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The Governing Body

Governors are the biggest group of voluntary workers in the UK. The role of this Governing Board is to ensure that children who attend our schools receive a great all-round education in an environment which is suitable for this purpose. All members of the school community work hard to ensure all children reach their full potential, are equipped for the next step in their education journey and become good citizens.

The Governing Board has three core functions as set out in the Department for Education (DfE) Governance Handbook:

1. ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

2. holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils and the performance management of staff

3. overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

A new joint Governing Body was created on 4th January 2021. There are 17 governors in total in the following categories:

  1. Two parent governors;
  2. One Local Authority governor;
  3. One staff governor;
  4. Two Headteachers;
  5. Eleven co-opted governors;
Category GIAS Category Name Start of Term End of Term  
ParentElected by parentsAntoinette Stewart  
ParentElected by parentsCerys Townsend  
Local AuthorityNominated by LA and appointed by GBSam Meneely9/2/2021 8/2/2025
StaffElected by staffGill Kingston3/1/20232/1/2027
Headteacher BHSEx-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principalKathryn Stephenson4/1/2021Ex-officio
Headteacher KJSEx-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principalClare Martin4/1/2021Ex-officio
Co-optedAppointed by GBMalcolm Dawson (Chair)4/1/20213/1/2025
Co-optedAppointed by GBPat Dunnill4/1/20213/1/2025
Co-optedAppointed by GBAndrew Town4/1/20213/1/2025
Co-optedAppointed by GBIan Yapp4/1/20213/1/2025
Co-optedAppointed by GBBrian Horner4/1/20213/1/2025
Co-optedAppointed by GB Sarah Tabor4/1/20213/1/2025

Parent and staff governors are elected from a combined constituency of both schools.

It is important that the schools and their communities are represented, and the ability to co-opt governors ensures that fair representation and the required mix of skills are possible.

Lead Governors

Governors have taken on responsibilities for key areas of the oversight of the school:

Health & Safety/PremisesPat Dunnill, Brian Horner
SENAndy Town
Pupil Premium/Looked After ChildrenTBC
Safeguarding/Child ProtectionSam Meneely
Curriculum (three in total to cover both schools with specialist areas to be identified in due course with the Headteachers)Ian Yapp, TBC

If you would like to contact the Governors, please email Clerk to Governors

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