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ELHAM CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNORS  

 

Each School must have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing the running of the School, the appointment of staff, setting the policies the school follows, and ensuring that the financial and procedural affairs are in order. Governors do not get involved in the day to day management of the School - that is for the Headteacher, or the detailed teaching, but they are required to monitor the Curriculum and many other aspects of School life. They are also responsible for the School Buildings and Grounds.

 

There are fourteen Governors. As a Church of England Aided School the Governing Body is made up of representatives of the Diocese, the Local Authority, the Parochial Church Council, both Teaching and Non Teaching Staff, and Parents. The Headteacher and the Priest in Charge of St Mary's are automatically Governors. There is a Clerk to the Governors who provides a wide range of administrative services and procedural advice. Currently Trevor Gasson is the Chair the Governing Body, and Martin Turner is Vice Chair.

 

Elham is particularly fortunate at present in having a number of parents on the Governing Body. Not only are there the two formally elected Parent Governors, but also several of the representatives of the PCC are parents.

 

The main Governing Board normally meets six times a year, but the work of the Governors is undertaken by three Committees that meet more regularly. They cover Strategy,  Finance and Property,  and Curriculum and Data . Other Committees, such as Pay and Personnel,  will meet as required.

 

If you wish the Governors to be aware of any matter then please contact any Governor, if need be via the School Office.  We would far rather be made aware of concerns at an early stage rather than waiting till they have become major issues.

Our Governors

July  2020

 

Name Appointed by Lead areas

Vacancy

PCC

 

Mrs Jane Blain

PCC

R.E. / SIAMS / Early Years

Mrs Kate Miller

Parent Governor

Sports

Mr Simon Burvill

Parent Governor

 

Mr Graham Ernest-Jones

Diocese

H & S / Property

Mr Dan File

Head Teacher

 

Mr Trevor Gasson (Chair)

Diocese

Finance

Miss Stephanie Hammond

Local Authority

Training & Development

Ms Amanda Honey

PCC

Safeguarding

Mrs George Standen

PCC 

SEN

Mrs Claire Short

Staff

Parent Forum

Mr Martin Turner (Vice Chair)

Diocese

Parent Forum

Mrs Cheryl Vincent

Co-Opted

 

Rev Jane Weeks

Diocese

 

Mrs Jenny Gasson (Clerk)

 

 

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