Governors

The Governing Body is a group of volunteers who work with the head and the staff of the school to ensure that all our children and young people receive the best possible learning experience.  The three key roles are to:

  • provide strategic direction for the school
  • work with the headteacher to raise standards and promote the safeguarding and well being of students
  • ensure accountability.

Governors are not expected to make day to day decisions about the running of the school, this is the job of the headteacher.  Neither do they need specialist skills, just the ability to listen, think through new ideas and decide what is best for the school.  They do need to be able to work as a team and to be able to commit to regular attendance at meetings as well as giving some time to preparing for meetings.

Governors at Samuel Pepys meet as full governing body once each term.  There is an extra meeting in May each year to approve the School Improvement Plan and the Budget.  Each governor is a member of one of two committees: Personnel and Curriculum or Finance and General Purposes.  These each meet once each half term and specific responsibilities are delegated to each by the full governing body.

Click here to download the DfE Governance_Handbook as a pdf
(from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications as of 01/2017)

Click here to download the Local Authority Governor Guidance Notes as a pdf
(Produced by School Governance Team, Cambridgeshire County Council 09/2017)

Governor Information (Correct as of 04/06/2018)

NameCommitteesCategory
of
Governor
Appointed byTerm EndRelevant Business
Interest
Governor
at
Other
Schools
Relationship
with
Other
Governors
or
Staff
Chris BakerPersonnel & CurriculumCo-optedGoverning Body21/07/2018Member of StaffNoneNone
Christine BullockPersonnel & CurriculumStaffElected01/12/2019Member of StaffNoneNone
ChrisPersonnel & CurriculumParentElected30/09/2019NoneNoneNone
Andy DawsonFinance & General PurposesParentElected16/11/2021NoneNoneNone
Adrian Dodman
Vice Chair
Finance & General Purposes
(Chair)
Personnel & Curriculum
Health & Safety
ParentElected29/12/2018NoneNoneNone
Richard GlassFinance & General Purposes
(Vice-chair)
ParentElected03/05/2021NoneNoneNone
Joanne Hardwick
HEADTEACHER
Finance & General Purposes, H&S, Personnel & CurriculumHeadn/an/aMember of StaffNoneNone
Jenny Knight
CHAIR
Finance & General Purposes, Personnel & CurriculumCo-optedGoverning Body02/11/2020NoneNoneNone
Anne McCormickPersonnel & CurriculumCo-optedGoverning Body07/02/2022Director of
Educational
Consultancy
NoneNone
Tamsin OlneyPersonnel & Curriculum (Chair)ParentElected28/02/2021NoneNoneNone
Mary ReadFinance & General PurposesLALocal Authority24/01/2022OT consultant
to school
NoneNone
Tracey CrawshawClerk
Former Governors
Caroline Entwistle
Resigned 21/07/17
Finance & General Purposes, Clerk to the P&CCo-optedGoverning Body31st July 2017Member of StaffNoneNone
Greg Wright
Resigned 26/02/18
Finance & General Purposes (Chair)Co-optedGoverning BodyNov 2017NoneNoneNone
Composition of Governing Body (14)
5 Parent Governors (1 Vacancy)
1 Headteacher
1 Staff Governor
1 Local Authority Governor
6 Co-opted Governors (2 Vacancies)

 

Click here  to download the September 2017 to April 2018 governor attendance register.