Governors

Our Governing Body consists of 12 people, and has been constituted to represent a cross-section of the community.  They each share a commitment to oversee the development of the school, both materially and academically, whilst retaining all that is best of traditional village school life. In addition to the Rector and the Foundation Governors (appointed by the Parochial Church Council), there is an elected representative of the staff as well as two elected parents, selected representatives for the Diocese and the County Council, and finally the Headteacher who all bring together a wide range of expertise, skills, knowledge and enthusiasm.

The Governing Body is responsible for the development and successful implementation of the School Development Plan, which includes a shared vision for the school and our strategic planning for the short and medium term.  In addition, they oversee immediate issues such as the management of the school expenditure, recruitment, the obligations of the National Curriculum and the upkeep of the school buildings and grounds. However, the day-to-day running of the school is the responsibility of our Headteacher and her staff.

The Governing Body meets two or three times a term to consider a wide range of issues and to discuss and to authorise the recommendations of various sub-committees.

Parents are encouraged to discuss any general concerns, to offer suggestions and to discuss matters of personal interest with any of the currently serving Governors.  All academic queries and those relating to individual behaviour should first be discussed with the class teacher.

 

Constitution and Roles of Governing Body Members
Governor Type Appointing Body Term Start Term End Governor Lead Declaration of Financial or Business Interests in the school
           
Local Authority Governor          
Duncan Brown (Chair) Local Authority 15-Apr-16 15-Apr-20 Safeguarding Nil
           
Parent Governors          
Graham Littlewood Parents 17-Jul-16 17-Jul-20   Nil
Peter Schmidt Parents 09-May-13 09-May-17 Premises Electrical Contractor.  10 sales transactions totally £1067.87 to 31.08.16
           
Headteacher          
Gillian Seymour Ex officio 31-Dec-13     Nil
           
Staff Governor          
Jackie Griffin Staff 31-Aug-15 31-Aug-19 Public Relations Nil
           
Foundation Governors          
Catherine Rennie (Vice Chair) Diocese of Oxford 22-Sep-16 22-Sep-20 SEN Nil
Charlie Von Schmieder Parochial Church Council 01-Sep-14 01-Sep-18 Statutory Compliance Nil
Clive Selby Parochial Church Council 31-Aug-13 31-Aug-17 Health & Safety Nil
Kevin Davies Ex officio 27-Aug-02     Nil
Richard Castle Parochial Church Council 27-Sep-14 27-Sep-18 Religious Education Nil
Tim Lowth Parochial Church Council 04-Jul-16 04-Jul-20 Admissions Nil
Vanessa Potter Diocese of Oxford 01-Feb-13 31-Jan-17 Personnel Nil
           
No Governor has declared a governance role in any other school
The Governing Body has two standing committees being Resources and Achievement
The Resources committee is responsible for Premises, Budget, Health & Safety etc
The Achievement Committee is responsible for Curriculum and all issues relating to teaching and learning

 

Chair of the Full Governing body - Duncan Brown

Achievement Committee Chair - Catherine Rennie

Resources Committee Chair - Catherine Rennie

Clerk - Helen Batten

Current vacancies:  none

Checkendon:  Attendance at Full Governing Body meetings 2015 - 16

 

 

28 September 2015

24 November 2015

26 January 2016

22 March 2016

23 May    2016

5 July     2016

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  • Checkendon Church of England (A) Primary School
  • Checkendon
  • Reading
  • Berkshire
  • RG8 0SR
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 01491 680693
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