Introduction from the Chair of Governors

Our school has a very committed Governing body who work actively to help improve and support the school.  We are actively involved in the life of the school, making regular visits to see the work of the school.

I would like to take the opportunity to explain the role of school governors and who we are.                                    

The Governing body is accountable for the school’s overall performance and which is run on a daily basis by the Headteacher.  We work closely with the Headteacher to set the overall aim and direction of the school and to monitor progress. Some of our responsibilities are:

  • To ensure the school fulfils its statutory duties - checking that policies are in place and all legal requirements are fulfilled.

  • Challenge and support the school leadership team - reading reports, attending meetings and asking questions to ensure that the school is continually moving forward.

  • To help shape the vision and direction of the school - we meet regularly with staff and parents to share our thoughts and ideas for the future.

  • Ensuring that the curriculum is broad, balanced and setting targets for pupil achievement.

  • Appointing the Head and Deputy Headteacher.

  • Overseeing the schools finance.

Governor Meetings

The Governors meet seven times a year as a Full Governing Body (FGB).  At these meetings we receive a detailed report from the Headteacher, review how we are doing against our aims, school development plan and agree the annual school budget.

Additionally, we also have three regular sub-committees and each governor is a member of at least one committee. Some Governors also have specific interest areas or responsibilities such as Special Educational Needs and Child Protection. Our sub- committees are:

  • Curriculum & Standards (meets twice a term)

  • Personnel (meets twice a year)

  • Resources (meets twice a term)

Individual Governors are also appointed for specific curriculum areas and in addition to attending the Curriculum & Standards meetings will meet with Teachers responsible for their curriculum area to discuss how their areas are developing.

Becoming a Governor

A Governors role is a time-consuming but rewarding role particularly as we are privileged to have such a committed and hard-working Headteacher and Staff.  We advertise vacancies as they arise but feel free to contact me if you are interested in becoming a Governor.

Sheila Hornby, Chair of Governors


 Governor Details Sept. 2015

Name Category Responsibilities Committee Membership Term Date of appointment End of Term Date stepped down
Andrew Barry Staff 4 21/11/2012 20/11/2016
Deborah Biddell Parent H&S, SR C&S 4 08/07/2014 07/07/2018
Vicky Brammer Co-opted Resources, C&S 4 19/05/2015 18/05/2019
Colin Broadley Local Authority FR, TL 4 22/03/2012 21/03/2016
Louise Ednie Co-opted C&S 4 19/05/2015 18/05/2019
Lindsey Doe Parent H&S, R Resources 4 01/09/2015 30/08/2019
Sheila Hornby Co-opted C&S Chair, SEN C&S, P&P 4 19/05/2015 18/05/2019
Jeffrey Jackson Co-opted FGB Chair Resources, C&S, 4 19/05/2015 18/05/2019
Jon Mortimer Co-opted FGB Vice Chair, Resources Chair Resources, P&P 4 19/05/2015 18/05/2019
Fiona Poole Parent P&P Chair C&S, &P 4 03/09/2013 02/09/2017
Janette Teague Head Teacher Head Teacher Resources, C&S, P&P 19/05/2015
Robert Joyner Co-opted C&S 4 15/09/2015 14/09/2019
Stephanie McCarron  Parent  Resources, P&P  4  09/12/2015  18/12/2019
Sara Bartlett Clerk 16/09/2013  
Resigned Governors  
Sheila Turl 01/06/2011 18/05/2015
Tara Hooper 01/09/2015
Stewart Cole 29/03/2011 27/03/2015
Jan Hughes 19/01/2013 25/11/2014
Angie Westlake               


 Register of Governor Interests

Name Name of   Business Nature of   Business Nature of   interest Date of   appointment or acquisition Date of   cessation of interest Date of entry
Andrew Barry Employed at school Sep-15
Deborah Biddell none Sep-15
Vicky Brammer Employed at school Sep-15
Colin Broadley none Sep-15
Louise Ednie none Sep-15
Sheila Hornby none Sep-15
Jeffrey Jackson none Sep-15
Jon Mortimer none Sep-15
Fiona Poole none Sep-15
Janette Teague Employed at school Sep-15
Lindsey Doe none Sep-15
Robert Joyner none         Sep-15
Stephanie McCarron  none        
Angie Westlake Employed by Hampshire Governor Services         Sep-15
Resigned   Governors        
Sheila Turl none        
Tara Hooper  none          
Stewart Cole none          
Jan Hughes  none          


Governor Attendance Record for the Academic Year 2015/16

  Full   Governing Body Resources   Committee C&S   committee P&P   Committee
Name Number of meetings the governor   should have attended Number of meetings attended Number of meetings the governor   should have attended Number of meetings attended Number of meetings the governor   should have attended Number of meetings attended Number of meetings the governor   should have attended Number of meetings attended
Jeffrey Jackson 7 7 6 6 6 6 1  1
Sheila Hornby 7 6 6 6 2 2
Debbie Biddell 7 7 6 4
Vicky Brammer 7 6 6 6 6 6  2  2
Janette Teague 7 7 6 6 6 6 1 1
Jon Mortimer 7 7 6 6  4 1 1
Louise Ednie 7 7 6 1
Robert Joyner  7  7  6  6
Lyndsey Doe  7  6  6  6
Stephanie McCarron     5  4  3  3  1  0
Tony Spencer 1 1   5 3      
Governors no longer on FGB  
Andrew Barry 7 5  
Fiona Poole 7 6 6  5 2  2
Colin Broadley 7 7  3  2