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Bucklesham Primary School

'Working Hard, Aiming High'

Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governors' section. Our Governors do an amazing job, voluntarily working for our school and the children. Below is some more information about our Governors.

The Governors of Bucklesham Primary School meet at least once each term. They undertake a wide range of important duties related to the running of the school. The Parent Governors in particular are a vital link between the school and our local community.

 

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please contact any one of the Governors through the school, or the Headteacher regarding any possible vacancies. Both the Government and Suffolk LA stress the need for active, committed Governors, and we are very lucky here to have had an excellent group of people working for your children.

 

Chair of Governors

Mrs Emma Duffy

 

 

Governors

Mrs Emma Lea - Headteacher

Mr Matthew Green - Staff Governor

Mrs Maggie Woods

Mrs Charlotte Gammons

Mrs Charlotte Grant

Ms Sarah Squirrel 

Contacting the Governing Body 

We are always keen to seek the views of parents, so please come and chat if you see us in the school or at any school function.

Alternatively, please contact the Chair of Governors, Emma Duffey, through the school office.

The governing body, together with Mrs Lea our headteacher, is responsible for the overall governance of the school ensuring that it is run efficiently and effectively to provide the very best education for our children. In brief, our role is as follows:

 

  • Setting the strategic direction of the school ensuring its vision and ethos are met;
  • Developing, monitoring and challenging the School Development Plan to ensure standards are met and holding the head teacher to account for the performance of the school and its pupils;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and ensuring its money is well spent and our finances are well managed.

 

Governors provide their time on a voluntary basis and the governing body is made up of representatives of school staff, parents, the Local Authority and the local diocese.

 

The Full Governing Body meets once a term to discuss and review many areas, including: School budget, school policies, Headteacher’s termly report and progress against the school’s development plan.

 

In addition, our Governors all champion specific areas of school improvement, e.g. Teaching and Learning, Pupil Outcomes, Early Years, SEND, Sport, Leadership, Safeguarding and Christian Values. Each term our Governors will monitor these areas and provide a report to the FGB for discussion.

 

Governors hold an important public office, so in the interests of transparency, the governing body publishes details of pecuniary interests including any governance roles in other educational institutions or any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives).

 

Governors Code of Conduct

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

 

Details of our Governors past 12 months

Name

Date of Appointment

Term of Office

Appointed by

Pecuniary interest

Sharon Carter

1/10/2015 – 1/10/19

4 Years

Governing Body

Staff Member

Emma Duffey

1/09/2015

4 Years

Governing Body

MC Contracts Ltd – family member

Victoria Finch

1/9/2015

4 Years

Governing Body

Nil

Susan Todd

1/09/13 - 31/12/18

4 Years

Governing Body

Staff Member

Family Member Farlingaye High School

Maggie Woods

1/09/2015

4 Years

Governing Body

Nil

Charlotte Gammons

19/10/2017

4 Years

Parents

Nil

Charlotte Grant

19/10/2017

4 Years

Parents

Nil

Alastair Porter

06/02/18 – 10/05/18

4 Years

Parents

Orwell Accountants LTD

Sue Pocock

17/04/17 – 31/08/18

4 Years

Governing Body

Nil

Sarah Squirrel

10/12/18

4 Years

Governing Body

Nil

Emma Lea

01/01/19

4 Years

Governing Body

Staff Member

Family Members

IT – Westview IT

Plumbing and Heating – Real Plumbing and Heating

Matthew Green

TBC

4 Years

Governing Body

Nil

Details Of Our Committees

 

Learning and Achievement

Emma Duffy - Chair of Govs

Emma Lea - Headteacher

Charlotte Grant

Matthew Green

Maggie Woods

 

Resources and Premises

Emma Lea - Headteacher

Emma Duffy - Chair of Govs

Matt Green

Charlotte Gammons

 

Personnel 

Emma Lea - Headteacher

Maggie Woods

Charlotte Gammons 

Sarah Squirrel 

 

Headteachers Performance Management 

Emma Duffy - Chair of Govs

Maggie Woods

Emma Lea - Headteacher

External Advisor 

 

Attendance 2017-2018

Y = Attended, N = Apologies Accepted, NA = Apologies not Accepted, NS = No Apologies sent - = Not appointed

 

Full Governing Body Meeting

Full Governing Body Meeting

Full Governing Body Meeting

Full Governing Body Meeting

Full Governing Body Meeting

Full Governing Body Meeting

Governor

Governor Type

11th October 2017

11th December 2017

06th February 2018

27th March 2018

10th May 2018

10th July 2018

Sharon Carter

Staff

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Emma Duffey

Chair

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

N

Victoria Finch

LA

Y

Y

NS

Y

Y

N

Susan Todd

Head teacher

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Maggie Woods

LA

Y

Y

NS

Y

Y

Y

Charlotte Gammons

Parent

-

-

Y

Y

Y

Y

Charlotte Grant

Parent

-

-

Y

N

N

Y

Alastair Porter

Parent

-

-

Y

N

N

-

Sue Pocock

Associate Governor

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

Attendance 2018 – 2019

Y = Attended, N = Apologies Accepted, NA = Apologies not Accepted, NS = No Apologies sent - = Not appointed

 

 

Full Governing Body

Meeting

Extraordinary Full Governing Body Meeting

Full Governing Body Meeting

Full Governing Body Meeting

Governor

Governor Type

17th October 2018

30th October 2018

10th December 2018

6th February

Sharon Carter

Staff

Y

N

Y

-

Emma Duffey

Chair

Y

Y

Y

Y

Victoria Finch

LA

Y

Y

N

NA

Susan Todd

Head teacher

Y

Y

Y

-

Maggie Woods

LA

Y

Y

Y

Y

Charlotte Gammons

Parent

Y

Y

N

Y

Charlotte Grant

Parent

Y

N

Y

Y

Sarah Squirrel

LA

-

-

N

Y

Emma Lea

Head teacher

-

-

-

Y

Matthew Green

Staff

-

-

-

Y

 

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