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Governors Business Interests & Committees

 

Name of Governor Photograph Category of Governor Appointed by Term of Office Start Date Term of Office End Date or Date Stepped Down  Business and Pecuniary Interest Committee Membership
Keith Martin (Chair) Community Members 09/03/2016 08/03/2024 Sara-Jane Isaacs (Sister)

Review (Chair)

Property

Personnel

Finance

Conciliation

Self-Evaluation

Kimberly McGrath (Vice Chair) Parent Parents 01/12/2018 30/11/2022 None

Audit

Personnel

Sara-Jane Isaacs Community Members 01/07/2016 03/04/2020

Keith Martin (Brother)

 

Grandmother to a child in Year 1

Property Audit
Mike Jackson Community Members 10/06/2019 09/06/2023 None Finance
Simon Leher Community Members 10/10/2015 09/10/2019 Crosshall Junior School Academy Trust (spouse is a governor)

Property

Pupil Discipline

Audit

Eco Governor

Tom McCormick Community Members 06/12/2014 05/12/2022 McCormick Associates Ltd (Director)

Personnel (Chair)

Finance

Conciliation

Self Evaluation

 

Gillian Mitchell Community Members 01/09/2018 31/08/2022 None

CP Governor

Personnel

Katy Stafferton Community Members 30/01/2017 30/01/2021 Oakes Trade and Finance (Shareholder and Director)

Audit

Curriculum and Pupil Welfare (Chair)

Pupil Discipline

Self Evaluation

SEN Governor

Carol Stobbs Community Members 18/11/2019 17/11/2023 None

Curriculum and Pupil Welfare

Property

Natasha Tagliarini Community Members 01/09/2018 06/05/2020 Crosshall Junior School (employee)

Admissions

Staff Appeals

Curriculum and Pupil Welfare

Mariyam Azher Local Authority Local Authority 01/10/2018 30/09/2022 None

Admissions

Personnel

Review

Pupil Discipline

Member

Mark Crane Parent Parents 20/03/2017 20/02/2021 None

Admissions

Staff Appeals

Property (Chair)

Personnel

Pupil Discipline

Self Evaluation

Mark-Jon Parkhouse Parent Parents 07/01/2020 06/01/2024

MJP Legal (Director)

Keystone Law (Partner)

Audit

Curriculum

Concilation

ECO Governor

Pupil Discipline

Review

Staff Appeals

Emma Sibthorpe Parent Parents 07/01/2018 06/01/2023 None

Audit

Property

Review

Rachel Spencer Parent Parents 07/01/2019 06/01/2023 Assistant Principal City of Peterborough Academy

Admissions

Curriculum and Pupil Welfare

Staff Appeals

Emma Staines Parent Parents 12/10/2015 11/10/2019 Sharnbrook Academy Federation (employee)

Admissions

Curriculum and Pupil Welfare

Review

Member

Karen Hurrell Staff Staff 05/09/2018 04/09/2022 None Finance
Becky Sawford Staff Staff 01/09/2019 31/08/2023 None

Curriculum and Pupil Welfare

Finance

Deborah James Staff Ex Officio 01/01/2005  

A.C Simpkin - Plasterer (Spouse)

 

Early Childhood

Partnership (Trustee)

Admissions

Finance

Property

Personnel

Curriculum and Pupil Welfare

Self Evaluation

Mark Abeyasekera Member Members 01/10/2014      

 

 

Governors Meeting Attendance

The role of the Governing Body

Our Governing Body has three key roles:

 

 ·  To provide a strategic view of where the school is heading

This means that we decide what we want the school to achieve and set the framework for getting there.  We achieve this by reviewing policies, setting objectives and aims and deciding priorities for improvement, to be included in the school improvement plan.  We take advice on all of this from the Headteacher but then make our own decisions.

 

 ·  To act as a critical friend to the school

As a critical friend we offer support, constructive advice, a sounding board for ideas, a second opinion on proposals and help where needed.  But we also challenge, ask questions, seek information, improve proposals and seek to arrive at the best solution for all concerned.

 

 ·   To hold the school to account for the educational standards it achieves and the quality of           the education it provides. 

Setting targets for the school to achieve in the light of national and local targets, and then systematically monitoring and formally evaluating outcomes, lie at the heart of this aspect of our role.  We are very aware of the government’s aim for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have the support they need to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic well being.

 

We do not intervene in the day-to-day running of the school.  Our responsibilities are exercised in partnership with the Headteacher and the staff of the school. Governors help to appoint our staff and to build good relationships between the nursery, school, parents and our local community.  They do not need to be experts to tackle the ranges of responsibilities expected of them.  Help, advice and training are available from various sources.  We are always particularly keen to attract people with skills complementary to those found in school.

The Governing Body meets once a term for a business meeting and each of the main committees also meet once a term.

The main committees are as follows:
Admissions, Staff, Conciliation, Finance, Curriculum and Pupil Welfare, Property, Personnel and Pay.

The Governing Body comprises:

5 Parent Governors (elected by the parents but appointed by the Trust members)
1 Authority Governor
8 Community Governors
1 Ex Officio Governor (Headteacher) 

3 Staff Governors ( elected by teaching and non-teaching staff)
 

CLERK to the GOVERNORS - Kirsty Digby.

Should you be interested in becoming a Governor or wish to learn more about the Governing body please do not hesitate to contact the office.

 

Any correspondence for the Governing Body needs to be addressed to Mr Keith Martin Chair of Governors, C/O Crosshall Infant School Academy Trust, 446 Great North Road, Eaton Ford, St Neots, PE19 7GG. 


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