Governors

Governors

Our Governing Body consists of twelve people, and has been constituted to represent a cross-section of the community.  They each share a commitment to oversee the development of the school, both materially and academically, whilst retaining all that is best of traditional village school life. In addition to the Rector and other Foundation Governors (four appointed by the Parochial Church Council and two by the Diocese of Oxford), there is an elected representative of the staff, two elected parents, a representative for the Local Authority, and the Headteacher. These twelve individuals bring together a wide range of expertise, skills and knowledge.

The Governing Body is responsible for the development and successful implementation of the School Development Plan, which includes a shared vision for the school and our strategic planning for the short and medium term.  In addition, it oversees immediate issues such as the management of school expenditure, recruitment, the obligations of the National Curriculum and the upkeep of the school buildings and grounds. The day-to-day running of the school is, however, the responsibility of our Headteacher and her staff.

The Governing Body meets six times a year to consider a wide range of issues and to discuss and to authorise the recommendations of its various committees.

Parents are encouraged to discuss any general concerns, to offer suggestions and to discuss matters of personal interest with any of the currently serving Governors.  All academic queries and those relating to individual behaviour should first be discussed with the class teacher.

All governors are required to declare any material interests which could potentially conflict with their governor role.  This would include relevant business interests, governorship of other schools and relationships with this school's staff.  No current governors have made any declarations of interest. 

The governors in post at 3 November 2019 are listed below.

Governors

Current Term Start

Current Term End

Governor Lead

Declaration of Financial or Business Interests in the School

Local Authority appointed X 1

 

 

Vacancy

       

Foundation - Diocese appointed X 2

 

 

Sunelle Nel

24-Jun-19

23-Jun-23

RE

Nil

Charlie Von Schmieder

28-Feb-18

27-Feb-22

 Compliance

Nil

Foundation - PCC appointed X 4

 

 

Richard Castle

28-Sep-18

27-Sep-22

Collective Worship

Nil

Steve Lisansky

23-May-19

22-May-23

 

Nil

Tim Lowth

05-Jul-16

04-Jul-20

Admissions

Nil

Sarah Tunstill

19-Mar-18

18-Mar-22

Safeguarding

Nil

Foundation - Rector, Ex Officio

 

 

Kevin Davies

27-Aug-02

n/a

 Health & Safety

Nil

Headteacher - Ex Officio

 

 

 

 

Gillian Seymour

31-Dec-13

n/a

 

Nil

Parent appointed X 2

 

 

 

 

Zoe Young

08-July-19

07-Jul-23

 

Nil

Vacancy

       

Staff appointed X 1

 

 

 

 

Sarah Tarbox

05-Nov-18

04-Nov-22

SEND, Single Equality Plan

Nil

 

No Governor has declared a governance role in any other school.

The Governing Body has three standing committees:

  • The Achievement Committee is responsible for curriculum and all issues relating to teaching and learning.
  • The Resources committee is responsible for Premises, Budget, Health & Safety etc.
  • The Personnel Committee is responsible for matters relating to the school's staff.

Chairs of Governing Body and Committees, and Clerk to the Governors:

  • Chair of Governing Body: Richard Castle
  • Chair of Achievement Committee: Richard Castle
  • Chair of Resources Committee: Tim Lowth
  • Chair of Personnel Committee: Tim Lowth
  • Clerk to the Governors: Helen Batten

Attendance at Governor meetings in 2018/19

Governing Body

01 Oct 2018

26 Nov 2018

28 Jan 2019

18 Mar 2019

13 May 2019

08 Jul 2019

Richard Castle

Ap

Kevin Davies

Steve Lisanksy

-

-

-

-

-

Tim Lowth

Sunelle Nel

-

-

-

-

-

Jaymini Patel

-

-

-

-

Gillian Seymour

Sarah Tarbox

Sarah Tunstill

Charlie von Schmieder

Achievement Committee

24 Sep 2017

17 Nov 2018

19 Jan 2019

16 Mar 2019

07 May 2019

29 Jun 2019

Richard Castle

Tim Lowth

-

-

-

-

-

Gillian Seymour

Ap

Sarah Tarbox

Ap

Ap

Sarah Tunstill

Ap

Ap

Resources Committee

17 Sep 2018

12 Nov 2018

14 Jan 2019

04 Mar 2019

29 Apr 2019

24 Jun 2019

Richard Castle

-

-

-

-

-

Steve Lisanksy

-

-

-

-

-

Tim Lowth

Jaymini Patel

-

-

-

-

-

Gillian Seymour

Sarah Tarbox

-

-

-

-

-

Sarah Tunstill

-

-

-

-

-

Charlie von Schmieder

Key

 

 

 

 

 

 

Present

 

       

Apologies received

Ap

 

       

Not in post

-

 

       

 

The Personnel Committee has no formal schedule of meetings and conducts its business via e-mail.

Attachments

  • Checkendon Church of England (A) Primary School
  • Checkendon
  • Reading
  • Berkshire
  • RG8 0SR
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 01491 680693
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