Meet the Governors
South Green Infant & Nursery School
Statement of Governance
The role of the Governing Body
Strategic – The governing body sets the general direction of the school, looking at how best it should develop. This is done by reviewing and agreeing policies and targets, and monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives. Strategic thinking is not always linked with curriculum and it does not mean just responding to weakness.
Critical Friend – The governing body works with the head teacher to create a clear understanding of the challenges faced in managing a school. The governing body is able to question and challenge and this is achieved in a positive manner.
Accountable - A school is, in some ways like a business and its stakeholders are the pupils, their parents and the wider community. The governing body uses its collective skills and experience to benefit the pupils. It gathers views, asks questions and decides what is best for the school. The governing body is accountable to its stakeholders for the school’s performance.
Headteacher - The head teacher is an ex- officio which means that they do not need to be elected onto the governing body. They automatically become a school governor because of the office they hold.
Governors are expected to attend two governing body meetings per term. In addition, there is an annual meeting to set the school. Each meeting either focuses on curriculum and pupil related issues or resources.
In total there are seven meetings per year.
All Governors are volunteers who support the school in many ways, practical and theoretical. They are always working in the background and are very appreciated by staff and parents.
Meet the Governors
Chair of Governors
Trust Governor: Mr J Horspole
I have been a Governor at the school since January 2000 when my eldest son was in the school. He is now 19 and my other 3 sons have also gone through the school - the youngest is now in year 4. Being a Governor at the school is special to me as I am actually an ex pupil and it is really good to still be involved in a school that I have so many fond memories of. I have had the privilege of being The Chair of Governors for the last few years and look forward to continuing to be involved with the school in the future. I am also a governor at the Junior School which helps towards the cohesion between the schools.
Trust Governor: Mrs J Baker
I have been a governor at South Green for over 10 years. I am a Management Consultant in the Civil Service and currently training to become a qualified Performance Coach. I am known by the members of the Governing body for my love of travelling (picture of me in New Zealand) and am often juggling work, school governor meetings and my holiday dates to fit it all in. I bring business experience/consultancy skills to the governing body and, as an ex Inspector of Local Authorities, I have experience of what inspectors look for - which helps when we 'welcome' OFSTED into our school!
Parent: Mr C Glover, Vice Chair
Parent: Mr Norman
Parent: Mr Cubbin
Co-opted: Mrs S Cuff
Co- opted: Mrs D Santos
Co-opted: Mrs P Weekley
Co-opted: Mrs Govier, Deputy Headteacher
School Governor: Mrs Gray, Headteacher
Staff Governor: Mrs Bleach
Associate Governor: Mrs Woods, Business Manager
Contact our Governors
Come and Join Us!
Our school is keen to encourage new governors. Watch out for the information and nomination forms when a governor post becomes available.
We are especially keen to recruit anyone with IT, project management or financial skills. However we will be pleased to hear from you with or without those skills.
Our meetings start at 4.00pm. Generally there are three full governing body meetings and three committee meetings per year, each lasting up to two hours.