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Governing Body

 Sythwood Primary School and Children’s Centre 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 School and Children’s Centre 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 body is made up of 15 Governors. The constitution is as follows:

1 Head Teacher

3 Staff governors

3 Parent governors

8  Co-opted governors

Associate governors as needed

The Chair of the Governing Body is Ruth Simpson.  The Governors hold three 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 Meeting are held in school and will start at 6:30pm.

The governing body has delegated the majority of the roles and responsibilities to the following three committees which meet on a termly basis and report back to the full governing body:

Resources Committee (Chair – Clive Swingler)

Personnel Committee (Chair – Yvonne Collins)

Children & Learning Committee (Chair – Helen Saunders)

 

NAME

TYPE OF GOVERNOR

Term

Governor role/committee membership

 Paula Benham

 

 Parent

 July 2015

 4 years

 Children & Learning Committee

 

 Dr Yvonne Collins

 

 Co-opted

 7 July 2014

 4 Years

 Personnel Committee (Chair)

 Isabel Davies

 

 Parent

 July 2015

 4 years

 Children & Learning Committee

 Personnel Committee

 Ann Firth

 

Co-opted

 March 2016

 4 years

 

 Clare Gorton

 

 Co-opted

 March 2016

 4 years

 

 Rosie Malarkey

 Co-opted

 14 November 2016

 4 Years

 Children & Learning Committee

 

 Helen Saunders

 

 Co-opted

 7 July 2014

 4 Years

 Resources Committee

 Children & Learning Committee  (Chair)

Ruth Simpson

Co-opted

14 November 2016

4 years

Chair of Governors

 Clive Swingler

 

 Co-opted

 7 July 2014

 4 Years

 Resources Committee (Chair)

 Nicola Wilmshurst

 

Head of School

 

 

Bryony Walsh

 

Staff

 

 

Vacancy

 

 

 

Associate Governors

 

 

 

Dr Richard Dixon

 

 

7July 2014

4 Years