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The Governing Body

 We are committed to finding skilled and diverse governors through an independent organisation, Governors For Schools. The quality mark below should be seen as an assurance  that the board values diverse governance and is doing all it can to make governance as robust as possible. 

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards.

The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. 

 

What do governors do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources. 

 

Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.  

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)
The Full Governing Body meets at least six times a year but Governors also attend subsidiary committee meetings focussed on Learning and Resources.

The Learning Committee hold the school to account for the educational standards achieved and the quality of education provided. It sets targets for pupils' education and measures the school against those targets.

The Resources Committee is responsible for financial matters . It engages in the setting of the annual school budget and reviews it on a regular basis. Staff appointments, appraisal and pay, and the maintenance of all aspects of the school premises also fall within the remit of this group.

 

 

 

 Meet The Governors of Cheriton Primary School

 

Mrs E Brett - Chair of Governors
Co-opted Governor (appointed by Governors)
Term of Office: 18.03.19 - 17.03.23

Development & Training Governor and Safer Recruitment Governor
Member of the Learning Committee

 

 

Mr A Goldsworthy

Headteacher Governor

Term of Office: 01.09.15 -

Member of Resources and Learning Committees

 


Mrs F Lawrence
Co-opted Governor (appointed by Governors)
Term of Office: 18.03.19 - 17.03.23
Safer Recruitment Governor
Member of Learning Committee

 

 


Mr N Parmley 
Co-opted Governor (appointed by Governors)
Term of Office: 01.10.16 - 30.09.24
Chair of Resources Committee

Governor Forum Representative

 

 

Mrs R Haskins

Staff Governor (elected by members of school staff)

Term of Office: 01.09.17 - 26.01.24

Member of the Learning Committee

 

 

Mrs R Holmes

Local Authority Governor

Term of Office: 30.01.19 - 29.01.23

Chair of the Learning Committee

 

 

Mrs C Hackett

Co opted Governor

Term of Office: 30.01.19 - 30.01.23

Member of Learning Committee

 

 

Miss E Moorhouse

Parent Governor

Term of Office: 30.01.20 - 30.01.24

Member of Learning Committee

 

Mrs E Flett

Parent Governor

Term of Office: 13.12.21- 13.12.25

SEND Governor

Safeguarding, Behaviour and Child Protection Governor

 

Rev. C Durrant

Co opted Governor

Member of Resources Committee


Mrs Rhona Hatchley

Clerk to the Governors
Term of Office commenced 21.06.2022

 

 

 

 

If you are a parent of a child that is due to start school in September 2023 or you are seeking a school place for a child in another year group, please contact the school to arrange a visit. Call: 01962 771278 or email: adminoffice@cheriton.hants.sch.uk
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