The overall management of the school is the responsibility of the governors. They work closely with the Head and Local Authority to appoint staff, ensure that the National Curriculum and statutory policies are implemented and monitor the budget. They represent parents, the Local Authority and the local community.
The Board meets 6 times each year and governors’ committees meet regularly and report back to the Board. Minutes of all these meetings are available in the school office. We have a Finance and Personnel committee and Headteachers Pay and Review and Teachers Appraisal committee.
We also have governors with a specific role and responsibility. SEND (Special Education Needs and Disability), Health and Safety, EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage), Child Protection (Safeguarding), Website, Data Protection, Governor Skills, SFVS (School Financial Value Standard) and PP (Pupil Premium) Champion.
Finally, our governors have individually taken on responsibility of 1 or more of the 4 key priorities from the SDP (School Development Plan). Priority 1 – Curriculum, Priority 2 – Standards, Priority 3 – Leadership and Management and Priority 4 Structures and Systems
Our governors also support the school in a more informal capacity by supporting individuals and groups with their learning in class, accompanying classes on trips and attending school events held throughout the year.
Our Governors are:
Chairperson Kate Webber
Vice Chair Kate Rowe
Local Authority Governor Arthur Llewellyn
Parent Governor Simon Lilley and 1 vacancy
Staff Governor Rose Boyce
Co-opted Governors Andrew Nicholls, Amanda Davis, Paul Senior, Kate Webber, Kate Rowe and 1 vacancy
Associate Member Jo Crook
Headteacher Victoria Withers
Clerk to the Board Kate Knowles
To view in depth information about our governors please click Governor Details and alternatively Get Information About Schools (GIAS), this will take you to the Government website which holds information on our governors.
To view our governor attendance for Board meetings please click Board Attendance.
To view our governor attendance for the Finance and Personnel Committee meetings please click Committee Attendance.
Our Chair of the Board can be contacted via KWebber@educ.somerset.gov.uk
Please take a look at our Governor termly newsletters: