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Meet the Governors

Welcome to, and by, the schools Governing Body.

Contents:

- Welcome Message
- Current Governors
- Overall Responsibilities of the Governing Body
- Governing Body Meetings



Welcome Message

On behalf of the Governors, a very warm welcome to our school web site. We hope you will find it easy to use and that it gives you a taste of what we have to offer to you and your children.

The Governors meet twice a term to discuss school strategy and policies. Additionally, many governors enjoy coming into school on a regular basis and involve themselves in the day-to- day life of the school .This includes activities such as helping in classrooms and driving the school minibus. Our aim is to provide a safe and caring environment where children are encouraged and challenged to reach their full potential.
We are proud of our school and feel privileged to support the Head Teacher and staff in delivering a varied and stimulating education for our children.

Governor applications are welcomed from all members of the community. Elections are held when vacancies arise. You can find a list of the current governors and more information on what we do on the Governors’ page of this web site. If you have any suggestions or queries, or would like to enquire about being a Governor at Otterbourne School please leave a message, with your contact details, with the school office.

 

Sue Bharam - Chair of Governing Body

Sue Barham,

Chair of Governors

 

Current Governors 

 

Name of Governor

Category  

Appointed by

Expiry of office

Sue Barham

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 February 2019

Chris Brooks-Martin

Headteacher

N/A

N/A

Adrian Board

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 February 2019

Chris John

Parent

Parents

12 July 2021

Gillian MacDonald

Foundation

Diocese

None

Vera Oldham

Foundation

Diocese

None

Nick Michael

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 February 2019

Julian Pearce

Co-opted

Governing Body

20 September 2021

Katie Peden

Staff

Staff

5 February 2019

Kevin Stafford

Local Authority

LA/Governing Body

1 October 2022

Steve Wootton

Parent

Parents

14 May 2019

Serving in previous school year

Alex Murray-Twinn

Co-opted

 

31 January 2018

Sally Hartwell

Local Authority

 

31 August 2018

Overall Responsibilities of the Governing Body

Governors are appointed to provide:

  • strong links between the school, parents and the community.
  • a wide experience of the outside world
  • an independent view
  • a visible form of accountability for the Headteacher and staff of the school
  • a team focusing on long term development and improvement
  • accountability to the parents and the community for the use of resources and standards of teaching and learning in the school
  • support for the Headteacher and staff

In addition, individual governors will usually be involved in some of the following activities often through groups or committees which report back to the main Governing Body.

  • School Strategic plan
  • Headteacher Performance Management
  • School Profile
  • Staff appointments
  • The financial management of the school
  • Pupil discipline
  • The curriculum
  • The training of governors
  • Community links

Governing bodies are the strategic planners of schools, in order to do this a governing body:

  • has an operational manager (the Headteacher) who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school
  • agrees policies and practice which allows the Headteacher the necessary tools to carry out his/her responsibilities
  • agrees principles and targets for improvement
  • reviews long-term resourcing needs
  • supports and challenges the Headteacher
  • receives and discusses reports on the resulting practice and conduct of the school
  • reviews its own working practices, including using self-evaluation forms

Governor Meetings

Proposed Dates for Full Governing Body Meetings 2018/19


Autumn Term
Tue
2 October 2018 17:30

Tue 27 November 2018 17:30

Spring Term
Tue 5 February 2019 17:30

Tue 19 March 2019 17:30

Summer Term
Tue 21 May 2019 17:30

Tue 16 July 2019 17:30

 

 

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