The Governing Body
Ten Governors sit on the Governing Body of Slimbridge Primary School. We provide the strategic direction to the school and work hard to help the staff provide high-quality education for every child. Of course, when we say education, we don’t just mean numeracy, literacy, science and so forth. We want to offer children so much more and we’re delighted to be part of a school that builds children’s confidence through praise, encouragement and experience.
The Full Governing Body meets six times a year, and we have additional meetings each term for our three committees:
Finance and Premises
The Finance and Premises Committee oversees all the financial aspects of the running of the school, monitoring expenditure, approving the budget and agreeing the final accounts. All aspects of the school premises are also managed, including capital bids for renovation and new building projects.
Safeguarding, Welfare and Personnel
The Safeguarding, Welfare and Personnel Committee is responsible for all aspects related to safeguarding/child protection and safer recruitment, as well as ensuring that that the needs of children with Special Educational Needs are being met. The committee also oversees and reviews the staff structure in consultation with the Head Teacher, as well as the appointment, appraisal and capability procedures.
Teaching and Learning
The Teaching and Learning Committee oversees and monitors all matters relating to the school’s curriculum, monitoring the target-setting, delivery and outcome of teaching across the school by reviewing data and school improvement action plans.
Each Governor also has individual responsibilities, such as ‘Literacy Governor’, as detailed in the Governors’ Profiles below.
Governor business interests
All governors declare in writing any financial and business interests at the start of the first Full Governing Body meeting of the school year.
Governors also have to declare any financial interests verbally at the beginning of every committee meeting.
We have summarised the information about our current governors, including business interests, areas of responsibility and attendance record, in the table below. If you have any questions, please contact either our clerk, Mrs Nikki Elliott (via the school office) or me (either directly or via firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our policy on allowances for Governors is available from the Policies page
Governors' responsibilities, interests and attendanceAbbreviations: F/T, full-time; GB, Governing Body; HTPR, Head Teacher’s Performance Review; NA, not appropriate; P/T, part-time; SEND, special educational needs and disabilities; SHWP, Safeguarding, Welfare, Health and Safety and Personnel; T&L, Teaching and Learning; WWT, Wetlands and Wildfowl Trust
*Parent governors are appointed if no election is held (for example, if only one person is nominated)
Use the scrolling bar under the table to see all the information
|Name||Governor category||Appointed by:||Started:||Current term runs to:||Committees||Responsibilities||Business interests||Also a governor at:||Relationships with school/staff (incl spouses, partners, relatives)||Actual attendance/possible attendance (committees and full GB) 15–16||Actual attendance/possible attendance (committees and full GB) 16–17|
|Alison Cooke||Ex officio||NA||NA||All||None||None||Head||24/24||To be added|
|Patricia Carrington||Local Authority||GB||30 Nov 2018||SHWP|
|None||None||None||16/18||To be added|
Arts/Social & Cultural/Humanities
|None||None||None||1/1||To be added|
|Lucy Holder||Parent||Election||10 Oct 2021||T&L||PE/physical development/outdoor||None||None||None||1/1||To be added|
|Adrian Peatman||Co-opted||GB||11 May 2019||F&P||GGA liaison||None||Rednock School||None||12/12||To be added|
|None||None||None||F/T teacher at school||15/18||To be added|
|Emily Farnsworth||Parent*||GB||28 March 2021||T&L||Early years||Private tutor||None||Voluntary reading provision with possibility of some paid teaching (to be declared)||2/2||To be added|
|Steve Williamson||Co-opted||GB||11 May 2019||T&L||HTPR|
|None||None||None||16/18||To be added|
|Helen Tilly||Associate member appointed by GB||28 March 2018||F&P||MAT||None||None||P/T teacher|
|Adrian Jordan||Parent||Election||25 Sept 2017||25 Sept 2021||SHWP||IT & Computing||None||None||None|
|Linda Dibley||Co-opted||GB||10 Oct 2017||10 Oct 2021||F&P||Disadvantaged Children||None||None||None|