Bellefield CofE Primary & Nursery School

Bellefield C of E Primary and Nursery School

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    Ofsted 2017

Governors

At Bellefield we have an experienced and supportive Governing Body that is committed to improvement and make significant personal contributions to the school in terms of time and effort. They work in partnership with the Head Teacher and staff providing support and constructive challenge in order to achieve the best possible education for Bellefield pupils.

The Governing Body has general responsibility for the strategic management of the school but does not take detailed decisions about the day to day running of the school - that is the function of the Head Teacher.

The work of the Governing Body has a direct effect on the education and wellbeing of the pupils and can assist in improving standards throughout the school.

The full Governing Body meet once a term as do the two sub-committees; The Staffing & Curriculum Committee and The Finance & Premises Committee. The Committees report back to the Governing Body after each of their meetings. You can download our Governors' Written Statement of Behaviour principles here.

The Governing Body and staff of all schools are required to guard against any conflict between their business/professional/personal interests and their interaction with the affairs of the school and its best interest. This information will be kept in a 'Register of Interests' which is required to be made available on request to interested parties, e.g. Governors, School Staff and Parents. It is a requirement that governors’ pecuniary interests are published on the school’s website. There are currently no interests listed by the governors.

The school governors can be contacted either in writing or by email at: governors@bellefield.wilts.sch.uk

If you would like to find out more about the role of a school governor at Bellefield or would be interested in joining the Governing Body please contact the Chair of Governors via the School Office on 01225 753530. 

List of Governors:

Type/position

Name

Pecuniary interests Start date End date

Chair of Governors:

Mr J Huckle

 N/A 25/09/2019 24/09/2020

Foundation:

Mr C Hicks

N/A 11/6/2019 10/06/2023

Co-opted/Chair of Finance & Premises Committee:

Mr R Lawson

 N/A 28/11/2018 27/11/2022

Foundation/Chair of Staffing & Curriculum Committee:

Mrs M Thomas

 N/A 14/03/2019 13/03/2023

Non Governor/Clerk to Governors:

Mrs J Finol

 N/A 01/02/2019 Ongoing

Co-opted:

Mrs A Basson

 N/A 26/11/2018 25/11/2022

Foundation:

Revd. A Coutts

N/A  Foundation ex-officio continuing Foundation ex-officio continuing

Local Authority:

Mr D Ward

 N/A 26/11/2018 25/11/2022

Staff/Acting Headteacher:

Mr B Rees

 N/A 22/06/2016 Ongoing

Associate Member/Deputy Headteacher:

Mrs K Bennett

 N/A 22/06/2016 21/06/2020

Staff

Mrs A Harris

N/A 15/07/2019 14/07/2023

Co-opted:

Mrs C Ward

N/A  26/11/2018 25/11/2022

Parent:

Mrs C Latchem

 N/A 15/03/2018 14/03/2022

 Parent:

Mrs. N Shadwell

N/A 15/03/2018  14/03/2022

Co-opted:

Miss A Hooper 

N/A  26/11/2018  25/11/2022

Non Governor/Councillor

Mr T James MBE

N/A 01/01/2010 Ongoing

Non Governor/Councillor

 Mr E Kirk N/A 09/05/2017 Ongoing

Parent

Mr J Huckle N/A 15/07/2016 14/07/2020

Parent

Mrs MJ Joy N/A 19/06/2019 18/06/2023

Associate Member

Mrs A Beck N/A 05/07/2019 04/07/2023

Associate Member

Mr T Bridger N/A 05/07/2019 04/07/2023

 Served in the last 12 months but no longer serving:

Role                                          

Name

Pecuniary interests Served from/to        
Chair of Governors/Co-opted:

Mrs Jane Goldstone

 N/A  26/11/2014 to 25/11/2018
Parent:

Mr J Berry

N/A 15/07/2016 to 27/02/2019
Non Governor / Clerk to Governors:

Mrs L Gowen

N/A 01/01/2008 to 31/03/2019

 

Associate Members do not carry any voting rights unless agreed by Full Governing Body.

Attendance:

Full Governors Meetings:

 

15th March 2018:

PRESENT: Jane Goldstone (Chair), Steve Wigley, Anne Basson, Kay Bennett (Associate Member), Jon Berry, Allan Coutts, Christopher Hicks, Mandy Hooper, Claire Latchem, Richard Lawson (Associate Member), Natasha Shadwell, Marilyn Thomas, Carrie Ward, Linda Gowen (Clerk to Governors).

 

20th June 2018:

PRESENT: Jane Goldstone (Chair), Steve Wigley, Kay Bennett (Associate Member), Jon Berry, Allan Coutts, Christopher Hicks, Mandy Hooper, Joe Huckle, Claire Latchem, Ben Rees, Natasha Shadwell, Carrie Ward, Linda Gowen (Clerk to Governors).

 

26th September 2018:

PRESENT: Steve Wigley (Headteacher), Christopher Hicks (Appointed as Chair), Kay Bennett (Associate Member), Jon Berry, Allan Coutts,  Mandy Hooper, Joe Huckle, Claire Latchem, Richard Lawson (Associate Member), Ben Rees, Natasha Shadwell, Marilyn Thomas, Linda Gowen (Clerk to Governors).

 

28th November 2018:

PRESENT: Steve Wigley (Headteacher), Christopher Hicks (Chair of Governors), Kay Bennett (Associate Member), Anne Basson, Allan Coutts, Mandy Hooper, Joe Huckle, Claire Latchem, Richard Lawson (Associate Member), Ben Rees, Natasha Shadwell, Marilyn Thomas, Carrie Ward, Linda Gowen (Clerk to Governors).

 

13th March 2019:

PRESENT: Steve Wigley (Headteacher), Christopher Hicks (Chair of Governors), Anne Basson, Mandy Hooper, Joe Huckle, Claire Latchem, Ben Rees, Natasha Shadwell, Marilyn Thomas, Carrie Ward, Linda Gowen (Clerk to Governors), Julie Finol (future Clerk to Governors).

 

19th June 2019:

PRESENT: Steve Wigley (Headteacher), Christopher Hicks (Chair of Governors), Anne Basson, Kay Bennett (Associate Member), Allan Coutts, Mandy Hooper, Joe Huckle, Claire Latchem, Ben Rees, Natasha Shadwell, Marilyn Thomas, Carrie Ward, Dan Ward, Julie Finol (Clerk to Governors).

 

25th September 2019:

PRESENT: Ben Rees (Acting Headteacher), Christopher Hicks (Chair of Governors), Ali Beck (Associate Member), Kay Bennett (Associate Member), Tim Bridger (Associate Member), Allan Coutts, Lexy Harris, Mandy Hooper, Joe Huckle, MJ Joy, Claire Latchem, Richard Lawson, Natasha Shadwell, Marilyn Thomas, Carrie Ward, Dan Ward, Julie Finol (Clerk to Governors).

 

Governors role

What do Bellefield School Governors do? 

  • Together with the Head Teacher they are responsible for making sure our school provides a good quality education for its pupils. 
  • They provide challenge and support to the Head Teacher, drawing on their knowledge and experience. 
  • They make decisions together on matters such as performance, targets, school policies and school development plans.
  • They monitor the impact of policies and oversee school budgets and staffing. 
  • They report on school achievements and respond to inspection recommendations. 
  • They hear appeals from pupils and staff and consider complaints. 
  • They ask searching questions and respect the position of the Head Teacher as the professional leader of the school.  

The Staffing & Curriculum Committee

  • Monitor and review the delivery of the curriculum.
  • Monitor pupil attainment targets.
  • Monitor and review the effectiveness of the Safeguarding Procedure.
  • Formulate and review the School Policy.
  • Assist in the appointment of staff and monitor staff development. 

The Finance & Premises Committee

  • Monitor the school Budget.
  • Monitor and review staff pay and other expenditure.
  • Monitor the maintenance of the school buildings and grounds.
  • Monitor and review the school Health & Safety procedures and policies.

 Instrument of Governors

1. The name of the school is Bellefield Church of England Primary and Nursery School.

2. The school is a voluntary controlled school.

3. The name of the governing body is 'The Governing Body of Bellefield Church of England Primary and Nursery School'.

4. The governing body shall consist of:

           a.) 4 Parent Governors

           b.) 1 Local Authority Governor

           c.) 2 Staff Governors (including the Head Teacher)

           d.) 4 co-opted Governors

           e.) 3 Foundation Governors

5. Total number of governors is 14.

6. The Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education shall appoint the Foundation Governors in consultation with the Parochial Church Council of the parishes or ecclesiastical districts served by the school and the United Church.

7.

a.) The holder of the following office shall be a Foundation Governor ex-officio: The Principal Officiating Minister for the parish in which the school is situated.

b.) The Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry shall appoint a Foundation Governor to act in the place of the ex-officio Foundation Governor whose governorship derives from the office named in a.)  above, in the event that the ex-officio Foundation Governor is unable or unwilling to act as a Foundation Governor or has been removed from office under 23(2) of the Regulations.

8. The Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry in which the school is situated is entitled to request the removal of any ex-officio Foundation Governor and to appoint any substitute governor.

9. The school has a trust.

10. Recognising its historic links with the parish churches of St. Thomas and St. James, and the United Church, the school will develop its Christian character in partnership with these churches and the Diocese of Salisbury.

The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

11. This instrument of government came into effect on 26th November 2014.

12. This instrument was made by order of the Wiltshire Education Authority on 18th December 2014.