Who Are the School’s Governors?
We have 10 governors representing different stakeholders in the school and the community. We always look to have 4 parent governors, one of the teaching team, the Head, a governor chosen by the Local Authority, a governor from within the wider community and two Foundation governors representing the spiritual ethos of the school. The best governing boards are made up of people with varying skills sets and interests. At Georgeham we all have a specific responsibility (for which no prior experience is needed) and sit on a committee focusing on either the Teaching and Learning aspects of the school or the Resources aspects of the school (such as finance, budgeting, personnel, buildings). The table below lists our current governors, their roles and any vacancies on the governing body. To learn more about their attendance at meetings and to see a full register of their business interests please see our Governors Register page.
We are always happy to answer any questions about school governance and our work, or to hear from individuals who may be interested in becoming school governors. We can be contacted via the School Office or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Name||Office/Commitee||Lead Role||Type||Term of Office|
|Alison Smith||Chair of Governors
Teaching & Learning Committee & Resources Committee
|Parent/Community Link Governor
|David Humpries||Chair of the Teaching & Learning Committee||School Improvement & Raising Achievement, Pupil Premium||Local Authority Officer||25/7/17-23/7/21|
|David Morton||Chair of the Resources Committee
Member of the Pay Committee
|School Structure and Collaboration||Co-opted||11/6/15–10/6/19|
|Lorraine Upward||Vice Chair of Governors
Teaching & Learning Committee
|Early Years/KS1 Attainment and Curriculum||Parent||6/11/15 – 5/11/19|
|Emma Hill||Teaching & Learning Committee||n/a||Staff||2/10/17-1/10/21|
|Judith Larrington||Teaching & Learning Committee||SEN & Inclusion, Safeguarding/CPR||Foundation||21/11/15–20/11/19|
|Mike Newbon||Resources Committee
Chair of the Pay Committee
|Finance & rotation for Health & Safety
Deputy Governor for Safeguarding
|Julian Swanne||Resources Committee and Pay Committee||Sport Funding||Parent||8/2/13-7/2/17|
|Paul Trueman||Floating between committees – primarily Teaching & Learning Committee||Communications advisor||Parent||6/11/15 – 5/11/19|
|Julian Thomas||Teaching & Learning Committee & Resources Committee||n/a||Head Teacher||Appointed 1/9/2008|
|Tom Gould||Clerk to Governors||n/a||Clerk||Appointed 11/7/2016|