Our governing body is made of 13 governors in total, including the Head Teacher and comprises:
Five Parent Governors:
Jean Paul Durrant, Jamie Homer, Sarah Johnstone, Sharon Kimber, Mark Portelli,
One Staff Governor:
Anne Marie Lawrence
Six Co-opted Governors:
Peter Cotton, Isobel Evans (Vice-Chair), Simon Harwood, Paula Martin, Carolyn Rigler (Chair), Wendy Washbrook
(Clerk to the Governors: Melena Biwole)
The Governors are a vital part of the school partnership, working together for the benefit of the children and the effective running of the school. They work closely with teachers, non-teaching staff and parents to provide the best possible education for the children of Springdale.
OfSTED (2013) recognised the outstanding contribution that our dedicated and hard working governors make to the school. Governors are often in school and participate in school life.
Our Governing Body has a strong focus on three core strategic functions within Springdale:
In order to meet this criteria used by Ofsted to judge the effectiveness of governance at Springdale, we constantly:
To ensure we focus as a team on our core functions we have three committees, meeting at least termly but often half termly.
Learning & Curriculum Committee
(Members: Anne Marie Lawrence, Isobel Evans, Sarah Johnstone, Wendy Washbrook)
Within the L&C committee, Isobel Evans is our dedicated SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disability) and Pupil Premium Governor. She works alongside Springdale’s SEND Co-coordinator to ensure we have specific oversight of our school’s arrangements for SEN and disability.
(Members: Peter Cotton, Jay Durrant, Paula Martin, Mark Portelli)
(Members: Sharon Kimber, Simon Harwood, Carolyn Rigler)
Subject Link Governors
Subject governors liaise with their teaching subject lead to understand how the curriculum is being delivered and provide support as and when required.
Subject link governors provide a termly monitoring report on their findings.
If you have any questions or wish to talk to a member of the governing body then please liaise through our Clerk to the Governors, Melena Biwole (01202 692700).
Minutes from each meetings once agreed and signed off (usually the term following the meeting) are available via email upon request from the Clerk to the Governors, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full details on Governing Body Structure and Business Interests for each of our governors can be found below:
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