Governing Body

The Governors are responsible for the conduct of the school, and for promoting high standards. We aim to ensure that your children are attending a successful school which supports their wellbeing and provides them with a good education. We set the strategic direction of the school, we challenge and support by monitoring, reviewing and evaluating and we ensure accountability by working with the Headteacher regarding the school’s performance.

The main work of the Governing Body is carried out through three main committees: Finance & Premises, Pupil and Curriculum and Personnel. The Full Governing Body meets once per term as do each of the Committees. During these meetings the many policies which relate to all aspects of the life and work of the school are discussed and agreed. We also discuss, approve and monitor the School Development Plan - the ‘working document’ which tells us what is happening now and sets out our plans for the future. The Headteacher keeps us very well informed about all aspects of school life. We also visit the school on a regular basis.

The Governing Body is responsible for the appointment and performance management of the Headteacher who, in turn, is responsible for the implementation of the policies and the day to day running of the school, including managing all the staff.

Governing Body Membership

Name

Category

Appointed by

Term of Office starts

Term of Office ends

Committee Positions of Responsibility

Mrs Stacey Holden

Foundation

Parochial Church Council

10.10.2019

9.10.2023

 

SEND

Curriculum

Assessment

Sports Premium

Mrs Annette Hurst

Foundation

Diocesan Board of Education

7.3.2019

6.3.2023

 

SEND

PSHE/Citizenship

RE

Mrs Sarah McNamara 

Foundation

Ex-officio

25.3.2019

24.03.2023

Finance

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding

PSHE/Citizenship

RE

HT Performance Management

Dr Alison Taylor

Foundation

Diocesan Board of Education

10.10.2019

09.10.2023

 

Personnel Matters

HT Performance Management

Complaints

Mrs Elizabeth Millard

Foundation

Diocesan Board of Education

27.09.2019

26.09.2023

 

Pupil Premium

Looked After Children

Curriculum

Assessment

Miss Kelly Hodkinson

Parent

Parent Election

11.7.2018

10.7.2021

 

Curriculum

Assessment

HT Performance Management

Mr Mark Clayden

Foundation

Parochial Church Council

10.10.2019

09.10.2023

Finance

Data Protection

Health & Safety

Mrs Ruth Santos-Brien

Local Authority

Essex County Council

10.10.2018

9.10.2022

Finance

Attendance (including Absence and Exclusions)

Behaviour

Bullying (including Homophobic, Racist and Gender incidents)

Medical Needs

Mr Andrew Sime

Staff

Staff Election

18.4.2018

17.04.2021

Finance

Website

Staff Wellbeing

Mrs Sarah Meares

Head Teacher

Ex-officio

1.9.2019

 

   

Business Interests Register 

Vacancies

There is currently a vacancy awaiting the appointment of a new Vicar for Terling. Sarah McNamara is covering the role in the interim.

Former Members of the Governing Body

Name

Category

Appointed by

Term of Office Ended

Committee membership

Positions of Responsibility

Mrs Claire Franklin Foundation Diocesan Board of Education September 2019

Pupil and Curriculum

Personnel

Pay

Finance and Premises

Chair of Governors

Spelling/Most able

Ms Sarah Day Foundation Parochial Church Council October 2019 Finance and Premises Pay Pupil Premium/Sport Premium/SEN
Mrs Janice Ovenden Foundation Parochial Church Council September 2020

Pupil and Curriculum (Chair)

Pay

Finance and Premises

Behaviour

Reading

Quality of Teaching

Mrs Jeanne MacWillson Foundation Diocesan Board of Education October 2020

Finance and Premises

Pay (Chair)

Mathematics

Data

Mr Brett O'Donoghue Parent Parent Election June 2021    
Mr Richard Sargeant Foundation Diocesan Board of Education November 2021

Personnel

Pay Appeals

Science

Computing - Website

Contacting Us

Whilst we are very pleased to receive your views and suggestions, any matters regarding your own children or the day to day running of the school must be addressed to the Class Teachers in the first instance. If there are any issues that can’t be resolved please then talk to the Headteacher. If you need to contact us Miss Wright, the Clerk to the Governors, will pass on any emails or letters.

Annual Governance Statements

2019 Governance Statement

2018 Governance Statement

2017 Governance Statement

2016 Governance Statement