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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 through 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 2020/2021

 

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 Members 06.04.2020

                     Nil

Yvonne Webster

Chair of Governors

19.09.2017

 

Nil

 

Governors of St David’s C of E Primary School 2020/2021

 

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)

Nil

Incumbent

St David's Church

Foundation 

Ex-officio

vacant

 

 

 

Robert Jones

(Vice-Chair)

Foundation

Appointed

01.02.17 - 01.01.2024

Full Governing Body Strategy committee (Chair)

Safeguarding/Child Protection governor

Behaviour & Attitudes in SDP

Nil

Jennifer Walker

(Head Teacher)

 

Head Teacher

(Ex-officio) 

01.09.2019

Full Governing Body

 Strategy committee

Reopening committee

Attends Finance & Audit committee and

Ethos committee 

N/A

Nil

Suzanna Berry

Co-opted

04.06.19 -

03.06.23

Full Governing Body

 Strategy committee

Finance & Audit committee

Reopening committee

(chair)

Leadership & Management section in the SDP

Self-employed School Resource Manager

Elizabeth Hardwick

Foundation

Appointed

(Resigned  9. 9. 2020)

01.01.19 - 9.9.2020

Full Governing Body

A section of the school development plan  

Parent of a child at the school

Reuben Chorley

Foundation

Appointed

25.06.15-31.03.23

Full Governing Body

A section of the school development plan 

Parent of a child at the school

Victoria Jones

 

Co-opted

(Resigned 20.01.2021)

02.11.14 - 20.01.2021

Full Governing Body

Personal Development in SDP                        School Expansion team

 

Employed by Lord Dulverton,

Trustee of Warneford Educational Trust

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

 

Nil

Patricia Owen

Foundation

Appointed 

(Resigned  20.12.19)

01.12.14 - 20.12.19

Full Governing Body

Ethos committee

SMSC section of the school development plan 

Nil

Richard Harding

Parent

Elected

(Resigned 29.11.20)

03.11.18-

29.11.20

Full Governing Body

Maths/Quality of Education in the school development plan  

Parent of child at the

 school

Timothy Brazil

Parent

Elected

27.10.14 - 02.11.22

Full Governing Body

Strategy committee

Special Educational Needs and

Academically More Able governor

Nil

Michael Palij

Parent

Elected

24.04.19 -

23.04.23

Full Governing Body

Leadership & Management in the school development plan

Parent of children at the school

Orville Wade

Foundation 

Appointed

01.06.19 - 31.05.23

Full Governing Body

Science/Quality of Education on the school development plan

Parent of children at the school

Ana Whitworth

Staff

Elected

1.09.14 - 15.11.24

Full Governing Body

Ethos Committee

Looked After Children

governor

 

Trustee of Moreton Charity

 

Sarah Rowland

Foundation Appointed

16.09.20-31.08.24

Full Governing Body

 

Health and Safety Governor

Nil

Matthew Dixon Foundation appointed     Full Governing Body           Nil
vacancy

 

Foundation

 

       

 

 

 

Governors who resigned in the academic year 2019/2020

 

Stephen Wookey

Foundation

(Ex-officio)

resigned 17.7.2020

Resigned 17.7.2020

Full Governing Body

Ethos committee

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) section of School Development Plan (SDP)

Trustee of Moreton Charity, Trustee of Edith Mann Trust, Trustee of Warneford Educational Trust, 

 spouse works at the school,

Governor of Longborough School

Charlotte Yeates

Foundation 

Appointed

 24.06.2015

resigned 14.1.2020

Full governing body Health and Safety Governor Nil

Patricia Owen

Foundation 

appointed

1.12.2014 

resigned 20.12.2019

Full Governing Body

Ethos committee

SMSC section of SDP Nil

 

 

 

     

 

         

 

         

Staff with Financial Responsibility

 

Elizabeth Brazier

School Business Manager

 

17.11.2014

 

Finance & Audit committee

NA

Nil

Claire Kinch

Finance Officer

 

01.09.2015

 

Nil

NA

Nil

 

Attendance at Full Board meetings Academic year 2019/2020

 

Governor Meetings Attended Out of a possible
Yvonne Webster (Foundation) Chair 6 6
Robert Jones ( Foundation) Vice Chair 5 6
Rev Stephen Wookey (ex-officio) resigned 17.07.2020 4 6
Neil Sullivan (Foundation) 5 6
Fiona Loomes (Foundation) 6 6
Patricia Owen (Foundation) resigned 20.12.2019 2 2
Reuben Chorley (Foundation) 4 6
Charlotte Yeates (Foundation) resigned 14.01.2020 1 2
Elizabeth Hardwick (Foundation)  2 6
Orville Wade (Foundation)  3 6
Timothy Brazil (Parent) 6 6
Richard Harding (Parent)  3 6
Michael Palij (Parent)  4 6
Jennifer Walker (Head Teacher) 6 6
Ana Whitworth (Staff) 4 6
Victoria Jones (Co-opted)  2 6
Suzanna Berry (Co-opted)  2 6

 

   

 

   
     
     
     

 

Attendance at Finance and Audit Committee meetings 2019/2020

 

Governor Meetings attended Out of a possible
Neil Sullivan (Chair) 5 6
Yvonne Webster 6 6
Suzanna Berry 6 6
In Attendance    
Elizabeth Brazier (SBM) 6 6

Jennifer Walker (HT)

5 6

 

 

 

 

        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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