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St. David's C of E Primary School

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  • St. David's C of E Primary School, East Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0LQ

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 Board of Governors is made up of 10 Foundation Governors who are appointed by the Members nominated by the Parochial Church Council of St David’s church and confirmed by the Diocese of Gloucester. There are also 3 Parent Governors, elected by the parents of current pupils, 2 Staff Governors, one being the Head Teacher and up to 2 co-opted Governors.                                                                                   

They work as a team focusing on three core functions:

  • ensuring clarity of vision, strategic direction and our Christian character
  • holding the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • ensuring effective financial performance.

The Full Board of Governors meets six times a year. In addition there are 4 sub-committees:

  • Finance and Audit committee, looking in depth at matters of finance, risk and compliance
  • Ethos committee, looking at the Christian distinctiveness of the school and the teaching of religious education
  • Strategy committee, responsible for setting the school’s medium and long term objectives
  • Reopening subcommittee supporting the Head Teacher in Covid related issues

Governors also carry out monitoring visits, usually during the school day, but Covid restrictions have changed most of the usual activities. In the past Governors have met for discussion with staff and to talk with the children. They've enjoyed 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 and children;  they can be contacted via the school office.  Email: governors@st-davids.gloucs.sch.uk

St David’s School converted to Academy status on 7th December 2012.  As an Academy the school operates in compliance with charity and company legislation.  The Governors are also Trustees (of the charity) and Directors (of the company). As an Academy we have Members who ensure that the Governors carry out their role effectively and in line with statutory regulations.

Members of St David's C of E Primary School 2021/2022

 

NAME

Method of Appointment

START

TERMS OF OFFICE

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

The Diocese of Gloucester Educational Trust

Subscriber to Memorandum of Association

7.12..2012

NA

Michael Payne

Subscriber to Memorandum of Association

7.12.2012

Nil

Paul Silcock

Appointed by Diocese of Gloucester Educational Trust

30.04.2019

Nil

Gareth Williams

Appointed by the Members06.04.2020 resigned 7/11/21

                     Nil

Yvonne Webster

Chair of Governors

19.09.2017

 

Nil

 

Governors of St David’s C of E Primary School 2021/2022

 

NAME

TYPE OF GOVERNOR

START/END

TERMS OF OFFICE

COMMITTEES

AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

Yvonne Webster

(Chair)

Foundation

Appointed

7.12.12 - 31.12.24

Full Governing Body

Finance & Audit committee   

   Ethos committee

Strategy committee

Reopening  committee

Quality of Early Years Education section in the school development plan  (SDP)

Son is  member of Moreton Town Council and Cotswold District Council

Robert Jones

(Vice-Chair)

Foundation 

Appointed

 

01.02.17-

01.012024

Full Governing Body Strategy committee

 

Safeguarding/Child Protection governor

 

Nil

Rev Henry Curran

Foundation

Ex-officio

19.07.2021-

Full Governing Body Ethos committee

 

SMSC in the school development plan 

 

Priest in Charge of the Moreton Vale Benefice

Parent of a child at the school

Director Africa Inland Mission International

Jennifer Walker

(Head Teacher)

Head Teacher

(Ex-officio) 

Accounting Officer

01.09.2019 -

Full Governing Body

 Strategy committee

Reopening committee

Attends Finance & Audit committee and

Ethos committee 

N/A

Nil

Suzanna Berry

Co-opted

Resigned 8/11/21

04.06.19 -

03.06.23

Full Governing Body

 Strategy committee

Reopening committee

(chair)

Leadership & Management section in the SDP

Self-employed School Resource Manager

Interim School Business Manager

Trustee at Denmark Road High School

Sarah Rowland

Foundation Appointed

16.09.20-31.08.24

Full Governing Body

A section of the school development plan 

Nil

Reuben Chorley

Foundation

Appointed Resigned 7/11/21

25.06.15-31.03.23

Full Governing Body

A section of the school development plan 

Parent of a child at the school

Orville Wade

Foundation 

Appointed

01.06.19 - 31.05.23

Full Governing Body

Strategy committee

Finance and Audit committee

Science/Quality of Education on the school development plan

Parent of children at the school

Member of Institute of Engineering and Technology

Fiona Loomes

Foundation

Appointed

25.06.15 - 30.11.22

Full Governing Body

Ethos Committee (Chair)

Strategy committee

English/Quality of Education in the school development plan

Nil

Neil Sullivan

Foundation

Appointed

01.09.14-31.12.21

Full Governing Body

Finance & Audit Committee (chair)

Strategy committee

Behaviour & Attitudes section in the school development plan

 

Director Quality Control Solutions Ltd

Wife is Trustee of Moreton Charity

Mark Dixon

Parent

Elected

02.07.2021-    01.07.2025

Full Governing Body

Finance &Audit committee

Quality of Early Years education in section of the school development plan   

Pilot at British Airways

Parent of children at the school

Timothy Brazil

Parent

Elected

27.10.14 - 02.11.22

Full Governing Body

Strategy committee (chair)

Special Educational Needs, Pupil Premium,

Academically More Able governor

Claims Consultant Veterinary Defence Society Ltd

Director of Equine Medicine on the Move Ltd

Michael Palij

Parent

Elected

24.04.19 -

23.04.23

Full Governing Body

Finance committee

Leadership & Management in the school development plan

Parent of children at the school

Director Winetraders (UK) Ltd and Pure Distilled Spirit Co Ltd

Member of Institute of Masters of Wine

Ana Whitworth

Staff

Elected

1.09.14 - 15.11.24

Full Governing Body

Ethos Committee

Looked After Children

governor

Personal Development in SDP 

 

Trustee of Moreton Charity 

Robin Whitworth

Foundation appointed

4.05.2021-

03.05.25

  Full Governing Body

Ethos committee

Maths in Quality of Education in SDP 

Health and Safety Governor

Nil  
2 vacancies 

Foundation

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governors who resigned in the academic year 2020/2021

 

Elizabeth Hardwick

Foundation

Appointed

1.1.19-9.9.20

Full Governing BodyA section of the SDPNil

Richard Harding

Parent Elected

3.11.18 -

29.11.2020 

Full Governing BodyMaths in Quality of Education in SDPNil

Victoria Jones

 

Co-opted02.11.14- 20.01.2021Full Governing BodyPersonal development in SDP

Employed by Lord Dulverton

Trustee of Warneford Educational Trust

Staff with Financial Responsibility

 

Elizabeth Brazier

School Business Manager

Resigned 31.8.21

 

17.11.2014 - 31.8.2021

 

Attended Finance & Audit committee

NA

Nil

Suzanna BerryInterim School Business Manager01.09.2021Attended Finance & Audit committeeNA

Self-employed SRMA

Interim School Business Manager

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 2020/2021

 

GovernorMeetings AttendedOut of a possible
Yvonne Webster (Foundation) Chair66
Robert Jones ( Foundation) Vice Chair 46
Rev Henry Curran (Ex-officio, Foundation) since 19.7.2100
Neil Sullivan (Foundation)66
Fiona Loomes (Foundation)46
Sarah Rowland (Foundation) appointed16.9.2035
Reuben Chorley (Foundation) resigned 7/11/2106
Robin Whitworth (Foundation) appointed4.5.2122
Elizabeth Hardwick (Foundation) resigned 7/9/2000
Orville Wade (Foundation) 66
Timothy Brazil (Parent)66
Richard Harding (Parent) resigned29.11.2002
Michael Palij (Parent) 66
Jennifer Walker (Head Teacher)66
Ana Whitworth (Staff)56
Victoria Jones (Co-opted) resigned 20/1/2102
Suzanna Berry (Co-opted) resigned 8/11/2166

Mark Dixon (parent) elected 2.7.21

11

 

Attendance at Finance and Audit Committee meetings 2020/2021

 

GovernorMeetings attendedOut of a possible
Neil Sullivan (Chair)55
Yvonne Webster55
Suzanna Berry55
In Attendance  
Elizabeth Brazier (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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