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Welcome to the Governors' section

 

The Governors are a group of dedicated volunteers drawn from the local community who have a range of knowledge, skills and experience. 

 

The Governing Board has three key responsibilities:

 

  • To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school
  • To hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent

 

In doing this, we aim to fully support the school's vision of being "A Place to Flourish".

 

At Blundeston CEVCP School, there are 12 members on the Governing Board, including staff from the school, parents of children at the school and representatives of the Church, the local council and community.  Together, we make strategic decisions on matters such as performance targets, the school budget, school policies and school improvement plans, putting the needs of the children at the heart of all the decisions we make.

 

The whole Governing Body meets twice a term and we also have a Resources sub-committee, meeting once a term, with responsibility for specific areas, such as Finance, Curriculum, Personnel, Premises and Health and Safety.

 

So now that you know who we are and a little about what we do, we hope that you will feel free to approach us whenever you see us.  If you have a question or suggestion about the school, or would like more information about any current Governor vacancies, please do not hesitate to contact us through the school office, or by completing the contact form below.

 

Best wishes,

Jane Liddell (Chair of Governors)

Our School's Governing Board

The Instrument of Government states that the Governing Board shall consist of:

  • 3 Parent Governors   
  • 3 Co-opted Governors                                                       
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 3 Foundation Governors

Helen Laflin

Headteacher

Date of Appointment: 01.09.18

             Automatic right to be on the Board                 

 

Declared Interest (2019/20):-

Pitch Air Ltd (partner - employee)

Jane Liddell

Chair of Governors: Co-opted

Date of Appointment: 21.01.16

              Appointed by: Community                                             Office Ends: 20.01.20 (4 yrs)

Safeguarding/Prevent Governor

Resources and Pay Committees

No Pecuniary Interests Declared (2019/20)

Rachel Drinkwater

Vice Chair: Co-opted

Date of Appointment: 25.03.17                                     Appointed by: Community

              Office Ends: 24.03.21 (4 yrs)

SEND/LAC Governor

Appeals and Headteacher Performance Review Committees

No Pecuniary Interests Declared (2019/20)

Father Glen Brooks 

Governor: Foundation

Date of Appointment: 04.09.17

              Appointed by: Diocese

              Office Ends: 05.09.21 (4 yrs)

Hearings, Pupil Discipline,

Headteacher Performance Review Committees

No Pecuniary Interests Declared (2019/20)

Vanessa Crawford

Governor: Local Authority

Date of Appointment: 08.03.16

              Appointed by: Local Authority

              Office Ends: 07.03.20 (4 yrs)

Attendance and Governor Training Governor

Appeals Committee

Declared Interest (2019/20):- 

Ormiston Denes Academy (employee)

David Gallagher 

Governor: Parent

Date of Appointment: 09.04.16

              Elected by: Parent Body

              Office Ends: 10.04.20 (4 yrs)

GDPR Governor

Resources Committee (Chair), Pay Committee

No Pecuniary Interests Declared (2019/20)

Elizabeth Lewis 

Governor: Foundation

Date of Appointment: 15.02.16

              Appointed by: Diocese

              Office Ends: 14.02.20 (4 yrs)

Collective Worship Governor

Appeals Committee

No Pecuniary Interests Declared (2019/20)

Claire Robertson 

Governor: Parent

Date of Appointment: 05.12.16

              Elected by: Parent Body

              Office Ends: 04.12.20 (4 yrs)  

IT/Website Governor

Resources and Pay Committees

Declared Interest (2019/20):-

Affinity (employee),

RWR Renovations (husband - director)

 

 Vacancy - Staff Governor

 

Barbara Shaw

Governor: Foundation

Date of Appointment: 27.01.16

                  Appointed by: Diocese

                  Office Ends: 26.01.20 (4 yrs) 

Collective Worship Governor

Appeals Committee

No Pecuniary Interests Declared (2019/20)

  Paul Strowlger

  Governor: Co-opted

  Date of Appointment: 08.05.18

               Appointed by: Community

               Office Ends: 07.05.22 (4 yrs)

Health & Safety/Premises Governor

Hearings, Pupil Discipline

and Resources Committees

No Pecuniary Interests Declared (2019/20)

Vacancy - Parent Governor

Please contact the school office, or

complete the contact form below, if

you would be interested in this valued

position on the Governing Board

Craig Easterbrook

 Associate Governor (Deputy Headteacher)

 Date of Appointment: 01.09.18

              Appointed by: FGB

No Pecuniary Interests Declared (2019/20)

No voting rights as an Associate Governor

 

Elayne Hilton

Clerk to Governors

Date of Appointment: 01.09.13

             Appointed by: FGB

Declared Interest (2019/20):-

member of staff

No voting rights as the Clerk to Governors

Governors' Statement of Effectiveness and Impact

Governor Code of Conduct

Governor Meeting Minutes - a public copy is available at the school office

Governor Information Contact Form

Please complete if you would like to contact our Governors, or to request information about any current Governor vacancies.

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