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, Mrs Lyn Cracknell.

Jeremy Howland

Chair of Governors

The Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Helen Tate.

 

South Moreton Primary School Governors 2019/20. Governors for the previous year, 2018/19 were the same.

Name

Role

Committees

Link Governor responsibilities Term of office expires

Pecuniary Interests

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

31/05/2021

None

James Bennett

Community Governor (VICE CHAIR)

Premises, Health & Safety (CHAIR)

Curriculum (CHAIR)

Head Teacher Performance Management

SEN

31/05/2021

 None

Mrs Angela Watkins-Rowe

Community Governor

Head Teacher Performance Management

Curriculum

Most Able

31/05/2021

 

None

Tom Greatrex

Community Governor

Admissions (CHAIR)

Curriculum

English

Admissions

31/05/2021

None

Veronica Gibbs

Community Governor

Curriculum

Admissions

Mathematics

Wraparound Care

Pupil Premium

21/06/2021

None

Jo Nickless

Parent Governor

Finance & Staffing

Premises, Health & Safety

21/01/2020

 

None

Michael Oakes

Community Governor

Finance & Staffing (CHAIR)

Curriculum

ICT

Science

Oct 2022

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

Hannah Venn

Community Governor

Premises, Health and Safety

21/06/2021

Employee at South Moreton School

Spouse is formerly Chair of South Moreton Preschool

Lyn Cracknell

Staff Governor

Curriculum

21/06/2021

Assistant Headteacher at South Moreton School

Matt Pepper

Community Governor

 

Resilience and Wellbeing March 2023

Related to former employee of the school

Katie Brown

Parent Governor

 

July 2023

 None

Suzanne Shallis

Parent Governor

Finance & Staffing (CHAIR)

Admissions

Curriculum

31/05/2021

RESIGNED May 19

 None

Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings

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