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Our school 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 Governors:

Richard Wheatley

Ian Thoroughgood

 

Co-opted Governors:

Helen Armstrong

Chris Burns

Adrian Mayhew

Kathryn Sumner

Sue Williams

Jan Plumstead

 

Foundation Governors:

Stephne Van Der Toorn

Simon Rothwell

 

 

Local Authority Governor: Gavin Smith

 

 

Our Committees

 

Finance and Personnel Committee

 

Helen Armstrong

Janet Plumstead(Chair)

Gill Mitchell

Ian Thoroughgood

 

Premises, Health and Safety Committee

 

Gavin Smith

Adrian Mayhew - Chair

Gill Mitchell

 

Headteacher’s Performance Management Committee

 

Chris Burn - Joint Chair

Stephne Van Der Toorn - Joint Chair

 

Hearings

Panel to be convened in a case by case basis.

 

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

ongoing

Governing Body

Staff member

Jamie Addison

13/12/2017

4 years

Governing Body

Staff member

Rev Stephne Van Der Toorn

31/03/19

4 years

Diocese

Nil

Chris Burns

03.07.19

4 years

Governing Body

Nil

Janet Plumstead

09/12/20

4 years

Governing Body

Nil

Helen Armstrong

03.07.19

4 years

Governing Body

Director - SilverCloud HR/Governor at another Suffolk County Council Primary School

Gavin Smith11/07/2018`4 yearsLAIT - Juniper Networks
Ian Thoroughgood12/12.184 yearsParentNil
Kathryn Sumner12/12/184 yearsGoverning BodyNil
Adrian Mayhew27/03/194 yearsGoverning BodyNil 
Simon Rothwell06/05/204 yearsDioceseNil
Sue Williams01/07/204 yearsGoverning BodyNil
Richard Wheatley09/12/204 yearsParentNil 

 

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