Governors   

 

Below you will find a list of the members of our school Governing Body. They are always available if you wish to discuss a matter of importance relating to school.

 

Name

Type of Governor

 Connection to Staff

Term of Office End Date(4 yrs)

Mr T. Briggs (Chair)

Co-opted Governor        

      No

 

 

   19/5/17

Mrs S.Hill   (Vice Chair)

Co-opted Governor

      No

 

 

  19/5/17

Mrs H. Sutton

Head Teacher

Yes - Head Teacher

 
    N/A

Mr M.Benton

Deputy Head Teacher Co-opted Governor

(Related to School Catering Manager)

Yes - Deputy Head & brother of Catering Manager

 

   19/5/17

Mrs J.Batsford

LA Representative

      No

 
   22/3/19

Miss L.Appleby

Staff Representative

Yes - Staff Rep

 

   12/4/19

Mrs J.Atherton

Co-opted Governor

Yes - Staff Rep

 
   19/5/17

Mrs J.Powell

Co-opted Governor

(Also Deputy at Angelsey Primary School)

      No

 
   19/5/17

Mrs S.Burke

Foundation Governor

(Also an Arthur Terry Governor)

      No

 
   19/5/17

Mrs J.Harbottle

Co-opted Governor

(Also visiting lecturer in Art at BCU)

      No

 
   11/5/18

Mrs L.Hackett

Associate Member

(Non-Voting)

Yes - Finance Officer

 
    N/A

Mr D.Meyer

Associate Member

(Non-Voting)

Yes - Site Manager

 
    N/A

Mr P.Farrer

Parent Representative

      No

 
  19/10/18

Mr. T.Johnson

Parent    Representative

(Also a Dudley school governor)

      No

 
  19/10/18

Mr. H.Birkett

Parent Representative

      No

 
  19/10/18
 
Co-opted Governor
    
 
 
Mrs M.Litwinowicz
Clerk to Governors
(Non-Voting)
Yes - Teaching Assistant
 
      N/A

 Welcome to the section of our website where you can find out more about the Governors and the work that they do.

Governors have an important role as a 'Critical Friend' to the school, working in partnership with the school community to help provide the best possible education for our pupils. This is achieved by:

  • Setting the school's values, vision and strategic aims, agreeing plans and policies, and making creative use of resources.
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance, acting as a critical friend to the Headteacher to support and challenge the Headteacher in managing the school.
  • Ensuring that the school is accountable to the children and parents it serves, to its local community, to those who fund and maintain it, as well as to the staff it employs.

Categories of Governor

  • Local Authority (LA) Governor - nominated by Birmingham City Council.
  • Community Governor - a person appointed by the Governing Body who lives or works in the community served by the school
  • Parent Governors - are elected by and from the parents
  • Staff Governors - elected by and from the staff
  • Teacher Governors – representatives of the teaching staff

Committees

The responsibilities of the Governing body are shared between two main committees, each with a specific responsibility; Finance  Committee oversees the budget, staffing, strategy and resources and our Resources Committee is responsible for the working environment and health and safety on site. In addition, there are further committees which meet as and when the need arises;  Pay Committee, Discipline and Complaints. All committees report back to the main Governing body.

Finance Committee

Mr T Johnson (Chair)

Mrs H Sutton (Head Teacher)

Mr M Benton

Mr H Birkett

Mrs S Burke

Mrs L Hackett (Co-opted)

 

Resources Committee

Mrs S Burke (Chair)

Mrs H Sutton (Head Teacher)

Mr M Benton

Mr H Birkett

Mr A Briggs

Mrs S Hill

Mr D Meyer (Co-opted)

 

Pay & Personnel Committee

Mr H Birkett (Chair)

Mrs H Sutton (Head Teacher)

Mrs J Batsford

Mr M Benton

Mrs S Hill

Mr T Johnson

Mrs S Burke

 

Link Governors

Link Governors are those who have been assigned to a specific focus of school life. There are Link Governors assigned to many areas of the curriculum. The role of the Linked Governor is:

  • to take an interest in and gain more detailed knowledge of their area
  • to know what is contained in the School Improvement Plan (SIP for their area
  • to be involved in the review of the SIP for their area and to be part of the planning process
  • to help the governing body in its critical friend role by asking questions about progress and challenging appropriately about attainment in their area
  • to report back at agreed intervals either to the appropriate committee or the full governing body
  • to work in full partnership with the Headteacher

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