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Meet the Governors

Our School Governing Body

 

Governors are a voluntary body of people who guide and support the strategic direction of the school. They are members of the school team and their contribution to the running of the school is highly valued.

 

School Governing Body

The instrument of government for Abbotts Ann CE Primary School states that the governing body shall consist of:

  • 3 parent governors
  • 2 foundation governors
  • 1 local authority governor
  • 1 staff governor
  • 1 headteacher
  • 3 co-opted governors

 

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • Set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

Nicholas Everett

Chair of Governors

Local Authority Governor

Responsibilities / Committees: School Improvement Committee

Date Appointed: 23.06.2018

Appointed by: GB

Term of Office: 23.06.2018 - 22.06.2022

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in 2020-2021 (FGB and Committee) 100%

 

Susannah Thornely

Foundation Governor - Vice Chair - Development & Training Governor

Responsibilities / Committees: Resources, SEND, DRG, School Improvement

Date Appointed: 12.11.2018

Appointed by: GB / Diocese

Term of Office: 12.11.2018 - 11.11.2022

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in 2020-2021 (FGB and Committee) 100%

 

Claire Vignaux

Headteacher

Responsibilities / Committees: Resources Committee, School Improvement Committee

Date Appointed: 01.09.2020

Appointed by: GB / Ex-Officio

Term of Office: not set

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in 2020-2021 (FGB and Committee) 100%

 

Louise Swift

Staff Governor

Responsibilities / Committees: School Improvement Committee

Date Appointed: 01.09.2017

Appointed by: GB / Staff Vote

Term of Office: 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Staff member

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in 2020-2021 (FGB and Committee) 90%

 

Adrian Cole

Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities / Committees: Resources, DRG

Date Appointed: 23.09.2020

Appointed by: GB

Term of Office: 23.09.2020 - 22.09.2024

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in 2020-2021 (FGB and Committee) 100%

 

 

Paul Johnson

Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities / Committees: Resources

Date Appointed: 23.11.2021

Appointed by: GB

Term of Office: 09.02.2022 - 08.02.2026

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in 2020-2021 (FGB and Committee) 100%

Joanna Lockhart

Parent-Governor

Responsibilities / Committees: School Improvement Committee

Date Appointed: 12.02.2021

Appointed by: GB (No Parent Vote required)

Term of Office: 12.02.2021 - 11.02.2025

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in 2020-2021 (FGB and Committee): 100%

John Butler

Parent Governor

Responsibilities / Committees: School Improvement

Date Appointed: 01.11.2021

Appointed by: GB (No parent vote required)

Term of Office: 01.11.2021 - 31.10.25

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

Meetings attended in 2020-2021 (FGB and Committee) 100%

Foundation Vacancy

Responsibilities / Committees: Full Governing Body Meetings

Date Appointed: 

Appointed by: GB/Diocese

Term of Office: not set

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: 

Governance roles in other educational institutions: 

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

Co-Opted Vacancy

Responsibilities / Committees: Full Governing Body Meetings

Date Appointed: 

Appointed by: GB

Term of Office: not set

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: 

Governance roles in other educational institutions: 

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

Parent Vacancy

Responsibilities / Committees: Full Governing Body Meetings

Date Appointed: 

Appointed by: GB/Parental vote

Term of Office: not set

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: 

Governance roles in other educational institutions: 

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

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