Curriculum

Governors

Letter from the chair

Dear Parent

South Moreton Primary 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 Local Governing Body is appointed by ODST, and has delegated responsibility for the long-term development and improvement of the school, including 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 Local Governing Body comprises a maximum of 12 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 Headteacher, Mrs Cheryl Sánchez, or the Staff Governor, Miss Sam Crossan.

James Bennett

Chair of Governors

The Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Helen Tate.

 You can contact Governors via the office at office.2566@south-moreton.oxon.sch.uk, 01235 813110

 

South Moreton Primary School Governors 2020/21:

This table lists Governors who have served at any point over the past 12 months.

Name

Role

Committees

Link Governor responsibilities Term of office expires

Pecuniary Interests

Cheryl Sánchez

Headteacher

 

Resources

Curriculum

Admissions

None

James Bennett

Community Governor (CHAIR)

Curriculum (CHAIR)

Resources

Head Teacher Performance Management

SEN

31/05/21

 None

Michael Oakes

Community Governor (VICE CHAIR)

Resources (CHAIR)

Curriculum

ICT

Science

11/09/22

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

Jeremy Howland

Community Governor 

Resources

Head Teacher Performance Management

Admissions

Safeguarding

31/05/21

None

Mrs Angela Watkins-Rowe

Community Governor

Curriculum

Head Teacher Performance Management

 

Most Able

Early Years

31/05/21

 

None

Tom Greatrex

Community Governor

Admissions (CHAIR)

Curriculum

English

Admissions

31/05/21

None

Veronica Gibbs

Community Governor

Curriculum

Admissions

Mathematics

Wraparound Care

Pupil Premium

21/06/21

None

Matt Pepper

Community Governor

 Curriculum

Resilience and Wellbeing 04/02/23

Related to former employee of the school

Sam Crossan

Staff Governor

Resources

07/07/24

Assistant Headteacher at South Moreton Primary School

Harry Santer

Parent Governor

Resources

20/01/24

 None

Jaime Scott

Parent Governor

Curriculum

07/10/24

None

Hannah Venn

RESIGNED JAN 21

 

Community Governor

Premises, Health and Safety

21/06/2024

Spouse is former Chair of onsite Preschool

Katie Brown

RESIGNED SEPT 2020

Parent Governor

 

July 2023

 None

Lyn Cracknell

RESIGNED APRIL 2020

Staff Governor

Curriculum

21/06/2021

Assistant Headteacher at South Moreton Primary School

Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings

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