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Meet the Governors

 

Sharmans Cross is fortunate to have a team of committed governors that work with the headteacher on the strategic development of the school. The Governing Body is a group of individuals who are elected, nominated or co-opted from key stakeholder groups; parents, staff, the Local Authority, and the local community. The responsibilities of the Governing Body and its various committees are outlined below on this page.

 

Our Chair of Governors is Liz Frost.

Our Vice-Chair of Governors is Steve Kelly.

 

  1. you are interested in becoming a governor, please contact the headteacher or look out for vacancies displayed in the newsletter. Click on the star-links at the bottom of this page to find out more about our Governing Body and its work.

The Full Governing Body (FGB) usually meets twice each school term, and there are also four smaller Committees which have specific responsibilities, and report back to the FGB. These Committees normally meet at least once per term and have clear Terms of Reference.

 

  • The Curriculum Committee
  • The Finance Committee
  • The Site and Buildings Committee
  • The Personnel Committee

 

The Governing Body as a whole has three core functions:

  • setting the vision for the school

· holding the headteacher to account for the school’s educational performance

  • ensuring the school's money is well spent

 

The Governing Body

 

The membership of the Governing Body is stipulated in a legal document, the Instrument of Government.

This states that 'The Board of Governors of Sharmans Cross Junior School shall consist of:

6 Parent Governors (elected by a ballot of parents)

The Headteacher (ex officio)

1 Staff Governor (elected by a ballot of school staff)

1 Local Authority Governor (nominated by the Local Authority)

9 Co-opted Governors (nominated and elected by the Board)

 

Governors are normally elected for a four year term initially, although this can be renewed.

The Members of the Board from August 2018 are:-

 

Governor Type

Title

Forename

Surname

Position

Date of First Appointment

Date re-appointed

Date of end of Term

LA

Mrs

Janet

Marsh

Chair Finance

01/09/1993

01/09/2017

31/08/2021

Head

Miss

Sara

Wilkes

Head

N/A

N/A

N/A

Parent

Mrs

Andrea

Levine

Chair Curriculum

27/09/2012

20/11/2016

19/11/2020

Parent

Mr

Jamie

Cowan

 

01/10/2017

 

30/09/2021

Parent

Mr

Michael

Glynn

 

20/10/2017

 

19/10/2021

Parent

Mr

Richard

Osborne

 

20/10/2017

 

19/10/2021

Co-opted

Mr

Peter

Heywood

Chair Personnel

20/09/2012

29/04/2015

18/04/2019

Co-opted

Mrs

Liz

Frost

Chair of Governors

16/09/2015

 

15/09/2019

Co-opted

Mrs

Marie

Allison

 

25/11/2015

 

24/11/2019

Co-opted

Ms

Lucy

Nisbett

 

25/11/2015

 

24/11/2019

Co-opted

Mr

Shamsul

Zaman

 

21/09/2016

 

20/09/2020

Co-opted

Mr

Steve

Kelly

Vice-Chair of Governors
Chair S&B

10/07/2017

 

09/07/2021

Co-opted

Mrs

Gayle

Wattrus

 

01/10/2017

 

30/09/2021

Staff

Mr

Chris

Butler

 

20/03/2018

 

19/02/2022

Parent

 

VACANCY

 

 

 

 

 

Parent

 

VACANCY

 

 

 

 

 

Co-Opted

 

VACANCY

 

 

 

 

 

Co-Opted

 

VACANCY

 

 

 

 

 

Staff

Ms

Hannah

(Stokes) Donelan

Term Ended

31/07/2014

 

30/07/2018

Parent

Ms

Biro

Dhillon

Resigned 24/01/2018

25/09/2013

04/10/2017

24/10/2018

Parent

Mr

Neil

Watts

Resigned 12/12/2017

20/10/2017

 

12/12/2017

Co-Opted

Ms

Sharanjit

Desai

Resigned 20/03/2018

04/10/2017

 

20/03/2018

Co-opted

Mrs

Valdip

Chohan

Resigned 27/08/2018

12/12/2017

 

27/08/2018

There are also a number of Associates to the Board who are members of staff with particular and relevant responsibilities who contribute to meetings.  Associate Members do not have voting rights on the Board or any Committees.

 

Associate members are:

Mrs J. Ferguson (Deputy Head)

Mrs C. Edwards (Bursar)

Miss T. Boon (Literacy Lead)

Miss Z. Jeffries (Maths Lead)

Mr N. Reich (Site Manager)

 

The Committees

 

Curriculum Committee

Chair 2017-18: Andrea Levine

 

The Curriculum Committee deals with pupil learning and progress. This includes having oversight of the overall curriculum offer, the attainment and progress of our pupils, and all curriculum related policies.

 

Finance Committee

Chair 2017-18: Janet Marsh

 

This Committee focuses on school finances and staffing matters. Its main role is to ensure that the school spends its money wisely, and gets best value. The staffing budget is by far, in every school, the largest budget heading.

 

Personnel Committee

Chair 2017-18: Peter Heywood

This Committee focuses on staffing matters and deals with matters relating to the personnel of the school.

 

Site & Buildings Committee

 

Chair 2017-18: Steve Kelly

This Committee deals with all aspects of the school's physical facilities, including building and site maintenance and improvement issues, health and safety, and site security matters.

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