Our Governors


School Governors
Name Type Date of Appointment Roles
Katia Major Local Authority 18/09/2017 Chair
Becky Trotman Community 19/01/2015 Vice Chair & Finance
Marina Crossan Co-opted 31/08/2018 H & S / Teaching & Learning
Claire Herriott Co-opted 26/06/2016  Finance
Louise Chivers  Parent
Shelly Hancock Head Head Teacher
John Fox Staff 19/03/2018 Teacher / Curriculum
Dave Marks Associate Deputy Head

The Governors of the school are like a Board of Directors. They oversee what the school does and makes sure that it is working effectively and meet at least twice a term at school.

Parents can contact the Chair of Governors directly by leaving a message at the school.

Governors are appointed to support the school and ask questions about how it is working.

In addition they…

  • Monitor standards of teaching and learning
  • Interview and select staff
  • Decide how the school budget is spent
  • Look after the school building
  • Help the school contribute to the community
  • Review the head teacher’s performance

School governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They act together for the good of the school, but cannot act individually.

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  • Katia Major
  • Becky Trotman
  • Roger Busk
  • Louise Chivers
  • Claire Herriott
  • John Fox
  • Marina Crossan

Name Katia Major
Type of Appointment Local Authority
Appointing Body Governing Body
Date of Appointment 04/12/2017
Term of Office 4 years
Committees

Finance

Resource

Positions of Responsibility

Chair of Governors

Pupil Premium

Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests Education Project Manager
Governance Roles in other schools none
Governor/school staff relationship none
Attendance at Meetings 5 / 5
Stepped Down

Name Becky Trotman
Type of Appointment Co-opted
Appointing Body Governing Body
Date of Appointment 19/01/2015
Term of Office 4 years
Committees

Finance

Resource

Positions of Responsibility Vice Chair of Governors
Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests n/a
Governance Roles in other schools n/a
Governor/school staff relationship n/a
Attendance at Meetings 4 / 5
Stepped Down

Name Roger Busk
Type of Appointment Co-opted
Appointing Body Governing Body
Date of Appointment 31/08/2014
Term of Office 4 years
Committees Resource
Positions of Responsibility Chair of Resources Committee
Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests Ex-headteacher
Governance Roles in other schools none
Governor/school staff relationship none
Attendance at Meetings 5 / 5
Stepped Down 05/09/2019
Name Louise Chivers
Type of Appointment Parent
Appointing Body Governing Body
Date of Appointment 17/09/2018
Term of Office 9 Months
Committees N/A
Positions of Responsibility Safeguarding Governor
Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests N/A
Governance Roles in other schools N/A
Governor/school staff relationship TA at Ridgeway Primary
Attendance at Meetings 3/3
Stepped Down

Name Claire Herriott
Type of Appointment Parent Governor
Appointing Body Parents
Date of Appointment 26/06/2016
Term of Office 4 years
Committees Finance
Positions of Responsibility Chair of Finance Committee
Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests

ABC to Read Trustee

Scouting Committee Trustee

Governance Roles in other schools

Geoffrey Field Infant School Governor

Deputy & Chair of Finance Committee

Governor/school staff relationship none
Attendance at Meetings 5 / 5
Stepped Down

Name John Fox
Type of Appointment Staff Governor
Appointing Body School Staff
Date of Appointment 19/03/2018
Term of Office 4 years
Committees
Positions of Responsibility
Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests

none

Governance Roles in other schools none
Governor/school staff relationship none
Attendance at Meetings 1 / 1
Stepped Down

Name Marina Crossan
Type of Appointment Co-opted
Appointing Body Governing Board
Date of Appointment 31/08/2014
Term of Office 4 years
Committees
Positions of Responsibility

Health & Safety

Teaching & Learning

Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests
Governance roles in other schools none
Governor/school staff relationship Teaching Assistant
Attendance at Meetings 4 / 4
Stepped Down

School governors are…

  • Parents
  • Teachers and other staff at the school
  • Local council representatives
  • Representatives from the community or industry
  • The head teacher

Parent governors…

  • Have a child at the school
  • Are elected by parents of the school
  • Serve, as do other governors, for four years

Parent governors bring the views of parents to the governing body but are not delegates of the parents. If you would like to be a parent governor, please ask the head teacher or the school secretary for details.

Our clerk from April 2018 is Deborah Robinson.

 

 

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