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Governors

Governors of St David’s Church of England Primary School

 

The Governors are a group of volunteers who commit their time and expertise to support the school. They ensure that every pupil gets the best possible education and is able to fulfil their potential both academically and socially. The school’s Christian foundation is at the heart of all they do as they serve the school family and their community.

 

The Local Governing Board (LGB) is made up of 6 Foundation Governors who are nominated by the Parochial Church Council of St David’s church and appointed by the Diocese Board of Education, 1 Foundation Ex-officio Governor. There are also 2 Parent Governors, elected by the parents of current pupils, 2 Staff Governors, one being the Head Teacher and 1 Co-opted Governor.

 

The LGB will ensure that St David’s Church of England Primary School will, recognising its foundation and preserving and developing its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at Parish and Diocesan level, serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

 

The role of the LGB is to maintain strong oversight and compliance with the responsibilities delegated by the Trust Board as set out in the DGAT Scheme of Delegation.  The LGB is delegated responsibilities within the three core functions of governance.  These being:

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

 

The Local Governing Board meet at least three times a year. In addition, there are 2 sub-committees:

  • Finance and Resources committee
  • Standards and Ethos committee

 

Governors enjoy being present at school functions, church services, productions, open days, sports events and the many exciting activities going on at school. Governors are always happy to be contacted to hear the views of parents/carers and children; they can be contacted via the school office.

Email: governors@st-davids.gloucs.sch.uk

 

St David’s School joined the Diocese of Gloucester Academy Trust on 1st December 2023.  For further information on DGAT, please visit their website: www.dgat.org.uk

Governors of St David’s C of E Primary School 2023/2024

 

NAME

TYPE OF GOVERNOR

START/END

TERMS OF OFFICE

COMMITTEES

AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

Robin Whitworth

(Chair)

Foundation appointed

01.12.2023 -

28.02.2025

  Local Governing Body

Standards & Ethos  committee

Finance & Resources Committee

Maths in Quality of Education in SDP 

 

Nil  

Jennifer Walker

(Head Teacher)

Head Teacher

(Ex-officio)

01.12.2023 -

Local Governing Body

Attends Finance & Resources Committee

and Standards & Ethos  committee 

N/A

Nil

Olayinka

Adeyemo-Phillips

Foundation

appointed

01.12.2023 - 25.04.2026

Local Governing Body

Standards & Ethos  committee

Safeguarding / child protection governor

Metropolitan Police Service

Rev Henry Curran

Foundation

Ex-officio

01.12.2023-

Local Governing Body

 

 

 

Priest in Charge of the Moreton Vale Benefice

Director Africa Inland Mission International

Various Charity Trusteeships 

Mark Dixon

(Vice Chair)

Parent

Elected

01.12.2023 - 01.07.2025

Local Governing Body

Finance & Resources committee

Health & Safety Governor

Pilot at British Airways

Parent of children at the school

Fiona Loomes

Foundation

Appointed

01.12.2023 - 30.11.2026

Local Governing Body

Standards & Ethos Committee (Chair)

English in Quality of Education in SDP

SMSC in SDP

Nil

Michael Palij

Parent

Elected

01.12.2023 - 08.05.2027

Local Governing Body

Finance & Resources committee

Leadership & Management in SDP

Parent of children at the school

Neil Sullivan

Foundation

Appointed

01.12.2023 -31.12.2025

Local Governing Body

Finance & Resources Committee (chair)

 

Behaviour & Attitudes section in SDP

 

Nil

Orville Wade

Foundation 

Appointed

01.12.2023 - 31.05.2027

Local Governing Body

Finance & Resources committee

Science in Quality of Education in SDP

Data protection governor

Parent of children at the school

Director C Software Ltd

Yvonne Webster

Foundation

Appointed

01.12.2023 - 30.11.2027

Local Governing Body

Standards & Ethos committee

Link Governor - Special Educational Needs, Pupil Premium,

Academically More Able, Looked After Children

SMSC in SDP

Quality of Early Years Education in SDP

Nil

1 vacancy

Staff Governor

  

 

 

 

1 vacancy

Co-opted Governor

    

 

 

 

Governors / Members who resigned in the academic year 2022/2023

 

Michael Payne

Subscriber to Memorandum of Association

7.12.2012

Resigned 31/08/23

Nil

Staff with Financial Responsibility

 

Suzanna Berry

School Business Manager

01.09.2021

Attends Finance & Audit committee

NA

Self-employed SRMA

Trustee at Denmark Road High School

Claire Kinch

Finance Officer

 

01.09.2015

 

Nil

NA

Son-in-Law works for One Less Hoop

 

Attendance at Full Board meetings Academic year 2022/2023

 

GovernorMeetings AttendedOut of a possibleEGM Attendance
Yvonne Webster (Foundation) Chair661
Robin Whitworth (Foundation) Vice Chair 661
Jennifer Walker (Head Teacher)660
Olayinka Adeyemo-Phillips (Foundation)461
Timothy Brazil (Parent / Co-optedd)460
Rev Henry Curran (Ex-officio, Foundation)160
Mark Dixon (Parent)461
Fiona Loomes (Foundation)661
Michael Palij (Parent / Co-opted)560
Sarah Rowland (Foundation)261
Neil Sullivan (Foundation)661
Orville Wade (Foundation)361
Ana Whitworth (Staff)460

 

Attendance at Finance and Audit Committee meetings 2022/2023

 

GovernorMeetings attendedOut of a possible
Neil Sullivan (Chair)55
Mark Dixon25
Michael Palij25
Orville Wade25
Yvonne Webster55
Robin Whitworth33
In Attendance  
Suzanna Berry (SBM)55

Jennifer Walker (HT)

55

 

 

        St David's School Prayer      

Dear Lord

Our school is a special place where we learn and play together.  

Help us to listen carefully, work hard and try our best in everything we do.  

May we make the most of every opportunity that comes our way.  

Help us to value and care for each other, today and always. Amen

 

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