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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 - Vacancy
  • 1 Foundation Ex-Officio
  • 4 Foundation Parochial Governors - 1 Vacancy
  • 2 Foundation Diocesan Governors
  • 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 Talie Harrison who can be contacted via the school office.

 

Governor Reflections and Updates

 

Committee Meeting Wednesday 14th July 2020:

 

The Governing Body met in our last committee meeting for the year. We discussed a range of different topics and we have highlighted below the ones of most interest to our school community:

 

Staffing:

 

We discussed, at length, the staffing arrangements for September. We are pleased to acknowledge how we have had minimal turnover this year. However, we would like to send our best wishes to Mrs Booth, Mrs Ahuja, Mrs Farlam and Mrs Nicholls for their dedication and support to St. Peter's this year. As a Governing Body, we are also pleased to see that the staff are going to be leading subjects this year and that the school will have a full induction into curriculum leadership over the year, they have many exciting things planned!

 

Changes to the way the Governing Body work:

 

From September, we are going to be changing the way the Governing Body work so that we can further monopolise on our individual skills sets as governors. Each governor will be allocated a class and subject to monitor through the year. The linked class governor will then travel with that class over the eight years the class is with us. This will add an even more transparent and linked element of governor working for the school. Not only this, the Governing Body will be attending three full days, on site, over the year. This will contain learning walks, meetings with parents, meetings with teachers and looking at all the fantastic work the children have been completing. After this, the Governing Body will write a review of what they have found and then update our school community. 

 

If you have any questions about what has been covered, please do contact any member of the Governing Body to discuss further. 

 

We all wish you a restful and positive summer and look forward to seeing you in September, 

 

The Governing Body

 

School Governors:

 

Name Category of Governor Term of office Committee Responsibility
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

09/05/2018

08/05/2022

CCSS

Headteacher
Mr A Bicknell

Foundation Governor

Foundation Parochial Church Council Appointed

20/11/2017

19/11/2021

FPC Web Site and Sports Premium
Mr R Burwell

Parent Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

23/01/2019

22/01/2023

FPC Chair of Finance Committee
Reverend Simon Cutmore Ex Officio 17/07/2011 CCSS Deputy Chair of Governors, RE and Worship
Mrs C Emmerson

Parent Governor

Appointed by Governing Body

23/01/2019

22/01/2023

CCSS Chair of Governors, SMSC & RSE
Mr L McCall

Foundation Governor

Foundation Parochial Church Council

Appointed

09/10/2018

08/10/2022

CCSS Chair of CCSS
Mrs K Quigley

Foundation Governor

Foundation Diocesan Board of Education Appointed

22/02/2017

21/02/2021

FPC Pupil Premium and SEND
Mr C Wilson

Foundation Governor

Foundation Parochial Church Council appointed

20/11/2017

19/11/2021

CCSS DPO-GDPR and Human Resources 
Mr M Wilson

Foundation Governor

Foundation Parochial Church Council appointed

14/07/2020

13/07/2023

FPC  

The school has a vacancy for a Staff Governor, Co-Opted Governor and a Local authority Governor.

 

The Chair of Governors, Claire Emmerson, can be contacted by email: clairee@spmillend.herts.sch.uk

Register of Interests:

 

Name

Business/Pecuniary

Interests 

Other Governance Roles

Relationship between

Governors/Staff

Mr H Nixon None    
Mr M Conley None    
Mr A Bicknell Yes   Husband of a member of staff
Mr R Burwell None    
Mrs C Emmerson None    
Reverend Simon Cutmore None    
Mr L McCall None    
Mrs K Quigley None    
Mr C Wilson None    
Mr M Wilson None    

 

 

Attendance

Governors Meetings 2018/2019

 

Name 08/10/2018 22/01/2019 07/05/2019 15/07/2019
Mr H Nixon ü ü ü  
Mr A Bicknell ü ü ü ü
Rev'd Simon Cutmore ü ü ü ü
Mrs L Moore N   N ü
Mrs K Quigley ü ü ü ü
Miss P Golding ü ü ü N
Mrs T Harrison  ü ü ü ü
Mr L McCall ü ü ü ü
Mr C Wilson ü ü ü ü
Mr M Conley N
ü ü ü
Mr R Burwell     ü ü
Mrs C Emmerson     ü ü

Attendance

Governors Meetings 2019/2020

 

Name 03/10/2019 27/01/2020 23/03/2020 06/05/2020 09/06/2020 14/07/2020
Mr H Nixon X X Apologies Apologies X X
Mr A Bicknell X X Apologies X X X
Rev'd Simon Cutmore X X X X X Apologies
Mrs L Moore X Stepped down N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mrs K Quigley X X X X Apologies X
Miss P Golding Apologies Stepped down N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mrs T Harrison  X X X Stepped down N/A N/A N/A
Mr L McCall X X X X X X
Mr C Wilson X X X X X X
Mr M Conley X X X X X X
Mr R Burwell Apologies X X X X X
Mrs C Emerson X X Apologies X X X
Mrs C Nicholls  X X Apologies X X X Stepped down
Mrs P Dutton X Stepped down N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mr M Wilson           X

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