Watermoor Church of England Primary School has a governing body to ensure that it has the capacity to improve and raise standards. Ofsted consider the governing body to be part of the leadership of the school. However, governors do not manage the school – that is the job of the head teacher.
Governors are there to be a ‘critical friend’ to the head teacher and the school. They do this by :
The governing body are currently seeking to appoint a chair and vice chair.
The current governing body are :
Sarah Fox Headteacher
Rebecca Nobbs Staff governor
Alison Pine Local authority governor
Emily Kanchanawat Co-Opted governor
Angela Stockwell Co-Opted governor (staff member / curriculum lead)
Sam Lynch Co-Opted governor
Axelle Volgo Co-Opted governor
Karan Townsend Parent governor
Dominic Haigh Parent Governor
Emma Palmer-Davies Parent Governor
Helen Russell Parent Governor
Derek Wilson Parent Governor
Father Howard Gilbert Foundation governor ex officio
Ally Castle Foundation governor
Jo Wood Foundation governor
Liz Lloyd Clerk to governors
Simon Bedford Associate member / Year 5 teacher
Rachel Roberts Associate member / RE teacher
Jenny Hincks Associate member / Town Councillor
Local authority governors are appointed by Gloucestershire County Council. Foundation governors are appointed by the church / diocese. Parent governors are nominated and voted onto the governing body by parents and carers within the school community. Co-opted governors and associate members (who are non voting) are appointed by the governing body as they bring a particular skill or experience.
The Governing Body at Watermoor Church of England Primary School was reconstituted on 17th March 2015.
From that date, all co-opted governors will serve a two year term and all other governors will serve a four year term. At the end of that term governors can choose to stand again for that post. It should be noted that governors can resign their post whenever they wish.
At the start of all full governing body meetings, governors are required to declare any information that may cause a conflict of interest or a pecuniary gain, through their role. There are currently no registered pecuniary interests.
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