appointment

Term of office

Andrew  Armour

Parent Representative

01/01/2017

4 years

Damian Carlier

General member

01/01/2017

4 years

Melissa Challinor

General member

 

01/01/2017

4 years

Judith Forster

General member

01/01/2017

4 years

Joanna Fradd

Staff

01/01/2017

 

Joanna Louise Grandfield

Parent representative

01/01/2017

4 years

 Ursula Lyons

Co-opted

01/01/2017

1 year

Jane Ward Booth

Diocesan Representative Governor

01/01/2017

4 years

Louise Gurney

Headteacher

 

ex officio

Lin Stephenson

General member

01/01/2017

4 years

 

Name

Business Interests

Governor Roles in other institutions

Relationships between governors and school staff

Attendance Record

2015-2016

John Andrew Stuart  Armour

Andrew Armour Limited

Wendens Ambo Rugby Football Club

 

none

5/6

Melissa June Challinor

 

 

none

6/6

Damian Carlier

 

 

none

4/6

Judith MartinForster

 

Thaxted Primary School Governor

none

6/6

Joanne Fradd

 

 

none

n/a

Joanna Louise Grandfield

 

 

none

4/6

Elizabeth Ursula Lyons

 

 

none

6/6

Linda Stephenson

 

 

none

Since Jan2016

3/4

Jane Ward Booth

Shareholder – G.E. Sworders

 

none

5/6

 

 

 

 

 

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