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.

Minutes of Full Governor Board Meetings

WITHYCOMBE RALEIGH CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL –

GOVERNING BOARD STATUTORY INFORMATION, SORTED ALPHABETICALLY

Name
Type of Governor
Appointing Body
Office
Term
Committee
Pecuniary and Business Interests
Attendance in 2020/21
Amanda Pope
Associate Member
Governing Body
SBM
Reappointed 14.09.21
Resources (voting)
Related to member of staff
Resources 6/6
Anna Sands
Parent
Governing Body
14.09.21 - 13.09.25
Resources
n/a
Antonia Burrows
Parent
Elected by parents
10.7.18 - 9.7.22
Resources
Peripatetic Spanish teacher
FGB 5/6 Resources 4/6
Audrey Williams
Foundation
Exeter Anglican Diocese
5.3.18 - 4.3.22
Teaching and Learning
FGB 6/6 T&L 4/5
Clare Hollingsworth
Associate Member
Governing Body
SENCO
Reappointed 14.09.21
Teaching and Learning (voting)
T&L 5/5
Emma Jones
Headteacher
Ex-officio
1.01.2020 - present
Teaching and Learning, Resources
n/a
Emma Rogers
Staff
Elected by staff
01.01.20 - 31.12.24
Teaching and Learning
FGB 6/6 T&L 4/5
Fr. Robert Sellers
Foundation
Ex-officio, Exeter Anglican Diocese
13.9.11 - present
Teaching and Learning, Performance and Pay
FGB 3/6 T&L 4/5
Jane Speake
Co-opted
Governing Body
28.04.20 - 27.04.24
Teaching and Learning, Performance and Pay, Deputy Safeguarding Lead
FGB 5/6 T&L 4/5
John Maxwell-Batten
Co-opted
Governing Body
2.10.18 - 1.10.22
Teaching and Learning
Delivers parent information sessions
FGB 6/6 T&L 4/5
Laura Dudman
Local Authority
Governing Body
27.4.21 - 26.4.24
Teaching and Learning
Member of PTFA
FGB 2/2 Resources 2/2
Mike Smith
Associate Member
Governing Body
ADHT
Reappointed 14.09.21
Teaching and Learning (voting)
T&L 5/5
Nick Pearce
Co-opted
Governing Body
Chair
14.09.21 - 13.09.25
Performance and Pay, Resources
FGB 6/6 Resources 5/6
Ono Olmedo
Co-opted
Governing Body
06.07.21 - 05.07.25
Resources
n/a
Patrice dos Santos Rosello
Co-Opted
Governing Body
01.12.20 - 30.11.24
Resources
FGB 5/5 Resources 3/4
Sue Humphries
Foundation
Exeter Anglican Diocese
Vice Chair
16.12.19 - 15.12.23
Teaching and Learning, Safeguarding Lead
n/a
Will Newport
Parent
Elected by parents
10.7.18 - 9.7.22
Teaching and Learning, Performance and Pay
FGB 3/6 T&L 3/5

We have Vacancies for co-opted members.

If you are interested in joining us in supporting our thriving school, please get in touch.

Governors whose term has ended in the last twelve months:

Naomi Burles, Resigned 05.10.21.

Alison Cooper, Vice Chair, Resigned 06.07.21.

Andrew Hooper, Resigned 11.05.2021.