Stondon Lower School

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Our Value for December is Hope

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Governor Information

Powers and Duties of the Governing Body

Parliament has given a range of duties and powers to Governing Bodies under the Education Acts including all of the following:

The Functioning of the Governing Body

Our Governing Body consists of volunteers who represent the parents, staff, community and local authority, see below.

We work in partnership with the Head Teacher to set the vision for the school. We support, challenge and hold to account the Head Teacher and the School Leadership Team to improving children’s outcomes and raising standards. In addition we review the financial performance of the school ensuring money is well spent.

In supporting the school we are linked to key areas, which include safeguarding, standards, finance, Pupil Premium, Special Education Needs as well as supporting the School Development Priorities for the year. In addition we have Pay, Discipline and Grievance, Pupil Exclusion, Appeals and Head Teacher Appraisal committees that we serve on.

Our School Development Priorities are:

  1. Quality of Leadership and Management
  2. Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  3. Personal Development, Welfare and Safety
  4. Outcomes for Pupils
  5. Early Years Foundation Stage Outcomes

Below are details of our Governors, along with their areas of responsibility:

Governor posts held

Mr Lee Fitzpatrick

Chair of Governors
Parent Governor

Mrs Jeanette Mills

Vice Chair

Miss Sarah Woodham

Head Teacher

Mrs Laura Forgham

Clerk to Governors

Mrs Angela Phillips

Co-opted Governor

Ms Carol Summerfield

Co-opted Governor
Safeguarding Governor

Mrs Louise Reece-Jones

Co-opted Governor

Mr Blair Austin

Co-opted Governor

Mr Charlie Wakely

Parent Governor

Mr Simon Greenhalgh

Co-opted Governor

Mrs Helen Martin

Staff Governor

Mrs Ciara Dumpleton

Associate Governor

Mrs Tracey Gray

Associate Governor

Mrs Di Thomas

Associate Governor


Stondon Lower School