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Meet the Governors

Welcome to, and by, the schools Governing Body.

Contents:

- Welcome Message
- Current Governors
- Curriculum Responsibilities
- 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 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 school newspaper editorial assistant and helping in classrooms. 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 Alison Langrish and the 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.  

 
Thank you.                                                                               

 

 

Sue Barham,

Chair of Governors
 

Current Governors

 

Governor

Type of Governor

Term of Office Ends

Sue Barham

Community

04-Feb-19

Adrian Board

Co-opted

04-Feb-19

 

 

 

Sally Hartwell

Local Education Authority

31-Aug-18

Alison Langrish

Headteacher

02-Feb-19

Alex Murray-Twinn 

Co-opted

04-Feb-19

Nick Michael

Co-opted

04-Feb-19

Alastair McDougal

Foundation

31-Aug-17

Vera Oldham

Foundation

31-Jan-18

Katie Wootton

Teaching Staff

05-Feb-19

Steve Wootton

Parent

14-May-19

 

 

Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Pip Hart.

Please contact the clerk via the School Office who will be pleased to pass on your contact details.

 

Roles & Responsibilities

 

Chair of Governors

Vice Chair of Governors

Sue Barham

Adrian Board

Finance & Pay Committee

Alastair McDougal (Chair), Sue Barham, Nick Michael, Steve Wooton, Caroline Edmondson

Child Protection

Sue Barham

Staffing matters

Sue Barham, Katie Wooton

School Strategic Plan

Sue Barham (chair), Alex Murray-Twinn, Vera Oldham, Adrian Board

Looked after Children 

Sue Barham

Development and Training Governor

Adrian Board 

Mentor for New Governors

Adrian Board, Vera Oldham

Governor Forum

Adrian Board 

Special Educational Needs

Alex Murray-Twinn 

Church Focus Group

Alex Murray-Twinn, Vera Oldham

Headteacher Performance Management Committee

Alex Murray-Twinn, Vera Oldham, Adrian Board

Travel Plan

Caroline Edmondson

Library & Resources

Sally Hartwell

Gifted & Talented focus

Sally Hartwell

School Council

Alex Murray-Twinn, Vera Oldham

 

 

Governors' Linked Subjects (as at September 2015)

 

Subject

Governor

 

 

Art

 Alex Murray-Twinn

Collective Worship

 Vera Oldham

Design & Technology

 Adrian Board

English

 Sue Barham

Latin (Foreign Languages)

 Alex Murray-Twinn

Geography

 Sue Barham

History

 Alastair McDougal

ICT/Computing

 Adrian Board

Maths

 Nick Michael

Music

 Sally Hartwell

P.E.

 Steve Wootton

Personal, Social & Health Education

 Caroline Edmondson

R.E.

 Vera Oldham

Science

 Steve Wootton

 

 

 

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 improvement 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 2016/17

 

Autumn Term
Meeting 1:        Wednesday 21st September
Meeting 2:        Tuesday 29th November

Spring Term
Meeting 1:        Wednesday 8th February
Meeting 2:        Tuesday 22nd March

Summer Term
Meeting 1:        Wednesday 24th May
Meeting 2:        Tuesday 4th July

 

 

 

 

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