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Governors

In brief, the Governing body have a general responsibility for the management of the school.  They support the Executive Headteacher, by acting as a “critical friend”.

The Calcot Schools Governing Body

You can contact the Clerk to the Governors via aelliott@c-jun.w-berks.sch.uk

The Executive Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day running and management of the school, whilst the Governing Body are responsible for:

  • • Providing a strategic view to assist in the improvement of the school and to raise standards by working in association with the Headteacher and the teaching team – with support, advice and information drawn from the knowledge & experience of the serving governing members

  • • Providing both a support & challenge role – by monitoring the school’s effectiveness and continuing to challenge where required and pressing for ongoing improvements in our performance and standards

  • • Providing accountability – to the parents and the wider community.

  • Monitoring budgets and making sure that we are compliant in key areas such as Child Protection and Health and Safety.

  • Reviewing and updating the many statutory and non-statutory policies which underpin every aspect of school life.

All Governors provide their time on a voluntary basis, and in addition to serving on the Full Governing Body, serve on various other sub-committees which meet regularly to cover:

  • Curriculum: monitoring the curriculum and school’s performance against key criteria

  • Finance, Health, Safety and Premises: approving & monitoring the school’s budget and Health & Safety

  • Personnel: monitoring the schools staff and management including recruitment, performance and pay

  • We always welcome any feedback – positive or otherwise – and are delighted to hear from any parent at any time.

Governor Information

Name of Governor

Role

Term of office

 

Business

Interests

Experience

Attendance
(Academic Year

2018-19)

Nicky Bate
(Staff)

Early Years

Jan 2016-
25/9/24

None

Deputy Headteacher

7

Hugh Baxter

(Co-opted)

Numeracy

Sept 2019-

15/9/2023

None

Finance & Banking

10

Katie Dean
(Co-opted)

Chair of
Personnel

March 2011-
25/3/23

None

HR & Commerce

11

Mark Hazelton
(Parent)

Chair

Health & Safety

Oct 2018-
4/10/2022

None

Health & Safety

Safeguarding

11

Kath Howard
(Co-opted)

Chair of
Curriculum
Literacy

History

Feb 2011-
25/3/23

None

Ex-Headteacher

11

Julia Kidd
(Co-opted)

 

April 2011-
25/3/23

SBM at Englefield
Primary

School Finance

11

Joe Lally
(Co-opted)

PPG

SEND
Wellbeing

Feb 2018-
5/2/2022

Daughter works in school

Special Educational Needs
Teaching & Learning

12

Andrew Marsh
(LA)

Vice Chair
Chair of Finance
Safeguarding

Feb 2011-
15/9/2023

None

Finance & Banking

8

Nick Piper
(Parent)

ICT

Oct 2018-
4/10/2022

None

ICT

8

Carolyn Purchase
(Co-opted)

Outdoor
Learning

Science

Oct 2018-
4/10/2022

None

Ex-Headteacher
Outdoor Learning

7

Florence Rostron
(Headteacher)

 

Sept 2015-
ex-officio

None

Headteacher

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancies: 
3 Co-opted

 

 

 

 

 

Downloadables

The latest Full Governing Body minutes (other committee minutes are available from the School Office).

The 2017-18 Impact of Governors Work (ongoing record).

The latest Governors' Newsletters.

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