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Meet the Governors

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

Achievement & Standards

Prof Robert Rawson

Employed at CCCU

(ends 08/11/18)

EYFS

Achievement & Standards

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

Mr Ben MacPhee

Chair (06/07/16)

MD Christ Church Student Union

(ends 21/11/21)

Strategy Group

HT Performance Management

Safeguarding

Finance

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

Mr Dean Jones

Mrs Alice Edgington

Spouse employed Architectural Services Company

N/A

Strategy Group

Strategy Group

STAFF GOVERNOR appointed by employees of the school

Miss Emma Gold

(ends 17/01/21)

EYFS

Stakeholder Voice

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

Miss Kimberley Foulkes

Employed Krestone Reeves

(ends 10/05/20)

Finance

Safeguarding

Dr Agnieszka Gordon

Vice Chair (06/07/16)

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

Mr Richard Hover

Vice-Chair of Governors at Chartham Primary School

(ends 17/10/21)

Strategy Group

Training & Development

Executive HT Performance

Governing Body Performance

Vacant

 

SEND & Pupil Premium

Stakeholder Voice

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 Strategy Group

Teaching & Learning

Miss Lizzie Clark

 

 

CLERK TO GOVERNORS provided via Local Authority Service Level Agreement

Mrs Wendy Settle

 

Other SLA placements;

Capel-le-Ferne Primary

Castle Hill Community Primary

Elms School

John Wesley CEM School

Employed as Clerk to Governors at;

Brook Community Primary School

Chilham C of E Primary School

Godinton Primary Academy

Company Secretary Aegis Advisory Ltd

Resignations 2017/2018

Mr A Khan (05/01/2018)

Rev. K Maddy (20/03/2018)

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

 

 

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Mrs A Edgington

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Miss K Foulkes

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Miss E Gold

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Dr A Gordon

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Mr R Hover

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Mr A Khan

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Mr B MacPhee

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Rev K Maddy

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Rev P Ould

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Dr R Rawson

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Executive Headteacher

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