Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

 

 

Sub Committees

 

 

Category

Appointed By

Start

End

FGB role

Resources

Performance and pay committee

Teaching and learning

First committee (staff dismissal and grievance)

Second committee (appeals) pupil discipline

Specialist governor

SIP link

 

 

 

Michelle

Perryman

Co-opted

Vice Chair

Gov body

6.7.15

5.7.19

Yes

Yes

Yes HT appraisal

Yes

Yes

Yes

Safe guarding

Maths

 

 

 

Phil

Twiss

LA

LA

6.3.18

5.3.22

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

 

Writing

 

 

 

Sheila

O’Donnell

Co-opted

Gov body

6.7.15

ResignedOct 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah

Clark

Parent

 

Gov body

6.7.15

ResignedNov 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah

Owen

Co-opted

 

Gov body

6.7.15

ResignedMay 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark

Lowman

Parent

Gov body

6.7.15

Term ended Jan 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faye

Davey

Co-opted

Chair

Gov body

2.3.16

1.3.20

Yes

Chair

Yes

Yes HT appraisal

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pupil premium

BLP and writing

 

 

 

James

Clifford-Davies

Parent

Gov body

12..2.16

11.2.20

Yes

Yes

Chair

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

SRE and RR

Buildings

 

 

 

Nia

Constable

Parent

Gov body

12.2.16

11.2.20

Yes

 

Yes HT appraisal

Yes

Chair

Yes

Yes

 

BLP and writing

 

 

 

Steve

Chandler

Co-opted

Gov body

20.9.16

Resigned Sept 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin

Crudge

Parent

Gov body

11.7.16

10.7.20

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Reading

 

 

 

Sarah

Nicholas

Staff

Staff

9.2.18

8.2.22

Yes

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea

Brown

Head

Gov body

6.7.15

 

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joanna

Rousseau

Co-opted

Gov body

9.2.18

8.2.22

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sally

Galling

Co-opted

Gov body

12.1.18

11.1.22

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Deputy safeguarding

Maths

 

 

Yvonne

Tolhurst

Parent

Gov body

9.2.18

8.2.22

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

SEN

Reading

 

 

Tom

Churchward

Parent

Gov body

16.3.18

15.3.22

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

Faye Davey, our Chair of Governors, can be contacted via the school address or by email, chairofgovernors@honitonprimary.co.uk

 

The Governing Body assists the Headteacher and the staff to decide on the school’s aims and strategic improvement. They also have a responsibility to provide the Headteacher and staff with support, constructive advice and information and to monitor and evaluate the school’s effectiveness.

 

The Headteacher and staff are accountable to the Governing Body for the school’s management and performance.

 

The Governing Body is made up of volunteers. We have five Parent Governors, who bring their own expertise as parents. Five Co-opted Governors who are invited by the Governing Body to become members as they have specific areas of expertise. Two Staff Governors, including the Headteacher, to represent the views and expertise of the staff. One Local Authority Governor who represent the Local Authority.

 

At our last Ofsted inspection in February 2013 it was stated that,

 

'Governors know the school well, are determined to improve it further and hold leaders to account for the effectiveness of the school. They have a clear understanding of the school’s strengths and how well it performs in comparison with other similar schools. They understand the areas for development and work closely with the school to refine and implement the school improvement plan. They are regular visitors to the school and are individually ‘attached’ to specific classes. They understand well the links between teachers’ performance and progression through the pay scales and how underperformance is tackled. The governing body has an effective committee structure and individual governors’ expertise is used well, for example to ensure that the school’s finances are carefully audited and well managed. The governors have a clear understanding of how the pupil premium funding is allocated and its impact in improving levels of pupil attainment. Governors are kept well informed by the school’s leadership and also attend regular training so that they can fulfil their roles more effectively. They ensure that the school meets all statutory obligations, particularly those related to safeguarding and the safe recruitment of staff.'

 

The Governing Body meet at least once per term. Each Governor is also a member of a least one sub-committee. These committees which meet at least termly are:-

 

  • Action Plan Monitoring Committee
  • Resources Committee

 

For further information about being a Governor or any other questions please contact Faye Davey, Chair of Governors, through the school.

 

Governing body minutes, including committee minutes, are public documents unless they are confidential. Please contact the Clerk to the Governors through the school if you wish to access them. 

 

The minutes of our meetings are available from the school on request.