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The Governing Body

I am delighted to welcome you to our school. Our children deserve the best start in life that they can possibly get, and here at William Stukeley, our team are constantly striving to provide the best learning environment possible. We promote a warm and friendly atmosphere, where a core commitment to academic growth, blends with strong traditions of pursuing excellence in character, and the development of well rounded young people who thrive on challenges and will become our citizens of the future.

Richard Nicholas

Chair of Governors

Instrument of Government:

Headteacher, 2 Parent Governors, 1 LA Governors, 1 Staff Governor, 2 Foundation Governors and 5 Co-opted Governors = Total 12

Chair of the Governing Body – Mr Richard Nicholas

The governing body is split into 2 committees:

Our Governing Body

Tom Emery

Head

1/10/2020 -

Richard Nicholas

LA

01/10/2020 - 30/09/2024

Mary Dack

Co-opted

05/10/2020 - 04/10/2024

Stewart Cuthbertson

Co-opted

05/10/2020 - 04/10/2024

Sarah Sharma

Co-opted

05/10/2020 - 04/10/2024

Helen McGinn

Co-opted

05/10/2020 - 04/10/2024

Iain Braid

Co-opted

05/10/2020 - 04/10/2024

Adam Quant

Parent

02/10/2020 - 01/10/2024

Richard West

Parent

02/10/2020 - 01/10/2024

Caz Dennis

Foundation

01/10/2020 - 30/09/2024

Sara Williams

Foundation

01/10/2020 - 30/09/2024

Toni Handson

Staff

02/10/2020 - 01/10/2024

Helen Sandalls

Associate Member

05/10/2020 - 04/10/2021

Johann Boorman (Clerk)

Responsibilities

Staff & Pupil Discipline Committee

Mr R Nicholas, Mrs M Dack, Mr R West

Staff & Pupil Discipline Appeal Committee

Mr I Braid

Special Educational Needs Governor

Mr. I Braid

Named Governor for Children in Care & Safeguarding

Mr. I Braid

Health & Safety Governor

Mrs. C. Williams and Mrs. H. McGinn (shared responsibility)

Pay Committee (Threshold)

Mrs. M Dack and Mrs. H. McGinn

Head Teacher’s Performance Management Committee

Mr. R. Nicholas and Mrs. M Dack

Head Teacher’s Performance Management Review Officer

Mr I Braid

Pupil Premium Governor

Mr R Nicholas (Mrs H McGinn to shadow)

Educational Visits Governor

Mr R Nicholas

Early Years Governor  

Governor Attendance

Governor Attendance 2017-18 (pdf) - opens in a new window.

About the Governors

The Governing Body takes an active role in the strategic management of the school.

The Governors are encouraged to work closely with the staff of the school, for the well being of the pupils. They support the staff, pupils, parents and all those involved in the life of the school, in striving to provide a school with a happy, caring atmosphere, with educational excellence. They make regular visits to the school to see the children at work and meet regularly each term to discuss all aspects of the management of the school, including current legislation and curriculum developments.

There are separate committees which deal with the Curriculum and Pupils, Finance and Staffing, and Buildings and Fabric. The Governors are responsible for the school's budget, the upkeep of the building and contribute to improvements within the school.

The Annual Governors’ Report to Parents meeting is held in the Summer Term when the Governors detail their activities throughout the previous twelve months. Parents will receive a written report at least ten working days before the meeting and are encouraged to attend and respond with any relevant questions.