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Welcome to the Governors' section!

 

What is a School Governor?

School governors are volunteers who help to run the school. Some are elected (staff and parent governors) and others are appointed either by the local authority or from the local community.

 

What do governors do?


School governors have a wide range of responsibilities, helping to raise standards of pupil achievement and planning the school’s future direction, always in consultation with the Headteacher and other staff. We are also accountable for the performance of the school to parents and the wider community. We are not expected to take detailed decisions about the day-to-day management of the school: that is the job of the Headteacher.

 

Governors’ responsibilities include:

  • Helping to establish the aims and policies of the school and how standards of education can be constantly improved
  • Ensuring that a broad and balanced curriculum is delivered and that it meets statutory requirements, while promoting high standards and monitoring progress during the year
  • Appointing, challenging and supporting the Headteacher (being a ‘critical friend’)
  • Acting as a link between the local community and the school
  • Helping to set and manage the school budget
  • Ensuring the health and safety of pupils and staff

 

At Golden Valley we do this on several levels. We meet as a Full Governing Body about six times a year but also in two main committees, where certain aspects of the school are considered in more detail. At present our committees are:
 

  • Resources & Premises – dealing with finance, our building and grounds (including Health & Safety) and all staffing matters.
  • Standards & Information – dealing with curriculum and assessment matters and monitoring standards, as well as communication with parents and the wider community (including the production of the school prospectus).

 

Individual governors are also linked with a particular area, such as Special Educational Needs, Safeguarding, a curriculum subject or a year group. All governors are encouraged to visit the school during the working day if they can, but we do not interfere in the day-to-day teaching or running of the school: we leave that to the professionals!

 
North Somerset provides training in all aspects of governors’ responsibilities and we take full advantage of that, in order to be as effective as possible.

 

At Golden Valley we have 15 governor positions, a lively and dedicated team who work hard for the school.

Golden Valley's School Governors

Golden Valley's School Governors 1 Mr Matt Furneaux, Chair of Governors
Golden Valley's School Governors 2 Mr Kevin Lynch, Headteacher
Golden Valley's School Governors 3 Mrs Jess Devanny, Co-opted Governor
Golden Valley's School Governors 4 Mrs Jane Turner, Parent Governor
Golden Valley's School Governors 5 Mr Ken Hallett, Parent Governor
Golden Valley's School Governors 6 Mrs Mary Elford, Co-opted Governor
Golden Valley's School Governors 7 Mrs Jan Barber, LA Governor
Golden Valley's School Governors 8 Mrs Pauline Davis, Co-opted Governor
Golden Valley's School Governors 9 Mrs Tina Roberts, Co-opted Staff Governor
Golden Valley's School Governors 10 Mrs Ann Clark, Co-opted Governor
Golden Valley's School Governors 11 Mrs Helen Gillard, Co-opted Staff Governor
Golden Valley's School Governors 12 Mr Doug McMillan, Co-opted Governor
Golden Valley's School Governors 13 Mrs Katherine Mann, Parent Governor
Golden Valley's School Governors 14 Mrs Debbi Buss, Clerk to Governors

GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS 2018/19

 

FGB=Full Governing Body / R&P=Resources & Premises Committee / S&I= Standards & Information Committee

NAME

FGB

20/9/18

FGB

13/12/18

FGB 28/3/19

FGB 16/5/19

FGB 18/7/19

R&P 4/10/18

R&P 8/3/18

R&P

29/11/18

R&P 14/3/19

R&P

16/5/19

R&P

27/6/19

S&I 11/10/18

S&I 24/1/19

S&I

25/4/19

S&I 13/6/19

Ann Clark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Doug Mc Millan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Helen Gillard

 

 

 

 

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

Jan Barber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Jane Turner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Jess Devanny

 

 

 

 

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

Katherine Mann

 

 

 

 

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

Ken Hallett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Kevin Lynch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Sills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mary Elford

 

 

 

 

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

Matt Furneaux

 

 

 

 

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

Pauline Davis

 

 

 

 

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

Tina Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Vacancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER OF GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS 2017/18

FGB=Full Governing Body / R&P=Resources & Premises Committee / S&I= Standards & Information Committee

NAME

FGB

21/9/17

FGB

7/12/17

FGB 22/3/18

FGB 12/7/17

R&P 16/11/17

R&P 8/3/18

R&P

26/4/18

R&P 17/5/18

S&I 12/10/17

S&I 22/2/18

S&I 14/6/18

Ann Clark

YES

NO

Yes

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

N/A

N/A

N/A

Doug Mc Millan

YES

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

N/A

N/A

N/A

Elise Taylor

NO

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Helen Gillard

YES

YES

YES

YES

N/A

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Jan Barber

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

N/A

N/A

N/A

Jane Turner

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

N/A

N/A

N/A

Jess Devanny

YES

M/L

YES

NO

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

M/L

M/L

NO

Jimmy Johns

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

N/A

N/A

N/A

Katherine Mann

N/A

N/A

YES

YES

N/A

N/A

YES

YES

N/A

N/A

YES

Ken Hallett

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

N/A

N/A

N/A

Kevin Lynch

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Martin Sills

N/A

N/A

YES

YES

N/A

N/A

NO

NO

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mary Elford

YES

YES

YES

YES

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

YES

YES

YES

Matt Furneaux

YES

YES

YES

YES

N/A

YES

YES

N/A

NO

YES

NO

Pauline Davis

YES

YES

YES

YES

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

YES

YES

YES

Tina Roberts

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

NAME TYPE OF GOVERNOR APPOINTING BODY OFFICE TERM START TERM END COMMITTEE(S) REGISTERED INTEREST
Ann Clark Co-opted FGB       R&P  
Doug MacMillan Co-opted FGB VC of R&P 01/06/2015 31/05/2019 R&P  
Helen Gillard Staff Elected by staff   02/06/2017 01/06/2021 S&I  
James Johns Co-opted FGB VC of Govs / Chair of R&P 01/06/2015 26/8/18 R&P Child at school
Jan Barber LA Appointed by LA   19/10/2014 18/10/2018 R&P  
Jane Turner Parent Elected by parents   05/12/2015 04/12/2019 R&P Child at school
Jess Devanny Co-opted FGB   01/06/2015 31/05/2019 S&I  
Katherine Mann Parent Elected by parents   12/03/2018 11/03/2022   Child at school
Ken Hallett Co-opted FGB   22/03/2018 21/03/2022 R&P Child at school
Kevin Lynch Headteacher Auto   01/09/2006 UFN R&P, S&I  
Martin Sills Parent Elected by parents   12/03/2018 11/03/2022   Child at school
Mary Elford Co-opted FGB VC of S&I 01/06/2015 31/05/2019 S&I  
Matt Furneaux Parent Elected by parents Chair of Govs 16/11/2011 15/11/2015 S&I Child at school
Pauline Davis Co-opted FGB Chair of S&I 01/06/2015 31/05/2019 S&I Trendlewood Church (school lettings)
Tina Roberts Co-opted FGB   31/03/2016 30/03/2020 R&P  

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