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The Governors of St. Stephen’s Infant School warmly welcome you into our thriving school community. St. Stephen’s Infant School is a very special place, and we, as governors, are very proud to be part of a team which strives to maintain it as a widely recognised centre of excellence.

St. Stephen’s Infant School Governing Body work under the 2012 model of governance with a circle model approach to monitoring, ensuring standards are high, moving the school forward through challenge and support.

 

Co-opted Governors are members of the local community who with the other Governors have a particular skill set to ensure the effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school.  Governor Body performance is assessed by Ofsted. 

 

The Governing Body core functions are to:

  1. Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school;
  2. Hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure money is well spent. 

The Governing Body of ST STEPHENS INFANT SCHOOL

Reconstitution agreed 11/05/2016 to increase Co-opted to 6 members

New Instrument of Governance dated 20/06/16

Name/Office & Business Interests

Term of Office Completion Date

Responsibilities

PARENT GOVERNORS (2) appointed for 3 years by parents of children on the school roll

Rev Peter Ould

(ends 17/01/20)

Health & Safety

Pupil Outcomes

 

 

 

 

LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNOR (1) LA nominated, appointed by the Governing Body

Mr Ben MacPhee

Chair (04/07/18 - 2020)

MD Christ Church Student Union

Staff member at CCCU

(ends 21/11/21)

Strategy Group

HT Performance Management

Leadership & Management

Safeguarding

Finance

HEADTEACHER (Executive Interim Head & Head of School) voting rights x 1

Mr Dean Jones

 

N/A

Strategy Group

Mrs Alice Edgington

Spouse employed Architectural Services Company

N/A

Strategy Group

STAFF GOVERNOR appointed by employees of the school

Miss Emma Gold

 

(ends 17/01/21)

EYFS

CO-OPTED GOVERNORS (6) appointed by the Governing Body following a skills analysis

Mr Matthew Drinkwater

Parent of child on roll

(ends 05/12/21)

Health & Safety

Pupil Outcomes

Teaching & Learning

Ms Kimberley Foulkes

Employed Kreston Reeves LLP

(ends 10/05/20)

Finance

Safeguarding

Dr Agnieszka Gordon

Vice Chair (04/07/18 – 2020)

Director of Translation Co.

HT of Polish Primary School

Chair of Riverside Children’s Centre

(ends 06/10/19)

 

Strategy Group

SEND & Pupil Premium

HT Performance Management

Leadership & Management

Mr Richard Hover

Vice-Chair of Governors at Chartham Primary School

(ends 17/10/21)

Strategy Group

Training & Development

Executive HT Performance

Teaching & Learning

Vacant

 

 

Vacant

 

 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS appointed by the Governing Body for a specific project

 

 

 

SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM welcomed at all meetings

Assistant Head, Inclusion & Safeguarding

Miss Danielle Whiteing

Teaching & Learning

Miss Lizzie Clark

CLERK TO GOVERNORS provided via Local Authority Service Level Agreement

Resignations 2017/2018

Mr A Khan (05/01/2018)

Rev. K Maddy (20/03/2018)

End of term of office

Prof. R Rawson (08/11/2018)

MEETING ATTENDANCE RECORD 2017-2018

 

18/10/17

06/12/17

24/01/18

21/03/18

16/05/18

04/07/18

Mr M Drinkwater

 

 

P

Apologies

P

P

Mrs A Edgington

P

P

P

P

P

P

Miss K Foulkes

P

P

P

P

P

P

Miss E Gold

P

P

P

P

Apologies

P

Dr A Gordon

P

Apologies

P

P

P

P

Mr R Hover

P

P

P

P

P

P

Mr A Khan

Apologies

P

 

 

 

 

Mr B MacPhee

P

P

P

P

Apologies

P

Rev K Maddy

P

P

Apologies

 

 

 

Rev P Ould

P

P

P

P

P

Apologies

Dr R Rawson

Apologies

P

P

Apologies

P

Apologies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Executive Headteacher

P

P

P

P

P

P

MEETING ATTENDANCE RECORD 2018-2019

 

17/10/18

12/12/18

22/01/19

28/03/19

21/05/19

03/07/19

Mr M Drinkwater

P

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs A Edgington

P

 

 

 

 

 

Ms K Foulkes

P

 

 

 

 

 

Miss E Gold

P

 

 

 

 

 

Dr A Gordon

P

 

 

 

 

 

Mr R Hover

Apologies

 

 

 

 

 

Mr B MacPhee

P

 

 

 

 

 

Rev P Ould

Apologies

 

 

 

 

 

Dr R Rawson

Apologies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Executive Headteacher

P

 

 

 

 

 

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