The Governing Body

Membership

Mrs Rebecca Golder Mr Edward Collins
Local Authority Governor Co-Opted Governor
Chair of Governors
Named Governor for Safeguarding, Children Looked After (CLA) & Young Carers (YC)
Named Governor for the Performance Management Review of the Headteacher
Link Governor for Focussed & Targeted Groups
Finance & Resources Committee Member
Teaching & Learning Committee Member
Vice Chair of Governors
Named Governor for Health, Safety & Wellbeing / Premises
Chair of Finance & Resources Committee
Miss Louisa Munton Mrs Jo Carobene
Staff Governor Staff Governor
Headteacher
Finance & Resources Committee Member
Teaching & Learning Committee Member
Teacher
Mrs Michelle Daniels Mr Matthew Melias
Co-Opted Governor Co-Opted Governor
Office Manager
Finance & Resources Committee Member
Teaching & Learning Committee Member
Teaching & Learning Committee Member
Lucy McIlhinney Leah Edmunds
Co-Opted Governor Co-Opted Governor
Named Governor for Special Educational Needs (SEN) & Inclusion
Finance & Resources Committee Member
Teaching & Learning Committee Member
Vacancy Vacancy
Co-Opted Governor Co-Opted Governor
Vacancy Ryan Collin
Co-Opted Governor Parent Governor
Named Governor for the Performance Management Review of the Headteacher
Teaching & Learning Committee Member
Michael Payne
Parent Governor
Link Governor for Early Years (EY) / Foundation Stage (FS)
Teaching & Learning Committee Member
Ms Melina Burrowes Ms Nicola Johnson
Associate Member Associate Member
 Deputy Headteacher
Finance & Resources Committee Member
Teaching & Learning Committee Member
Learning Support Assistant (LSA)
Governing Body Link for Parental Involvement & Engagement
Teaching & Learning Committee Member
Mrs Elizabeth Jahn
Clerk to the Governing Body
Correct as at 01 September 2017

Where are the Governors drawn from?

School Governing Bodies are formed by the school’s stakeholders – namely volunteers from the parent body, the local and wider community, as well as its employees ie the Headteacher and elected members of school staff.  Shirehampton Primary School’s Governing Body is made up of 13 Governors plus 2 Associate Members.   All are volunteers with the exception of the Headteacher who becomes a Governor automatically on appointment.

There are two main types of Governor – of which there are also different categories:

  • Those that are elected – ie parents/carers and staff elected by their peers
  • Those that are appointed – ie Local Authority Governors (with political and non-political affiliations), Co-opted Governors appointed by the Governing Body itself plus Associate Members, with limited voting rights, who can also be appointed by the Governing Body to bring a particular expertise to its meetings

Governors are normally elected or appointed for four years.

Our Instrument of Government , which is what the constitution is called, states that our Governing Body consists of:

  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 2 Staff Governors including the Headteacher
  • 8 Co-opted Governors

We also have 2 Associate Members, Deputy Headteacher and SENCo, Melina Burrowes, and Learning Support Assistant (LSA), Nicola Johnson.

The full Governing Body meets once a term and we have 2 committees which also meet termly to focus on Finance & Resources and Teaching & Learning.  The Caretaker, Michael Cole, and the School Business Manager, Emma Corrigan, regularly attend Finance & Resources Committee meetings and the Governing Body meets 3 times a year with the Senior Leadership Team for a joint Teaching & Learning Committee meeting.