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St Peter's Church of England (VA) Primary School

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Governors

Governance At St. Peter's

What do Governors do?

 

Governors are involved in every aspect of school life and usually take on specific roles according to their experience. We play a strategic role, concentrating on the underlying principles of how the school is run. Day-to-day management issues remain the responsibility of the head teacher and his staff.

Overall, governors have 3 key roles:

1. We take general responsibility for the school. We appoint the head teacher and together set the strategic direction of the school. 

2. We agree the school development plan and monitor progress against the targets set, holding the head teacher and senior leaders to account. 

3. We authorise the school budget each year, approve spending and monitor progress against the budget.

 

How do Governors work?

 

We meet as a full governing body 4 times a year. We have two committees – Finance & Premises – Curriculum, Community, students and staff which also meet before a full governing body meeting to deal with matters of specific interest. Those committees report back to the full governing body. 

 

In between the meetings, governors undertake work according to their responsibilities.  They visit school regularly to meet with staff and see how the children are doing. The Governors attend regular training. 

 

How are Governors appointed?

 

We are required to have a designated number of governors from a number of categories. We can also adopt additional governors, known as associate governors, who can advise but not vote. 

 

Our current body consists of :

  • 2 Parent governors
  • 1 Staff governor
  • Co-opted Governor - 1 Vacancy
  • 1 Foundation Ex-Officio
  • 5 Foundation Parochial Governors 
  • 2 Foundation Diocesan Governors
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • The head teacher

The term of office for a governor is four years. The Chair and Vice Chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year. The Chair of Governors is Laurence McCall who can be contacted, laurencem@spmillend.herts.sch.uk 

 

Governor Reflections and Updates

 

Full GB Meeting Tuesday 11th May 2022

 

To agree minutes from previous meeting and discuss matters arising from previous meeting.

 

Headteachers update.

 

To receive financial monitoring for period 12 from SBM.

 

To receive a report from the SBM on school premises update.

 

To give an update on Health & safety.

 

To agree the school budget for 2022-2023.

 

Next GB Meeting 22.06.2022

 

 

School Governors:

 

NameCategory of GovernorTerm of officeCommitteeResponsibility
Mr H Nixon

Foundation Governor

Foundation Diocesan Board of Education Appointed

01/09/2018

31/08/2022

Steering

FPC

Safeguarding, CLA and Governor Development
Mr M Conley

Headteacher

Appointed by Governing Body

23/03/2020

CCSS

Headteacher
Mr R Burwell

Parent Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

23/01/2019

22/01/2023

FPCChair of Finance Committee
Mrs C Chandler

Foundation Governor

Foundation Parochial Church Council

Appointed

10/08/2021

09/08/2025

CCSS 
Mrs T Coles

Foundation Governor

Foundation Parochial Church Council

Appointed

01/09/2021

31/08/2025

CCSS 
Reverend Simon CutmoreEx Officio17/07/2011CCSSDeputy Chair of Governors, RE and Worship
Mrs K Hoskin

Local Authority Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

26/08/2021

25/08/2021

CCSS 
Mr L McCall

Foundation Governor

Foundation Parochial Church Council

Appointed

09/10/2018

08/10/2022

CCSSChair of Governors
Mrs K Quigley

Foundation Governor

Foundation Diocesan Board of Education Appointed

22/02/2021

21/02/2025

FPCPupil Premium and SEND
Mr C Wilson

Foundation Governor

Foundation Parochial Church Council appointed

20/11/2017

19/11/2021

CCSSDPO-GDPR and Human Resources 
Mr M Wilson

Foundation Governor

Foundation Parochial Church Council appointed

 26/062020

 25/06/2023

FPCLink Governor for English
Miss L Wooding 

Staff Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

 12/03/2020

 11/03/2024

CCSS  
Ms D Todesco

Co-Opted Governor

 

12/10/2021

11/10/2025

CCSS 

 

 

The Chair of Governors, Malcolm Wilson, can be contacted by email: malcolmw@spmillend.herts.sch.uk 

Register of Interests:

 

Name

Business/Pecuniary

Interests 

Other Governance Roles

Relationship between

Governors/Staff

Mr R BurwellNone  
Mrs T ColesNone  
Mr M ConleyNone  
Mrs C ChandlerNone  
Miss D TodescoNone  
Mrs K HoskinNone  
Miss L WoodingNone  
Reverend Simon CutmoreNone

Community Governor

Maple Cross JMI

 
Mr L McCallNone  
Mrs K QuigleyNone  
Mr C WilsonNone  
Mr M WilsonNone  
Mrs H NixonNone  

 

 

Attendance

Governors Meetings 2021/2022

 

 

Name28/01/202123.03.202104/05/202110/06/202113.07.202112.10.202111.05.2022
Mr H NixonxxxxXxx
Mr A BicknellxxxApologiesLeft  
Rev'd Simon CutmoreApologiesSabbaticalxxApologiesxApologies
Mrs K QuigleyApologiesxxxXxx
Mr L McCallxxxApologiesXxx
Mr C WilsonxxApologiesxApologiesxx
Mr M ConleyxxxxXxx
Mr R BurwellxxxxApologiesxx
Mrs C EmmersonxxApologiesApologiesApologiesLeft 
Mrs K LakexxxxXxLeft
Mr M WilsonxxxxXxx
Mrs J MansixxxxXxx
Mrs C Chandler    Xxx
Mrs T Coles    Xxx
Mrs K Hoskin     xx
Miss D Todesco     xApologies
Miss L Wooding      x
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