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As Chair of Governors I welcome you to our governance page.

 

Our Governing Body supports St Matthew's C of E Primary and Nursery Academy and St George's C of E Primary Academy. We are part of St Christopher’s Multi Academy Trust, and our delegated authority and responsibilities are clearly defined by the MAT board of directors. Governors are all volunteers with different skills and experience, but have a commitment to education and the schools, children, staff, parents and carers. All governors are part of the local governing body known as the LGB which meets every term and also hold various portfolios as part of either the resources or teaching and learning committees which also meet every term. School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in the schools and its key functions are to:

 

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

 

It is a privilege to be part of this professional team across both schools, and our LGB works with a ‘hands on’ approach, and any discussion with parents and carers is most welcome.

 

Chair of Governors

 

Governors 2018-19

 

Name

Category of  Governor                 

Term of Office                               

Business Interests

Pecuniary        Interests                       

Other Governorships

Andrea Smith

Headteacher -

St. Matthew's

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

Kelly Earnshaw

Headteacher -

St. George's

Post Related

 

 

 

Rev Chris Routledge

Foundation - Appointed  by Diocese

01/09/15 - 31/08/19

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

Sean Sweeney

Foundation - Appointed by Diocese

01/09/18 - 

 

 

 

Brenda Steel Foundation - Appointed by Diocese 01/09/18 -       

Mike O’Sullivan

Foundation - Appointed by Diocese

01/09/15 - 31/08/19

No

No

 

Anne Newall

Co-opted -

Appointed by Governing Body

03/09/15 - 02/09/18

School Improvement Partner

No

 

Sally Eales

Foundation -

Appointed by Diocese

10/12/18 - 10/12/22

 

 

 

Peter Barlow

Parent Governor - Appointed by Parents

11/12/15 - 10/12/18

Company Director of Outersight UK

Parent

 

 

         

 

Governors have specific areas of responsibility:

 

Chair of Governors - Dr. Sean Sweeney

Co-Vice Chair - Rev. Chris Routledge

Co-Vice Chair - Peter Barlow

Safeguarding Lead - Brenda Steel  

 

If you wish to contact the Governing Body then please email

heidi.tunnicliffe@stmatthewsstcmat.org

 

Governor Attendance of Meetings - 2018-19

 

Name of Governor

13/09/18 

08/11/18 

10/01/19 

 

13.03.19 

23.05.19   
Andrea Smith  
 
 

Kelly Earnshaw

 
 
 

Sally Hutchings

x

x

x

 

x

x  

Rev. Chris Routledge

 
 
 

Sean Sweeney

 
 
 

Brenda Steel

x

 
 
x  

Mike O’Sullivan

 
 
 

Anne Newall

 

x

 

Sally Eales

 
 
 

Peter Barlow

x

 

x

 
Sarahjane Searl   x x  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governor Attendance of Meetings - 2017-18

 

Name of Governor

14/09/17

23/11/17

15/03/18

10/05/18

05/07/18
Andrea Smith

Peter Hume

x

Sally Hutchings

x

x

x

Rev. Chris Routledge

Jon Rood

x

x

x

x

x

Ian Johnston

x

x

x

x

x

Mike O’Sullivan

x

Anne Newall

x

x

x

x

Theresa Thompson

x

x

x

Peter Barlow

x

x

x

Sarahjane Searl x

 

 

Governor Attendance of Meetings - 2016-17

 

Name of Governor

20/10/16

19/01/17

09/03/17

06/07/17

Andrea Smith

Peter Hume

Sally Eales

N/A

Sally Hutchings

x

x

Rev. Chris Routledge

x

Rev. Leon Sim

x

N/A

N/A

N/A

Jon Rood

x

Teina Allenby

N/A

Ian Johnston

x

Mike O’Sullivan

Anne Newall

x

Theresa Thompson

Peter Barlow

Megan Hammett x N/A N/A N/A
Louise Brown x x x N/A
Emma Callicott x x x N/A
Sarahjane Searl N/A N/A N/A
Jill Salter N/A N/A N/A

 

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

 

Previous Governors

 

Sarahjane Searl 01/06/2017-15/02/2019

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)

Information about the role of the Governors

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