Governors

Governors

The Governing Board work as a team. They are responsible for making sure the school provides a good quality education and raising educational standards in school is a key priority.

Governors promote effective ways of teaching and learning when setting the school aims and policies. They do this together with the head, who is responsible for the day to day leadership and management of the school.

The governing board is responsible to parents and the community. Appointments are for four years and the governing board’s main role is to help raise standards of achievement. It:

  • is accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community
  • plans the school’s future direction
  • selects the head teacher
  • makes decisions on the school’s budget and staffing
  • makes sure the national curriculum is taught
  • decides how the school can encourage pupil’s spiritual, moral and social development
  • makes sure the school provides for all its pupils, including those with special needs.

The governors support and challenge the head teacher and other members of staff by gathering views, asking questions and deciding what’s best for the school. Governors are ultimately responsible for how the school is performing.

Governing board membership is a combination of appointed and elected governors. At Paulerspury C.E. Primary School the governing board consists of:

  • 3 Co-opted governors
  • 3 Foundation governors
  • 1 Head teacher
  • 1 Local Authority governor
  • 3 Parent governors
  • 1 Staff governor
NameGovernor TypeCommittee membershipDate appointedDate stepped downProfilePecuniary and business interests
Mr Robin BuntingHeadteacherAll1st September 2017None
Mrs Merrilyn BerryLocal AuthorityChair of Governing Board
Chair of Curriculum Committee
Member of Personnel Committee
Member of Development Committee
Member of Pay Committee
14 November 2015Sport Premium Governor
English Governor
None
Mr Andy BartlettCo-optedChair of Buildings & Finance Committee
Member of Development Committee
Member of Pay Committee
Member of Personnel Committee (Clerk)
26 January 2015Health & Safety Governor
Buildings and Premises Governor
Science Governor
None
Ms Tina ChapellStaffMember of Buildings & Finance Committee1 May 2014School Business Manager
Safeguarding
None
Mrs Asa PearsonParentMember of Personnel Committee
Member of Curriculum Committee
1 November 2017Maths GovernorNone
Mrs Natalie DroughtParentJoint Vice Chair of Governing Board
Member of Buildings & Finance Committee (Clerk)
Member of Personnel Committee
1 November 2017Safeguarding Governor
Website Compliance Governor
None
Mr Craig BarnardParentJoint Vice Chair of Governing Board
Member of Buildings & Finance Committee
Chair of Personnel Committee
Member of Development Committee
4 December 2017None
Mrs Jacqui HuntFoundationMember of Personnel Committee
Member of Curriculum Committee (Clerk)
22 March 2018Church School Governor
Pupil Premium Governor
SEND Governor
None
Mrs Linda O’SullivanClerk to Full Governing Board1 September 2017None
Mrs Veena DroughtCo-optedMember of Buildings & Finance Committee17 July 2019None
Mrs Hayley CobleyFoundationMember of Curriculum Committee
Member of Buildings & Finance Committee
17 July 2019EYFS GovernorNone
Mr Edward de Courcy-IrelandFoundationMember of Buildings & Finance Committee
Member of Curriculum Committee
22 November 2018R.E. GovernorNone
Mr Parmjit GahirCo-optedMember of Buildings & Finance Committee22 November 2018
Mrs Anna MothParent18 July 201818 February 2019

A table of attendance at board and committee meetings can be found here.

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