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Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

GOVERNORS: WHAT ARE THEY AND WHY DO SCHOOLS HAVE THEM?
 
Did you know that behind the scenes of our school are eleven volunteers who work tirelessly to support me and my staff in our work. These volunteers form our Governing Body.
 
There are different categories of governors.
At St Nics’ we have:
2 Parent Governors –elected by and from the parents/carers of the children currently in school
1 Staff Governor –elected by all staff employed at school
7 Foundation Governors –As a voluntary aided school we have governors appointed by the Diocese or St Nicolas’ Parish Council, and one appointed by All Saints Parish Council. Fr Andrew is a de facto governor as part of his role as Rector of St Nics' Church
1 Community Governor -The LA governor is expected to represent the LA and its policies on the governing body.
The headteacher is also a governor
 
So why do schools bother having a Governing Body?
Leading a school in this day and age is a complicated and demanding role for anyone. The headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day internal organisation, leadership, management and control of the school, and for advising the Governing Body. Both head and Governing Body work in partnership to promote the school’s mission and ethos, and to foster school improvement and high quality education.
 
Governors have three main roles:
·         To provide strategic direction for the school
·         To act as a critical friend to the headteacher
·         To ensure accountability
 
They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:
·         Determining broadly how the school's budget is spent
·         The appointment of certain staff
·         Setting standards for pupils' behaviour
·         Making sure the site is safe
·         Setting and monitoring certain school policies, including collective worship
·         Monitoring the quality of educational standards
 

In addition to Full Governing Body meetings, here are two Governing Body committees (People and Learning / Finance & Premises) each of which meets once per term.

 

The members of my current Governing Body provide us with ears that listen, shoulders that support and hands that help, together with differing perspectives, common sense advice and much humour. We value their commitment, enthusiasm and trust.

Fancy being a governor?

Governor Information

 

Name

Governor Category

Term of Office Start Date

Term of Office End Date or Resignation Date

Membership of Committees

Positions of Responsibility

Fth Andrew Norman

Ex-officio (Incumbent at St Nicolas’ Church)

27/10/1993

 

People & Learning

 

John Harmer

Foundation (St. Nicolas PCC)

28/6/2018

27/6/2022

People & Learning

 

Toby Richardson

Foundation (St. Nicolas PCC)

1/11/2016

31/10/2020

Finance & Premises

Chair of the Finance & Premises Committee

John Bethell

Foundation (St. Nicolas PCC)

21/2/2017

20/2/2021

Finance & Premises

 

Marian Coom

Foundation (Diocese)

15/8/2018

14/8/2022

People & Learning

 

Emma Smart

Ex-officio (Head Teacher)

1/9/2017

 

People & Learning

Finance & Premises

 

Julia Powell

Local Authority

23/11/2017

22/11/2021

People & Learning

Finance & Premises

Chair of the GB

Governor responsible for Safeguarding

Mel de Chazal

Parent

20/10/2016

19/10/2020

People & Learning

Vice Chair of the GB

Chair of the People & Learning Committee

Akemi Nogiwa

Parent

1/8/2018

31/7/2022

Finance & Premises

 

Jessica Staniforth

Staff

11/5/2018

10/5/2022

People & Learning

 

Vacancy

Foundation (All Saints’ PCC)

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

Foundation (Diocese)

 

 

 

 

 

Declared Governor Interests

Name

Name of Organisation

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date Declared

Fth Andrew Norman

St Nicolas Church

Town Centre Chaplaincy

Caleb Lovejoy Alms Houses

Hospital of the Blessed Trinity

 

Church

Incumbent

11/9/2017

John Harmer

 

 

None

11/9/2018

Toby Richardson

 

 

None

12/9/2017

John Bethell

Sarsen Consulting Limited

SSAFA

The Conservative Party

Management Consulting

Shareholder

Member

Member

20/2/2018

Marian Coom

 

 

None

11/9/2018

Emma Smart

St Nicolas CE(A) Infant School

School

Employed as Head Teacher

12/9/2017

Julia Powell

 

 

None

11/9/2017

Mel de Chazal

Child’s Play Pre-School

Pre-school

Employed

2/3/2017

Akemi Nogiwa

 

 

None

11/9/2018

Jessica Staniforth

Westborough URC

St Nicolas CE(A) Infant School

Church

School

Member

Employed as Class Teacher

23/11/2017

 

Governor Attendance 2017-18

Full Governing Body

 

Name

September 2017

November 2017

March 2018

June 2018

Overall %

Fth Andrew Norman

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

100%

Marion Harris

No

No

No

N/A

0%

Toby Richardson

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

100%

John Bethell

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

100%

Ian Cornish

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

75%

Linda Williams

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

100%

Emma Smart

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

100%

Julia Powell

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

100%

Mel de Chazal

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

100%

Nicola Ward

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

100%

Jenny Carter

No

No

No

N/A

0%

Jessica Staniforth

N/A

Yes

Yes

Yes

100%

 

People & Learning Committee

Name

October 2017

February 2018

June 2018

Overall %

Fth Andrew Norman

Yes

Yes

Yes

100%

John Bethell

Yes

No

No

33%

Emma Smart

Yes

Yes

Yes

100%

Julia Powell

Yes

Yes

Yes

100%

Mel de Chazal

Yes

Yes

Yes

100%

Jenny Carter

No

No

No

0%

Jessica Staniforth

Yes

Yes

Yes

100%

 

Finance & Premises Committee

Name

November 2017

February 2018

June 2018

Overall %

Nicola Ward

Yes

Yes

Yes

100%

Ian Cornish

No

No

No

0%

Toby Richardson

Yes

No

No

33%

Julia Powell

Yes

Yes

No

67%

Emma Smart

Yes

Yes

Yes

100%

Jessica Staniforth

N/A

N/A

Yes

100%

Linda Williams

Yes

N/A

N/A

100%

 

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