Governors make a highly significant contribution to the work and direction of the school.
They have high levels of insight, are extremely well organised and thorough in their approach. They are vigorous in ensuring that all pupils and staff are safe. In discharging their statutory responsibilities, they have highly robust systems for evaluating the effectiveness of their implementation, keeping the work of the school under review and acting upon their findings.
Governors are innovative, flexible and adapt to new ideas quickly, supporting the work of the staff in improving outcomes for all pupils. They are confident in providing high levels of professional challenge to hold the school to account. Our Governors engage very effectively with parents, pupils and the staff as a whole and are well informed about user’s views of the school. They use these views to inform strategic priorities for development.
Baydon St Nicholas School: Governing Body Portfolios
All governors attend the Full Governing Body meetings but also hold a portfolio of responsibilities. We do most of our work through the committees but are also responsible for working with the Headteacher on the School Vision and the School Development plan. Part of the support and challenge we offer to staff is monitoring the schools progress against that plan.
|Name||Responsibilities||Type (and who elected by)||Term of Office Start and End Date||Committee Membership|
|Nikki Davies||Co-chair of Governors||Foundation|
|18/7/18 to 17/7/22||Quality of Education
Buildings and Maintenance
|Peter Joddrell||Co-Chair of Governors|
Chair of Quality of Education
|18/07/18 to 17/7/22||Quality of Education|
|Hugo Mackenzie-Smith||Vice Chair of Governors||Foundation |
|28/02/2019 to 27/02/2023||Finance|
|Caroline Knighton||Headteacher (Ex officio)||01/09/16 to no end date||Attends all|
|Barbara Furber||Foundation |
|25/02/19 to 24/02/23||Quality of Education|
|Rev. Karen Rizzello||Foundation |
|25/09/19 to 24/09/19|
|Dr Katie Mills||Foundation|
|18/09/19 to 17/09/23|
|24/01/20 to 23/01/24||Finance|
|Emma Gilbert||Staff Governor|
|16/10/19 to 16/10/23||Quality of Education
Buildings and Maintenance
|Fraza Robins||Parents |
|08/10/19 to 07/10/23||Buildings and Maintenance|
|Paul Stannard||Chair of Buildings and Maintenance||Parents|
|30/11/17 to 19/11/21||Buildings and Maintenance|
|Tony Topp||Associate Governor||02/01/19 to 01/01/23|
|Susan Harris||Associate Governor||01/02/19 to 31/01/23|
|Laura Hallsworth||Chair of Finance||Associate Governor||24/09/15 to 23/09/19|
23/09/19 to 22/09/23
- Quality of Education: Peter Jodrell (chair), Barbara Furber, Caroline Knighton, Emma Gilbert, Nikki Davies
- Finance: Laura Hallsworth (chair) Caroline Knighton, Rowan Cockcroft
- Buildings: Paul Stannard (chair) Caroline Knighton, Emma Gilbert, Fraza Robins
Specific Roles Held on Governing Body 2019-2020
- Co-chairs 2019/2020: Nikki Davies and Peter Jodrell (contact via the school office)
- Vice Chair: Hugo McKenzie-Smith
- Safeguarding Governor: Dr Katie Mills
As required through the year:
Pay Committee: Barbara Furber (chair), Jackie Hollander, Peter Jodrell
Pay Appeals Committee: as required from list, including associate governors.
Admissions: Caroline Knighton, Barbara Furber
Head Teachers Performance Management Panel: Nikki Davies, Peter Jodrell
Governors are required to publish information online relating to business interests and attendance as well as the information included above. To view the information please see below.
|Name||Business or Other Interests||Attendance at FGB 2019-2020||Attendance at Committees 2019-2020|
|Caroline Knighton||None||5/5||QoE - 4/4, F-6/6, B&M - 4/4|
|Paul Stannard||None||3/5||B&M - 3/4|