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The Governing Body is the strategic decision-making body of the school. Its role is to:

  • set the schools overall strategic direction, and to then work with leaders to communicate this vision, ethos and strategic direction to the whole school community and develop a culture of ambition;
  • provide a balance of challenge and support to the school’s leaders, understanding the strengths and areas for improvement at the school;
  • understand the impact of teaching, learning and assessment on the progress of pupils currently in the school;
  • ensure that the school manages its finances effectively and that the school is properly using the pupil premium, primary PE and sport premium and Y7 Catch Up funding.;
  • be transparent and accountable, including in recruiting staff, its governance structure, attendance at meetings and contact with parents.

Governors are volunteers who bring their outside experience into school to act as ‘critical friends’. Membership of the Governing Body is drawn from different parts of the community including parents, staff and co-opted members with specific skills.  The Governing Body meets six times throughout the school year.

All Governors may be contacted by writing to them directly using the school address or by contacting the school on Telephone: 01527 68430. 

NameAppointedTerm EndTermTypeAreas of Responsibility
Sue Amor
Chair of Governors
01/09/201931/08/20234 yrsCo-optedFull Governing Body, Finance, Personnel and Premises, Head Teachers Performance Review, Pupil Discipline, Hearings Panel, Appeals Panel
Gifted and Talented; Literacy; Target Setting; Sex and Relationships
Mat Alsop17/10/201616/10/20204 yrsParentFull Governing Body, Pupil Discipline, Hearings Panel, Appeals Panel
Health and Safety and Science
Kate Alsop09/10/201908/10/20234 yrsParentFull Governing Body, Pupil Discipline, Hearings Panel, Appeals Panel
Numeracy
Pattie Hill28/03/201727/03/20214 yrsLAFull Governing Body, Finance, Personnel and Premises, Pupil Discipline, Hearings Panel, Appeals Panel
Child Protection, Safeguarding, LAC
Dominika Plenzler15/11/201814/11/20224 yrsCo-optedFull Governing Body, Pupil Discipline, Hearings Panel, Appeals Panel
Careers
Wendy Rigby
Acting Vice-Chair
03/07/201902/07/20234 yrsCo-optedFull Governing Body, Finance, Personnel and Premises, Pupil Discipline, Hearings Panel, Appeals Panel
Safeguarding
Helen Smith09/10/201908/10/20234 yrsParentFull Governing Body, Pupil Discipline, Hearings Panel, Appeals Panel
SEN
Tim Jones
Headteacher
01/09/2014N/AHeadteacherFull Governing Body, Finance, Personnel and Premises
Mark Brazier
Headteacher Designate
08/07/2019 07/07/2023 4 yrs Co-opted Staff Full Governing Body
Jim Preston
Deputy Headteacher
17/11/201816/11/20224 yrsCo-opted Staff Full Governing Body, Finance, Personnel and Premises
Rachel Batchelor
Assistant Headteacher
08/07/2019 07/07/2023 4 yrs Co-opted Staff Full Governing Body
SENCO
Amy Evans19/09/201918/09/20234 yrsStaff GovernorFull Governing Body
Subject Co-ordinator for RE, PSHE and Citizenship
Pauline Begley
School Business Manager
17/11/201816/11/20224 yrsAssociate Non-votingFull Governing Body, Finance, Personnel and Premises
Record of Pecuniary and Material Interests
NameRelevant Business Interest to include
Name of Organisation
Nature of Business
Nature of Interest
Other educational establishments governedRelationship with this or other school’s staff top include:
spouse
partners
relatives
Sue AmorN/AN/AN/A
Mat AlsopN/AN/ASpouse to Kate Alsop (Governor)
Kate AlsopN/AN/ASpouse to Mat Alsop (Governor)
Pattie HillN/AN/AN/A
Dominika PlenzlerN/AN/AN/A
Wendy RigbyN/AN/AN/A
Helen SmithN/AGovernor at Holyoakes First SchoolN/A
Tim Jones N/A N/A N/A
Jim PrestonN/A N/A N/A
Mark Brazier N/A N/A Spouse to Kate Brazier (Staff)
Amy Evans N/A N/A N/A
Rachel Batchelor N/A N/A N/A
Pauline Begley N/A N/A N/A
Previous Governors

Mark Semens resigned 27/01/20, Full governing body attendance (2018-2019) – X/6

Instrument of Governance