Governing Body

The school’s governing body was reconstituted under the 2012 regulation in July 2014, and consists of 16 governors, each with a term of office of four years.   The full governing body meet 4 times a year and the sub committees of Resources and Personnel and Learning and Pastoral meet each half term.

The governing body fully supports the DfE definition of its core purpose:

The purpose of governance is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

All boards, no matter what type of schools or how many schools they govern, have three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

(Governor’s Handbook, DfE 2019)

Governing Body details are below:

Dr Amanda Barton – Amanda is a Co-opted governor and Chair of the Governing Body. Amanda is a member of the Learning & Pastoral Committee and is link governor for special educational needs. Her term of office runs to September 2025. Declaration of business interests – nil. Attendance at meetings for the academic year 2020-2021 is 80%.

Mrs Claire McEvoy – Claire is a Co-opted governor and Vice Chair of the Governing Body, her term of office runs to January 2024. Claire is a member of the Learning & Pastoral Committee. Declaration of business interests – nil. Attendance at meetings for the academic year 2020-2021 is 90%.

Mr Lance Davis – Lance is a Co-opted governor. Lance is a member of the Resources & Personnel Committee and link governor for child protection. His term of office runs to June 2022. Declaration of business interests – Company renewed school website domain name. Attendance at meetings for the academic year 2020-2021 is 60%.

Mr Jonathan Cross – Jonathan is a Co-opted governor, his term of office runs to May 2023. Jonathan is a member of the Resources & Personnel Committee. Declaration of business interests – nil. Attendance at meetings for the academic year 2020-2021 is 100%.

Mr Ian Diamond - Ian is a Co-opted governor. His term of office runs to September 2025. Ian is a member of the Learning & Pastoral Committee. Declaration of business interests – nil. Attendance at meetings for the academic year 2020-2021 is 100%.

Mrs Angela Foulkes – Angela is a Co-opted governor and a member of the Resources & Personnel Committee, her term of office runs until December 2023. Declaration of business interests – nil. Attendance at meetings for the academic year 2020-2021 is 90%.

Mrs Jayne Jodrell – Jayne is a Co-opted governor, a member of the Learning & Pastoral Committee. Her term of office runs to May 2023. Declaration of business interests – nil. Attendance at meetings for the academic year 2020-2021 is 80%.

Mr Andrew Wild – Andrew is a Co-opted governor and is Chair of the Resources & Personnel Committee. Andrew is also link governor for health & safety. His term of office runs to June 2022. Declaration of business interests – nil. Attendance at meetings for the academic year 2020-2021 is 90%.

Miss Tracie Haskell – Tracie is a Parent governor, her term of office runs to October 2021. Tracie is a member of the Resources & Personnel Committee. Declaration of business interests – nil. Attendance at meetings for the academic year 2020-2021 is 80%.

Mrs Joanne Hazlehurst – Joanne is a Parent governor, her term of office runs to November 2022. Joanna is a member of the Resources & Personnel Committee. Declaration of business interests – nil. Attendance at meetings for the academic year 2020-2021 is 80%.

Mrs Lucy Padkin – Lucy is a Parent governor, her term of office runs to May 2023. Lucy is a member of the Resources & Personnel Committee and link governor for Children in Care. Declaration of business interests – nil. Attendance at meetings for the academic year 2020-2021 is 90%.

Mr John Hardy – John is the LA governor and a member of the Learning & Pastoral Committee, his term of office runs until October 2022. Declaration of business interests – nil. Attendance at meetings for the academic year 2020-2021 is 90%.

Mr Matt Narain – Matt is the Staff governor and a member of the Learning & Pastoral Committee. His term of office runs to September 2023. Declaration of business interests – nil. Attendance at meetings for the academic year 2020-2021 is 90%.

Mr Simon Grieves (Headteacher) – Simon is a member of all of the committees. Declaration of business interests – nil. Attendance at meetings for the academic year 2020-2021 is 100%.

The Chair of the governing body may be contacted as follows: chair@chapelhigh.org.uk

Governing Body Structure (16 governors)

Resources and Personnel Committee (8 governors)

Vision, direction and accountability:

Finance
Health and Safety
Personnel

Steering Committee (5 governors)

Vision, direction and accountability:

School Improvement Planning.
Strategic Partnerships.

Learning and Pastoral Committee (8 governors)

Vision, direction and accountability:

Curriculum
Achievement
Behaviour

The following committees are drawn from membership of the governing body:

  • Staff Disciplinary Committee
  • Staff Pay Committee
  • Performance Management Committee
  • Headteacher’s Performance Management Committee
  • Student Disciplinary Appeals Committee

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