Governors

Sythwood Primary and Nursery School is part of the Bourne Education Trust. ‘Transforming schools; changing lives’ – the aim of the Bourne Education Trust is to create a community of outstanding schools with the highest aspiration and dedication to achieving the best outcomes for all learners.

Governance plays a key role in shaping the strategic direction of the school and challenging the school leaders to make sure every child 'excels'. The Bourne Education Trust delegates the majority of powers and responsibilities to Sythwood Primary and Nursery School Governors under the Scheme of Delegation.

Parent representatives on the Governing board are an important part of our school and home partnership. Not only are they directly aware of the results of school policy on our children and are easily accessible to you the parents, but they can bring a variety of skills needed in the present day governing of schools.

Our Governing committee is made up of 6 Governors. The constitution is as follows:

  • 1 Head of School
  • 2 Parent governors
  • 4  Co-opted governors
  • Associate governors as needed

 

Name

Type of governor

Term of office

Date stepped down

Governor role

Relevant business and pecuniary interests

Attendance records over the last academic year

Ruth Simpson

Co-opted

November 2016 4 years

 

Chair of Governors

 

100%

Paula Benham

Parent

July 2015 4 years

 

Vice-Chair of Governors

Disadvantage Link

 

 

100%

Isabel Davies

Parent

July 2015 4 years

 

SEND Link

 

75%

Ann Firth

Co-opted

March 2016 4 years

 

GDPR Link

 

100%

Rosie Malarkey

Co-opted

14 November 2016 4 Years

 

 

 

100*

Helen Saunders

Co-opted

7 July 2014 4 Years

 

Safeguarding and CLA Link

 

100%

Bryony Walsh

Staff governor

 

July 2019

 

 

75%

Jaime Gridley

Staff governor

 

July 2019

 

 

75%

Richard Dixon

Co-opted governor

 

July 2019

 

 

75%

 

The Chair of the Governing Committee is Ruth Simpson.  The Governors hold six meetings each academic year, which are usually open to parents to attend – if you wish to attend a meeting, please leave a message with the school office. These meetings are held in school and will start at 6:30pm.

LGC 1 - Tuesday 15th October 2019

LGC 2 - Tuesday 26th November 2019

LGC 3 - Tuesday 21st January 2020

LGC 4 - Tuesday 17th March 2020

LGC 5 - Tuesday 5th May 2020

LGC 6 - Tuesday 30th June 2020

Name Type of governor Term Governor role/committee membership
Ruth Simpson Co-opted November 2016 4 years Chair of Governors
Paula Benham Parent July 2015 4 years

Vice-Chair of Governors

Disadvantage Link

 

Isabel Davies Parent July 2015 4 years SEND Link
Ann Firth Co-opted March 2016 4 years GDPR Link
Rosie Malarkey Co-opted 14 November 2016 4 Years  
Helen Saunders Co-opted 7 July 2014 4 Years Safeguarding and CLA Link
Nicola Matheson Head of School    
       
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