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 committees which meet at least once a term. 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 Annette Hurst

Foundation

Diocesan Board of Education

07.03.2019

06.03.2023

Pay

SEN

Mrs Sarah McNamara 

Foundation

Ex-officio

25.03.2019

24.03.2023

Pay Appeals

Finance

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding

EYFS

RE

Dr Alison Taylor

Foundation

Diocesan Board of Education

10.10.2019

09.10.2023

 

HT Performance Management

Complaints

Mrs Elizabeth Millard

Foundation

Diocesan Board of Education

27.09.2019

26.09.2023

 

Pupil Premium

Looked After Children

Mr Mark Clayden

Foundation

Parochial Church Council

10.10.2019

09.10.2023

Finance

Pay

TBC

Mr Andrew Redmond Foundation Diocesan Board of Education 14.02.2020 13.02.2024  

Premises

Health & Safety

Mrs Ruth Santos-Brien

Local Authority

Essex County Council

10.10.2018

9.10.2022

Finance

Wider Curriculum

Medical Support

Link Governor

GDPR

Mrs Davinia Wynne Parent Parent Election 14.02.2020 13.02.2024 Chair of Finance Finance

Mr Andrew Sime

Staff

Staff Election

18.04.2018

17.04.2021

Finance

Computing - Website

Staff Wellbeing Survey

Mrs Lisa Curtis Parent Parent Election 22.01.2021 21.01.2024    
VACANCY Foundation Parochial Church Council        

Mrs Sarah Meares

Head Teacher

Ex-officio

01.09.2019

 

Attends all meetings  

Business Interests Register October 2020

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 Stacey Holden Foundation Parochial Church Council 3.11.2020

Personnel

 

SEND

Sports Premium

Curriculum Assessment

Miss Kelly Hodkinson

 

 

Parent Parent Election 31.12.2020  

Maths

Data

Parent Survey

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 will pass on any emails or letters.

Annual Governance Statements

2020 Governance Statement

2019 Governance Statement

2018 Governance Statement

2017 Governance Statement

2016 Governance Statement