Structure

The school’s Governing Body is made up of 13 members. It consists of 4 Parent Governors, a Governor appointed by the local authority, the Headteacher, one Staff Governor and 6 Co-opted Governors. Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body, being people who are keen to support the school in a Governor role and who possess particular skills and knowledge that the Governing Body has identified as useful to governance of the school. The Governing Body may be assisted by Associate Governors if required (who do not possess voting rights).

You can find more about us individually on the Meet the Governors page.

If you are interested in joining us please see Governor Vacancies to see if there are any openings or for more information.

Meeting Dates

The Governing Body meets in full about once a month during the school year. The meeting dates for the next academic year are:

  • 26th September
  • 31st October
  • 28th November
  • 9th January
  • 6th February
  • 13th March
  • 17th April
  • 22nd May
  • 26th June
  • 17th July

Appointment details

Details of the members of the Governing Body, their role(s), date of appointment and term of office can be found in the table below:

Name Category Appointed by Term of Office Committee membership Responsibilities Voting Rights, if Associate Member
Darren Myles Parent Parents – 28.03.15 4 29.03.19 Resources Committee Curriculum Committee Chair of Governors
Paul Lock Local Authority GB – 24.05.16 4 23.05.20 Resources Committee Curriculum Committee HT PM Panel Vice Chair of Governors HT PM Panel
Mark Neville Co-Opted GB – 08.07.14 4 09.07.18 Resources Committee Pay Committee Chair of Resources Committee Chair of Pay Committee Health
Laura Beagrie Co-Opted GB – 14.02.15 4 15.02.19 Curriculum Committee HT PM Panel Chair of Curriculum
Sheromi Macken Parent Parents – 28.03.15 4 29.03.19 Curriculum Committee
Vacant Parent Parents 4
Vacant Parent Parents 4
Lynn Martin Headteacher Resources Committee Curriculum Committee
Nicci Bailey Staff Staff – 18.12.15 4 31.12.19 Curriculum Committee
Sam Heaslop Co-Opted GB – 08.07.14 4 09.07.18 Resources Committee
Amanda Westaway Associate GB 1 15.09.16 Resources Committee Curriculum Committee
Jo Carne Associate GB 1 15.09.16 Curriculum Committee
Chris Plume Co-Opted GB – 23.02.16 4 05.04.20 Curriculum Committee
Brain Keegan Co-Opted GB – 12.04.16 4 13.04.20 – Resigned 24.05.16
Vacant Co-Opted GB 4
Mark Ashton Local Authority GB – 08.07.14 4 09.07.18 Resigned 15.04.16
Sophie Burgh Clerk Resigned 16.12.15
Humairia Maqsood Clerk Resigned 12.01.16
Claire Sedgewick Clerk

Declarations

All Governors we are also required to declare any business or financial interests. A Register of Governor Interests is available for download in Adobe PDF format.

Meeting attendance

Below is the record of Governor attendance at governance meetings during the last academic year.

Full Governing Body Meetings

Meetings of the Full Governing Body ensure 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; and  Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Curriculum Committee Meeting

Meetings of the Curriculum Committee address Pupil attainment, Special Education Needs and Disability, Pupil/Sports Premium, Behaviour, Quality of teaching, learning and assessment.

Resources Committee Meeting purpose

Meetings of the Resources Committe address Finance, Staffing/personnel, Health and safety, Buildings/grounds maintenance.

Full Governing Body Curriculum Committee Resources Committee
Name Meetings required Meetings attended Attendance rate (%) Meetings required Meetings attended Attendance rate (%) Meetings required Meetings attended Attendance rate (%)
Darren Myles 7 7 100% 3 3 100% 5 5 100%
Paul Lock 2 2 100% 2 2 100% 2 2 100%
Mark Neville 7 7 86% 3 2 66% 5 5 100%
Laura Beagrie 7 7 100% 3 3 100% 3 3 100%
Sheromi Macken 7 5 71% 3 2 66% 3 3 100%
Lynn Martin 7 7 100% 3 3 100% 5 5 100%
Nicci Bailey 7 4 57% 3 2 66%
Sam Heaslop 7 7 100% 2 2 100% 5 5 100%
Amanda Westaway 7 7 100% 3 3 100% 5 5 100%
Jo Carne 7 7 100% 3 3 100%
Chris Plume 5 5 100% 3 3 100%
Brian Keegan 2 2 100% 100%
Mark Ashton 4 3 75% 3 2 66%
Vacant
Vacant
Vacant