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Who is on the governing body?

The instrument of Government gives:

      • 4 x Parent Governors
      • 1 x Local Authority Governor
      • 1 x Headteacher
      • 1 x Staff Governor
      • 9 x Foundation Governors (2 of whom at the time of their appointment shall be eligible for election or appointment as parent governors) and the Vicar of Highfield Church (or a church representative)

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of Gov
Offices held Attendance Start
of Interests
Rev Mike Archer Vicar ex-officio Admissions CommitteeFoundation Committee 33.3% None declared
Mr Jonathan Cathie Parent Governor Finance & Resources Committee 80.0% 2014 2018 None declared
Mr Will Cope Foundation Faith in Learning Committee 50.0% 2014 2018 None declared
Mrs Leslie Fuller Foundation Chair of GovernorsChair of  Foundation Group 100% 2004 2018 None declared
Mrs Lucy Heptinstall Foundation Co-Chair Faith in LearningFoundation Group 83.3% 2017 2021 Teacher at another school
Miss Emily Hughes Staff Governor Faith in Learning Committee 83.3% 2016 2020 Staff member
Dr Alan Hunt Foundation Vice Chair of GovernorsChair of Finance & ResourcesAppeals Governor 83.3% 2014 2018 None declared
Mrs Jackie James Clerk to the Governors Staff member
Mr Allan King Headteacher All Committees and Groups 100% Staff member
Mr Keith Reed LA Governor Finance and Resources CommitteeAdmissions Group, Safeguarding Gov 83.3% 2011 2019 CEO TAMBA may conflict with Admissions
Mrs Emma Sheppard Parent Governor Faith in Learning Committee 100% 2014 2018 Teacher at another school
Mrs Helen Thompson Foundation Finance & Resources CommitteePerformance Management & Pupil
66.6% 2014 2018 None declared
Mr Jimmy Ward Foundation Faith in Learning Committee,
Foundation Group Performance Management, Website Gov
83.3% 2013 2017 Member of staff at another local school
Mrs Lisa Warren Observer Deputy Headteacher who observes most
Committees and groups
83.3% Staff member

Governors who have resigned or whose tenure has expired:

Dr Lucy Brindle Parent Governor  Faith in Learning Committee 83.3% 2012 2016 – expired None declared
Mr Ben Mobley Foundation Finance and Resources CommitteeTraining Liaison Governor 83.3% 2014 2017 – resigned None declared
Mrs Raylene Poppleton Foundation Faith in LearningFoundation Group, Policies Governor,
Pupil Premium Governor
66.6% 2013 2017 – resigned None declared
Mrs Michelle Limbert  Parent Governor  Finance & ResourcesTraining Liaison Governor  50.0%  2013  2017 – expired None declared
None declared


Committee Terms of Reference

These are the terms of reference for the governor groups.


TOR – FIL 2016-17

Foundation Working Party ToR

TOR – Finance and resources 2016-2017

Governors Development Plan

Every Year when the annual school Development plan is considered these questions form the backbone for the Governors reflections

How do we make adults long to be children again through the quality and range of curriculum/activities?
How do we develop children’s desire to ‘Make a difference’ as they grow up? “Turning the Tide” people!- Sensing the difference!
How do we engage children’s natural sense of justice so that they engage fully in being a global citizen?
How do we develop our children’s abilities – Develop lifelong learning skills and attributes?
How do we develop our children’s abilities to remember ie memory skills/learning strategy? (Nessy App, Meta cognition, Distilling, mind map)
How do we develop children’s skills to question, make links, be resourceful?
How do we enable our children to be media savy?
How do we make the time to reflect on and assess the significance of what is happening in the world (circle time/PSHE/SMSC, value links)?