Chair – Mr Alan Bunter
Vice Chair – Mrs Gillian Hussey
Headteacher – Mrs Ann Marie Kampf
Foundation Governors – Revd. Canon Eric Woods, Mrs Jacqui Baker, Mr John Walters
and Rev Lesley Macreadie
LA Governor – Mrs Nicola Benbow
Co-opted Governors – Mr Alan Bunter,
Mr Steven Tuck, Mr Jason Howells (Deputy Head),
Mrs Gillian Hussey
Parent Governors – Mrs Olivia Sayfritz
Staff Governors – Mrs Kirsty Blencowe
Clerk to the Governors – Mrs Michelle Foot
The Governors can be contacted in writing
C/O the school or by email to email@example.com
Please refer to ‘Information’ for school policies
- To ensure long term financial planning and close monitoring of the budget.
- To prepare a balanced budget for the Governing Body to discuss during the spring term.
- To ensure that the budget is then confirmed at a full Governing Body meeting during the summer term, and submitted to Dorset County Council within the deadline set.
- Monitor all expenditure throughout the year
- Agree levels of Virement for Head, Committee and full Governing Body.
- Advise the Governing Body on the level of authority granted to the Head.
- Review the level of insurance cover purchased by the school, including the absence insurance scheme for staff.
- Present termly financial reports to the Governing Body, outlining any areas for concern, with possible solutions.
- Consider the long term financial strategy and advise the Governing Body accordingly.
- To monitor the condition of the premises, both internally & externally.
- Consider and put forward suggestions for improvement.
- Advise on and monitor energy conservation matters.
- Monitor performance and adopt best value guidelines, when considering tenders for contracts.
- Establish a lettings policy for approval, and monitor all such lettings.
- Consider job specification, and conditions of service for the caretaker & premises staff.
- Monitor the school’s health and safety policy and ensure any requirements are in place.
- Monitor the repairs and maintenance budget.
- Formulate policy on dealing with repair and maintenance issues.
- Maintain a record of any matters arising, for discussion with the head and other parties.
Why visit the school?
- To build effective relationships with the staff and children.
- To familiarise themselves with the running of the school.
- To understand the views and values of the school.
- Evaluate resources and the environment of the school.
- To fulfil their monitoring responsibilities.
- To be aware of subject development and planning.
What should the role of the Governors be?
- Remember we are not inspectors and should not make judgements about the staff’s professional practice and activities. Some Governors may be comfortable participating in the class and this is to be encouraged with the support of the class teacher. Others may wish to observe only.
How often should Governors visit?
- Governors should visit the school at least once a year as an absolute minimum. We would encourage one visit a term.
- Governors with special interests may wish to visit more regularly.
How should the visit be arranged?
- Consider the purpose of your visit.
- Agree date and time with the Headteacher. Please give at least 2 weeks’ notice if possible.
- Agree what the visit will involve and to whom you should go on arrival.
- Speak to the involved members of staff if appropriate.
- Remember visits to the school should be treated confidentially.
- If there are issues of concern to a Governor, these should be discussed first with the Headteacher.
- Visits to the school by Governors are recorded in the minutes of the next Governors’ meeting.