Meet the Governors

"Governors are effective in holding the school to account. They are committed to ensuring that the school continues to improve"

Ofsted - March 2018

Message from Mr Dave Nanson and Mrs Emma Ide, Co-Chair of Governors ....

We are immensely proud to be Co-chairing the Governing Body of this wonderful school. The job of a Governing Body is to work with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to ensure pupils get the best education possible. We have the responsibility for ensuring clarity of vision and strategic direction, holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school; overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

We are a mixture of parent governors, school staff, co-opted governors and local authority representatives. The governors have a variety of skills and backgrounds that provide the school with a wide range of expertise and support. What unifies us is our strong commitment to the school and its pupils.

This is a happy school where staff are committed to doing their best for every child. We as governors are hugely proud of our school. It is clearly evident that both the staff and children also feel proud to be part of our school, and this is represented in everything they do. It is an absolute privilege to work with such a dedicated group of staff and governors, who are continuously striving to improve outcomes for all the children.

Our current Governing Body
Mrs Emma Ide - Co-opted Governor and Co-Chair of Governors
Mr Dave Nanson - Co-opted Governor and Co-Chair of Governors
Current Vacancy - Co-opted Governor 
Mr Gary Parkes - LA Governor 
Mr Paul Ellis - Co-opted Governor
Mrs Karen Rodger - Co-opted Governor
Mr Martyn Tilling - Parent Governor
Current Vacancy - Staff Governor
Mrs Sally Dreckmann - Ex-officio by virtue of office as Headteacher
Mrs Laura Hearn - Parent Governor
For information about historic governors please click here
Our Governing Body currently runs three committees:
  • Finance, Staffing and Pay - this committee oversees the school budget and other finances and the staffing of the school
  • Premises, Health and Safety - this committee oversees all matters pertaining to the school buildings and grounds and health and safety (premises and people)
  • Curriculum - this committee oversees learning and curriculum development and impact, including pupil progress and attainment
The Remit of the Governing Body
To ensure that:
1. The vision, ethos and strategic direction of the School are clearly defined.
2. The Headteacher performs her responsibilities for the educational performance of the school.
3. The sound, proper and effective use of the school’s financial resources, including the implementation of the whole school pay policy, undertaking the Headteacher’s appraisal, setting and monitoring the annual budget, and giving oversight to the school fund account.
4. Ensuring appropriate personnel policy and procedures are in place, including the review and development of staffing policies, such as procedures for selection and appointment of staff, pay, professional development, equal opportunities, sickness and absence.
5. Reviewing the staffing structure (teaching and non-teaching), especially following a vacancy and at least annually in relation to the school development plan staffing policies.
6. Agree membership and procedures for staff appointment panels.
7. Developing and reviewing policies for security and fire safety, health and safety, including monitoring procedures, and ensuring the school complies with health and safety regulations.
8. Responsible for ensuring buildings are adequately maintained and insured through regular monitoring.