The Governing Body

Every school has a Governing Body to represent the public in the running of schools. School Governors bring perspectives from ordinary life and work with the staff and the Local Authority to help secure the best possible education for the children in the school. They have important responsibilities like managing the school budget, overseeing the curriculum and appointing staff, especially the Head Teacher who is responsible for the day to day management of the school.

Governors are involved, to a greater or lesser extent, with everything to do with a school, its pupils, staff, parents and buildings. It would be very difficult for every governor to be personally involved in all these matters listed above. In view of this, it is common practice for governing bodies to form committees, that is, small groups of governors who deal with particular topics.

At Bassett’s Farm Primary School we have separate committees to deal with finance, personnel, curriculum and premises matters. Committees are allowed to co-opt people who are not governors to help them with their work. Our Governors are linked to a class and curriculum area so that they can get to know the school really well.

 

Name of governor

Type of governor

Committee member

Specific Role/ responsibilities

Any Declarations of Interest

Sarah Bennett

Headteacher

All

Headteacher

Mr Mike White

 

Foundation Governor

All

Chair of Governors

Declarations of Interest: Chair of Avocet Trust

Andrew Blundell

 

Parent Governor

Teaching & Learning

IT Governor

Declarations of Interest: Spouse if peripatetic music teacher

Tim Nield

 

Parent Governor

Teaching & Learning

SEN Governor

Pupil Premium Governor

Steven Gibson

 

Foundation Governor

Resources

 

Mr David Gingell

 

Co opted Governor

Resources

Finance Governor

Di Hatchett

 

Co opted Governor

Teaching & Learning

School Improvement

Declarations of Interest: Oxford University Press, Project X Code Series Editor; Director Every Child a Chance Trust; Governor Countess Wear Primary School

Krystalla Panayi

 

Staff Governor

Teaching and Learning

-

Chris Rennie

 

Parent Governor

 

 

Hannah Robinson 

 

Staff Governor

Resources

-

Lucy Roberts

 

Parent Governor

Teaching & Learning

Curriculum

Alice Stott

 

 

Co opted Governor

Resources

Vice Chair of Governors

Safeguarding Governor

Child in Care Governor

Declarations of Interest: DCC Independent Safeguarding reviewing Officer

Matthew Wyon- Brown

 

 

Parent Governor

Resources

Premises

Declarations of Interest:

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Governor Vacancies

Information Details Doc/PDF

Election Details Doc/PDF