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.  Peter Schmidt (electrical contractor) completed small transactions with school prior to 2016, but nothing during the school year 2016-2017.

 The governors currently in post 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

 

 

Duncan Brown

16-Apr-16

15-Apr-20

Safeguarding

Nil

Foundation - Diocese appointed X 2

 

 

Charlotte Nicholl

18-Oct-17

17-Oct-21

 GDPR Compliance

Nil

Vacancy

       

Foundation - PCC appointed X 4

 

 

Charlie Von Schmieder

02-Sep-14

01-Sep-18

Compliance

Nil

Clive Selby

01-Sep-17

31-Aug-18

Health & Safety

Nil

Richard Castle

28-Sep-14

27-Sep-18

RE; Collective Worship

Nil

Tim Lowth

05-Jul-16

04-Jul-20

Admissions

Nil

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

 

 

 

 

Katharine Wesbroom

02-Oct-17

01-Oct-21

Premises

Nil

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 2016/17

Governing Body

26 Sep 2016

21 Nov 2016

23 Jan 2017

20 Mar 2017

08 May 2017

10 Jul 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duncan Brown

Richard Castle

Kevin Davies

Ap

Ap

Jackie Griffin

Ap

Ap

-

Rosie Leefe

-

-

-

-

Ab

Ab

Graham Littlewood

Ap

Tim Lowth

Vanessa Potter

Ap

Ap

-

-

-

Catherine Rennie

Ap

Ap

Peter Schmidt

-

-

Clive Selby

Gillian Seymour

Sarah Tarbox

-

-

-

-

-

Charlie von Schmieder

Achievement Committee

13 Sep 2016

08 Nov 2016

17 Jan 2017

07 Mar 2017

01 Jul 2017

 

Richard Castle

Ap

Ap

 

Jackie Griffin

-

 

Rosie Leefe

-

-

-

 

Graham Littlewood

 

Vanessa Potter

Ap

Ap

-

-

-

 

Catherine Rennie

Ap

 

Gillian Seymour

 

Resources Committee

12 Sep 2016

07 Nov 2016

09 Jan 2017

06 Mar 2017

24 Apr 2017

26 Jun 2017

Tim Lowth

Peter Schmidt

Ap

-

Clive Selby

Ap

Ap

Gillian Seymour

Charlie von Schmieder

Key

 

         

Present

 

       

Apologies received

Ap

 

       

Absent

Ab

 

       

Not in post

-

 

       

 

The Personnel Committee was constituted on 27 November 2017 and therefore held no meeting in   2016/17.

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