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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, committee responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
 

 

 

Chair of Governor’s Statement

 

It is a privilege to support and be part of Cropthorne with Charlton First School. It is a wonderful school and each time I visit I am delighted by the dedication of all of those who work and learn as part of the school community, the vibrancy of the displays and the enthusiasm and excited buzz, which is evident throughout the school.

 

As a Governing body, it is our responsibility to enable the school and each child to achieve their best and experience a wide range of opportunities to learn and grow. We do this by evaluating the policy and direction of the school, regularly observing practice and the children’s achievements, reviewing policy and meeting with members of staff.

 

Although we are all volunteers, we are committed to ensuring that the school meets its objectives and remains the wonderful place that it is for the future of each child who lives and learns in our community.

 

Please feel free to get in touch with me either through the school office or at local events, if you would like to discuss any feature of our school or are willing to help and support us in any way.

 

Mrs Hilary Harris

 

Chair of Governors

 

Cropthorne with Charlton C of E First School

 

 

Our School Governing Body

 

Governors are a voluntary body of people who guide and support the strategic direction of the school. They are members of the school team and their contribution to the running of the school is highly valued.

 

School Governing Body

The instrument of government states that the governing body shall consist of:

 

4 parent governors

1 local authority governor

1 staff governor

1 headteacher

3 Foundation governors

3 co-opted governors

 

The role of the governing body 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)

 

Governance Handbook - March 2019 see page 58 for "readily accessible"

 

 

Joel Turvey

Parent Governor

Responsibilities: Curriculum  Committees: Premises

Date Appointed: 01/12/2014

Term of Office: 30/11/2018 – 30/11/2022

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

90% of meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee) 

 

 

Carol Swanson

Foundation Governor

Responsibilities: Maths  Committees: Finance & Personnel

Date Appointed:26/11/2018

Term of Office: 26/11/2018 – 26/11/2022

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

90% of meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

 

 

 

Ginny Getting

Vice Chair - Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities: Safeguarding  Committees: Finance & Personnel

Date Appointed:01/07/2007

Term of Office: 19/07/2016 – 19/07/2020

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: PHHS

90% of meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

 

 

Sarah Dangerfield

Foundation Governor

Committees: Collective Worship, School Discipline:

Date Appointed:04/2016

Term of Office: 04/2016 – 04/2021

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Fladbury First School

Governance roles in other educational institutions: Fladbury First School

90% of meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee) 

 

Hilary Harris

Chair of Governors - Foundation Governor

Responsibilities: SEN & RE Committees: Collective Worship, Hearing, Appeals:

Date Appointed:09/07/2014

Term of Office: 08/07/2018 – 08/07/2022

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

90% of meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee) 

 

Sue Brown

Co-opted Governor

Committees: Finance & Personnel

Date Appointed: 05/2002

Term of Office: 13/09/2018 – 13/09/22

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

90% of meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee) 

 

Ruth Philips

Parent Governor

Responsibilities: English  Committees: SPCC

Date Appointed: 25/09/2017

Term of Office: 25/09/2017 – 25/09/2021

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

90% of meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

 

Ann-Marie Freeman

Co-opted Governor

Committees: Premises

Date Appointed: 25/09/2017

Term of Office: 25/09/2017 – 25/09/2021

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: None

90% of meetings attended n previous academic year (FGB and committee)

 

Val Carver

LA appointed Governor

Committees: SPCC & Appeals

Date Appointed: 25/09/2017

Term of Office: 25/09/2017 – 25/09/2021

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other education institutions: None

90% of meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

 

Joanne Spencer

Parent Governor

Committees: SPCC  Responsibilities: Pupil premium

Date Appointed: 05/10/2018

Term of Office: 05/10/2018 – 05/10/2022

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other education instiitutions: None

90% of meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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