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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.

 

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 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 September 2020 are:-

 

Governor Type

Title

Forename

Surname

Position

Date of First Appointment Date re-appointed Date of end of Term
LA Ms Janet Marsh   01/09/1993 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
Head Miss Sara Wilkes Head N/A N/A N/A
Parent Mr Jamie Cowan Chair of Finance 01/10/2017   30/09/2021
Parent Mr Richard Osborne   20/10/2017   19/10/2021
Co-opted Mr Peter Heywood Chair Personnel 20/09/2012 29/04/2015 18/04/2023
Co-opted Mrs Liz Frost Chair of Governors 16/09/2015 20/10/2019 15/09/2023
Co-opted Mr David Parkinson   18/03/2020   17/03/2024
Co-opted Mrs Sofia Ali   08/07/2020   07/07/2024
Co-opted Mr Steve Kelly Vice-Chair of Governors 10/07/2017   09/07/2021
Chair S&B
Staff Mr Chris Butler   20/03/2018   19/03/2022
Parent Ms Susanne Allso   07/10/2019   06/10/2023
Parent Ms Sabrina Hussain   21/10/2019   20/10/2023
Co-opted Mrs Marie Allison

Resigned

08/07/2020

25/11/2015

 

11/12/2019 08/07/2020
Co-opted Ms Louise Davies

Resigned

08/07/2020

12/12/2018   08/07/2020
Parent Mr Habib Farazmand Resigned
14/12/2019
07/10/2019   14/12/2019
Co-opted                    Mr Shamsul Zaman Resigned
15/01/2020
21/09/2016   15/01/2020
Co-opted Ms Lucy Nisbett Resigned
24/11/2019
25/11/2015   24/11/2019

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)

 

The Committees

 

Curriculum Committee

Chair 2020-21: TBC (Vice-Chair Liz Frost)

 

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 2020-21: 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.

 

Personnel Committee

Chair 2020-21: Peter Heywood

 

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

 

Site & Buildings Committee

Chair 2020-21: 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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