Membership & Meetings

Full Governing Body meetings are held at least once a term and, in addition, there are three committees that meet at least termly.

The Staffing & Performance Management Committee advises the Governing Body on the efficient and effective use of staffing resources. They determine, in accordance with the School Pay Policy, the level of salary for new appointments and ensure that appraisal procedures are followed. They also promote and evaluate continuing professional development for all staff. Through good employment practices and safer recruitment, the committee monitors the correlation between teaching quality, pupil progress and pay progression.

The Finance Committee ensures the school is managed well financially by following the Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS) as well as monitoring and evaluating the school’s financial performance. They ensure the school complies with the principles of Best Value when making decisions about how available resources are utilised. They have direct control over substantial amounts of delegated funds, making key decisions about the allocation of financial resources and guarantee that the school meets all its statutory obligations.

The Curriculum Committee works to plan, monitor and review the academic and pastoral arrangements of the school in order to ensure that a broad and balanced curriculum is delivered in line with the aims of the school and the requirements of the National Curriculum. As well as monitoring curriculum provision, pupil progress and the achievement of all pupil groups, the committee also monitors attendance. All governors are appraised of the assessment procedures in school and discuss the impact of these on pupil achievement. Members of staff report to this committee on subject leader roles, the quality of teaching and learning and inclusive practices.

Governing Body Membership

Category of GovernorAppointing bodyNameTerm of OfficeCommittee membershipAdditional responsibilities
FoundationGoverning BodyMr Richard Frost23.03.2023 - 22.03.2027Finance & PremisesChair of FGB & Finance & Premises Committee
HeadteacherBy virtue of the officeMr James Rourke24.04.2017 - ongoingAll Committees (Pay as as attendee)
Local AuthorityNominated by LA and appointed by GBMs Connie Cullen07.12.2020 - 06.12.2024Curriculum & Staffing
Co-optedGoverning BodyMr David Thewlis27.09.2021 - 26.09.2025Curriculum & Staffing
Co-optedGoverning Body Ms Ebony Wonnacott14.03.2022 - 13.03.2026Curriculum & Staffing, PayChair of Pay Committee
Parent (Appointed)ParentsMs Heather Hawkins04.07.2022 - 03.07.2026Finance & Premises
Parent (Appointed)ParentsMr James Lilley04.07.2022 - 03.07.2026Finance & Premises
Co-optedGoverning BodyMrs Kate Robson04.12.2023 - 03.12.2027Finance & Premises
StaffStaffMiss Mary McCormack04.07.2022 - 03.07.2026Curriculum & Staffing, Pay
FoundationAppointed by Foundation/TrustLady Penelope Mowbray and Stourton01.09.2022 - 31.08.2026Curriculum & Staffing, Pay
Co-optedGoverning BodyMrs Reem Yasouf27.04.2020 - 26.04.2024Finance & Premises
StaffStaffMrs Sarah Pierotti05.12.2022 - 07.12.2026
Co-optedGoverning BodyMrs Sue Perutz23.03.2023 - 22.03.2027Curriculum & StaffingDesignated Safeguarding Governor, SEND
FoundationAppointed by Foundation/Trust Mrs Verna Campbell07.12.2020 - 06.12.2024Curriculum & Staffing, PayChair of Curriculum & Staffing Committee, FGB Vice Chair

Register of Business and Relevant Interests

The Governing Body maintains a register of relevant interests for members:

Governing Body Attendance Registers

Historic (members left within last 12 months)

Category of GovernorAppointing bodyName of GovernorTerm of OfficeResponsibilities & Committee membershipDeclarations of Business or Relevant InterestsDate of start of interest
There are no governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months

Governor Links

Early YearsE Wonnacott, H Hawkins, & J Lilley
Key Stage 1E Wonnacott, H Hawkins, & J Lilley
Lower Key Stage 2K Robson & C Cullen
Upper Key Stage 2V Campbell, R Frost & D Thewlis
SEND & Child Protection S Perutz
Pupil PremiumC Cullen
Health & SafetyR Frost
ICTR Frost