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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 Infant School

Governors’ Details 2019-20

Name

Category

Appointed by

Term of Office

(no. of years & end date)

Committees

Responsibilities

Voting Rights

(if Assoc Member)

Stephen Cox

Co-opted

Governors

4

30.06.2023

Premises

Health and Safety

N/A

Dani Davies

Co-opted

Governors

4

01.09.2023

Personnel, Pay, Curriculum

SIAMS

N/A

David Homer

Co-opted

Governors

4

14.05.2022

Finance

Sports Premium

N/A

Mary Jenkins

Co-opted

Governors

4

23.09.2023

Personnel, Pay, Curriculum,

Pupil Premium

N/A

Helen Lovett

Co-opted

Governors

4

05.07.2020

Curriculum, Personnel, Pay

Safeguarding, SEND, Pupil Premium

N/A

Tom Macildowie

Co-opted

Governors

4

31.01.2021

Finance, Premises

Chair of Finance, DTG

N/A

Jane McNair

Co-opted

Governors

4

18.05.2023

Personnel, Finance, Curriculum, Premises

Co-Chair of Governors

Pupil Premium, HTPM

N/A

Emma McNally

Foundation

Diocese

4

10.07.2022

Curriculum

SIAMS, HTPM

N/A

Matthew Trick

Foundation, ex-officio

Diocese

 

 

Curriculum

Safeguarding, SIAMS

N/A

Hilary Silk

Headteacher

Governors

 

 

Personnel, Finance, Curriculum, Premises

The Learning Plan

Strategic planning

Policy Reviews

Monitoring Governor visits

N/A

Jane Warwick

Local Authority

Governors

4

23.11.2023

 

Co-Chair of Governors

Attendance

N/A

Emma Barker-Garrod

Parent

Parents

4

28.11.2020

Curriculum

Chair of Curriculum

Able pupils, HTPM

N/A

Richard Wills

Parent

Parents

4

04.05.2022

Finance, Premises

 

N/A

David Cowie

Staff

Staff

4

02.02.2023

 

 

N/A

Ringwood Infant School

Register of Pecuniary Interests 2019-20

Name

Name of Business

Including:

  • governor elsewhere (please include school name)
  • related / married to member of staff (please include staff name)
  • employed at school

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date of Appointment or Acquisition

Date of Cessation of Interest

Date of Entry

Stephen Cox

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Dani Davies

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

David Homer

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

24.09.19

Mary Jenkins

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

24.09.19

Helen Lovett

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Tom Macildowie

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

24.09.19

Jane McNair

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

24.09.19

Emma McNally

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

24.09.19

Matthew Trick

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

24.09.19

Hilary Silk

Member of staff

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

24.09.19

Jane Warwick

Jane Warwick Ltd

Education Consultancy

Consultant

2010

Ongoing

24.09.19

Emma Barker-Garrod

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

24.09.19

Richard Wills

None

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

David Cowie

Member of staff

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

24.09.19

 

Ringwood Infant School

Governor Attendance Record for the Academic Year 2018-19

 

Name of Governor

Full Governing Body

Curriculum Committee

Finance Committee

Premises Committee

No. of mtgs governor  could have attended

No. of meetings attended

Attendance Rate (%)

No. of mtgs governor  could have attended

No. of meetings attended

Attendance Rate (%)

No. of mtgs governor  could have attended

No. of meetings attended

Attendance Rate (5)

No. of mtgs governor  could have attended

No. of meetings attended

Attendance Rate (5)

Emma Barker-Garrod

6

5

83

4

4

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Brocklebank

6

5

83

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Copplestone

6

5

83

 

 

 

6

5

83

3

2

67

David Cowie

6

5

83

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Cox

1

1

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

100

Dani Davies

1

1

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Homer

6

6

100

 

 

 

6

6

100

 

 

 

Helen Lovett

6

5

83

4

3

75

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Macildowie

6

6

100

 

 

 

6

6

100

3

3

100

Jane McNair

6

6

100

4

3

75

6

5

83

3

1

33

Emma McNally

6

6

100

4

4

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clare Rowden

2

1

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilary Silk (HT)

6

6

100

4

4

100

6

5

83

3

3

100

Matthew Trick

6

5

83

4

3

75

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Warwick

6

4

67

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Wills

6

5

83

 

 

 

6

5

83

3

2

67

 

Shaded boxes indicate that the governor is not on that committee.

Clare Rowden resigned during 2018-19.

Steve Cox and Dani Davies both became governors during 2018-19.

 

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