Governors

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 who undertake a particular role within the team and also oversee specific areas of school life (see the list below).

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

The clerk to the Governors is Mrs Helen Tate.

Name

Governor Classification

Committees represented

Link Governor Responsibility

Term of Office Ends

Pecuniary Interests Declared

Cheryl Sánchez

Headteacher

Finance & Staffing

Premises, Health & Safety

Curriculum

Admissions

None

Jeremy Howland

Community Governor (CHAIR)

Finance & Staffing

Premises, Health & Safety

Head Teacher Performance Management

Admissions

Safeguarding

7/5/2019

None

James Bennett

Community Governor (VICE CHAIR)

Premises, Health & Safety (CHAIR)

Curriculum

Head Teacher Performance Management

SEN

01/01/2020

Suzanne Shallis

Parent Governor

Finance & Staffing (CHAIR)

Communications

Admissions

Curriculum

21/01/2020

Mrs Angela Watkins-Rowe

Community Governor

Head Teacher Performance Management

Most Able

7/5/2019

Tom Greatrex

Community Governor

Admissions (CHAIR)

Communications

English

Admissions

19/01/2021

None

Veronica Gibbs

Community Governor

Curriculum

Admissions

Mathematics Wraparound Care

None

Jo Nickless

Parent Governor

Finance & Staffing

Premises, Health & Safety

21/01/2020

Michael Oakes

Community Governor

Finance & Staffing

ICT

Science

Employee of RM Education, Educational IT products and services for schools

Hannah Venn

Community Governor

Communications

Employee at South Moreton School

Spouse is Chair of South Moreton Preschool

Lyn Cracknell

Staff Governor

Curriculum

Communications

Assistant Headteacher at South Moreton School

Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings

Attendance for meetings of the Governing Body and COmmittees are available at this link.