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Coxheath Primary School

Governors

Coxheath Primary School Governing Body

In all schools, day to day management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher but the Governing Body is responsible for overseeing all aspects of school life and has 3 statutory responsibilities:

  • Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;

  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and

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

We work closely with the Executive Headteacher and Head of School to achieve our shared Vision of securing outstanding educational provision which gives every child at the school the best possible start in life.

We are appointed or elected in a number of different governor categories, representing the various groups with an interest in the school. We bring different skills and experience to the Governing Body (co-opted governors are appointed specifically for the skills they offer) and share a keen interest in the education of the children at Coxheath and an enthusiasm to help achieve the school’s Vision.

Information current at February 2018.

Further information, including other declared interests can be found in the attachment at the bottom of this page called 'Coxheath Governor Information'.

Our governors are:



Current Governing Body

 

Name

Category

Monitoring

Area

Date of appointment/ period of office starts on

Term of Office ends on

Business

Interests

Jane

Andrew

LA

Governor

Leadership & Management /  Pay Review

21/03/2013

21/11/2017

None

Jenny

Gilbert

Co-opted

Behaviour & Safeguarding, SEN and Pay Review

07/07/2008

02/06/2018

None

Sophie

Grimley

Staff

Pupil Outcomes

20/01/2017

19/01/2021

None

Hayley

Hill

Co-opted

 

Quality of Teaching, Learning & Assessment

08/02/2018

07/02/2022

Staff member at West Borough CPS

David

Jones

(Rev)

Co-opted

Behaviour & Safeguarding  / Quality of Teaching, Learning & Assessment

12/06/2014

11/06/2018

None

Steven

Knowles

Co-opted

(Chair)

Pupil Outcomes /  Leadership & Management

20/11/2014

19/11/2018

Chair of Governors at Maplesden Noakes

Charlotte

Long

Co-opted

(Vice Chair)

Quality of Teaching, Learning & Assessment

02/10/2014

01/10/2018

None

Jane

Ritchie

Co-opted

SEN & Safeguarding

12/02/2015

11/02/2019

None

Darren

Webb

Executive

Headteacher

N/A

18/04/2017

 TBC

None

Vacancy

Co-opted

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

Parent

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

Parent

 

 

 

 

 

Governors who have resigned in the last year

Forename

Surname

Category

Date of appointment/ term of Office starts

Date of resignation

Business Interest

Caroline

Robinson

Headteacher

 

16/04/2017

None

Vanessa (Agnes) Hart Parent 15/11/2016 08/01/2018 None
Kate Wyper Co-Opted 09/02/2012 17/05/2018 None

There are several models to guide Governing Body organisation and we have adopted the following way of working:

The Full Governing Body meets 6 times a year (once per old term plus a meeting specifically to discuss and approve the school budget) to receive and discuss reports and ask questions of the Headteacher, senior staff and fellow governors. Minutes of these meetings, minus any confidential discussions, are published on the governor page of the school website.

In addition to attending meetings, all governors make regular monitoring visits to the school to meet staff and children and check progress against the school’s plans, and we also attend events and celebrations at the school.

We are always keen to hear from parents, carers and others interested in the progress of the school or perhaps interested in joining the Governing Body. If you would like to contact the Governors for any reason, or would like more information on how we manage Governing Body business, please write to us at the school (address your envelope to the “Clerk to the Governing Body”).