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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 – Paula Benham)

Personnel Committee

Children & Learning Committee

 

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

 Chair of Resources Committee

 

Isabel Davies

 

 Parent

 July 2015

 4 years

 Children & Learning Committee

 Personnel Committee

 

 Ann Firth

 

Co-opted

 March 2016

 4 years

 

 Rosie Malarkey

 Co-opted

 14 November 2016

 4 Years

 

Vice-Chair of Governors and Chair of Performance Committee

 

 

Helen Saunders

 

 Co-opted

 7 July 2014

 4 Years

 Vice-Chair of Performance Committee

 

 Nicola Matheson

 

Head of School

 

 

 

Bryony Walsh

 

Staff

 

 

 

Jaime Gridley

 

 

Staff

 

 

 

Associate Governors

 

 

 

Dr Richard Dixon

 

 

7July 2014

4 Years