The School Governing Body

 

The department for Education has high expectations of governing bodies.  We are the strategic leaders of our school and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. This is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of maintained school governing bodies is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’.

 

Governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

There are currently no Governor vacancies.

 

Board of Governors

WITHYCOMBE RALEIGH CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL –

GOVERNING BODY STATUTORY INFORMATION

Name

Type of Governor

Appointing Body

Office

Term

Committee

Pecuniary and Business Interests

Attendance

2016/17

 

Clare Babbage

Local Authority

Governing Body

 

19.4.16 – 18.4.20

 

Resources

Performance and Pay

Governor, Exmouth Community College

FGB 4/5

Resources 4/5

 

Alison Cooper

Co-opted

Governing Body

Chair

1.7.14 – 30.6.18

Resources

Withycombe Playgroup Administrator

FGB 5/5

Resources 5/5

 

Helen Fenner

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

9.12.14 – 8.12.18

Resources

Performance and Pay

PTFA Committee Member

FGB 3/5

Resources 5/5

 

Andrew Holder

Parent

Elected by parents

 

16.11.17 – 15.11.21

Resources

 

n/a

 

Jenny Hooper

Staff

Elected

 

1.9.15 – 31.8.19

Teaching and Learning

Sister – member of staff

FGB 4/5

T&L 4/6

 

Susan Humphries

Foundation

Exeter Anglican Diocese

Vice Chair

3.3.14 – 2.3.18

Teaching and Learning

 

FGB 5/5

T&L 6/6

 

Nick Pearce

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

12.09.17 - 11.09.21

Resources

Performance and Pay

Wife employed by ScoMIS

N/A

 

Stephen Powley

Staff Headteacher

Ex-officio

 

19.4.10 - present

Teaching and Learning

Resources

 

FGB 5/5

Resources 5/5

T&L 6/6

 

Alison Rich

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

16.7.16 – 15.7.20

Teaching and Learning

 

Teacher, Exeter Road Primary

FGB 5/5

T&L 5/6

 

Fr. Robert Sellers

Foundation

Ex-officio – Exeter Anglican Diocese

 

13.9.11 - present

Teaching and Learning

Performance and Pay

 

FGB 4/5

T&L 3/6

 

Vacancy

 

 

 

Jo Wibberly

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

9.12.14 – 8.12.18

Resources

 

FGB 3/5

Resources 4/5

 

Mark Wilson

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

1.7.14 – 30.6.18

Teaching and Learning

Performance and Pay

Spouse – member of staff

FGB 4/5

T&L 4/6

 

Associate Members

 

Clare Hollingsworth

Associate Member

Governing Body

SENCO

Appointed 12.9.17

Teaching and Learning (voting)

 

T&L 6/6

 

Emma Jones

Associate Member

Governing Body

Deputy Headteacher

Appointed 12.9.17

Teaching and Learning (voting)

 

T&L 6/6

 

Amanda Pope

Associate Member

Governing Body

School Business Manager

Appointed 12.9.17

Resources

(voting)

Sister - member of staff

Resources 4/5

 

Governors who have left post in the last twelve months

 

Fay Nelmes

Parent

Elected

 

Resigned Feb 2017

Teaching and Learning

Teacher, The Beacon CE Primary

FGB 1/3

T&L 0/3

 

Cally Rowland-Lapwood

Co-opted

Governing Body

 

Resigned July 2017

Resources

 

FGB 2/5

Resources 1/5

 

Gerda Van Ommeren

Foundation

Exeter Anglican Diocese

 

Resigned July 2017

Teaching and Learning

 

 

FGB 3/5

T&L 4/6

 

 

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