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Headteacher: Mr Ceri Jones

What does the Governing Body do?

School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a high quality education. Together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.
Governors have three main roles:

  • To provide strategic direction for the school.
  • To act as a “critical friend” and sounding board to the Headteacher.
  • To ensure accountability.

They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

  • Determining how the school's budget is spent.
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff.
  • Hearing appeals and grievances.
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship.
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline.
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe.
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies.

The Full Governing Body meeting is held once a term and is the main meeting where a wide range of general matters are discussed.  There are also several committees that also meet once a term each to cover all of the areas that the school needs oversight on, such as finance & premises, pupils & curriculum, pay & personnel, and health & safety.  As each governor sits on at least one committee with many holding the position of either Chair or Vice-Chair, they are all kept involved in the school throughout the year.  In addition to this, each governor also commits to spending 1 full day at the school during term time to experience life at the school.

Further information on the role of Governors can be found on the Essex County Council Governor website:

https://www.essex.gov.uk/Business-Partners/Partners/Schools/school-governors/Pages/School-governors.aspx

Who are the Governors?

The governors themselves are volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, who formally represent the interests of the parents, the local community and the local authority.  Each of us commit to a minimum term of 4 years and must have a particular set of skills or experience that the governors require, such as experience of the building industry or health &safety qualifications for the Premises Governor; financial background or qualification for the Finance Governor etc.  In the case of Parent Governors, who represent the interests of the parents at the school, they need to be a parent or guardian of a child who will be a pupil at the school for at least 3 years at the start of their first term of office.

Contact the Governors

The Chipping Hill Primary School Governors can be contacted either in writing via the school office or by email to chair.governors@chippinghill.essex.sch.uk.

Governing body details

Member Full Name

Position

Date appointed

Term of Office

Date Stepped Down

Appointed By

Any interests arising from relationships between governors, or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives)

Attendance Record since January 1st 2017

Mr. Barry Collyer

Chair of Governors (HR/Recruit)

1/9/15

4 Years

N/A

Governing Body

nil

30/03/17 & 13/08/17 & 21/09/17 & 26/03/18

Mr. Ceri Jones (HT)

Staff Governor

 

1/9/15

N/A

N/A

Ex officio

Wife is a teacher at the school.

09/03/17 & 27/04/17 & 30/03/17 & 22/06/17 & 13/08/17 & 21/09/17 & 02/11/17 & 26/03/18 & 26/04/18 & 20/6/18 & 11/7/18

Mr. Francis Corrigan

LA governor (Finance)

1/9/.15

4 Years

20/7/18

LA

Nil

09/03/17 & 27/04/17 & 30/03/17 & 22/06/17 & 13/08/17 & 2/11/17

Mr. Gavin Welsman

Co-opted Governor (Premises and H&S)

10/3/16

4 Years

N/A

Governing Body

Nil

09/03/17 & 27/04/17 & 30/03/17 & 22/06/17 & 13/08/17 & 20/6/18

Mrs. Josephine Adams

Parent Governor

 

4/12/13

4 Years

20/7/18

Parents

Nil

09/03/17 & 27/04/17 & 30/03/17 & 22/06/17 & 21/09/17 & 2/11/17 & 26/03/18  & 26/04/18

Mrs. Natalie Gable

Co-opted Governor

(Staff – SENCO)

10/9/15

4 Years

N/A

Governing Body

Nil

30/03/17 & 21/09/17 & 13/08/17 & 2/11/17 & 26/03/18  & 11/7/18

Mr. Ritchie Coombs

Co-opted Governor (H&S)

27/4/16

4 Years

N/A

Governing Body

Nil

09/03/17 & 27/04/17 & 22/06/17 26/03/18 &

Mr Benjamin Boorer

Co-opted Governor

(Finance)

01/01/17

4 Years

N/A

Governing Body

Nil

09/03/17 & 30/03/17 27/04/17 & 22/06/17 & 13/08/17 & 26/04/18 & 20/6/18 & 11/7/18

Miss Karen Butler

Co-opted Governor

(Safeguarding)

01/01/17

4 Years

N/A

Governing Body

Nil

30/03/17 & 13/08/17 & 21/09/17 &  26/03/18 & 26/04/18 & 11/7/18

Mrs Emma Reece

Co-opted Governor

(Curriculum)

01/01/17

4 Years

N/A

Governing Body

Nil

30/03/17 & 13/08/17 & 21/09/17  26/03/18 & 11/7/18

Mrs Hannah Westney

Parent Governor

(Curriculum)

01/01/17

4 Years

N/A

Governing Body

Nil

30/03/17 & 13/08/17 & 21/09/17  &  26/03/18 & 26/04/18 & 11/7/18

Miss Nancy Summers

Staff Governor

01/12/17

4 Years

N/A

Governing Body

Mother is a HLTA

26/04/18 & 11/7/18

Mr Peter Williams

Co-opted Governor

(Finance)

01/12/17

4 Years

N/A

Governing Body

Nil

26/03/18 & 26/04/18

Mrs Emma Brothers

Co-opted Governor

(Finance)

01/12/17

4 Years

N/A

Governing Body

Sister-in-law works in the school office

26/03/18 & 26/04/18 & 20/6/18 & 11/7/18

Ann Duncan

Staff Governor

01/12/17

4 years

N/A

Governing Body

Nil

26/04/18 & 11/7/18

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