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Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing board.

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. In some schools the site is owned by the governing board. 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)
Our Governors

Type

Name

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Role

Committee’s

Headteacher

Brian Walton

n/a

01.09.14 -

Headteacher
Member

 

Business
Wellbeing
Teaching & Learning

Clerk

Greg Jones

n/a

01.04.11 -

 

Clerk to the Board

 

Elected Staff

Adam Kelland

School Staff

12.02.16 - 11.02.20

 

Admissions

Wellbeing

Co-opted

Stuart Clowes

Parents

19.11.16 – 18.11.20

Member
Chair of T&L

Teaching & Learning
HTPM

Elected Parent

Helen Keast

Parents

28.04.14 – 27.04.18

Chair of WSB

Wellbeing
Admissions
HTPM

Co-opted

Hayley Trotman

Academy Members

01.05.14 – 30.04.18

Special Educational Needs

Teaching & Learning

Elected Staff

Pat Vallely

School Staff

21.04.16 - 20.04.20

 

Wellbeing

Co-opted

Julie Summerhayes

Academy Members

08.07.13 – 07.07.17

Chair

Training

Business

Admissions
HTPM

Co-opted

Rob Sutherland

Academy Members

01.12.13 – 30.11.17

Vice Chair

Child Protection

Chair of BUS

Business
HTPM

Co-opted

Neil Fairbrother

Academy Members

 

18.09.15 – 17.09.19

 

Business
Wellbeing

Co-opted

Craig Harris

Academy Members

18.09.15 – 17.09.19

Health & Safety

Business
Teaching & Learning

Co-opted

Peter Maxwell Academy Members

01.02.16 - 31.01.20

 

Wellbeing
Co=opted David Theobald Academy Members 01.02.16 - 31.01.20   Teaching & Learning
Elected Parent Jan White Parents 20.02.17 - 19.02.21   Teaching & Learning
Elected Parent Kevin Cook Parents 20.02.17 - 19.02.21   Wellbeing
           
Co-Opted Martyn Steer Academy Members

10.12.16 - 10.07.17

Member  

 

To contact the Board Governors
Email: grjones@educ.somerset.gov.uk 
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