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The Governing Body

Sudbourne is extremely lucky to have an active and supportive Governing Body. 

Governors work in partnership with the Headteacher and other school staff to promote high standards of educational achievement and to drive the strategic direction of the school.

Governing bodies are made up of key stakeholders.  Our governing body consists of:

  • 3 parent governors elected by other parents at the school
  • 1 Local Authority governor which the LA appoints
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 1 staff governor – which can include teaching and non-teaching staff - is elected by the school staff
  • 7 co-opted governors which are appointed by the governing body

The Governing Body's has a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff, and
  • Overseeing the financial management of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The governing body meets at least 6 times a year with termly Business and Strategic meetings. In addition to these meetings, the Governing Body delegates certain responsibilities with respect to finance, performance management and resources to the Resources/Pay Committee which meets 3 times per year and reports the details of their meetings back to the governing body.

Acting as a governor enables individuals from the LA, school staff, community and parent body to play an important role in shaping the future of the school. We currently have one co-opted governor vacancy.  For more information, please see below.

If you would like to contact any of the governors please email: governors@sudbourne.com

Currently our governors are:

Ms Hannah Sheehan (Chair)- LA

Membership

Full GB, Resources Committee, Pay Committee

Responsiblity

Disadvantaged, SEND and Looked After Child Governor

 

Mrs Penny Porter-Mill (Vice Chair)- Co-opted

Membership

Full GB, Resources Committee, Pay Committee

Responsibility

Safeguarding and Child Protection Governor

 

Mrs Cynthia Winifred - Co-opted

Membership

Full GB, Resources Committee, Pay Committee

 

Mr Paul Gill - Parent

Membership

Full GB, Resources Committee

Reponsibility

Emotional Health Governor

 

Mr Shane Carmichael - Co-opted

Membership

Full GB only

 

Ms Nicky Bradbury - Co-opted

Membership

Full GB & Expansion Committee

Responsiblity

GB Skills Training and Development Governor

 

Mr James Lai - Co-opted

Membership

Full GB, Resources Committee & Expansion Committee

Responsibility

Maths Governor

 

Ms Sarah Blakeston - Co-opted

Membership

Full GB & Resources Committee

 

Ms Holly Mellors - Parent

Membership

Full GB only

 

Ms Melanie Howlett-Khera - Co-opted

Membership

Full GB only

Responsibility

EYFS and Literacy Governor

 

Ms Sophia Henderson - Headteacher

Membership

Full GB, Resources Committee & Expansion Committee

 

Ms Keri Dougal - Staff

Membership

Full GB only

 

Ms Kemi Arogundade - Associate Member

Membership

Full GB, Resources Committee, Expansion Committee & Pay Comittee

 

Ms Charmaine Strelitz - Clerk

Membership

Full GB & Resources Committee

 

Mrs Sandra Reid - Parent

Membership

Full GB only

 

 

 

 

For a full list of current governors and relevant information please download the list below.

DownloadsGoverning Body Data March 17.pdf Governor Update March 2017(1).pdf Interim Headteacher letter 12th May 17.pdf Governors newsletter Summer 2017.pdf Parent Governor letter Oct 17.pdf Election for Parent Governor letter to parents carers 6th Nov 17.pdf