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Welcome to the Governors' section.

 

Our Governing Body supports St George's C of E Academy and St Matthew's C of E Academy. The Governing Body has one committee that meets at least six times a year.  Governors are invited to join meetings throughout the year and to be part of our school community.  Governors act as a critical friend ensuring that our school supports every child to reach their full potential. 

 

Meet our Governors

Academy Governors can be contacted via the school email address.

 

Peter Barlow

 

 

Hello, I am Peter Barlow and I am a Parent Governor. I am on the Portfolio Committee for the Governing Body, which covers the curriculum at school. I run a couple of businesses providing technical services for wildlife observation, and staging for events. Running a small business that has clients around the world, enables me to provide specific skills to both schools and I have experience in management in several different contexts. I am a firm believer that learning can take place both in the classroom and also during extra-curricular activities that both schools provide so well.

 

Jon Rood

 

 

I’m Jon Rood and the Vice Chair of Governors. I chair the Resources committee which oversees the Health & Safety,Finances,Personnel and Christian Distinctiveness elements of both St George’s and St Matthew’s Academies.

 

My role as a Business Accounts Manager for Lloyds Bank enables me to provide support and advice in my role as Vice Chair.

 

I have been a Governor before at another local primary school and was keen to join this governing body from the outset, so that I could work with the team to create an outstanding learning environment in both schools for the children in our care.

 

Governors 2016-17

 

Name

Category of  Governor                 

Term of Office                               

Business Interests

Pecuniary        Interests                       

Other Governorships

Andrea Smith Headteacher Post Related No Director at Eddy’s Pre-School.  

Peter Hume  (Chair of Governors)

Foundation- Appointed by Diocese

01/09/15 -31/08/2018

No

Director at Eddy’s Pre-School.

 

Sally Eales

Foundation- Appointed by Diocese

01/09/15 -31/08/2018

No

Trustee for Cavitron Fund  and Trusts associated with The University of Mark and St John.

 

Sally Hutchings

Foundation- Appointed by Diocese

01/09/15 -31/08/2018

No

No

 

Rev Chris Routledge

Foundation - Appointed  by Diocese

01/09/15 -31/08/2018

No

Chair of St Edward's PCC and associated Trusts.  A member of Endeavor Learning Community. A member of Christchurch Council at Estover.

Governor at St Edward's CofE Primary Academy

Foundation- Appointed by Diocese

01/09/15 -31/08/2018

No

Director of St Pauls PCC and St Andrews PCC.

 

Jon Rood (Vice Chair)

Foundation- Appointed by Diocese

01/09/15 -31/08/2018

No

No

 

Teina Allenby

Co-opted- Appointed by Governing Body

03/09/15 -02/09/2018

No

No

 

Ian Johnston

Foundation- Appointed by Diocese

01/09/15 -31/08/2018

No

No

 

Mike O’Sullivan

Foundation- Appointed by Diocese

01/09/15 -31/08/2018

No

No

 

Anne Newall

Co-opted- Appointed by Governing Body

03/09/15 -02/09/2018

School Improvement Partner

No

 

Theresa Thompson

Parent Governor - Appointed by Parents

11/12/15 -10/12/2018

DfE Employee

Parent

 

Peter Barlow

Parent Governor - Appointed by Parents

11/12/15 -10/12/2018

Company Director of Outersight UK

Parent

 

Megan Hammett

Staff Governor - Appointed by staff

04/01/16 - 03/01/19

No

Staff Member

 

Louise Brown

Staff Governor - Appointed by staff

04/01/16 - 03/01/19

No

Staff Member

 

Emma Callicott Appointed by Governing Body 17/03/16-16/03/19 No Parent  

 

Governors have specific areas of responsibility:

 

Chair of Governors – Pete Hume

Vice Chair – Jon Rood

Student and Family Support- Sally Hutchings  and Anne Newall

Learning Environment – Chris Routledge and Theresa Thompson

Pedagogy and Curriculum – Sally Eales and Peter Barlow

Christian Distinctiveness –  Rev. Chris Routlege and Theresa Thompson

Finance - Jon Rood

Buildings and H&S – Ian Johnston and Teina Allenby

Personnel – Pete Hume and Jon Rood

Leadership: Mike O'Sullivan  Mr Pete Hume

 

If you wish to contact the Governing Body then please email office@stmatthewsstcmat.org  or admin@stgeorgesstcmat.org

Governor Attendance of Meetings - 2016-17

Name of Governor

20/10/16

22/01/17

09/03/17

06/07/17

Andrea Smith    

Peter Hume

 

 

Sally Eales

 

 

Sally Hutchings

x

x

 

 

Rev. Chris Routledge

x

 

 

Rev. Leon Sim

x

N/A

N/A

N/A

Jon Rood

 

 

Teina Allenby

 

 

Ian Johnston

x

 

 

Mike O’Sullivan

 

 

Anne Newall

 

 

Theresa Thompson

 

 

Peter Barlow

 

 

Megan Hammett x N/A    
Louise Brown x x    
Emma Callicott x x    

 

Governor Attendance of Meetings - 2015-16

Name of Governor

03/09/2015

15/10/15

26/11/15

07/01/15

17/03/16 07/07/16

Malcolm Hunt

x
Andrea Smith

Peter Hume

Sally Eales

x

Sally Hutchings

x

Rev. Chris Routledge

Rev. Leon Sim

x

Jon Rood

x

Teina Allenby

N/A

x

Ian Johnston

x

x

Mike O’Sullivan

x

Anne Newall

N/A

x

Theresa Thompson

N/A

N/A

N/A

Peter Barlow

N/A

N/A

N/A

Megan Hammett N/A N/A N/A x
Louise Brown N/A N/A N/A x x x
Emma Callicott N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A x

 

Governor meeting minutes are held outside the school office for public viewing

 

Previous Governors

 

Malcolm Hunt 01/09/2015-31/08/2016

Leon Sim 03/09/2015 -20/10/2016

Megan Hammett - 01/04/16-09/12/16 (Maternity Leave)

Issue

Action

Key Persons Involved

Outcome

  • Reconstitution of  a new governing body for St Matthews and St Georges
  • Carry out full review of the governing body, reflecting on the changing needs and roles required involvement of Devon Governor support .
  • HT, Board of Directors MH, Diocese, MAT CEO
  • Governing body successfully reconstituted &  in place September 2015
  • Budget setting, monitoring and review

 

  • agree a set budget and monitor it on a termly basis to ensure sound financial management.
  • presented to and agreed by full governing body

 

  • Finance Portfolio , HT and business manager
  •  full governing body annually
  • Governors are satisfied that the school is meeting the requirements of the SFVS autumn, spring , summer
  • Policy documentation review
  • To review Academy policies to ensure they meet the requirements of the 2 Academies and meet most recent national recommendations where appropriate
  • Comprehensive list of MAT Policies and individual Academy Policies is established
  • Portfolio holders to review policies and present to Full Governors - ongoing
  •  All Academy  policies reflect up to date recommendations and developments and fit the needs of the 2 Academies
  • Policies reviewed as per cycle, autumn, spring , summer
  • Review the Academy CQA, Implementation Plan and SIP
  • Full governing body will review and accept the Academy improvement plans for the academic year, ensuring it meets the key priorities of the Academies
  • All Stakeholder involvement
  • HT, Chair, Portfolio Holders
  • The Improvement Plan written and agreed  for St G
  • CQA on both academies , written and shared with portfolio governors. 
  • Implementation plans written for both academies, written and shared with portfolio governors
  • Review standards and performance for all pupils and groups across both schools , locally and nationally
  • To review data and results and challenge Academy leads on the performance of both Academies
  • School Improvement, AfL ,SAFS, Learning Environment Portfolio holders
  • The governing body have a clear understanding of the performance of both Academies and are able to challenge where appropriate
  • Appraisal process
  • Review the target setting process for all staff members .
  • Carry out performance management programme of HT
  • HT Performance management subcommittee - AN,PH,JR
  • HT and DHT 
  • Challenging targets set  by October which drive improvements across both academies. Interim review- spring , final review in July
  • Review subject performance and implementation in school
  • Link portfolio holders  to meet with co-ordinators and take part in learning walks linked to their designated area
  • Link governors meet with staff in school to find out about developments in their area of interest
  • Governors are knowledgeable about their subject area and developments within  and across both Academies
  • Review and upkeep of buildings and site
  • Actions presented by Portfolio leads to  full governing body
  • Portfolio holders for H&S to meet with Head and Business Manager termly
  • A planned approach to Health & Safety /building spending is evident. All requirements are met.

 

Information about the role of the Governors

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