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Malmesbury Primary School

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Governance

Governance at Malmesbury

 

Governors work in partnership with the Headteacher and staff to promote high standards of educational achievement and to drive the strategic direction of the school. The Governing Body is made up of parent, staff, community and local authority representatives. We welcome feedback from parents so if you have any comments, if you wish to know more or if you are interested in becoming a governor in the future, please email the Clerk to Governors.

 

The Governing Body meets regularly to review the activities of the school and to consult and decide on its future direction. The Governing Body's responsibilities include:

 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff; and

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

 

(Governance Handbook, October 2020)

 

In addition to the full Governing Body meetings the Governing Body delegates certain responsibilities and more detailed discussion to its three committees: Resources, Community and Standards. The responsibilities of each committee are set out in the Terms of Reference which are available below.

 

Governing Body meetings are usually held in the evening. Governors regularly attend training sessions and seminars to keep up to date with changes in schools and the wider education sector. They also meet with the Head Teacher, other members of staff and pupils to find out how the school is progressing towards its targets.

 

Minutes of the Governing Body meetings are in the school office and paper copies can be made available on request. Minutes of the current academic year's Full Governing Body meetings are available below.

 

Membership of the school's current Governing Body is set out in the table below:

 

Governor’s Name

Category

Appointed by

Term of Office (From)

Term of Office

(To)

Committees

Positions of Responsibility

Mrs Armanda Davis

Co-opted

Governing body

18/09/2018

17/09/2022

Standards

 

Mr Steve Donegan

Headteacher

Ex officio

01/09/2018

31/08/2065

Resources, Standards, Community

Headteacher

Mrs Hannah Edwards

Staff

Staff

03/11/2020 02/11/2024

 

Community

 

 

Ms Louise Gorham

Associate

Governing body

15/12/2017

14/12/2021

Resources, Community

School Business Manager

Mrs Judith Groome

Co-opted

Governing body

21/4/2019

20/4/2023

Resources, Standards, Pay

EYFS Link Governor, Chair of Resources Committee

Mrs Victoria Harris

Parent

Governing body

19/9/2017

18/9/2021

Community

Safeguarding Governor, Chair of Community Committee, Training Governor

Mr Philip Jones

Local Authority

Governing body

18/09/2018

17/09/2022

Resources, Community

Equality Governor 

Mrs Clare Lambert

Co-opted

Governing Body

27/03/1018

26/03/2022

Resources,

Pay

Chair of Governors, Safeguarding Governor, 

Mrs Deborah Martin

Parent

Governing body

19/9/2017

18/9/2021

Standards

Key Stage 1 Link Governor, Special Educational Needs/Looked After Children Governor

Ms P Nunes-Brown

Co-opted

Governing body

27/3/2019

26/3/2023

Community, Standards,

Pay

Vice-Chair of Governors, Pupil Premium, More Able Children Governor, Lower Key Stage 2 Link Governor, Chair of Standards Committee

Miss Lucy Rivaldi

Associate

Governing body

15/12/2017

14/12/2021

Resources, Standards, Community

Deputy Headteacher

Ms Fionnula Sheehan

Co-opted

Governing body

09/06/2020

08/06/2024

Resources

Health and Safety Governor, 

Ms Ceri Sunu

Co-opted

Governing body

04/04/2019

03/04/2023

Resources

Data Protection Governor, Upper Key Stage 2 Link Governor, 

 

Governors who served at any point over the last 12 months are:

Mrs Esther Fawcett

Staff

Staff

12/7/2016

11/7/2020

 

Left in July 2020

Ms Charlotte Felix-Otoo

Co-opted

Governing body

27/3/2019

26/3/2023

 

Left in July 2020

 

Acting as a governor enables individuals from the Local Authority, school staff, community and parent body to play an important role in shaping the future of the school. Any future vacancies for governors will be posted online. 

 

If you wish to contact any governor please contact the School Office. Any letters to the Chair of Governors should be handed in to the School Office.

 

Attendance at Governing Body Meetings

Register of Interests

 

Since 1st September 2015 governing bodies have been under a duty to publish their register of interests on their website. This sets out relevant business interests of governors, details of any other educational establishments they govern, and any relationship between governors and members of school staff including spouses, partners and relatives.

 

Governor Business Interests

Details of Other

Educational

Establishments

Any Relationships

Between Governors

and School Staff

Mrs A Davies None (staff member) None None
Mr S Donegan None (staff member) None None
Mrs H Edwards None None None
Mrs L Gorham None (staff member) None None
Mrs J Groome None None None
Mrs V Harris None None None
Mr P Jones None None None
Mrs C Lambert None None None
Mrs D Martin None None None
Ms P Nunes-Brown Member of DfE staff None None
Miss L Rivaldi None (staff member) None None
Ms F Sheehan None None None
Ms C Sunu None None None

Governors' Reports to Parents

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