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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section

Meet the Governors

Meet the Governors 1 Dianne Sheldon - Clerk to Governors
Meet the Governors 2 Mark Etherington - LA Governor, Vice Chair
Meet the Governors 3 Jon Chishick - Foundation Governor
Meet the Governors 4 Ross Kuehne - Foundation Governor
Meet the Governors 5 Hilary Latimer - Staff Governor
Meet the Governors 6 Andrew Ind - Headteacher Governor
Meet the Governors 7 Harriet Harley - Foundation Governor
Meet the Governors 8 Julia Sheppard - Foundation Governor
Meet the Governors 9 Ellie Helme - Parent Governor
Meet the Governors 10 Rev Ann Templeman - Foundation Governor
Meet the Governors 11 Chris Gittins - Chair of Governors
Meet the Governors 12 Rob Cox - Parent Governor

Our Governing Body

We have a full and proactive governing body, many of whom are either parents or past parents of children at our school.  We hold five full governing body meetings a year and consist of 12 members made up from the following groups:

 

2 elected Parent Governors

1 Local Authority

1 Headteacher

1 elected Staff Governor

7 Foundation Governors:

  • 2 appointed by St Marks Englefield Parochial Church Council
  • 2 appointed by the Parochial Church Council of Pangbourne with Tidmarsh & Sulham 
  • 1 appointed jointly by the above PCCs
  • 1 appointed by the Oxford Diocese
  • 1 appointed by the Archdeacon of Berkshire

 

As a governing body we are not expected to be professional educators – we set the strategic direction of the school and ensure there is sufficient accountability – we act as a ‘critical friend’ for our Head teacher and his staff and provide them with constructive challenge.

 

As a Voluntary Aided school our governing body has specific responsibilities such as being the employers at the school and we set our own Admissions Policy.  Our governors also have specific responsibilities for curriculum areas, a list of subject coordinators and link governors can be found below.   

We operate on a committee basis in which all governors participate.  Briefly these are as follows:

 

Foundation Governors (promote the Christian ethos within the school, monitor the effectiveness of Collective Worship and Religious Education and maintain the links with our three local churches)

 

Admissions Committee (reviewing admissions arrangements, administering the admissions process and admissions appeals)

 

Finance, Buildings & Staffing Committee (monitoring income and expenditure and forecast projections, advises on building and staffing issues and reviewing the staffing structure of the school)

 

Pay Committee (to apply the criteria set by the whole school pay policy in determining the pay of each member of staff at the annual review)

 

Development Committee (supporting the delivery and monitoring the achievement of the School Development Plan)

For a who’s who please see the attached list of members and their committees/responsibilities. 

 

If you would be interested in becoming a governor at our school please do come and talk to our Headteacher or our School Business Manager.
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