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Meet the Governors

The Governing Body

 

The Governing Body comprises parents, staff and members of the local community from a range of different backgrounds. We are volunteers who are committed to ensuring that every child achieves their full potential in a way that builds their confidence and develops a love of learning. We want each child’s journey through our School to be as positive and enjoyable as possible. We aim to achieve this by working hard to discharge our core functions, providing a balance of effective challenge and support.

 

The Governing Body’s three core functions are:

 

  • Ensuring the clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the School:

 

This will be seen in the work of the Governing Body, supporting the School to agree its strategic priorities, aims and objectives and agreeing policies, plans and targets for how to achieve them, short, medium and long term.  We then monitor progress against these priorities, aims and objectives.

 

  • Holding the School leaders to account for the educational performance of the School and its pupils, and the performance management of staff:

 

This will be seen in the work of the Governing Body in monitoring the standards of education and the progress and achievement of the pupils, monitoring the implementation and evaluating the effectiveness of the School Development Plan, monitoring progress towards targets and aspirations that have been set and to support and strengthen the Headteacher’s leadership.

 

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the School and making sure its money is well spent:

 

This will be seen in the work of the Governing Body by the regular review of the School budget, planned spending and the effectiveness and impact of the money spent in terms of the fabric of the school, the delivery of the curriculum and the progress and attainment of the pupils.

 

How we work?

 

The full Governing Body meet twice a term. We have three Committees: Teaching & Learning, Resources & Personnel and Premises, Health & Safety all of which meet termly. In addition we have working parties to deal with specific projects or issues. Governors are also allocated individual roles which are linked to their particular skills and interests.  We visit the School on a regular basis, both formally and informally, and get to experience what life in School is really like, the behaviour and attitudes of the children and the hard work of the staff.

How can you help?

It is important for us as Governors to understand how our parents and carers feel about the School and your child’s experiences.  Please do speak to us and share any ideas, comments or questions you may have.  You may see some of us in the School playground and we will always be in attendance at School functions but you can contact any one of us via the School Office.  However, just a reminder that any specific concerns you have regarding your child should be dealt with in the first instance by their class teacher and then, if necessary, by the Headteacher. Our role is strategic not operational and, as such, we do not get involved in the day to day running of the School. 

 

Further information

Below you will find further information about how our Governing Body is constituted, our Committee memberships and details of our “Special Interest” Governors. Copies of our Full Governing Body minutes are available at the School Office should you wish to read them.

Please also see the link below for details of Governor attendance at meetings and declarations of interest.

 If you are interested in possible opportunities on our Governing Body then please get in touch with the School Office and we will contact you.

 

 

The Constitution of the Governing Body 2020/21

 

The Governing Body consists of:

 

2 Parent Governors

1 Local Education Authority Governor

1 Staff Governor

1 Headteacher

9 Co-Opted Governors

 

 

The Governors are:

 

Name

Category of Governor

 

 

Jim King (Chair)

Co-Opted

Cheryl Hopes (Vice Chair of Governors)

Co-Opted

Liz Thorp (Vice Chair of Governors)

Co-Opted

Jean Cornes

Headteacher

Janet West

Staff Governor

Susan Wallis

Local Authority

Gordon Hamme

Co-Opted

Shona Hunter - SinghCo-Opted
Sheila KingCo-Opted
Nick SmithCo-Opted
Chris ThorneCo-Opted
Aleksandra PowellCo-Opted 

Katie Barr

Parent Governor

Kirsten WagnerParent Governor

Jackie Griffiths

Associate Governor*

Mary Leech

Associate Governor

CaretakerAssociate Governor

 

* Associate Governors are invited to attend Governing Body meetings but do not have voting rights.

 

Committees

 

 

Teaching & Learning

 

Resources & Personnel

Premises, Health & Safety

Katie Barr (Chair)

Jean Cornes

Shona Hunter-Singh

Sheila King

Izzie Pitman*

Chris Thorne

Liz Thorp

Susan Wallis

Janet West

 

Cheryl Hopes (Chair)

Jean Cornes

Jackie Griffiths*

Jim King

Nick Smith

Liz Thorp

 

Gordon Hamme (Chair)

Jean Cornes

Jim King

Mary Leech*

Susan Wallis

Caretaker*

 

 

 

                                                                          

 

Governor Responsibilities and Areas of Special Interest

 

 

Area of Special Interest

 

Governor Responsible

 

Curriculum

 

Early Years

 

Chris Thorne

 

English

Chris Thorne

Maths

Nick Smith

PE

Cheryl Hopes

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC) and anti-bullying

Shona Hunter-Singh

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

Shona Hunter-Singh

French

Liz Thorp

Non-Curriculum

 

Assessment

Sheila King

Safeguarding/Child Protection

Susan Wallis

Pupil Premium

Susan Wallis

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Susan Wallis

Equality & Diversity

Gordon Hamme

Development Governor

Liz Thorp

Well-being GovernorSheila King and Shona Hunter-Singh.
Digital GovernorNick Smith

 

 

Chalfont St Peter Infant School  

Register of Governors Attendance and Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests 2020/21* 
 

 

Date of Appointment 

Date of Resignation/End of Term of Office 

Full Governing Body Meetings: 

Health & Safety Committee 

Resources & Personnel Committee 

Teaching & Learning Committee 

Business & Pecuniary Interests 

Meeting Dates  

 

 

2/9 

15/10 

14/12 

4/02 

25/3 

4/5 

10/5 

19/5 

13/7 

1/10 

2/2 

29/4 

9/11 

22/3 

10/5 

1/12 

2/3 

11/5 

 

Name 

 

 

EGB 

FGB 

FGB 

FGB 

FGB 

EGB 

EGB 

FGB 

FGB 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria Brindley 

10.10.2013 

15.10.2020 

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Governor at CSPA 

James King 

15.10.2020 

14.10.2024 

 

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Governor at CSPA 

Elizabeth Thorp 

15.7.2011 

18.05.2025 

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None 

Cheryl Hopes 

24.7.2018 

23.07.2021 

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None 

Jean Cornes 

30.9.1996 

N/A 

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None 

Janet West 

30.9.2001 

6.02.2022 

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None 

Mary Leech 

30.9.2007 

19.05.2021 

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None 

Katie Barr 

27.11.2019 

26.11.2022 

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None 

Gordon Hamme 

16.07.2019 

15.07.2022 

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LOA 

LOA 

LOA 

 

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LOA 

 

 

 

 

 

 

None 

Shona Hunter-Singh 

15.10.2020 

14.10.2024 

 

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None 

Aleksandra Powell 

19.05.2021 

18.05.2024 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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None 

Sheila King 

15.10.2020 

14.10.2024 

 

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Governor at CSPA/Spouse of James King 

Craig Rice 

27.11.2019 

14.12.2020 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

None 

Rashmi Sirendeshpande 

16.07.2019 

14.12.2020 

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None 

Nick Smith 

14.12.2021 

14.10.2024 

 

 

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None 

Christopher Thorne 

15.10.2020 

14.10.2024 

 

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None 

Kirsten Wagner 

19.05.2021 

18.05.2024 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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None 

Susan Wallis 

10.10.2017 

9.10.2021 

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None 

A: Apologies received and accepted 

R: Apologies received and rejected 

N: No apologies received 

LOA: Leave of Absence 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business & Pecuniary Interests are directorships, partnerships and employment with businesses that provide goods or services to the school and details of any other educational establishments governed.  

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