Welcome to the Governors' section!
What is a School Governor?
School governors are volunteers who help to run the school. Some are elected (staff and parent governors) and others are appointed either by the local authority or from the local community.
What do governors do?
School governors have a wide range of responsibilities, helping to raise standards of pupil achievement and planning the school’s future direction, always in consultation with the Headteacher and other staff. We are also accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community. We are not expected to take detailed decisions about the day-to-day management of the school: that is the job of the Headteacher.
Governors’ responsibilities include:
At St Andrew's we do this on several levels. We meet as a Full Governing Body about six times a year but also in three main committees, where certain aspects of the school are considered in more detail. At present our committees are:
Individual governors are also linked with a particular area, such as Special Educational Needs, Safeguarding, a curriculum subject or a year group. All governors are encouraged to visit the school during the working day if they can, but we do not interfere in the day-to-day teaching or running of the school: we leave that to the professionals!
Regular training opportunities are provided in all aspects of governors’ responsibilities and we take full advantage of these, in order to be as effective as possible.
At St Andrew's we have 12 governors (currently 3 vacancies), a lively and dedicated team who work hard for the school.
St Andrew's CE Primary School Governors:
Mr Simon Brumby - Chair of Governors
Mrs Ellie Smith - Vice-Chair of Governors/Chair of Curriculum, Staffing and Pay Committee
Mr Arthur Hacking
Local Authority Governor
Mr David Kemp - Chair of Finance, Premises, Health and Safety Committee
Rev. Matt Thomson
Mr Dennis Williams
Mr Geoff Bailey
Mrs Fran Martin Headteacher
Staff Governor and Headteacher
Mrs Julie Mayo
Clerk to Governing Body
Mrs Aimee Short
Mr Paul Friend - Chair of Ethos Committee
Mr Tom Clarke
Mrs Laura Harris