Governors

Our Governing Body consists of twelve 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 other Foundation Governors (four appointed by the Parochial Church Council and two by the Diocese of Oxford), there is an elected representative of the staff, two elected parents, a representative for the Local Authority, and the Headteacher.  These twelve individuals bring together a wide range of expertise, skills and knowledge. 

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, it oversees immediate issues such as the management of school expenditure, recruitment, the obligations of the National Curriculum and the upkeep of the school buildings and grounds.  The day-to-day running of the school is, however, the responsibility of our Headteacher and her staff.

The Governing Body meets six times a year to consider a wide range of issues and to discuss and to authorise the recommendations of its various 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.

All governors are required to declare any material interests which could potentially conflict with their governor role.  This would include relevant business interests, governorship of other schools and relationships with this school's staff.  No current governors have made any declarations of interest. 

The governors in post at 11 July 2018 are listed below.

 

Governors

Current Term Start

Current Term End

Governor Lead

Declaration of Financial or Business Interests in the School

Local Authority appointed X 1

 

 

Vacancy

       

Foundation - Diocese appointed X 2

 

 

Charlie Von Schmieder

28-Feb-18

27-Feb-22

 Compliance

Nil

Vacancy

       

Foundation - PCC appointed X 4

 

 

Richard Castle

28-Sep-14

27-Sep-18

RE; Collective Worship

Nil

Tim Lowth

05-Jul-16

04-Jul-20

Admissions

Nil

Sarah Tunstill

19-Mar-18

18-Mar-22

Safeguarding

Nil

Vacancy

       

Foundation - Rector, Ex Officio

 

 

Kevin Davies

27-Aug-02

n/a

 

Nil

Headteacher - Ex Officio

 

 

 

 

Gillian Seymour

31-Dec-13

n/a

 

Nil

Parent appointed X 2

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

       

Vacancy

       

Staff appointed X 1

 

 

 

 

Sarah Tarbox

10-Jul-17

09-Jul-21

SEND,  Single Equality Plan

Nil

 

No Governor has declared a governance role in any other school.

The Governing Body has three standing committees:

·           The Achievement Committee is responsible for curriculum and all issues relating to teaching and learning.

·           The Resources committee is responsible for Premises, Budget, Health & Safety etc.

·           The Personnel Committee is responsible for matters relating to the school's staff.

Chairs of Governing Body and Committees, and Clerk to the Governors:

·           Chair of Governing Body:  Tim Lowth

·           Chair of Achievement Committee:  Richard Castle

·           Chair of Resources Committee:  Tim Lowth

·           Chair of Personnel Committee:  Tim Lowth

·           Clerk to the Governors:  Helen Batten

Attendance at Governor meetings in 2017/18

Governing Body

02 Oct 2017

27 Nov 2017

29 Jan 2018

19 Mar 2018

14 May 2018

09 Jul 2018

Duncan Brown

Ap

Ap

Ap

Richard Castle

Kevin Davies

Rosie Leefe

-

-

-

-

Tim Lowth

Paul Meakin

-

-

-

-

Charlotte Nicholl

-

-

-

-

Clive Selby

Gillian Seymour

Sarah Tarbox

Sarah Tunstill

-

-

-

Ap

Charlie von Schmieder

Katharine Wesbroom

Ap

Ap

Achievement Committee

25 Sep 2017

11 Nov 2017

20 Jan 2018

10 Mar 2018

28 Apr 2017

30 Jun 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Castle

Rosie Leefe

Ap

-

-

-

-

Gillian Seymour

Sarah Tarbox

Ap

Sarah Tunstill

-

-

-

Resources Committee

18 Sep 2017

13 Nov 2017

15 Jan 2018

05 Mar 2018

30 Apr 2018

25 Jun 2018

Tim Lowth

Paul Meakin

-

Ab

-

-

-

Clive Selby

Gillian Seymour

Charlie von Schmieder

Katharine Wesbroom

Key

           

Present

         

Apologies received

Ap

         

Absent

Ab

         

Not in post

-

         

 

The Personnel Committee was constituted on 27 November 2017 and has held no meetings in 2017/18.

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