Governors

Governing Body

Our Governing Body meets regularly to oversee the management of the school and to help determine its strategic development. Amongst its responsibilities are curriculum, staffing, premises, finances, health and safety and admissions. Four Governors are appointed by Devon County Council, six are elected by parents, two are elected by the teaching staff, one by the non-teaching staff and four are appointed as community governors.

WHITCHURCH COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL – GOVERNING BODY

Name

Type of Governor

Appointing Body

Office

Term

Committee(s)

Registered interests

Sue Ord

Foundation

Tavistock Co-operative

Learning Trust

Vice Chair

1/9/17-31/8/21

Teaching & Learning

Resources

None

David Anning

Foundation

Tavistock Co-operative

Learning Trust

Chair

1/9/17-31/8/21

Teaching & Learning

Resources

Director of Tavistock Hockey Club (community interest company)

Nicola Bench

Parent

Elected by parents

20/7/14-19/7/18

Teaching & Learning

None

Caroline Hay

Co-opted

Governing body

1/9/17-31/8/21

Resources

Babcock (not education division)

Karen Higginson

Staff

Elected by staff

19/7/17-18/7/21

Teaching & Learning

None

David Johns

Parent

Elected by parents

Chair of T&L

30/6/16-29/6/20

Teaching & Learning Resources

Babcock (not education division)

Helen Kelly

Parent

Elected by parents

1/5/15-30/4/19

Teaching & Learning

None

Matt Luckham

Co-opted

Governing body

27/11/15-26/11/19

Resources

None

Nicky Mackenzie

Co-opted

Governing body

Chair of Resources

1/9/17-31/8/21

Resources

SBM, Tavistock Church School Fed’n

Assoc Member of GB at TCSF

Fiona Milligan

Co-opted

Governing body

1/9/17-31/8/21

Teaching & Learning

Teaching Assistant at WCPS

Holly Pullen

Parent

Elected by parents

30/6/16-29/6/20

Teaching & Learning

None

Kate Sainsbury

Co-opted

Governing body

12/7/17-11/7/21

None

Ed Persse

Associate

Member

Governing body

13/7/15-12/7/19

Resources (non-voting)

EDJP Planning – director

Mike Sainsbury

Associate Member

Governing body

13/7/15-12/7/19

Teaching & Learning (non-voting)

None

Harry Churchill

Co-opted

Governing body

1/12/16-30/11/20

Resources (non-voting)

None

NB Composition of Governing Body is 15, which equals 13 as above plus 1 x Co-opted vacancy and a statutory vacancy for the Headteacher. (Angela O’Shea-Warman chooses not to be a governor.)

Attendance at Governing Body meetings 2016/17

 Name

Full Governing Body

Teaching & Learning

Resources

Possible

Attended

Possible

Attended

Possible

Attended

David Anning

(Vice-chair of Governors)

4

4

3

2

(* 1xW)

4

3

(* 1xW)

Nicola Bench

4

3

(* 1xW)

3

2

(* 1xW)

Sean Brassil

3

0

(* 1xW 2xO)

4

0

(* 4xO)

Harry Churchill

2

2

1

1

Caroline Hay

4

2

(* 1xW 1xF)

4

4

Karen Higginson

4

4

3

2

(* 1xO)

Matthew Luckham

4

4

4

1

(* 3xF)

Nicky Mackenzie

4

4

4

3

(* 1xF)

Fiona Milligan

4

4

3

3

Sue Ord

(Chair of Governors)

4

4

3

3

4

4

Kate Sainsbury

1

0

(* 1xW)

0

0

Helen Kelly

4

4

3

1

(* 2xW)

Holly Pullen

4

2

(* 1xW 1xF)

3

2

(* 1xU)

Dave Johns

4

3

(* 1xW)

4

4

Chris Smerdon

2

1

(* 1xW)

1

1

 

* Reasons for absence

W = work commitments F = family commitments O = other (sickness, holiday etc)

U = reason not known

Shaded boxes = not members of that committee