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 Development 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.

How much time is needed to be a governor?

You can view the Governors_Handbook as a .pdf file
(from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications as of 24/3/2015)

Governor Information (Correct as of 18/11/16)

NameCommitteesCategory
of
Governor
Appointed byTerm EndRelevant Business
Interest
Governor
at
Other
Schools
Relationship
with
Other
Governors
or
Staff
Chris BakerPersonnel & CurriculumCo-optedGoverning BodyNov 2017Member of StaffNoneNone
Christine BullockPersonnel & CurriculumStaffElectedNov 2019Member of StaffNoneNone
Chris ConradPersonnel & CurriculumParentElectedSept 2019Director of Acumen Life Solutions LtdNoneNone
Adrian Dodman
Vice Chair
Finance & General Purposes
(Vice Chair)
Personnel & Curriculum
Health & Safety
ParentElectedJan 2019NoneNoneNone
Caroline EntwistleFinance & General Purposes
Clerk to P&C
Co-optedGoverning BodyMay 2017Member of StaffNoneNone
Richard GlassFinance & General PurposesParentElectedMarch 2017NoneNoneNone
Joanne Hardwick
HEADTEACHER
Finance & General Purposes, H&S, Personnel & CurriculumHeadMember of StaffNoneNone
Jenny Knight
CHAIR
Finance & General Purposes, Personnel & CurriculumCo-optedGoverning BodyNov 2020NoneNoneNone
Tamsin OlneyPersonnel & Curriculum (Chair)ParentElectedApril 2017NoneNoneNone
Greg WrightFinance & General Purposes (Chair)Co-optedGoverning BodyNov 2017NoneNoneNone
Tracey CrawshawClerk
Former Governors
Christine GilesCo-opted21 July 2016
Composition of Governing Body (14)
5 Parent Governors (1 Vacancy)
1 Headteacher
1 Staff Governor
1 Local Authority Governor  (Vacancy)
6 Co-opted Governors (1 Vacancy)

ATTENDANCE REGISTER 2015 and 2016

F&GP 23/09/15P&C 30/09/15P&C 03/11/15FGB 11/11/15F&GP 25/11/15P&C 02/02/16FGP 11/02/16F&GP 15/03/16FGB 03/03/16P&C 22/3/16F&GP 03/05/16FGB 03/05/16P&C 24/05/16P&C 21/06/16FGB 30/06/16F&GP 30/06/16F&GP 17/10/16P&C 18/10/2016FGB 03/11/2016
Joanne HardwickPPPPPPPPAPPPPPPPPPP
Jenny KnightPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP
Ade DodmanPPPPPPPPPAPPP
Caroline EntwistlePPPPPPAPPPPPPPPAPP
Greg WrightAPAPAAPPPPPP
Richard GlassPAPAAPPPPPP
Chris BakerAPAPPAPAAPPP
Christine Bullock
(appointed 02/12/15)
PPPP
Chris ConradPPPPPPPAAA
Tamsin OlneyAPPPAAPPPPPPA
Christine Giles
(removed 21/07/16)
PPPAANNNN
P= Present
G = Guest
A = Apologies accepted
N = No apologies given and not accepted
FGB = Full Governing Body
T & L = Teaching and Learning Committee
FPP = Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee