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Winterbourne EarlsChurch of England Primary School

‘As each one does their part, we grow in love’

The Governing Body

The governing body is the strategic decision-making body of a school and has a crucial role in making sure every child gets the best possible education.

What do governors do?

 

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources. 

 

Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.

 

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school

  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives

  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives

  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives

  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

 

The Full Governing Body meets at least six times a year but Governors also attend subsidiary committee meetings focussed on Curriculum & Standards and Resources.

 

The Curriculum & Standards Committee hold the school to account for the educational standards achieved and the quality of education provided.  It sets targets for pupils' education and measures the school against those targets.

 

The Resources Committee is responsible for financial matters.  It engages in the setting of the annual school budget and reviews it on a regular basis.  The maintenance and health & safety of the school premises also fall within the remit of this committee.

 

Governors are also involved in staff appointments, appraisal and pay.

 

Meet the Governors of Winterbourne Earls Church of England Primary School

 

Mr Adrian Burrows - Chair of Governors

Local Authorty Governor (appointed by Governors)

Term of Office: 21/12/2018 - 20/12/2022

Safeguarding


Mrs Fiona Larkin

Clerk to the Governors

Appointed 01/04/2021

 

Mrs Philippa Carter - Headteacher

Staff Governor (ex officio)

Safeguarding

Member of Curriculum & Standards and Finance Committees

 

Mr Tom Ackland - Deputy Headteacher

Staff Governor

 

Miss Kate Arrandale 

Staff Governor (appointed by School)

Term of Office: 14/01/2020 - 13/01/2024

Member of

 

Reverend Peter Ostli-East

Foundation Governor (ex officio)

Appointed 09/05/2011

Behaviour & Welfare Governor

 

Mrs Louise Pearce

Foundation Governor (appointed by Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education)

Term of Office: 05/10/2021 - 04/10/2025

Behaviour & Welfare Governor

 

Mrs Claire Jost

Parent Governor (elected by Parents)

Term of Office: 21/12/2018 - 20/12/2022

Pupil Premium

Member of Curriculum & Standards Committee

 

Mr James Spelling - Vice Chair of Governors

Parent Governor (elected by Parents)

Term of Office: 21/12/2018 - 20/12/2022

Chair of Finance Committee

 

Mrs Nicola Salisbury

Parent Governor (elected by Parents)

Term of Office: 23/03/2022 - 22/03/2026

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Mr Rob Becher

Parent Governor (elected by Parents)

Term of Office: 23/03/2022 - 22/03/2026

Health & Safety

 

Mr Ed Fletcher

Parent Governor (elected by Parents)

Term of Office: 09/11/2022 - 08/11/2026

 

Detailed information about our Governing Body

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