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Governance

Governance is an important aspect of school life and our 16 governors who are all unpaid volunteers represent many aspects of the local community.   The duration of the Term of Office for a governor is normally 4 years, free training is available and all governors commit to undertaking relevant training as appropriate throughout the time they are in office.

There are two standing committees one which focuses Finance, Personnel and Estates and the other which focuses on and monitors Teaching, Learning and Ethos in the school.  All governors serve on one of these two committees which meet every quarter and any governor may also be asked to serve on other sub committees such as the Head’s Appraisal Panel,  Admissions Panel, Income Generation Task-group, Health and Safety Crew, the Pay Committee and the Complaints/Disciplinary panel.

Governors also visit the school to look at learning.

The responsibilities of the Board of Governors include:

  • Developing the strategic plan for the school.
  • Determining aims, policies and priorities of the school.
  • Setting statutory and non statutory targets.
  • Monitoring and evaluating standards in teaching, learning and pupils’ attainmentand ensuring the effectiveness of safeguarding arrangements.
  • Appointment of staff and ensuring the effective implementation of a range of personnel procedures, including staff and Head Teacher appraisal policies..
  • Strategic management of the budget ensuring probity and that there are effective financial monitoring and reporting procedures in place.
  • Securing high levels of attendance and good standards of pupil behaviour.
  • Ensuring that all children in the school have access to a broad and balanced curriculum which is suitable to age, aptitude and ability, which prepares them for adult life.
  • Ensuring the health and safety of pupils and staff.

 

We welcome ideas for fund-raising for the school and also value your feedback on ways to continually improve governance at St Anne’s Voluntary Aided Church of England School.

Governor

 

Category of Governor Appointed by

 

Term of Office Committees Attendance

FGB

Attendance

Committees

Responsibility Registered pecuniary interest
Mrs Jonquil Brooks

 

Foundation Diocesan Board of Education 24.07.13 – 23.07.17 TL&E, FP&E Full 5/5 5/6 Chair, EYFS and Nursery Trustee – North Somerset Arts (Vice Chair)

Member of Priory Learning Trust

Mrs Ellie Gray Foundation Diocesan Board of Education 24.07.13 – 23.07.17 TL&E, Full 3/5 3/3 Safeguarding and Child Protection including Looked after children Proprietor, Little Farm Childcare

EYFS LSA St Anne’s

N.S Early Years Local Leader of Education

Warden, Church at St Anne’s

Rev Matthew Thomson Foundation Diocesan Board of Education 24.07.13 – 23.07.17 TL&E, Full 3/5 2/3 Collective Worship Vine Trustees,

New Creation Churches

Governor at St Andrew’s School

Mrs Susan Wilkinson Foundation Diocesan Board of Education 26.09.14 – 25.09.18 TL&E, Full 5/5 3/3 Vice Chair, Chair of T,L&E, Maths Trustee – St Anne’s PTFA
Mrs Lesley Millard Foundation Diocesan Board of Education 29.05.15 – 28.05.19 FP&E, Full 4/5 3/3 Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Pupil Premium Champion Governor None
Mrs Nicola Frisby Foundation Diocesan Board of Education 24.07.13 – 23.07.17 FP&E, Full 4/5 Not a Cmt

Member

Fundraising, website, social media, H&S Trustee – St Anne’s PTFA
Mr Stuart Haggett Foundation Diocesan Board of Education 24.07.13 – 23.07.17 TL&E, Full 3/5 1/3 English Trustee of Priory Learning Trust
Mrs Lisa Dadds Staff Duration of Head teacher appointment TL&E, FP&E, Full 5/5 6/6 Head Teacher Community Governor at Uphill Primary School
Mrs Lorraine Clark Staff Elected by Staff 01.04.13 – 1.10.17 TL&E, Full 3/5 2/3 Year 4 Teacher, St Anne’s
Mr Mark Duddington Parent Elected by Parents 10.10.14 – 09.10.18 FP&E, Full 4/5 3/3 Health & Safety None
Mrs Victoria Butterfield Parent Elected by Parents 2.11.15 –1.11.19 TL&E, Full 4/4 3/3 Trustee of Priory Learning Trust
Mr Sebastian Blackshaw Parent Elected by Parents 2.11.15 –1.11.19 FP&E, Full 2/4 3/3 Member of Chartered Institute for Personnel & Development
VACANCY Local Authority  

 

Mrs Sarah Hollow Co opted

Member

Board of Governors 2.11.15 – 1.11.19 FP&E, Full 3/4 2/3 None
Mr Chris Wardle Co opted Member Board of Governors 2.11.15 – 1.11.19 FP&E, Full 3/4 0/3 None
Mrs Joanna Byrne Board of Governors Full, T&L&E, F,P&E Minute Taker None

Instrument of Government: Foundation = 9, Staff = 2 (inc HT), LA = 0, Co-opted = 1, Parent = 3. Total Governors= 15        Plus 2 Associate Members

Governor Pen Profiles

To find out more about our governors, click on a name to view their profile:

Chris Wardle  Ellie Gray   •Jonquil Brooks   •Lorraine Clark  

Lisa Dadds   •Lesley Millard   •Mark Duddington  

Matthew Thomson   •Seb Blackshaw  

Stuart Haggett   •Sarah Hollow   •Sue Wilkinson  

Victoria Butterfield   •Lesley Millard