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Governors

Minutes from Governors’ meetings:

LGB meeting 4th July 2018

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 2016/17.

Our Governing Body consists of: 4 Foundation Governors (with links to the Church), 4 ‘Skills’ 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 – 100%  

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 – 83%                                    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 chairs the Finance and Premises committee meetings as well as attending full governing body meetings. Rev. Geoff is married to Mary Bayliss, Foundation Governor.

Foundation Governor elected December 2017; term of Office ends December 2021.

Joseph Sellers

Joseph is a Skills Governor. He runs his own business locally and has a strong interest in education as he is married to a primary teacher! He is a member of the Performance and Standards committee.

Skills Governor appointed 8th February 2017; term of Office ends 8th February 2021

FGB attendance – 100%                                   Committee attendance – 100%

Susan Grenfell

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.

Foundation Governor appointed 22nd March 2017; term of Office ends 22nd March 2021

FGB attendance – 100%                                   Committee attendance – 100%

Sahira Hussain:

Sahira is one of our Parent Governors. She has 2 daughters in our school, currently in Year 4 and Reception. Sahira was elected as a parent governor in an election held in the Autumn Term of 2017. Sahira has joined the Performance and Standards committee.

Parent Governor appointed December 2017; term of Office ends December 2021

Jane Jerrard:

Jane is a Skills Governor. As a retired primary headteacher she has a good understanding of education, particularly in multi-cultural and inner-city schools. Jane is a member of the Performance and Standards committee.

Skills Governor appointed September 2017; term of Office ends September 2021

Jane Bishop:

Jane is a Skills 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 July 2018; term of Office ends July 2022

There is currently a vacancy for a parent Governor (Sept 2018).

Staff Governor:

Helen Norman:

Helen is a Year 6 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.

Governors who have been in post during the past twelve months:

Kelston Chorley

Kelston was a Parent Governor and was our previous Chair of Governors.  Both Kelston’s children  attended St Christopher’s.

Kelston  joined the governing body in the Autumn Term 2015. He was a member of the Finance and Premises Committee andwas the designated E-safety Governor.

Parent Governor elected 1st September 2015; term of Office ended July 2018

FGB Attendance – 83%                                   Committee attendance – 100%

Rev.Elizabeth Allison-Glennie

Beth was a Foundation governor in her role as minister of the Cowley Baptist Church.

Beth was a member of the Performance and Standards committee and  the named Governor for overseeing Religious Education and SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist schools).

Declared interest: Trustee and Chaplain of Ark T Centre (Arts Charity)

Foundation Governor appointed 1st September 2015; term of Office ended July 2018

Carol Worthington

Carol was a Skills  Governor. She was a member of the Performance and Standards Committee.

Skills  Governor appointed October 2015; term of Office ended July 2018

FGB Attendance – 67%                                   Committee attendance -100%

Geoff Braham

Geoff was a Skills Governor.

Skills Governor appointed 5th July 2017; term of Office ended July 2018