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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governors' section!

 

Our team of Governors are all volunteers, parents, school staff and people from our community with a range of experience and expertise who have an interest and desire to improve the education of our children. We attend training courses to ensure we have the necessary knowledge and skills to support the Head and senior leadership in the effective running of the school. The normal term of office for a school governor is four years.  

 

The main roles of the Governing Body are threefold:

 

·To achieve a strategic view. We focus on helping the school’s strategy for improvement so that pupils learn most effectively and achieve the highest standards.

 

·To act as a critical friend. We provide the head teacher and staff with support, advice and information, drawing upon members’ knowledge and experience. This is critical in the sense of the governing body’s responsibility for monitoring and evaluating the school’s effectiveness and a friend because the governing body exists to promote the interests of the school and the wellbeing of the pupils.

 

·To ensure accountability. The governing body is responsible for ensuring good quality education in the school. The head teacher and staff report to the governing body on the school’s performance and the governing body has the right to discuss, question and refine proposals, whilst always respecting the professional roles of the head teacher and other staff and their responsibilities for the management of the school. In its turn the governing body answers for its actions, above all to the parents and the wider local community for the school’s overall performance.

 

We are proud of our school and we have the greatest confidence in recommending it to you for your child or children.

Meet the Governors 2020 - 2021

 

Name

Category

Appointing body

Term of office          

Business

Interests

Sam Scott

Executive Head

Ex-Officio

Ongoing

Partner Trustee Board Member / Mother employed in Site Team

Sally Brayne

Head of School

Ex-Officio

Ongoing

None

Lindsey Hughes

Staff Governor

Elected by teaching and non-teaching staff

16.11.17

16.11.21

None

John Cole

LA Governor

Nominated by our local SC councillor, appointed by governing body

16.11.17

16.11.21

None

Peter Armitage (Vice Chair)

Foundation Governor

Appointed by Empower Trust

06.05.15

06.05.23

None

Debbie Potts

Staff

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by governing body

31.03.15

31.03.23

None

Jacqui Wright

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by governing body

15.06.17

15.06.21

None

Ricky Craven Parent Governor Elected by parents

16.02.17

16.02.21

None

Jo Basford

(Chair)

Co-opted Governor Appointed by governing body

16.11.17

16.11.21

None

Reverend Jane Morris

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by governing body

15.11.18

14.11.22

None

Laurie Johnson

Parent Governor

Elected by parents

26.11.2020

26.11.2024

None

School Development Plan Link Governors

 

Area Of School

Development Plan

Governor

Personal Development

Jo Basford

Reverend Jane Morris

Behaviour and Attitudes

 

Jo Basford

 

Quality of Education

Literacy - Jacqui Wright

Mathematics - John Cole

Curriculum Development - Laurie Johnson, Ricky Craven

SEND - Jo Basford

Pupil Premium - John Cole

Safeguarding

Children Looked After/Previously Children Looked After

 

Debbie Potts

 

Health & Safety Peter Armitage
 

Relationship with School Staff 

and Declaration of Interests

 

The governors have no relationships with school staff to declare.

 

Governor Name

End of Term of Office

Declaration of Interests

Business & Pecuniary, including directorships, partnerships and employments with businesses.

For each interest: the name of the business; the nature of the business; the nature of the interest; and the date the interest began. (Current and within last 12 months).

Trusteeships and governorships at other educational institutions and charities (Current and within last 12 months).

Any relevant material interests arising from close family relationships between the academy trust’s members, trustees or local governors. It must also identify relevant material interests arising from close family relationships between those individuals and employees.(Current and within last 12 months)

Mr P Armitage

06/05/2023

None

None

None

Mrs J Basford

16/11/2021

None

None

None

Miss S Brayne

Ongoing

None

None

None

Mr J Cole

16/11/2021

None

None

None

Mr R Craven

06/02/2021

None

None

None

Mrs L Hughes

16/11/2021

None

None

None

Rev J Morris

06/12/2022

None

None

None

Ms D Potts

31/03/2023

None

None

None

Mrs S Scott

Ongoing

None

None

Partner Trustee Board Member / Mother employed in site

Team at MDIS

Mrs J Wright

15/02/2021

None

None

None

Mrs L Johnson

26/11/2024

None

None

None

         

Attendance at Governors Meetings

2020 – 2021

 

 

November

26th

March

25th 

June

24th

Sam Scott

Y    

Sally Brayne

Y    

John Cole

Y    

Peter Armitage

Y    

Lindsey Hughes

Y    

Debbie Potts

Y    

Jacqui Wright

N    

Ricky Craven

Y    
 Jo Basford Y    
 Reverend Jane Morris Y    
 Laurie Johnson Y    
       

Governor Visits

CEOP Empower Trust
  • Market Drayton Junior School,
  • Alexandra Road,
  • Market Drayton,
  • Shropshire, TF9 3HU
  • Tel. 01630 652769
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