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Governors

We believe the role of a governor at St Michael’s is:-

  1. to contribute to the strategic discussions at governing body meetings and committee level to determine the vision and ethos of the school, to create clear and ambitious targets and priorities for the school, and to determine the school’s budget and staffing structure.
  2. to hold the senior leaders to account by monitoring the school’s performance, including the school’s self-evaluation, school development plan, data and feedback. We ask challenging questions of the senior leaders and ensure that the ethos of being a community school with underlying Christian principles is upheld at all times, welcoming children of all faiths and none.
  3. to ensure that the staff have the necessary resources and support they require to do their jobs well, including the necessary expertise on business management, external advice where necessary, effective appraisal and continuing professional development.

 

The governing body consists of:-

  1. eight foundation governors
  2. two parent governors
  3. one staff governor
  4. one LEA governor
  5. one head teacher
  6. one co-opted governor

 

The foundation governors comprise:-

  1. one ex-officio governor ( the incumbent of the parish)
  2. two governors appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education
  3. five governors appointed by the PCC of the parish in which the school is situated.

 

Name Category of Governor Service Term Committees

Attendance

Pauline Wiley (Chair)

Safeguarding and Admissions governor

Foundation (appointed by DBE)

 

01/01/11-31/12/22 (renewed twice)

FGB

Curriculum

Personnel

Expansion working party

In-house training

8/8

6/6

7/7

5/5

4/4

Dianne Edworthy (Vice-Chair)

GDPR lead and RE governor

Foundation (appointed by PCC)

31/08/12-31/08/20 (renewed once)

FGB

Curriculum (chair to 03/19)

In-house training

7/8

6/6

3/4

Alison Rafferty

 

Head Teacher

01/09/15 (ongoing)

FGB

Curriculum

Personnel

Resources

EWP

In-house training

8/8

6/6

7/7

66

12/12

4/4

Fiona Crooks

 

Deputy Head Teacher (Co-opted)

01/09/16 ongoing

FGB

Curriculum

In-house training

6/8

5/6

3/4

Lauren Rigby

Health and Safety governor

Staff governor

01/12/15-01/12/19

FGB

Curriculum (01/12/15-13/03/19)

Resources (from 01/09/18)

In-house training

7/8

6/6

2/2

2/4

Reverend Kenneth Padley

Foundation ex-officio (Vicar of St Michael’s)

31/07/12 (ongoing)

FGB

Personnel

EWP (Chair)

In-house training

4/8

6/7

12/12

2/4

Cherrie Demain

SEN governor

Foundation (appointed by PCC)

14/11/18-14/11/22

FGB

Curriculum (chair from 03/19)

In-house training

3/3

2/2

1/1

Yijing Du

Parent governor

07/10/16-07/10/20

FGB

Curriculum

In-house training

4/7

3/6

3/4

Alison Learoyd

Finance governor

Parent governor (30/03/15-30/03/19)

LEA governor (31/03/19-31/03/23)

30/3/15-30/3/23 (renewed once)

FGB

Resources

EWP

In-house training

7/8

6/6

10/11

4/4

Flora Letanka

Foundation (appointed by DBE)

30/01/15-31/01/19 (renewing)

FGB

Curriculum (31/1/15-31/7/18)

Resources (01/09/18-31/01/19)

In-house training

6/8

2/4

 

2/2

2/4

Kathryn Mathews

Foundation (appointed by PCC)

08/11/17-08/11/21

FGB

Personnel

In-house training

3/4

4/4

2/3

Louise Savory

Parent governor

01/09/19-01/09/23

FGB

Curriculum

In-house training

 

Sian Somers

Parent governor (09/10/12-09/10/16)

Foundation (appointed by PCC) (09/10/16-09/10/20)

09/10/12-09/10/20 (renewed once)

FGB

Resources (Chair)

In-house training

5/8

6/6

2/4

Darren Voisey

Foundation (appointed by PCC)

13/03/19-13/03/23

FGB

Resources

In-house training

1/1

1/1

Kayleigh Kingsland

Clerk to the FGB

01/09/18

   

Jane Murray

Clerk to the FGB

To 31/07/18

   

The staff governor is related to the office manager.

None of our governors are members of any other governing body at the time of acting for St Michael’s except Flora Letanka.

No relevant business or pecuniary interests have been declared by any governor.

All governor appointments are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.