Governors

Who are the governors and what is their role in school?

The governors are a group of local people who have put themselves forward to take a role in the running of the school. Governors are different from volunteers in that they have statutory responsibilities to fulfil and are an integral part of the school's leadership. The role of governor is unpaid and people put themselves forward to serve their community. Governors do not need to be experts in education - in fact, it is a real benefit to have other, complimentary, experience on the governing body.

Governors are responsible for (among other things) agreeing school policies, setting and monitoring the school budget and for securing positive outcomes for pupils. The governors delegate the day to day running of the school to the headteacher who, in turn, delegates certain responsibilities to other senior leaders and staff. However, the headteacher is ultimately accountable to the governors for the performance of the school.

Governors are there to both support the school and to challenge it to be the best it can for the sake of its pupils and community. We hope you find the information in this section useful and informative.

Mike Waldron - Chair of Governors

Structure of the Governing Body

The governing body reconstituted in May 2015. The following membership structure has been agreed:

 

      • Two parent governors
      • One local authority governor
      • One staff governor
      • One headteacher
      • Seven co-opted governors
      • One clerk to the governors

Governor Newsletter

November 2016 Edition - achievement in 15/16 and priorities for 16/17

Structure 

The governing body has agreed the following structure to conduct its work:

 Full Governing Body 

Meets 10 times per academic year and carries out all of the governing bodies business in line with Standing Orders document:  

  • setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and it’s pupils; and
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure it’s money is well spent.
 Pay Panel Undertaking the performance management of the headteacher and ratifying staff pay decisions.
 Complaints / Exclusions /  Staff Grievance Panel This panel will be assembled if required in line with the terms of reference.

 

Governor Pecuniary and Business Register 2017 / 18 (the school has a statutory duty to display this information on its website)

  

Name

Category of Governor &  Appointing body

Term of office

Appointed - Expiry

Position on Governing Body & Additional

Responsibilities

Business & Pecuniary Interests

Trustee or Governor at another educational establishment

Any other relevant Interest e.g. relationships with staff members

Louise Didcott

Co-opted

Appointed by Governing Body

16.05.16

15.05.19

Vice-chair Governors

Training Co-ordinator

None

None

 Parent Y1

Mrs Sherilyn Elmes

Co-opted

Appointed by Governing Body

19.05.2015

18.05.2018

 

None

None

Parent  Y3 & Y6

Mrs Jo Hall

Parent

Elected by parents

19.05.2015

13.02.2018

 

None

None

Parent  Y1 & Y3

Miss Emma Holland

Elected by Staff

01.09.2017

31.08.2020

None

None

Y1 Teacher

Mr Mark Coombs

Co-opted

Appointed by Governing Body

01.09.2017

 

None

None

Miss Sue Lock

Co-opted

Appointed by Governing Body

19.05.2015

18.05.2018

 

 None

 None

Employed as Deputy Headteacher

Y6 teacher

Miss Cassie Perryman

Co-opted

Appointed by Governing Body

20.10.2015

19.10.2018

Special Educational Needs & Disability

Inclusion

Teacher at SGC Primary Pupil Referral Unit (provides services to primary schools)

None

None

Mr Mike Waldron

Co-opted

Appointed by Governing Body

19.05.2015

18.05.2018

Chair of Governing Body

Child Protection

Attendance

Standards/Assessment

None

None

None

Mrs Susan Weaver

Local Authority

Appointed by the Local Authority

08.12.2014

07.12.2018

 

 

None

None

None

Mr Tom Hutchings

Headteacher

Ex Officio

N/A

 

None

None

Employed as the Headteacher

Mrs Sharon Godfrey

Associate Member 

 

 

Has property adjacent to school grounds

None

Employed as the School Business Manager

Treasurer of Cherry Garden  PTA

Mrs Deb Barnard

Clerk to Governors

Appointed by Governing Body

20.12.13

(reviewed annually)

N/A

None

None

Employed as School Administrator

Governors no longer in office but who served at some point during the last 12 months

Mr Matthew Baker

Elected by parents

04.11.15

03.11.18

Eco schools

None 

None

Parent Y6

Mrs Lisa James

Co-opted

Appointed by Governing Body

08.12.2015

07.12.2018

 

Chair of Resources

Humanities

     

None

None

Parent Y6

Miss Clare Martin

Staff

23.09.16

22.09.19

 

None

None

Y2 Teacher

 

Governor Attendance (the school has a statutory duty to display this information on its website)

The first digit indicates the number of meetings attended, the second digit indicates the number of possible meetings they were expected to attend (this number may vary from governor to governor depending on the committee and their term of office).

 

 2015/16

Full Governing Body Meetings 

2015/16

Committee Meetings

2016/2017

Full Governing Body Meetings

2016/2017

Committee Meetings

 Matthew Baker 3 / 4 1 / 2 4 / 5 2 / 3
 Louise Didcott 2 / 2 0 / 0 5 / 5 2 / 3
 Sherilyn Elmes  0 / 5 4 / 7 2 / 5 0 / 3
 Sharon Godfrey 5 / 5 4 / 4  - -
 Jo Hall 5 / 5  3 / 3  2 / 5 3 / 3
 Paul Iles 4 / 5 6 / 7 - -
 Lisa James 2 / 4 1 / 3 2 / 5 3 / 3
 Sue Lock 4 / 5 2 / 3 4 / 5 2 / 3
 Clare Martin - - 4 / 4 2 / 2
 Cassie Perriman 4 / 4  2 / 2 3 / 5 3 / 3
 Mike Waldron 4 / 5  4 / 4 5 / 5 3 / 3
 Susan Weaver  4 / 5 3 / 3 2 / 5 3 / 3
 Phil Winterburn  5 / 5 7 / 7 5 / 5 6 / 6
 Clerk  5 / 5 7 / 7 5 / 5 6 / 6