The School Governing Body

 

The department for Education has high expectations of governing bodies.  We are the strategic leaders of our school and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. This is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of maintained school governing bodies is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’.

 

Governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

Current Vacancies: Parent Governor Election Letter / Nomination Form

 

Board of Governors

WITHYCOMBE RALEIGH CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL –

GOVERNING BODY STATUTORY INFORMATION

Name

Type of Governor

Appointing Body

Office

Term

Committee

Pecuniary and Business Interests

Attendance

2015/16

Clare Babbage

Local Authority

Governing Body

 

19.4.16 – 18.4.20

Resources

Performance and Pay

Governor, Exmouth Community College

FGB 2/2

Resources 3/3

Antonia Burrows

Parent

Elected

 

8.3.16 – 7.3.20

Resources

Language teacher

FGB 1/2

Resources 3/3

Alison Cooper

Co-opted

Governing Body

Chair

1.7.14 – 30.6.18

Resources

Withycombe Playgroup Administrator

FGB 5/5

Resources 6/6

Helen Fenner

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

9.12.14 – 8.12.18

Resources

Performance and Pay

PTFA Committee Member

FGB 4/5

Resources 5/6

Jenny Hooper

Staff

Elected

 

1.9.15 – 31.8.19

Teaching and Learning

 

FGB 5/5

T&L 6/6

Susan Humphries

Foundation

Exeter Anglican Diocese

Vice Chair

3.3.14 – 2.3.18

Teaching and Learning

 

FGB 5/5

T&L 6/6

Stephen Powley

Staff Headteacher

Ex-officio

 

19.4.10 - present

Teaching and Learning

Resources

Brother employed by Pearson Education

FGB 5/5

Resources 5/6

T&L 6/6

Alison Rich

Co-opted

Elected

 

1.9.16 – 31.8.20

Teaching and Learning

Teacher, Exeter Road Primary

FGB 4/5

T&L 3/6

Cally Rowland-Lapwood

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

1.7.14 – 30.6.18

Resources

 

FGB 1/5

Resources 5/6

Fr. Robert Sellers

Foundation

Ex-officio – Exeter Anglican Diocese

 

13.9.11 - present

Teaching and Learning

Performance and Pay

 

FGB 4/5

T&L 4/6

Jo Wibberly

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

9.12.14 – 8.12.18

Resources

 

FGB 4/5

Resources 2/5

Mark Wilson

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

1.7.14 – 30.6.18

Teaching and Learning

Performance and Pay

Spouse – member of school staff

FGB 4/5

T&L 4/6

Gerda Van Ommeren

Foundation

Exeter Anglican Diocese

 

1.7.15 – 30.6.19

Teaching and Learning

 

Children and Families Worker for Withycombe Raleigh Parish

FGB 4/5

T&L 5/6

Vacancy

Parent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

Co-opted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate Members on committees

Clare Hollingsworth

Associate Member

Governing Body

SENCO

20.9.15  4 years

Teaching and Learning (voting)

 

T&L 6/6

Emma Jones

Associate Member

Governing Body

Deputy Headteacher

20.9.15 4 years

Teaching and Learning (voting)

 

T&L 5/6

Amanda Pope

Associate Member

Governing Body

School Business Manager

20.9.16 4 yeas

Resources

(voting)

Sister - member of school staff

Resources 4/6

Governors who have left post in the last twelve months

Chris Beavan

Parent

Elected

 

Resigned Dec 15

Teaching and Learning

 

FGB 0/2

T&L 1/2

Paul Carter

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

Resigned Sep 16

Resources

 

FGB 4/5

Resources 3/6

Bill Prendergast

Parent

Elected

Resources

Chair

Resigned Jul 16

Resources

PTFA Committee Member

FGB 2/5

Resources 3/6

 

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