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

Name
Type of Governor
Appointing Body
Office
Term
Committee
Pecuniary and Business Interests
Attendance in 2021/22
Allison Longhorn
Co-opted
Governing Body
Resources
n/a
Anna Sands
Parent
Governing Body
14.09.21 - 13.09.25
Resources Teaching and learning
Member of WRPS PTFA
Resources 6/6 T/L 5/5 FGB 5/5
Anna Slade
Co-opted
Governing Body
06/09/22 - 05/09/26
Resources
n/a
Antonia Burrows
Parent
Elected by parents
05/07/2022 - 04/07/2026
Resources
Peripatetic Spanish teacher
T/L 5/6 FGB 3/5
Audrey Williams
Foundation
Exeter Anglican Diocese
Reappointed
Teaching and Learning
T/L 3/5 FGB 3/5
Clare Hollingsworth
Associate Member
Governing Body
SENCO
Reappointed 14.09.21
Teaching and Learning (voting)
T/L 5/5
Emma Jones
Headteacher
Ex-officio
01.01.20 - present
Teaching and Learning Resources
n/a
Emma Rogers
Staff
Elected by staff
01.01.20 - 31.12.23
Teaching and Learning
T/L 4/5 FGB 3/5
Fr. Robert Sellers
Foundation
Ex-officio - Exeter Anglican Diocese
Vice Chair
13.09.11 - present
Teaching and Learning Performance and Pay
FGB 2/5 T/L 0/5
Jane Speake
Co-opted
Governing Body
28.04.20 - 27.04.24
Teaching and Learning / Deputy Safeguarding Lead Performance and Pay
T/L 5/5 FGB 4/5
John Maxwell - Batten
Co-opted
Governing Body
04/10/22-03/10/2026
Teaching and Learning
Delivers parent information sessions
T/L 4/5 FGB 0/5
Mike Smith
Associate Member
Governing Body
DHT
Reappointed 14.09.21
Teaching and Learning (voting)
T/L 5/5
Nick Pearce
Co-opted
Governing Body
14.09.21 - 13.09.25
Performance and Pay Resources
Resources 5/6 FGB 5/5
Sue Humphries
Foundation
Exeter Anglican Diocese
Chair
16.12.19 - 15.12.23
Teaching and Learning Safeguarding Lead Performance and Pay
Governor at Minster C of E Primary School
n/a

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:

Amanda Pope

Will Newport

Ono Olmedo

Patrice Rosello resigned on the 21/04/2022

Laura Dudman, resigned 14/12/21.

Naomi Burles, Resigned 05.10.21.