Governing Body

OUR GOVERNING BODY

School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.

Key roles of governors: 

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent 

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent 
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff 
  • Hearing appeals and grievances 
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship 
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe 
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies  

The requirements for all maintained schools (regulation 13) state that a governing body must not be smaller than seven members and must include:

  • At least two parent governors
  • The headteacher, unless the headteacher resigns as governor
  • One, and only one, staff governor
  • One, and only one local authority governor

The governing body may appoint as many additional co-opted governors as they consider necessary within the statutory guidelines.

As of 19th March 2019 our Governing Body consists of;

3 Parent Governors ~ Mrs Emilie Askew, Mr Lee McDermid, Mr Steve Addington

4 Co-Opted Governors ~ Miss Kirsty Blackman, Mrs Debbie Switzer and Father Richard Tillbrook, vacancy

1 Local Authority Governor ~ Mr Dominic Collins 

1 Staff Governor ~ Mr Chris Wheeler                                                                                                                         

1 Headteacher ~ Amanda Mitchelson

Mr Dominic Collins was re-elected as Chair of the Governing Body, with Father Richard continuing as Vice Chair. 

 

Governing Body Attendance for 2019/20

Governor

Business Meeting

9th Oct 

2019

Autumn  1

22nd Oct

2019

Autumn  2

10th Dec

2019

Spring   1  

 

Spring   2  

 

Summer  1

 

Summer 2

 

Emilie Askew

 

 

 

 

Kirsty Blackman

 

 

 

 

Dominic Collins

 

 

 

 

Lee McDermid

X

 

 

 

 

AmandaMitchelson

 ✓

 

 

 

 

Debbie Switzer

X

 

 

 

 

Father Richard

 

 

 

 

Chris Wheeler

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

Steve Addington

 

 

 

 

Vacancy ~ Co-Opt

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

REGISTER OF BUSINESS INTERESTS 2019/20

 Governor Name

 Roles,  Type of Governor

 Declared  Nature of Interest Personal Relationship (if any) with members of staff  Nature of Relationship

Steve Addington

Parent (Jan 2019)   Wivenhoe Town FC N Coaches a football team that uses school field.
Emily              Askew Parent Y Chair of OHSA & Trustee of Old Heath Pre School N n/a
Kirsty        Blackman Co-Opted Y Manager of Old Heath Pre School N n/a
Dominic          Collins LA  Chair N n/a Y Wife / Teaching Assistant
Lee McDermid 

Parent

N n/a N n/a
Amanda Mitchelson Head Y Trustee of Old Heath Pre School N n/a
Debbie          Switzer Co-Opted Y Trustee of Old Heath Pre School N n/a
Fr Richard Tillbrook Co-Opted N n/a N n/a
Christopher Wheeler

Dep.Head & Staff 

N n/a N n/a

 

Governing Body Attendance for 2018/19

Governor

Business Meeting

9th Oct 

2018

Autumn  1

16th Oct

2018

Autumn 2

27thNov

2018

Spring   1  

29th Jan

2019

Spring  2  

19th Mar

2019

Summer 1

7th May 

2019

Summer 2

9thJuly 

2019

Emilie Askew

X

Kirsty Blackman

 

 

Dominic Collins

Lee McDermid

N/A

 ✓

 

 

AmandaMitchelson

 ✓

 ✓

Debbie Switzer

X

X

 

 

Father Richard

X

X

 

 

Chris Wheeler

X

 

 

Steve Addington   Jan19     

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Vacancy ~ Co-Opt

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

 

 

 

Governing Body Attendance for 2017/18

For this academic year we are trialing holding two termly full Governing Body meetings as opposed to one Full Governing Body and then separate committees for Finance, Personnel & Premises and Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters.

Governor

Business

Meeting

19th Sept

2017

Autumn 1

10th Oct

2017

Autumn 2

28thNov

2017

Spring 1  

30th Jan

2018

Spring 2  

13th Mar

2018

Summer 1

24th April

2018

Summer 2

19thJune

2018

Emilie Askew

 ✓

 ✓

Kirsty Blackman

 ✓

 ✓

 ✓

 ✓

Dominic Collins

X

 ✓

 ✓

 ✓

Becky Humphreys

 ✓

resigned

resigned

 resigned

 resigned

Amanda Mitchelson

 ✓

 ✓

 ✓

 ✓

Sharon Sciachettano

X

 X

 ✓

 X

X

Julia Stephen

 X

 ✓

 resigned

 resigned

 resigned

Debbie Switzer

 ✓

X

 X

X

Father Richard

 ✓

X

 ✓

 ✓

Chris Wheeler

 ✓

 ✓