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.
If 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 Governing Body as a whole has three core functions:
· holding the headteacher to account for the school’s educational performance
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 September 2020 are:-
|Date of First Appointment||Date re-appointed||Date of end of Term|
|Parent||Mr||Jamie||Cowan||Chair of Finance||01/10/2017||30/09/2021|
|Co-opted||Mrs||Liz||Frost||Chair of Governors||16/09/2015||20/10/2019||15/09/2023|
|Co-opted||Mr||Steve||Kelly||Vice-Chair of Governors||10/07/2017||09/07/2021|
|Staff||Ms||Hannah||(Stokes) Donelan||Term Ended||31/07/2014||30/07/2018|
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)
Mrs Z. Swain (Maths Lead)
Mr N. Reich (Site Manager)
Chair 2019-20: Marie Allison
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.
Chair 2019-20: Jamie Cowan
This Committee focuses on school finances. 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.
Chair 2019-20: Peter Heywood
This Committee focuses on staffing matters and deals with matters relating to the personnel of the school.
Site & Buildings Committee
Chair 2019-20: 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.