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|
|Fraza Robins||Chair of Governors ||Parents |
|08/10/2019 to 07/10/2023||Quality of Education|
|Barbara Furber||Vice Chair of Governors|
Chair of Quality of Education
|25/02/2019 to 24/02/2023||Quality of Education|
|Emma Gilbert||Headteacher (Ex officio)||30/09/21 to no end date||Attends all|
|Revd Beth Hutton||Foundation |
|01/02/2021 to no end date||Quality of Education|
|Dr Katie Mills||Safeguarding Governor||Foundation|
|18/09/2019 to 17/09/2023|
|01/10/2020 to 30/09/2024||Finance|
|Rowan Cockcroft||Chair of Finance||Foundation|
|24/01/2020 to 23/01/2024||Finance|
|05/05/20 to 04/05/2024||Finance|
|Dave Madden||Local Authority||01/09/2021 to 31/08/2025||Quality of Education|
|Susan Harris||Associate Governor||01/02/19 to 31/01/23||Not appointed to any committees - therefore no voting rights.|
|Laura Hallsworth||Previous Chair of Finance||Associate Governor||23/09/19 to 31/8/2021||Finance with voting rights.|
|Peter Joddrell||Previous Chair of Governors |
Previous Chair of Quality of Education
|18/07/2018 to 31/08/2021||Quality of Education|
|Caroline Knighton||Headteacher (Ex officio)||01/09/2016 to 31/08/2021||Attends all|
- Quality of Education: Barbara Furber (chair), Emma Gilbert, Dave Madden, Reverend B Hutton, Fraza Robins
- Finance & Premises: Rowan Cockcroft (chair) Jess Jefferys, Ben Hughes, Emma Gilbert
Specific Roles Held on Governing Body 2021-2022
- Whistleblowing Governor: Dr Katie Mills
- Safeguarding and SEN Governor: Dr Katie Mills
- Pupil Premium Governor: Dave Madden
- GDPR Governor: Rowan Cockcroft
Pay Committee: Barbara Furber (chair), Dave Madden, Rowan Cockcroft
Pay Appeals Committee: as required from list, including associate governors.
Admissions: Emma Gilbert, Barbara Furber
Head Teachers Performance Management Panel: Dave Madden, Barbara Furber, Rowan Cockcroft
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 2020-2021|
|Caroline Knighton||None||6/6||QoE - 5/5,
B&M - 3/3
|Paul Stannard||None||B&M - 2/3|
|Beth Hutton||Governor at Chilton Foliat Primary School||2/3|