Minutes from Governors’ meetings:
Information about our Governors:
We hope you enjoy reading about each of our Governors. Unless stated otherwise, governors have not declared any business or pecuniary interests nor are they members of any other governing body. Attendance data is given for the academic year 2018/19.
Our Governing Body consists of: 4 Foundation Governors (with links to the Church), 4 Community Governors, 2 Parent Governors and 2 Staff Governors (of which the Headteacher is always one).
Sheenagh Broadbent (Headteacher)
As Headteacher of St Christopher’s, Mrs Broadbent is automatically a governor.
Mrs Broadbent provides regular written reports to governors and attends meetings to provide both verbal reports and answer governor questions. She is a member of both committees.
Mrs Broadbent has been the Headteacher of St Christopher’s since September 2014
FGB attendance – 100% Committee attendance – 92%
Mary Bayliss – Chair of Governors
Mary is a Foundation Governor with strong links to the local Cowley Parish, as her husband is the local rector. Mary is on the Performance and Standards committee and oversees SEN provision in the school.
Mary is a qualified teacher. She trained as a secondary teacher in Geography and Maths and then taught in Norfolk in the 1980s. Once her daughters started school, she became a parent helper, governor, Learning Support Assistant and then a teacher in their primary school. Alongside this, she has run 4 different Rainbow units and various church groups in the 4 different locations her husband Geoff and she have been called to.
Foundation Governor elected 1st September 2016; term of Office ends 1st September 2020.
FGB Attendance – 100% Committee attendance 100%
Rev. Geoff Bayliss
Rev. Geoff is a Foundation Governor. He is currently the team rector of the Cowley Parish and has plenty of experience of being a school governor. Rev. Geoff regularly leads worship in our school on alternate Monday mornings. He is a member of the Finance and Premises committee. Rev. Geoff is married to Mary Bayliss, Foundation Governor.
Appointed December 2017; term of Office ends December 2021.
FGB attendance – 67% Committee attendance – 100%
Joseph is a community Governor. He runs his own business locally and has a strong interest in education as he is married to a primary teacher! Joseph is Chair of the Finance and Premises committee.
Appointed 1st March 2017; term of Office ends 1st March 2021
FGB attendance – 100% Committee attendance – 67%
Jane is a community Governor. As a retired primary headteacher she has a good understanding of education, particularly in multi-cultural and inner-city schools. Jane is Chair of the Performance and Standards committee.
Appointed 4th Jan 2018; term of Office ends January 2022
FGB attendance: 100% Committee attendance:80%
Jane is a community Governor. She works for the NHS and is also a parent with a daughter in Year 5, and her son also previously attended St Christopher’s. Jane attends Finance and Premises committee meetings.
Skills Governor appointed 1st March 2017; term of Office ends 1st March 2021
FGB attendance: 83% Committee attendance:67%
Tahira is a Parent Governor. She currently works as the PA to the CEO of an Academy Trust. She has a daughter in Year 3 and she was elected in October 2018. Tahira is a member of the Finance and Premises committee.
Appointed: October 2018; term of Office ends: October 2022
FGB attendance: 50% Committee attendance:50%
There is currently a vacancy for our 2nd parent governor.
Harry is a member of staff on the pastoral team at another local primary school. He joined our Governing Body in October 2018 as a Foundation Governor and he has joined the Finance and Premises committee.
Appointed: 3rd October 2018; term of Office ends: 3rd October 2022
FGB attendance: 83% Committee attendance:50%
Juliet joined the Governing Body in 2019 as a community governor. Juliet is a member of the Finance and Premises committee.
Appointed: May 2019; term of Office ends May 2023
Esai is a community governor. She joined the Governing Body at the start of 2018/19. Esai is a former parent of our school, and she works in education at a local secondary school. Esai is a member of the Performance and Standards committee.
Appointed: 3rd October 2018; term of Office ends 3rd October 2022
FGB attendance:80% Committee attendance:40%
Jordan is a parent governor. He is a parent of two children in our school, one in Year 3 and one in our nursery. Jordan attends Performance and Standards committee meetings.
Appointed: October 2019; term of Office ends October 2022
FGB attendance:75% Committee attendance: 100%
Staff Governor: Helen Norman
Helen is a Year 2 teacher at St Christopher’s. She took over the Staff Governor role in December 2017 when Mrs Davies went on maternity leave. She is a member of the Performance and Standards Committee.
FGB attendance:83% Committee attendance:60%
Governors who have been in post during the past twelve months:
Susan is a retired religious education teacher. She is a member of the Performance and Standards committee and is also the governor with responsibility for monitoring Safeguarding across the school.
Appointed 22nd March 2017; term of Office ended Summer 2019
FGB attendance:80% Committee attendance – 100%