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Cherrywood Community Primary School

Governors

From the Chair of Governors

 

Welcome to Cherrywood Community Primary School from the Governing Body.  Thank you for showing an interest in what we do.

 

The Governing Body is legally responsible for ensuring that the school is well-managed and financially sound, that it  provides the best possible education to all its pupils according to their specific needs and abilities, and is a safe-place for all those who work there. The Governing Body is also responsible for ensuring that the school fulfills its safeguarding obligations. We work collaboratively with the Headteacher. Find updates on what we have done to strategically manage the school on our Chair of Governor’s Blogs.

 

The Governing Body carries out its role by:

  • Being strategic in setting aims and objectives, and making and reviewing plans focussed on pursing its aim that all pupils are provided with the opportunities, facilities and support to achieve at the highest level;
  • Acting as a critical friend: supporting but challenging the Headteacher and other senior leaders to ensure that targets and objectives are met. Celebrating success but recognising where improvement is needed;
  • Ensuring accountability.

 

The Governing Body currently has 8 members representing parents/carers, staff, the Local Authority, and the community (through our co-opted governors). The Headteacher is also a  governor and our Deputy Headteacher is an Associate Member.  The Governing Body has delegated day to day responsibility for overseeing specific aspects of its work to named Governors grouped in Portfolio areas including:

 

Safeguarding  – responsible for ensuring that the school’s systems, policies and procedures comply with safeguarding and child protection guidlelines and regulations and that those policies and procedures are properly implemented

Pupil Premium/Disadvantaged Pupils – responsible for monitoring the provision for pupils who attract additional funding and the impact of that funding on the outcomes for these and other disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils

Inclusion (SEND) – which monitors the provision for and outcomes of all children with special or additional educational or other needs

Finance and Personnel – concerned with approving and reviewing the school budget, and all personnel related matters (including grievances and disciplinary matters)

Property and Asset Management – concerned with the good management of the school’s premises, facilities, and equipment

RSHE – which has oversight of the curriculum provision for cultural, spiritual, moral , social and economic development of our pupils and includes provision for arts, music and drama, RE, SRE, and British Values

 

All Governors monitor the curriculum, especially English and Maths, and individual Governors are responsible for monitoring the curriculum provision for foundation subjects including Geography, History and Science.

 

The Full Governing Body meets at least twice a term; Portfolio and subject link governors meet regularly with their staff liaison to carry out monitoring. The Full Governing Body retains overall responsibility for monitoring the progress and achievement of all pupils.

Governors are appointed for periods of 4 years (renewable).

 

Governors engage actively in the life of the school, so will often be found attending exhibitions and assemblies, shows and special events, or helping at school fairs or on trips.  We let you know what we have been doing and how this has impacted on the school either through the School Newsletters or our Chair’s Blog . We also maintain a positive working relationship with all stakeholders: parents, the wider community, the LA and other professionals. We carry out Pupil Conferencing and actively seek feedback from all stakeholders including parents and carers through our questionnaires;  we are keen to get feedback from the Cherrywood school community and encourage everyone to respond to these.

 

More information about our current Governors; their portfolio areas and subject links; meeting dates and details of our attendance at meetings in the last academic year; together with the Governors’ Register of Interests can be found in these Governance pages.

 

If you wish to contact the Governing Body please address any enquires to the Chair of Governors via the School Office. More information about governance can be found at: http://www.hants.gov.uk/education/governors

 

Betty Read

Chair of Governors

Roles and Aims

 

NameCategory of Governor
Betty ReadChair – LA
Kirsty LewisHeadteacher
Andy GarrisonVice Chair – co-opted
Daniel SaundersParent
Andrew GibbsParent
Rhian JonesCo-opted
Dianne PickfordCo-opted
Louise HumphreysCo-opted
Howard ThomsonCo-opted
Katia HazeltonStaff
  
Nickie Smith Clerk to the Governing Body

Governor Register of Interests 2021-2022 as at Sept 2021

 

Name

Category

Appointed By

Term of

Office

(No. of years and end date)

Portfolio / Committee Membership

Responsibilities

Voting Rights (Associate Members only)

Interests

Betty Read

LA

LA

4 years 07.07.2025

Finance & Personnel

Safeguarding

Disadvantaged Pupils/Pupil Premium Vulnerable & LAC

Pay Committee

HT Performance Management Review Committee

Chair of

Governors

 

 

Kirsty Lewis

Head Teacher

 

 

 

Headteacher

 

Employee of the School

Member of the Cove School Trust

Andy Garrison

Co-opted

GB

4 years

27.11.2020

Property & Asset Management (PAM) (including health & safety)

Finance & Personnel

Pay Committee

HT Performance Management Review Committee

 

 

None

Katia Hazelton

Staff

Election/GB

4 years

14.07.23

 

 

 

Employee of the School

Louise Humphreys

Co-opted

GB

4 years

10.03.23

Safeguarding

Disadvantaged Pupils/Pupil Premium Vulnerable & LAC

Training & Development  Governor

 

 

Owner Peyto Law (Solicitors) since March 2007

Employee of London Borough of Hackney (Head of Legal and Governance) since April 2021

Rhian Jones

Co-opted

GB

4 years

15.09.2023

Finance & Personnel

RSHE including SMSC, RE and British Values

Disadvantaged

 

 

Employed by Farnborough College of Technology 

Dianne Pickford

Co-opted

GB

4 years

9.10.2024

Inclusion

RSHE including SMSC, RE and British Values

Disadvantaged Pupils/Pupil Premium Vulnerable & LAC

 

 

Co-opted Governor at Farnborough Grange Infants School since Oct 2016

Andrew Gibb

Parent

GB

4 years

06.09.2025

Pay Committee

 

 

 

None

Daniel Saunders

Parent

GB

4 years 

06.09.25

HT Performance Management Review Committee

 

 

None

Howard ThomsonCo-optedGB

4 years

04.05.25

Finance & Personnel

Property & Asset Management (PAM) (including health & safety)

Pay Committee

  None

Committee Membership 2021/2022

 

Governors are appointed to portfolios and are also linked to specific subjects so that they can closely monitor performance against agreed objectives, working alongside members of staff and with children on visits to the school.

 

In addition to the portfolios, there are a number of Committees with membership as follows:

 

ComitteeGovernors

Pay Committee

Betty Read

Andy Garrison

Rhian Jones

Howard Thomson

Andrew Gibb

HTs Performance Management Review Committee

Betty Read

Andy Garrison

Rhian Jones

Daniel SAunders

Governors’ Pupil Disciplinary Committee

 

Chair to be elected from those sitting as required

All eligible governors on rotation

Governors’ Staff Disciplinary and Grievances Committee

Chair to be elected from those sitting as required

All eligible governors on rotation

Appeals

 

 

Chair to be elected from those sitting as required

All eligible governors on rotation

Admissions

 

Chair to be elected from those sitting as required

All eligible governors on rotation

Calendar of Meetings

Autumn

11th October & 22nd November 

Spring

31st January & 14th March

Summer

16th May & 18th July

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