Governors are the biggest group of voluntary workers in the UK. The role of this Governing Board is to ensure that children who attend our schools receive a great all-round education in an environment which is suitable for this purpose. All members of the school community work hard to ensure all children reach their full potential, are equipped for the next step in their education journey and become good citizens.
The Governing Board has three core functions as set out in the Department for Education (DfE) Governance Handbook:
1. ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
2. holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils and the performance management of staff
3. overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.
A new joint Governing Body was created on 4th January 2021. There are 17 governors in total in the following categories:
- Two parent governors;
- One Local Authority governor;
- One staff governor;
- Two Headteachers;
- Eleven co-opted governors;
|Category||GIAS Category||Name||Start of Term||End of Term|
|Parent||Elected by parents||Richard Ebdon||04/01/2021||03/01/2025|
|Parent||Elected by parents||Leanne Hume||04/01/2021||03/01/2025|
|Local Authority||Nominated by LA and appointed by GB||Sam Meneely||09/02/2021||08/02/2025|
|Staff||Elected by staff||TBA|
|Headteacher BHS||Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal||Kathryn Stephenson||04/01/2021||Ex-officio|
|Headteacher KJS||Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal||Paul McIntosh*||04/01/2021||Ex-officio|
|Co-opted||Appointed by GB||Malcolm Dawson (Chair)||04/01/2021||03/01/2025|
|Co-opted||Appointed by GB||Pat Dunnill||04/01/2021||03/01/2025|
|Co-opted||Appointed by GB||Rebecca Evans||04/01/2021||03/01/2025|
|Co-opted||Appointed by GB||John Heap (Vice Chair)||04/01/2021||03/01/2025|
|Co-opted||Appointed by GB||Brian Horner||04/01/2021||03/01/2025|
|Co-opted||Appointed by GB||Andrew Howard||04/01/2021||03/01/2025|
|Co-opted||Appointed by GB||Emma Lonsdale||04/01/2021||03/01/2025|
|Co-opted||Appointed by GB||Sarah Tabor||04/01/2021||03/01/2025|
|Co-opted||Appointed by GB||Andrew Town||04/01/2021||03/01/2025|
|Co-opted||Appointed by GB||Rob Whitehead||04/01/2021||03/01/2025|
|Co-opted||Appointed by GB||Ian Yapp||04/01/2021||03/01/2025|
Parent and staff governors are elected from a combined constituency of both schools.
It is important that the schools and their communities are represented, and the ability to co-opt governors ensures that fair representation and the required mix of skills are possible.
Governors have taken on responsibilities for key areas of the oversight of the school:
|Health & Safety/Premises||Health & Safety/Premises|
|Pupil Premium/Looked After Children||
|Safeguarding/Child Protection||Sam Meneely, Leane Hulme|
|Curriculum (three in total to cover both schools with specialist areas to be identified in due course with the Headteachers)||John Heap, Ian Yapp, Richard Ebdon|
If you would like to contact the Governors, please email Heather Turner, Clerk to the Federation Governors.