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||Position (including Start Date)||Type (and who elected by)||Term of Office Start and End Date||Committee Membership||Portfolio Includes:|
|Jackie Hollander||Chair of Governors|
Chair of Finance
|Foundation||20/11/11 to |
20 /07 2019
|Barbara Furber||Chair of Teaching and Learning||Foundation||10/02/15 to 09/02/19||Teaching & Learning||Admissions
|Paul Stannard||Chair of Buildings and Maintenance||Parent||30/11/17 to 19/11/21||Buildings ||PE|
|Clare Rowles||Joint Vice Chair||Foundation||30/08/2018 to 29/02/2022||Communications|
|Peter Joddrell||Joint Vice Chair||Local Authority||18/07/18 to 17/7/22||Teaching and Learning||Safer Recruitment (in process)
|Nicola Davies||Chair of Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare Committee||Foundation||28/11/16 to 27/11/20||Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare||Safeguarding
|Amanda Hodey||Parent||08/10/15 to 07/10/19||Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare||Policies
|Emma Gilbert||Staff||20/11/15 to 16/10/19||Teaching and Learning|
|Caroline Knighton||Headteacher (Ex officio)||01/09/16 to no end date||All committees||Academies|
|Tony Topp||Associate Governor||02/01/19 to 01/01/23||Buildings||Health and Safety|
|Susan Harris||Associate Governor||01/02/15 – 31/01/19||Wagtails|
|Laura Hallsworth||Associate Governor||24/09/15 – 23/09/19||Finance (with voting rights)|
- Teaching and Learning: Barbara Furber (chair), Caroline Knighton, Emma Gilbert, Peter Jodrell
- Finance: Jackie Hollander (chair) Caroline Knighton, Laura Hallsworth, vacancy
- Buildings: Paul Stannard (chair) Caroline Knighton, Emma Gilbert, Tony Topp,
- Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare: Nikki Davies (chair) Amanda Hodey, Caroline Knighton
Groups working on specific short-term projects
- Strategy: Caroline Knighton, Emma Gilbert, Jackie Hollander, Clare Rowles. This group reviews our School Development Plan against our vision and values.
- Academies: From March 2014-June 2014. Reinstated Jan 2016: Caroline Knighton (lead), Emma Gilbert, Jackie Hollander, vacancy. Aim: To gain a full understanding of Academies and the choices open to St Nicholas in order to propose action to FGB.
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: Amanda Hodey, Barbara Furber
Head Teachers Performance Management Panel: Jackie Hollander, Claire Rowles
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 2017-2018||Attendance at Committees 2017-2018|
|Paula Bartlett||None||6/6||W - 1/1; SPDBW - 3/3|
|Donita Blackwell||None||4/4||Wagtails: 1/1|
|Peter Joddrell||None||Only appointed July 2018|
|Barbara Furber||None||4/6||T and L: 5/5|
|Emma Gilbert||None||6/6||T and L: 3/5|
|Laura Hallsworth||None||N/A||Finance and Buildings: 6/6|
|Sue Harries||None||N/A||Wagtails: 1/1|
|Amanda Hodey||None||7/7||T and L: 3/3|
|Jackie Hollander||None||4/6||Finance: 5/5
|Caroline Knighton||None||6/6||T&L - 5/5; W - 1/1; F - 6/6; B - 2/2|
|Denise Matthewson||Matthewson Waters Architects||1/1||Wagtails: 1/1|
|Paul Stannard||3/5||B - 1/2|
|Fiona Smart||None||6/6||T and L: 4/5|
|Tony Topp||Employed as caretaker/cleaner until March 2018||5/6||Buildings: 2/2|
|Lesley Whelan||None||5/6||Finance: 5/6; B - 2/2|