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Our School Governing Body
Most of us are lucky to remember our school days with fond memories and teachers who inspired us to be the people we are today.
 
Being a Governor at Ringwood CE Infant School enables us, as Governors, to give something back to the education system. Governors bring many things to their role within the Governing body such as time, expertise from their working lives, enthusiasm, together with a shared aspiration to provide fantastic learning opportunities for children, parents and teachers alike.

 

The Governing Body has three core strategic functions which are:

 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

Governors are responsible for setting the school’s strategic framework, identifying priorities for school improvement and monitoring progress towards these goals. We are also responsible for setting a school ethos of high expectations of behaviour, progress and attainment of all pupils and of conduct of staff and governors.

 

  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

Governors must provide challenge to the school and hold the Headteacher and Senior Leaders to account for improving the quality of teaching and learning and school performance. We do this through questioning and through regular monitoring and analysis of data on children’s performance and progress. Governors hold the Headteacher to account for the performance management of teachers. (The Head Teacher’s performance management is conducted by governors.)

 

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Governors determine the school's financial priorities, monitor and review its financial plans and spending and ensure that internal financial controls are in place. 

 

The Governors at Ringwood Infant School welcome you and your family to our school and look forward to meeting you throughout your child's time here.

Governing Body Structure

As well as the full Governing Body which meets every half term, there are four Committees that meet regularly - Finance, Personnel, Curriculum & Standards and Premises. Individual governors also have specific responsibilities that are detailed below. The minutes from our meetings are public documents. If you wish to see them, please contact the school office.

Ringwood CE Infant School – List of Governors

Updated : 13th November 2017

Gov Name

Category

Appointed

by

Term of

Office

Committee

Membership

Responsibilities

Emma

Barker-Garrod

Parent

Parents

4 years –

28/11/2020

 

Curriculum & Standards

Data Outcomes

Pupil Groups

Impact of Leadership

Learning Plan Monitoring

Emma Boland

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 years – 15/03/2020

Curriculum & Standards

Finance

Chair - Curriculum Committee

Attendance

Website

Safeguarding

Impact of Leadership

Learning Plan Monitoring

Amy Brocklebank

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 years - 18/05/2019

Personnel & Pay

Vice-Chair of Governors

SEND

Pupil Premium Funding

Data Outcomes

Pupil Groups

Work Scrutiny Outcomes

Impact of Leadership

Impact of CPD

David Cowie

Staff

Staff

4 years - 02/02/2019

Curriculum & Standards

Vice Chair - Curriculum Committee

SMSC/British Values/Behaviour

YR R Outdoor Provision

Impact of Leadership

Learning Plan Monitoring

Matthew Cheal

Parent

Parents

4 years - 17/01/2020

 

Premises

Sports Funding

Impact of Leadership

Margaret Copplestone

Foundation

Diocese

4 years - 15/10/2018

Personnel & Pay

Finance

Chair of Governors

Safer Recruitment Governor

SIAMS - Church of England School Inspection

SMSC/British Values/ Behaviour

Pupil Groups

Work Scrutiny Outcomes

Impact of Leadership

Learning Plan Monitoring

Ros Goodwin

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 years - 18/05/2019

Personnel

Finance

HTPR

Premises

Pupil Premium Funding

Data Outcomes

Pupil Groups

Work Scrutiny Outcomes

Impact of Leadership

Helen Lovett

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 years – 05/07/2020

Curriculum & Standards

Finance

Personnel

Pay

Vice Chair - Finance Committee

Safeguarding

SEND

Pupil Premium Funding

Data Outcomes

Pupil Groups

Work Scrutiny Outcomes

Impact of Leadership

Learning Plan Monitoring

Tom Macildowie

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 years - 01/02/2021

Finance

Premises

Chair - Finance Committee

Vice Chair - Premises Committee

Impact of Leadership

Learning Plan Monitoring

Jane McNair

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 years - 18/05/2019

 

 

Personnel

Finance

HTPR

Curriculum & Standards

 

Chair - Personnel Committee

Pupil Premium Funding

Data Outcomes

Safer Recruitment Governor

Pupil Groups

Yr R Outdoor Provision

Work Scrutiny Outcomes

Impact of Leadership

Learning Plan Monitoring

Nikki Old

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 years - 4/07/21

Personnel

HTPR

Curriculum

Premises

Vice Chair - Personnel Committee

Development and Training Governor

Safer Recruitment Governor

Website

Clare Rowden

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 years –

22/11/2020

Premises

Personnel & Pay

Chair - Premises Committee

SIAMS

Impact of Leadership

Learning Plan Monitoring

Hilary Silk

Head Teacher

   

Personnel

Finance

Premises

Curriculum & Standards

The Learning Plan

Strategic Planning

Policy Reviews

Monitoring Governor Visits

All Subject Link overview

Rev Matthew Trick

Foundation

Diocese

Ex-Officio

 

TBC

Jane Warwick

Local Authority

Governing Body

4 years - 23/11/2019

 

Impact of Leadership

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vanessa Brindley

Clerk

     

To provide administrative support and legal and statutory advice.

Anne Burrell

Associate

Member

Governing Body

4 years – 23/11/2019

Finance

Premises

To provide advice to Committees

Steve Cox

Associate

Member

Governing Body

4 years – 23/11/2019

Premises

To provide advice to Committees

 

Ringwood CE Infant School – Register of Pecuniary Interests

 

Governor Name

Name of Business

Including:

  • Governor

elsewhere

  • Related / married to member of staff
  • Employed at school

Nature of

Business

Nature of

Interest

Date of

Appointment

Of Acquisition

End Date of Interest

Date of

Entry

Emma Barker-Garrod

Nil

 

 

 

 

10/10/17

Emma Boland

Nil

 

 

 

 

10/10/17

Amy Brocklebank

Nil

 

 

 

 

10/10/17

Jane Warwick

Jane Warwick Ltd

Education Consultancy

Provides educational

consultancy to school

2003

 

10/10/17

David Cowie

Staff

 

 

Sept 2006

 

10/10/17

Matthew Cheal

Nil

 

 

 

 

10/10/17

Margaret Copplestone

Governor at Ringwood School

 

 

Oct 2014

 

10/10/17

Ros Goodwin

Nil

 

 

 

 

10/10/17

Helen Lovett

Nil

 

 

 

 

10/10/17

Jane McNair

Nil

 

 

 

 

10/10/17

Nikki Old

Nil

 

 

 

 

10/10/17

Clare Rowden

Nil

 

 

 

 

10/10/17

Hilary Silk

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

10/10/17

Anne Burrell

 

Steve Cox

Admin Officer

 

Site Manager

 

 

 

 

10/10/17

 

10/10/17

Tom Macildowie

MAT Support Services

Education consultancy

Working in local

Academy trusts

April 2016

 

10/10/17

Historic Governors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alison Davie

Nil

 

 

 

 

13/10/15

David Miell

Nil

 

 

 

 

13/10/15

Lisa Northey-Dennis

Nil

 

 

 

 

13/10/15

Mark Lloyd

Nil

 

 

 

 

13/10/15

Governor Attendance 2016/17
 

FGB

Personnel Committee

Curriculum & Standards Committee

Finance

Committee

Premises

Committee

Notes

TOTAL Number of meetings

6

3

5

6

3

 

Amy Brocklebank

 

5/6

2/3

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Emma Barker-Garrod

4/4

N/A

3/3

N/A

N/A

Appointed

Nov 2016 

Emma Boland

5/6

N/A

4/5

 

5/6

 

N/A

 

 

David Cowie

 

6/6

N/A

2/5

N/A

N/A

 

Matthew Cheal

5/6

N/A

N/A

N/A

3/3

 

Margaret Copplestone

6/6

3/3

N/A

5/6

N/A

 

Ros Goodwin

 

4/6

3/3

N/A

5/6

3/3

 

Tom Macildowie

 

3/3

N/A

N/A

3/3

0/1

Appointed

Feb 2017

Jane McNair

 

5/6

3/3

5/5

6/6

N/A

 

Nikki Old

 

2/4

2/3

4/4

N/A

2/2

Resigned 04/17

Clare Rowden

 

4/4

2/2

N/A

N/A

2/2

Appointed

Nov 2016

Hilary Silk

6/6

3/3

5/5

6/6

3/3

 

Jane Warwick

5/6

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vanessa Brindley

Clerk to the Governors

6/6

3/3

5/5

6/6

3/3

 

Anne Burrell

Associate Member

N/A

N/A

N/A

6/6

2/3

 

Steve Cox

Associate Member

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

3/3

 

 

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