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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.

 

Governor Reports and Monitoring Programmes

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 : 6th September 2018

Gov Name

Category

Appointed

by

Term of

Office

Committee

Membership

Responsibilities

Emma

Barker-Garrod

Parent

Parents

4 years –

28/11/2020

 

Curriculum & Standards

Premises

Chair Curriculum Committee

Single Equality Scheme

Able Pupils

Amy Brocklebank

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 years - 18/05/2019

Personnel & Pay

SEND

Pupil Premium Funding

Pay and Performance Management

Governor Development & Training

David Cowie

Staff

Staff

4 years - 02/02/2019

Curriculum & Standards

SMSC/British Values/Behaviour

Able Pupils

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

Pay and Performance Management

David Homer

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 years –

15/05/2022

 

Finance

 

Sports Funding

Helen Lovett

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 years – 05/07/2020

Curriculum & Standards

Personnel

Pay

Safeguarding

SEND

Pupil Premium Funding

Pay and Performance Management

Tom Macildowie

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 years - 01/02/2021

Finance

Premises

Chair - Finance Committee

Website

Data Protection Officer

Jane McNair

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 years - 18/05/2019

 

Personnel

Finance

HTPR

Curriculum & Standards

 

Chair - Personnel Committee

Pupil Premium Funding

Safer Recruitment Governor

Emma McNally

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 years - 10/07/2022

Curriculum & Standards

SIAMS

Clare Rowden

Co-opted

Governing Body

4 years –

22/11/2020

Premises

Personnel & Pay

Chair - Premises Committee

SIAMS

Pay and Performance Management

Hilary Silk

Head Teacher

 

 

Personnel

Finance

Premises

Curriculum & Standards

The Learning Plan

Strategic Planning

Policy Reviews

Monitoring Governor Visits

Rev Matthew Trick

Foundation

Diocese

Ex-Officio

Curriculum & Standards

 

Safeguarding

SIAMS

Jane Warwick

Local Authority

Governing Body

4 years - 23/11/2019

 

Attendance

Richard Wills

Parent

Parents

4 years -

04/05/22

 

Finance

Premises

Sports Funding

Sarah Wyatt

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

Amy Brocklebank

Nil

 

 

 

 

10/10/17

David Homer

Nil        

 

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

Matthew Trick

Nil

 

 

 

 

21/11/17

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

Richard Wills

Nil

 

 

 

 

15/05/18

Emma Boland

Nil

 

 

 

 

10/10/17

Nikki Old

Nil

 

 

 

 

10/10/17

 

 

Governor Attendance

Attendance at meetings, where governors were eligible to attend, is shown.

 

FGB

Personnel Committee

Curriculum & Standards Committee

Finance

Committee

Premises

Committee

Notes

TOTAL Number of meetings

7 (including 1 extraordinary)

5

4

6

3

 

Amy Brocklebank

6/7

2/5

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

Emma Barker-Garrod

6/7

N/A

4/4

N/A

1/2

 

Emma Boland

3/5

N/A

2/2

2/3

N/A

Resigned

March 2018

 

David Cowie

6/7

N/A

2/4

N/A

N/A

 

Matthew Cheal

2/3

N/A

N/A

N/A

1/1

Resigned Dec 2017

Margaret Copplestone

6/7

3/5

N/A

4/6

N/A

 

David Homer

1/1

N/A

N/A

1/1

N/A

Appointed

May 2018

 

Ros Goodwin

2/3

1/1

N/A

2/2

1/1

Resigned Dec 2017

 

Helen Lovett

 

6/7

3/4

3/4

5/6

N/A

 

Tom Macildowie

4/7

N/A

N/A

4/6

3/3

 

Jane McNair

6/7

5/5

4/4

6/6

N/A

 

Nikki Old

5/5

2/2

1/1

N/A

2/2

Resigned April 2017

Clare Rowden

6/7

5/5

N/A

N/A

3/3

 

 

Hilary Silk

7/7

5/5

4/4

6/6

3/3

 

Matthew Trick

 

4/5

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Joined Oct 2018

Jane Warwick

5/7

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Richard Wills

 

2/2

N/A

N/A

1/1

N/A

 

Appointed

May 2018

             

Vanessa Brindley

Clerk to the Governors

7/7

5/5

3/4

6/6

2/3

 

Anne Burrell

Associate Member

N/A

N/A

N/A

6/6

3/3

 

Steve Cox

Associate Member

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

3/3

 
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