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Meet the Governors

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 2023

Chris Brooks-Martin

Headteacher

N/A

N/A

Chris John

Parent

Parents

12 July 2021

  Sharon Longman

  Staff  

  Staff

  5 Februay 2023 

Gillian MacDonald

Foundation

Diocese

None

Vera Oldham

Foundation

Diocese

None

Nick Michael

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 February 2023

Julian Pearce

Co-opted

Governing Body

20 September 2021

Kevin Stafford

Local Authority

LA/Governing Body

1 October 2022

Steve Wootton

Parent

Parents

14 May 2019

Serving earlier this school year or in previous school year

Alex Murray-Twinn

Co-opted

 

31 January 2018

Sally Hartwell

Local Authority

 

31 August 2018

  Katie Peden

  Staff 

  Staff 

  5 February 2019

  Adrian Board 

  Co-opted 

  Governing Body 

  4 February 2019 

 

Current Governor Roles and Responsibilities

 

Committee Responsibilities

Finance Committee

Nick Michael (Chair), Steve Wootton, Sue Barham, Chris Brooks-Martin, Kevin Stafford

Curriculum and Standards Committee

Sue Barham (Chair), Chris John, Chris Brooks-Martin, Gillian MacDonald, Vera Oldham, Julian Pearce, Kevin Stafford

Headteacher Performance Management Committee

Vera Oldham, Steve Wootton, Nick Michael

Church Focus Group

Gill MacDonald, Vera Oldham

 

Individual Governor Responsibilities

Sue Barham

Chair of Governors
Chair of Curriculum and Standards Committee
Child Protection, Safeguarding, Looked after Children, Emotional Health, Staffing matters.
Subject Link: English

Steve Wootton

Health and Safety
Subject Link: Science and PE

Sharon Longman

Staffing matters

Kevin Stafford

Development and Training Governor
Subject Link: PSHE with Philosophy for Children

Vera Oldham

Mentor for New Governors
School council
Subject Link: RE and Collective Worship

Nick Michael

Chair of Finance Committee
Governor Forum
Subject Link: Maths

Julian Pearce

Special Educational Needs
Subject Link: MFL (French) and Early Years

Gillian MacDonald

School Council
Subject Link: Geography and History

Chris John

Website
Subject Link: Computing, D&T and Art

 

The following governors are Safer Recruitment trained: Sue Barham, Kevin Stafford

 

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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