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Meonstoke CE Infant School

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Meet the Governors

Our School Governing Body

Governors are a voluntary body of people who guide and support the strategic direction of the school. They are members of the school team and their contribution to the running of the school is highly valued. Final minutes of Full Governing Board Meetings are public documents and can be requested at any time by contacting the school office.

 

School Governing Body

Our school is voluntary controlled. The instrument of government states that the governing body shall consist of:

  • 3 parent governors (at least 2 parent)
  • 1 local authority governor
  • 1 headteacher
  • 1 staff governor
  • 4 co-opted governors
  • 2 foundation governors

Total of twelve governors

 

Finacial Information

Please note that we do not have any employees with a gross annual salary of more than £100,000

Please Click here to view our school's financial data.

Meet Our Team

 

    

Nick Carter - Chair

Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities / Committees: Resources, Pay, Panels, Health and Safety

Date Appointed: 22nd September 2016 (re-elected)

Term of Office: 4 years - July 2024

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions:

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

  • 100%
    

Heather Parry - Vice-chair

Foundation Governor

Responsibilities / Committees: Resources, Quality of Teaching, SIAMS 

Date Appointed: 26th September 2018

Term of Office: N/A

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions:

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

  • 100%
      

Emma Howell 

Interim Headteacher

Responsibilities / Committees: All 

Date Appointed:

Term of Office: N/A

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Headteacher at Newtown Soberton Infant School

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

  • 100%
    

Louise Goble

Parent Govenror

Responsibilities / Committees: SEND, Safeguarding

Date Appointed: 1st September 2018

Term of Office:4 years - September 2022

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Husband is a contractor and has worked on PTA projects

Governance roles in other educational institutions:

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

  • 100%
    

Anthony Forrest 

Foundation Governor

Responsibilities / Committees: Panels, Performance Management, SIAMS

Date Appointed: 1st February 2016

Term of Office: N/A

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions:

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

  • 100%
    

Sam Wood

Parent Governor

Responsibilities / Committees: SEND, Quality of Teaching

Date Appointed: 19th June 2019

Term of Office: 4 years - June 2023

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions:

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

  • 100%
    

Chris Warlow

Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities / Committees: Behaviour, Safeguarding 

Date Appointed: 23rd June 2020

Term of Office: 4 years - June 2024

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions:

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

  • 100%
    

Julie Pople

Staff Governor

Responsibilities / Committees:  Quality of Teaching

Date Appointed: 14th March 2016 (re-elected)

Term of Office: 4 years - July 2021

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions:

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

  • 100%
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Andrew Graham

Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities / Committees:  Resources, Pay, Safer Recruitment, Health and Safety

Date Appointed: 20th November 2019

Term of Office: 4 years - November 2023

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:

Governance roles in other educational institutions:

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

  • 100%
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Louise Vardy

Local Authority Governor

Responsibilities / Committees:  SEND, Performance Management

Date Appointed: 20th November 2019

Term of Office: 4 years - November 2023

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Husband works at school

Governance roles in other educational institutions:

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

  • 100%
   

Angharad Heller

Parent Governor

Responsibilities / Committees: Panels, Performance Management, SIAMS

Date Appointed: 19th June 2020

Term of Office: 4 years - July 2024

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Husband is chair of PTA

Governance roles in other educational institutions:

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

  • 100%
      

Lindsey Knight 

Clerk

Responsibilities / Committees: Finance Officer within School

Date Appointed: 1st September 2018

Term of Office: N/A

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions:

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

  • 100%

Statement from the governors

 

The Meonstoke C of E Infant School governing body is a diverse group of people, all volunteers, with a common interest in the school, its staff, pupils and the community. Each Governor brings different strengths and skills to the Governing Board, but all have a commitment to helping the school. The Headteacher acts as a professional advisor to the governing body. The governors delegate the day to day responsibility for the management of the school to the Headteacher.

 

The governors focus strongly on three core functions:

1.    Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

2.    Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the         performance management of staff;

3.    Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

Governance Arrangements

The full Governing Body meets twice a term as well as many periodic monitoring visits to the school in order to observe performance, ensure safeguarding is of upmost importance and see the teaching, learning (and fun) in action. We have committees who meet when required to consider staff appointments, performance management, finance, appeals and exclusions. We also ensure regular contact with parents, actively seeking feedback on their views of the school.

 

Work done by the Governing Body

So that we can be sure that the school is on track to fulfill its ambitious targets for all pupils, Governors discuss key data which give results of pupil achievement and progress. We also consider the outcomes of “vulnerable groups” of children and focus on how the Pupil Premium, Sport Funding and any other grant is being spent by the school and what impact this has on achievement and progress. Our full governing body training this year  will focus on Governor Monitoring and will be taking place virtually in July.

 

Early in the Summer Term we approve the Budget Plan for the school and approve the revised budget every November. Governors also review and agree key school policies. We also annually review the school Attendance Policy to ensure it is in line with government legislation; we are pleased that attendance figures remain at the high end of similar schools. The minutes of Governing Body meetings are public documents and you can ask at the school office if you would like to see any of the minutes of our meetings.

 

Future plans for the Governors

We actively monitor the school in conjunction with the School Development Plan so that we can continually adapt and develop the quality of teaching and education. 

 

Contact the Governing Body

We always welcome suggestions, feedback, queries and ideas from parents or prospective parents – please contact the Chair of Governors – via the School Office.

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