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Welcome to our Governors’ section.  This is where we will post any relevant news and information for parents from our Governors.

 

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher.

Governing bodies make decisions which are in the best interests of the children.

 

These are the people who volunteer as governors at Standhill infants' School:

 

Name & Category of Governor

Term of Office

Committee Commitment

Roles and Responsibilities

Attendance for Last Academic Year 19/20

Attendance for This Academic Year 20/21

Suzanne Britten

Co-opted Governor

16/6/2021 to 15/06/2025

 

 

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Jackie Bucknall

Co-opted Governor

17/3/2020 to 16/3/2024 (first appointed on 17/3/2016)

S R Committee

Vice Chair

Chair SR

Full: 3/3

S R: 3/3

Full: 3/3

SR: 2/2

Joy Clarke

Staff Governor

5/12/2017 to 4/12/2021 (first appointed on 5/12/2001)

F & G P Committee

S R Committee

Safeguarding

SEND

Full: 3/3

F & G P: 3/3

S R: 3/3

Full: 3/3

F & G P: 3/3

S R: 2/2

Emma Croghan

Parent Governor

19/05/2021 to 18/05/2025

 

 

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Sara Flint

Parent Governor

17/10/2018 to 16/10/2022

F & G P Committee

Chair

Training

Full:  2/3

F & G P: 3/3

Full:  2/3

F & G P: 3/3

Sarah Ghattaora

Head Teacher

1/9/2015

All Committees

Curriculum

CPD

Full: 3/3

F & G P: 3/3

S R: 3/3

Full: 3/3

F & G P: 3/3

S R: 2/2

Terry Morley

Local Authority Governor

13/3/2019 to 12/3/2023

F & G P Committee

HT Appraisal

Pay Committee

Chair F & G P

Full: 2/3

F & G P: 3/3

Full: 2/3

F & G P: 3/3

Nicola Scott

Co-opted Governor

11/3/2020 to 10/3/2024

S R Committee

 

Full: 2/2

S R: 1/1

Full: 3/3

S R: 2/2

Amanda Wheldon

Parent Governor

6/12/2019 to 5/12/2023

F & G P Committee

 

Full: 2/2

F & G P: 1/1

Full: 3/3

F & G P: 3/3

Connor Worrall

Co-opted Governor

8/11/2018 to 7/11/2022

 S R Committee

H & S

Full: 3/3

S R: 3/3

Full: 3/3

S R: 2/2

 

Full = Full Governor Meeting; F & G P = Finance and General Purposes Committee; SR = School Review.

 

All governors are linked to priority areas on the school improvement plan.

 

Governor Pecuniary and Business Interests

No Governors have declared a financial or business interest that would conflict with their roles and responsibilities. This is part of each Governor meeting in order that Governors may state any conflict of interest in relation to the proposed agenda and withdraw if necessary.

 

No Governor has identified that they are involved with the governance of any other educational establishment.

 

 

If you need to speak to a Standhill School governor about anything to do with the school, your child, their teaching or if you have any concerns, the parent governors are often at the school gates at the start and end of the day. Other governors are often in school helping out and visiting to see how everything is going. Here's what we look like so you can spot us!

 

Mrs Clarke - staff governor


Mrs Bucknall - vice chair co-opted governor

 

Mr Morley - LA governor 

 

Mrs Ghattaora - headteacher

 

Mr C Worrall - co-opted governor

 

 

Miss S Flint - Chair - parent governor

 

 

Mrs Wheldon - parent governor

 

Miss Scott - co-opted governor

 

Mrs E Croghan - parent governor

 

Mrs S Britten - co-opted governor

 

If you'd rather write, please either drop a letter or email to Miss Flint, c/o the school, or leave a message with school and ask for a governor to call you back.

 


The governing body is responsible for the conduct of its school, and must promote high standards of educational achievement at the school.

 

It is the school’s accountable body and as such:

 

• provides a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework. It appoints and performance manages the headteacher, agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes setting statutory targets with supporting budgets and staffing structures;

 

• monitors and evaluates the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the headteacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the effectiveness of the school improvement strategy;

 

• signs off the self evaluation process and responds to school improvement service and Ofsted reports as necessary. In addition it holds the headteacher to account for the performance of the school and ensures that parents are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate, with information to the community being made available as required.

 

Who can become a school governor? Almost anyone over 18 years of age can become a governor. There are no particular qualifications or requirements, other than a willingness to give time to the role and a capacity for working with other people.

 

There are different types of school with different categories of governor.

 

The types of state schools in England are: community voluntary controlled voluntary aided foundation trust – a type of foundation school academies, free Schools and City Technology Colleges – independent state funded schools.

 

There are also different categories of governor: parent staff foundation partnership local authority co-opted.

 

The type of governor you will become depends on your situation; however all governors have the same roles and responsibilities once part of the governing board.

 

How do I become a governor? If you think you have what it takes to be a school governor there are a number of ways of finding schools that have vacancies.

 

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