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A warm welcome from the Governing Body of Fulbourn Primary School

For those not familiar with our role in school, we have provided a brief introduction below.

You may also find out more about the governing body by clicking on the links.

 

The governing body has three key roles:

 

 1) To provide a strategic view of where the school is heading

Governors play a key role in a regular cycle of self-evaluation, examining all aspects of school life, and developing plans (SDPs or School Development plans) to decide on actions to address areas for school improvement. Self-evaluation activities include governor visits, parent questionnaires, lesson observations, conducting ‘learning walks’ (walking around the school with a particular focus, e.g. the quality of maths displays or the way pupils treat one another) and structured discussion with groups of pupils. Development plans are also informed by the views of external bodies, such as Ofsted and Local Authority Inspectors. Progress towards meeting the priorities identified in the plans is discussed at Governing Body and Committee meetings and new priorities are identified. 

 

2) To act as a critical friend to the school

Members of the governing body are asked to act as a ‘critical friend’ to the Head teacher and senior staff.  This means that while they are there to support the Head and senior team, they also need to be willing to ask questions and challenge their plans for the school.  If a new school policy is under discussion, or we are looking at how to spend the school’s budget, for example, governors will ask questions to make sure they fully understand what is being proposed, and to ensure that it is in the pupils’ best interests.  If the governors just nodded their heads to everything that the Head and senior team presented to them, then they wouldn’t be doing their job properly!

 

3) To hold the school to account for the educational standards it achieves and the quality of education it provides

The governing body looks closely at the standards achieved by pupils at the end of the Early Years foundation Stage (EYFS or reception year), the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2 or ‘infants’) and the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6 or ‘junior’), as well as at progress of pupils in the years between. However, the governing body is not only interested in the educational standards achieved across the school; we place significant emphasis on how we achieve them. The school’s core values of achievement, happiness and respect lead us to discuss the extent to which pupils enjoy learning, are happy at school, feel safe, have positive relationships with school staff etc.

MEMBERSHIP AND ROLES OF GOVERNING BODY (MARCH 2017)

Governor Roles

 March 2017

 

Chair David Boyd

Vice-Chair Joy Eldridge

Clerk Jan Purath

 

Resources Committee

Matthew Simons (Chair)

Ian Chapman

David Boyd

Liz Blackmore

Kate Harvey

Joy Eldridge

Ellie Crowe

Fiona Thorpe/Claire Pickard

Jo Kindred (co-opt)

Teaching and Learning Committee

Matthew Faupel (Chair)

Nichola Grove

Mat Meredith

Kate Harvey

Vic Montgomery

Fiona Thorpe

 

Premises and Health and Safety

[Vacancy] (Chair)

Toby Cave

Ian Chapman

Becky Burrell

Vic Montgomery

Claire Pickard

Cheryl Caldecoat (co-opt)

[Joy Eldridge – as required]

 

 

Link Governors

SEN & Pupil Premium Vic Montgomery

Safeguarding Toby Cave

EYFS Becky Burrell

 

 

Academic Data Matthew Faupel

Core Skills Ian Chapman & Mat Meredith

PTfA & Parish Joy Eldridge

Policies Maintenance: Matthew Faupel & David Boyd

 

 

HT Performance Management & Pay Appeal Committee

Ian Chapman

Matthew Faupel

Joy Eldridge

 

Pay Committee

Mat Meredith

Matt Simons

Kate Harvey

Pupil Discipline Committee

David Boyd

Matthew Meredith

Vic Montgomery

 

Complaints Committee & Staff Grievance Committee

Ian Chapman

Matthew Faupel

Joy Eldridge

Staff dismissal appeal Committee

Matt Simons

Mat Meredith

Becky Burrell

 

 

 

Parent Governors

David Boyd

Mat Meredith

Matthew Simons

Joy Eldridge

 

Co-Opted Governors

Matthew Faupel

Toby Cave

Elizabeth Blackmore

Becky Burrell

Victoria Montgomery

Kate Harvey

Staff Governors

Fiona Thorpe / Claire Pickard

Nichola Grove

Ellie Crowe

 

Local Authority Governor

Ian Chapman

 

Associate Members

Emily Edgeley (Full Governors)

Cheryl Caldecoat (Property)

Jo Kindred (Resources)

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER OF ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS

REGISTER OF GOVERNORS' PECUNIARY INTERESTS (March 2017)

GOVERNORS' REGISTER OF INTERESTS (MARCH 2017)

Name

Position

Interest

Nature of Interest

Mr David Boyd

Parent Governor

(Chair)

  • Boyd & Associates Ltd.
  • Fulbourn Primary School
  • Director
  • Parent

Mrs Joy Eldridge

Parent Governor

(Vice-Chair)

  • Fulbourn Primary School
  • Parent

 

Mrs Becky Burrell

 

Co-opted Governor

  • Fulbourn Primary School
  • Parent

Mr Matthew Faupel

Co-opted Governor

  • Janus Technology Ltd.
  • Micropraxis Ltd.
  • Director
  • Director

Mrs Victoria Montgomery

 

Co-opted Governor

 

Fulbourn Primary School

  • Parent

Mrs Kate Harvey

Co-opted Governor

  • Fulbourn Primary School
  • St John's College, Cambridge
  • Cambridge Chorale (Charity)

 

  • Parent
  • Head of Finance
  • Committee Member

 

Mr Mat Meredith

Parent Governor

  • Metaswitch
  • Fulbourn Primary School
  • Engineer
  • Parent

Mr Matthew Simons

Parent Governor

  • Fulbourn Primary School
  • Parent

Mr Toby Cave

Co-opted Governor

  •  Connect Scaffolding
  • Strikesoft Ltd.
  • (Software Developer)
  • Dateland Properties Ltd.
  • Partner
  • Director
  • Director

Mrs Fiona Thorpe

Headteacher

  • Fulbourn Primary School
  • Staff Member (Headteacher)

Mrs Claire Pickard

Headteacher

  • Fulbourn Primary School
  • Staff Member (Headteacher)

Mrs Nichola Grove

Staff Governor

  • Fulbourn Primary School
  • Staff Member (HLTA)

Miss Ellie Crowe

Co-opted Governor

  • Fulbourn Primary School
  • Staff Member (Assistant Head)

Mrs Elizabeth Blackmore

Co-opted Governor

  • ARM Ltd.
  • Fulbourn Primary School
  • Director of Financial Accounting
  • Personal friend of Claire Pickard (Head)

Mr Ian Chapman

Local Authority Governor

   Nil

 

Mrs Joanne Kindred

Co-opted Governor

  • Fulbourn Primary School

 

  • AS Kindred Chartered Accountant
  •  Staff Member (Finance Manager)
  • Husband’s business
  • Auditor of PTFA Accounts

Ms Emily Edgeley

Associate Member

(no voting rights)

  • Fulbourn Primary School
  • Staff Member (Assistant Head)

Mrs Cheryl Caldecoat

Associate Member

(no voting rights)

  • Fulbourn Primary School
  • J&J Drake Electrical
  • Staff Member (Site Manager)
  • Son is a Director

Ms Jan Purath

Clerk

  • Fulbourn Primary School
  • Staff member (School Communications Manager)

 

 

Would you like to join the Governing Body?

Fulbourn Primary School  is always interested in hearing from parents and other members of the community who are interested in joining our Governing Body.

 

The governing body is responsible for ensuring that the school provides the best

possible education for its children. It sets the vision for the school, ensures it makes

the best use of its resources and holds the head teachers to account for their

performance

 

As a governor, you will gain insight into the education system and a set of key skills

which can be re-invested back into your career

 

It’s an opportunity to give back to the community!

 

If you want to be part of an enthusiastic and dynamic team helping to drive school

improvement and can spare around 10 hours per term we’d love to hear from you.

Contact David, Helen, Fiona or Claire if you are interested and would like to know more.

 

David Boyd dboyd@fulbourn.cambs.sch.uk 07921 107 184

Helen Lancaster hlancaster@fulbourn.cambs.sch.uk

Fiona Thorpe & Claire Pickard - call 01223 712525 or drop in to the school office


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