Governors

Annual report and financial statements from Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust

Letter from the chair

Dear Parent

Every maintained school has a Governing Body made up of a team of volunteers both from within and outside the school community. Governors bring a range of skills ranging from practical teaching knowledge, information technology, communications, premises management, finance, design, art and sport. Above all, they bring additional enthusiasm and imagination to help improve the school experience for children.

The Governing Body is required to focus on the long-term development and improvement of the school and has collective responsibility for decisions made relating to spending the school’s budget, pupil welfare, health and safety, curriculum and other matters laid down by law. It provides a visible form of accountability and support for the Headteacher and staff for the standards the children achieve and the quality of education.

At South Moreton School the full Governing Body comprises a maximum of 15 members:

  • 8 Co-opted Governors, elected to provide a link between the school and the local community;
  • 1 Local Education Authority Governor;
  • 4 Parent Governors elected by parents and carers of children at the school;
  • 1 Staff Governor elected by members of staff at the school plus the Head Teacher.

At the beginning of the first meeting of the Autumn term, one governor is elected as Chair and one as Vice-Chair. The Governing Body is supported by a trained Clerk who takes minutes and provides advice and support.

From time to time there are vacancies - If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please e-mail the school, for my attention and I shall respond to your enquiry. Enquiries can also be made through the Head Teacher, Mrs Cheryl Sánchez, or the Staff Governor, Mrs Lyn Cracknell.

Jeremy Howland

Chair of Governors

Name

Governor classification

Committees represented

Link Governor responsibilities

Term of Office Ends

Mrs Cheryl Sánchez

Head Teacher

Finance & Staffing

Premises, Health & Safety

 

Ex Officio

Mr Jeremy Howland

Co-opted Governor

(CHAIR)

Finance & Staffing

Premises, Health & Safety

Head Teacher Performance Management

Safeguarding

7/5/2019

Mr James Bennett

Co-opted Governor

(VICE CHAIR)

Premises, Health & Safety (Chair)

Curriculum (Chair)

Head Teacher Performance Management

SEN

01/01/2020

Mrs Angela Watkins-Rowe

Co-opted Governor

Head Teacher Performance Management

Gifted & Talented 

7/5/2019

Mrs Jo Nickless

Parent Governor

Finance & Staffing

Premises, Health & Safety

 

21/01/2020

Mr Tom Greatrex

Parent Govenor

 Communications Admissions 

19/01/2021

Mrs Suzanne Shallis

Parent Governor

Finance & Staffing

Communications

Curriculum

 

21/01/2020

Mrs Hannah Venn

Co-opted Governor

Communications

 

Mrs Lyn Cracknell

Staff Governor

Communications

Curriculum

Mrs Veronica Gibbs

Co-opted Governor

Curriculum Maths and Out of Hours

The clerk to the Governors is Mrs Helen Tate.

Governors business interests

Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings

Attendance for the last year's meetings of the full governing body is listed below:

Date Present Also in attendance Apologies
7th December 2017

Mr Jeremy Howland
Mrs Veronica Gibbs
Mrs Lyn Cracknell

Mrs Hannah Venn

Mrs Suzanne Shallis

Mrs Nadia Permogorov

Mrs Angela Watkins-Rowe

Mr Graham McInnes

Mrs Amanda Smith

Mr James Bennett

Mrs Jo Nickless

Mr Tom Greatrex

28th September 2017

Mr Jeremy Howland

Mrs Amanda Smith

Mrs Nadia Permogorov

Mrs Angela Watkins-Rowe

Mr James Bennett

Mrs Jo Nickless

Mr Tom Greatrex

Mrs Veronica Gibbs

Mrs Lyn Cracknell

Mrs Hannah Venn

Mr Graham McInnes

Ms Jo Hacker (1 item only)

 

22nd June 2017

Mr Jeremy Howland

Mrs Amanda Smith

Mrs Nadia Permogorov

Mr Daryl Landeg

Mrs Suzanne Shallis

Mrs Angela Watkins-Rowe

Mr James Bennett

Mrs Jo Nickless

Mr Tom Greatrex

Mrs Veronica Gibbs

Mrs Lyn Cracknell

Mrs Lyn Cracknell

Mrs Hannah Venn

 Mr Graham McInnes

27th April 2017

Mr Jeremy Howland

Mrs Amanda Smith

Mrs Nadia Permogorov

Ms Vicki Squires

Mr Tim Mean

Ms Marion Shipton

Mr Graham McInnes

Mr Daryl Landeg

Mrs Suzanne Shallis

Mrs Angela Watkins-Rowe

Mr James Bennett

Mrs Jo Nickless

Mr Tom Greatrex

23rd March 2017

Mr Jeremy Howland

Mrs Amanda Smith

Mr James Bennett

Mrs Jo Nickless

Mrs Nadia Permogorov

Ms Vicki Squires

Mr Tim Mean

Ms Marion Shipton

Mr Tom Greatrex

Mr Graham McInnes

Mr Daryl Landeg

Mrs Suzanne Shallis

Mrs Angela Watkins-Rowe