Governors

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The Governing Body at Christ Church C of E Primary School offer you a very warm welcome to the Governors’ Page.

Governors are a group of committed people from across the community, who work to support our school and ensure every child feels happy, safe and secure whilst receiving the best education possible.

What do the Governing Body do?

The Governing Body is essential to the effective running of the school. It is a rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of our children. Governors set the overall strategy, vision and direction of the school, act as a critical friend and are responsible for the school budget. We work through meetings, committees and visits to the school. Governors also measure the impact of school and constructively challenge school leaders to ensure we best meet the needs of all of our children.
Our Governors are people who:

  • have a genuine interest in our children’s future
  • offer time, energy and enthusiasm
  • have a desire to make a difference
  • accept responsibility
  • work as a team
  • are happy to ask questions, listen & learn

How do I become a Governor?

From time to time we have vacancies on our Governing Body. If you feel you have what it takes to be part of our team working to achieve the best for our children we would be pleased to hear from you. All our Governors receive regular information and advice to help them in their roles and full training is provided.

We hope you enjoy our website but if you need any further information or wish to raise any issues please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Conflicts of Interest:

Governors have to declare where they have a potential conflict of interest. This means that they have a personal interest in the outcome of a decision and so they let the other governors know at the beginning of the meeting.  It then may be appropriate for them to leave the meeting when a certain item is discussed e.g. staff may leave if an employment issue is discussed.  Or they may stay in the meeting but either not offer a view or make sure that their interest has been noted by everyone else so that any discussions are transparent.

Parent Governors and those Co-opted who have children in the school declared an interest during 2016 on the impact of a staffing re-structure on the teaching of their children.  Rev Sarah Hare and Mrs Keitley-Smith declared an interest as they are hirers of parts of the school premises (Messy Church and Childrensworld respectively).  Mr Martin Watson declared an interest as a director of a Health and Safety company, although his company has never been contracted by the school.

Governors

The governing board is made up of three parent governors, five co-opted governors, two foundation governors, one local authority governor, one staff governor and one Headteacher. In total there are thirteen governor spaces on the board, there can be two associate governors if needed.

Louise Wagstaff- Chair of Governors

Co-opted governor

Term of Office: 24/6/15 to 24/6/19

Martin Watson- Vice Chair of Governors

Parent Governor

Term of Office: 15/3/12 to 15/3/20

Tracey Cansdale

Acting Headteacher – Ex officio

15/11/16 to 15/11/20

Hannah Taylor

Local Authority governor

Term of Office: 22/6/17 to 22/6/21

Liz Smith Keitley

Co-opted governor

Term of Office: 22/6/17 to 22/6/21

Fran Pearson

Parent Governor

Term of Office: 17/3/16 to 17/3/20

Lindsay Douch

Staff Governor

Term of Office: 22/6/17 to 22/6/21

Wendy Brogden

Foundation governor

23/11/16 to 23/11/20

Jane Dolphin

Co-opted governor

Term of Office: 3/2/16 to 3/2/20

Sinead Rickard

Parent Governor

Term of Office: 22/6/17 to 22/6/21

  Rev Sarah Hare

Foundation governor

13/9/16 to 13/9/20

Alex Critchell

Co-opted governor

Term of Office: 9/4/15 to 9/4/19

     
Vacancy

Co-opted governor

     

 

Premises, Security and  Health & Safety Committee Finance & General Personnel Committee Standards, Curriculum & Safeguarding Committee Salaries, Performance Management & Employment Issues Committee Sub-Committee: performance Management of Headteachers
Chair:    Martin Watson Chair:     Hannah Taylor

 

Chair:     Wendy Brogden Chair:     Hannah Taylor Chair:     Hannah Taylor

Res:        Martin Watson

Clerk:     Jane Dolphin

 

Clerk:     Alex Critchell Clerk:     Vacancy Clerk:     Martin Watson Clerk:     Louise Wagstaff
Tracey Cansdale

Emma Clarke

Louise Wagstaff

Vacancy

Tracey Cansdale

Alex Critchell

Liz Smith-Keitley

Hannah Taylor

Martin Watson

Sarah Hare

Tracey Cansdale

Alex Critchell

Jane Dolphin

Liz Smith-Keitley

Fran Pearson

Tracey Cansdale

Louise Wagstaff

Vacancy

Wendy Brogden

Martin Watson

Res:        Vacancy

Res:        Wendy Brogden

 

Complaints Committee Staff Discipline Committee Staff Discipline Appeals Committee Pupil Discipline Committee  Appeals Committee
Vacancy

Louise Wagstaff

Martin Watson

Louise Wagstaff (Clerk)

Vacancy

Martin Watson

Alex Critchell (Clerk)

Vacancy

Sarah Hare

Sarah Hare (Clerk)

Vacancy

Wendy Brogden

Martin Watson (Clerk)

Alex Critchell

Jane Dolphin

 

Governor Attendance at Meetings September 2016 – July 2017

Liz Smith Keitley, Hannah Taylor and Sinead Rickard were only appointed at the Summer Term Full Governing Body Meeting, although Hannah Taylor had been on Governors for the Autumn Term.

Meetings 2016

 

Head

teacher

Alex Critchell Martin Watson Louise Wagstaff Richard Owen (Governor

ended

Autumn)

Jane Dolphin Fran Pearson Lindsay Douch Emma

Clarke

Term Ended during the year

Wendy Brogden Sarah Hare
Spring, Summer Autumn Full Governing Body Meeting Attendance (out of 3) 3 3 3 3 1 3 1 1  

0

3 3
Committee Meetings (most committees meet at least termly) 10 5 5 5 3 5 0 1 1 4 3

 

There were also two extraordinary governors meetings to discuss specific issues, attendance has not been noted in the table above.