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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governors' section. Our Governors do an amazing job, voluntarily working for our school and the children. Below is some more information about our Governors.

East Bergholt Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

The governing body, together with Mrs Mitchell our headteacher, is responsible for the overall governance of the school ensuring that it is run efficiently and effectively to provide the very best education for our children. In brief, our role is as follows:

 

  • Setting the strategic direction of the school ensuring its vision, Christian values and ethos are met;
  • Developing, monitoring and challenging the School Development Plan to ensure standards are met and holding the head teacher to account for the performance of the school and its pupils;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and ensuring its money is well spent and our finances are well managed.

 

Governors provide their time on a voluntary basis and the governing body is made up of representatives of school staff, parents, the Local Authority and the local diocese.

 

The Full Governing Body meets once a term to discuss and review many areas, including: School budget, school policies, Headteacher’s termly report, Collective Acts of Worship and progress against the school’s development plan.

 

In addition, our Governors all champion specific areas of school improvement, e.g. Teaching and Learning, Pupil Outcomes, Early Years, SEND, Sport, Leadership, Safeguarding and Christian Values. Each term our Governors will monitor these areas and provide a report to the FGB for discussion.

 

Governors hold an important public office, so in the interests of transparency, the governing body publishes details of pecuniary interests including any governance roles in other educational institutions or any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

 

We have three committees that report into the Full Governing Body. Details of these committees and their Chairs are below.

 

Our Governors

 

Chair of Governors: Helen Armstrong

 

Vice Chair of Governors: Jan Plumstead 

 

Staff Governors:

Gill Mitchell (Headteacher)

Jamie Addison

 

Parent Governor:

Janet Plumstead

 

Co-opted Governors:

Helen Armstrong

Chris Burns

Geoff Barford

Christina Hurley

Gill Shave

 

Foundation Governors:

Stephne Van Der Toorn

Jane Needle

 

Local Authority Governor: Gavin Smith 

 

We do not currently have any associate members.

 

Our Committees

 

Finance and Personnel Committee

 

Helen Armstrong

Jane Needle

Janet Plumstead(Chair)

Gill Mitchell

 

Premises, Health and Safety Committee

 

Geoff Barford (Chair)

Christina Hurley

Gill Mitchell

 

Headteacher’s Performance Management Committee

 

Jane Needle (Chair)

Janet Plumstead

Stephne Van Der Toorn

 

Hearings

Panel to be convened in a case by case basis.

 

Code of Conduct

 

East Bergholt CofE VC Primary School’s Governing Body has adopted the National Governors Association Code of Conduct. See below.

 

Contacting the Governing Body

 

We are always keen to seek the views of parents, so please come and chat if you see us in the school or at any school function.

 

Alternatively, please contact the Chair of Governors, Helen Armstrong, through the school office.

 

Details of our Governors (past 12 months)

Name

Date of appointment

Term of office

Appointed by

Pecuniary interest

Gill Mitchell

01/09/2013

4 years

Governing Body

Staff member

Jamie Addison

 

4 years

Governing Body

Staff member

Richard Pike

29/02/2016

4 years

Parent

Nil

Rev Stephne Van Der Toorn

01/04/2015

4 years

Diocese

Governor at East Bergholt High School

Chris Burns

01/09/2015

4 years

Governing Body

Staff member at East Bergholt High School

Tina Hurley

07/07/2016

4 years

Governing Body

Relation employed in school

Janet Plumstead

01/11/2016

4 years

Parent

Nil

Helen Armstrong

01/09/2015

4 years

Governing Body

Director - SilverCloud HR

Geoff Barford

10/12/2015

4 years

Governing Body

Nil

Gill Shave

06/07/2017

4 years

Governing Body

Nil

Jane Needle

01/05/2017

4 years

Diocese

Nil

Gavin Smith 11/07/2018` 4 years LA IT - Juniper Networks

 

N

 

 

 

 

 

East Bergholt Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Attendance

 

 

 

 

 

Y = Attended, N = Apologies Accepted, NA = Apologies not Accepted, NS = No Apologies sent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance and Personnel committee

Full governing board

Finance and Personnel committee

Full Governing Body meeting

Governor

Governor Type

29 Nov 2017

06 Dec 2017

14 Mar 2018

21 Mar 2018

Jamie Addison

Staff

 

 

 

Y

Helen Armstrong

Co-Opted

Y

Y

Y

Y

Sarah Baker

Other

 

 

 

Y

Geoff Barford

Co-Opted

 

Y

 

Y

Chris Burns

Co-Opted

 

Y

 

N

Christina Hurley

Co-Opted

 

N

 

Y

Gill Mitchell

Headteacher

Y

Y

Y

Y

Jane Needle

Foundation

NS

Y

N

Y

Richard Pike

Parent

Y

Y

Y

Y

Janet Plumstead

Parent

Y

Y

Y

Y

Gill Shave

Co-Opted

 

Y

 

Y

Gavin Smith

Other

 

 

 

Y

Stephne van der Toorn

Foundation

 

Y

 

N

Patricia Williams

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

Governor Code of Conduct 2017

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