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Striving for Excellence in a happy,secure and Christian environment

Meet the Governors

Please find below details of the school Governing Body.

 

Contact email address for Governors: andovergovernor@gmail.com 
Emails will be checked periodically.

Background:

Andover Church of England Primary School is a voluntary controlled school operating within an Instrument of Government authorised by Hampshire County Council in conjunction with the foundation body of Winchester Diocesan Board of Education. The Governing Body of the school conforms to Standing Orders and each governor is required to comply with a Code of Conduct which includes declaring relevant business and pecuniary interests.

All governors (excepting the Head-teacher and the Vicar of the Parish) are appointed for a 4 year term of office which may be renewed. The two parent governors are elected by parents of children currently attending the school; the local authority governor is appointed by Hampshire County Council; the other foundation governor is appointed by the foundation body; the staff governors are elected by employed members of staff; and three co-opted governors that are appointed by the Governing Body to ensure a balance of skills, knowledge and experience is maintained.
 

All correspondence and contact with the governors should be made via Andover CE Primary school office, marked FAO the Chair of Governors, or via andovergovernor@gmail.com.

 

Some of the things your governors have done over the last year:

  • Met the SIAMS inspector as part of our church school inspection, helping the school to retain its ‘good’ rating. The inspector said:

    • The strong Christian vision for the school of ‘Striving for excellence in a happy, secure and Christian environment’ is evident from the way in which staff really know the pupils. This aspiration is well supported and endorsed by the senior leadership team and the governing body. Instituted a new system of visits to the school, so we have a better understanding of what goes on.

    • The headteacher and governors have strongly supported the development of staff through a well organised programme of professional development.

  • Worked on finding ways to provide a 21st century education in a 19th century listed building which is subject to planning restrictions.

  • Took seriously the introduction of GDPR, ensuring that we were trained to help the school be ready to embrace the new regulations.

  • Sampled financial systems, checked the central safeguarding register and ensured that arrangements were properly in place for the administration of SATs.

  • Visited the school to discuss key areas of school improvement with staff.

  • Undertook training, including attending INSET days alongside staff to work on safeguarding and school improvement and attended briefings to keep ourselves up to date and to network with other governors and headteachers.

  • Attended school trips and activities, taking every chance to sample the Andover Primary life through the eyes of our most important people – our pupils!

     

    Who we are:

    The Governing Body for this academic year (2018/19) is:

Name

Appointing Body

Current term of office

Offices held

Sophie Bale

Parent

26/2/18 to 25/2/22

 

Melanie Beardsley

Headteacher

Ex officio from 3/1/2016

 

Steve Bond

Governing Body

26/11/15 to 25/11/19

 

Ann Laird

Foundation Body

1/1/14 to 1/1/18

Chair of Governors

Chair of Finance

John McSeveney

Parent

26/2/18 to 25/2/22

 

Naomi Rist

Governing Body

28/3/14 to 27/6/18

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of curriculum

Samantha Scott

Staff

19/5/16 to 18/5/20

 

Gilly Summers

Authority

3/4/17 to 2/4/21

 

Charlotte Down

Staff

4/9/17 to 3/9/21

 

 

Rev. John Harkin: Due to the interregnum, we are currently without a foundation ex-officio governor.

The Clerk to the Governing Body is Mrs Amanda Snook.
 

No governors have declared current business and pecuniary interests at the start of the academic year (2018/19)

Name

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

 

 

 

 

How we work:

The Governing Body meets every half term and the two standing Committees convene at least on three occasions during the academic year, apart from Pay which meets once a year. Some committees only meet when necessary.

The substantive Committees and membership for 2018/19 are:

Resources Committee: Melanie Beardsley, Steve Bond, Ann Laird, John McSeveney, Charlotte Down.

Curriculum and Standards Committee: Sophie Bale, Melanie Beardsley, Naomi Rist, Sam Scott, Gilly Summers.
 

In addition to the above committees the following committees and panels convene as and when business requires:

Pay Committee: Naomi Rist and another governor drawn from the pool.

Pay Appeals: Pool of non-staff governors

Headteacher’s Performance Review Panel: Steve Bond, Ann Laird

Staff Dismissals Appeals Committee: Pool of non-staff governors

Pupil Disciplinary Committee: Pool of non-staff/parent governors
 

Our attendance:

During the last academic year (2017/18) governor attendance at regular and special Governing Body committee meetings was:

Name

Meetings opportunity

Meetings attended

Sophie Bale

4

4

Carl Bentley

5

4

Melanie Beardsley

16

16

Steve Bond

12

10

Rev John Harkin

4

2

Ann Laird

13

13

John McSeveney

6

4

Jason Owen

5

3

Naomi Rist

9

9

Sam Scott

8

6

Charlotte Down

11

9

Gilly Summers

9

4

 

 

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