The Governing Body
The Governors of Staverton C of E Primary School work with the Headteacher and the senior leadership team to provide the strategic direction for the school.
Our role is to ensure that the children receive the very best education that we can provide. The best outcome for every child that is in our school is our ultimate goal.
We don’t get involved in the day-to-day operation of the school, but set the criteria by which the school is managed. Governors both support and challenge the Head teacher and senior staff to ensure that the school performs as well as it should and that all pupils have the very best opportunity to learn and develop.
We meet as a full governing body each term. Each Governor will also contribute to one or more of the following sub committees who also meet on a termly basis:
- Finance and Premises
- Curriculum and Data
These Committees meet prior to each Full Governing Body meeting to discuss the array of issues that need addressing. In addition to these meetings we provide strong links to subject leaders with regular visits to the school and also fulfil our statutory obligations to oversee the safeguarding of all the children and monitor the Health and Safety and financial position of the school.
Minutes of Governors’ meetings are available on request from the school.
The Governing Body are active and supportive of school life, spending time within the school day to fully understand the running of the school as well as building relationships with the staff and children.
Our Governing Body is made up of 2 parent governors (elected by their peers), 2 Foundation Governors (appointed by the Diocese), 1 Local Authority Governor, 2 Staff Governors and 6 Co-opted Governors (appointed by the Governing Body). It is a voluntary role that is vital in the life of a successful school.
The Governing Body
The Governing Body is made up of a number of different types of governors and the normal term of office is four years. However, after four years, any governor who wishes to remain on the Governing Body can offer to stand for a further term of office and (if no-one else has expressed an interest in the position) be re-elected or reconfirmed in his/her position.
We recognise and appreciate that governors bring different areas of expertise to the Governing Body.
Appointed by the Diocesan Board of Education for the purpose of securing the religious character of the school and to ensure that such religious character is preserved and developed.
Members of the governing body have special links to particular subjects in the curriculum or other areas in the running of the school or care of pupils.
If you are a parent of a pupil(s) at the school or the primary carer, you can stand for election as one of the Parent Governor positions, (once a Parent Governor post becomes vacant). If more than one parent expresses an interest in filling a vacancy, elections are held in which all parents can vote. Parent Governors do not formally represent parents on the Governing Body but they do act as a link between parents and the Governing Body and try to keep in tune with parents’ views.
Co – opted Governors:
A Co – opted Governor is a person who in the opinion of the governing body, has the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school.
A member of staff paid to work at the school and elected by the staff.
A Governor normally appointed by the local education authority
As a team, we all come from very different backgrounds and are always looking for fresh faces to join us. If it is something that you want to know more about then please contact the school office and one of us will make contact.
|Full name||Date of appointment||Term of office||Date stepped down (Where applicable)||Appointed by…(in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government),||Relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests) including: governance roles in other educational institutions; any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives)||Attendance|
|Russell Clarke||01/02/19||01/02/23||N/A||LA Governor||Governor on a large Academy Trust based in Warminster (Kingdown School)||1/4|
|John Rees||09/11/16||08/11/20||N/A||Diocese of Salisbury(Foundation Governor)||I am the Rector of Canalside Benefice. My wife, Mrs Anne Rees, is also a Foundation Governor at Staverton School also a Foundation Governor at St George’s School Semington.||1/4|
|Anne Rees||05/04/19||04/04/23||N/A||Diocese of Salisbury(Foundation Governor)||My husband, Rev John Rees, is Rector of the Canalside Benefice and also a Foundation Governor at Staverton School.||1/4|
|Claire Allen||18/01/22||17/01/26||N/A||Co-opted governor/Deputy Head||N/A||1/4|
|Jennifer Smith||16/10/19||16/10/23||N/A||Parental Appointment/chair of governors||N/A||1/4|
|Louise Parsons||21/10/2020||21/10/25||N/A||Staff Appointment||N/A||1/4|
|Carrie Hillis||16/10/19||16/10/23||N/A||Parental Appointment/vice chair of governors||N/A||1/4|
|Name||Position Committee||Area (s) of monitoring responsibility|
|Ann Rees||FGB||Safeguarding and Child Protection|
|Claire Allen||FGB – Pupil & Curriculum committee||Deputy Headteacher|
|Rev John Rees||FGB – Ethos Committee||SIAMS & Values|
|Russell Clarke||FGB – Finance & premises committee||Teaching & Learning|
|Jennifer Smith||Chair of Governors from October 2021 – All committees||SEND link & behaviour|
|Carrie Hillis||Vice chair October 2021 FGB – Pupil & Curriculum committee||Health and Safety & EYFS|
|Louise Parsons||Staff Governor from 21.10.2020 – FGB – Pupil & Curriculum committee||Senco|
|Robert Beesley||Clerk to Governors|
|Edward Powe||All committees||Headteacher|
Jo Gurr – Resigned as staff governor 18/01/2022
Katie Hart Resigned as staff governor 18/01/2022
Russell Clarke Clair of governors from June 2019. Resigned as chair October 2021
Sally Butler-Marchese Joined July 2013. Parent Governor/Chair. Resigned July 2018
Nicola Hughes Joined June 2016. Parent Governor/Chair. Resigned 26 June 2019
Emma McDougall Joined June 2019. Parent Governor/H&S. Resigned 4th September 2019
Mark Bartlett Headteacher Joined Sept 2014 – Resigned 31st March 2020
Andrew Maclachlan Joined February 2019. Community Governor – Resigned 12th October 2020