Welcome from the Chair

The Governing Body has 10 members all of whom are actively involved in developing the Vision and Values of our school. We have collective responsibility for three key roles:

  • To provide a strategic view
  • To act as a critical friend
  • To ensure accountability

The work of a Governor in leading a school in the 21st century is complex, interesting, often challenging but always rewarding. We are not involved in the day to day management of the school but our members have a broad range of knowledge and experience which helps us to debate strategies for improvement and change where required.

We monitor results and other aspects of school life, such as attendance, behaviour and safeguarding. We also review the School’s policies.

Name Type of Governor Dates Committees Responsibilities
Mrs Andrea Shaw Co-opted
Curriculum, Head’s Performance Management Co-Chair, Head’s Performance Management, Recruitment
Mr Mark Tennant Foundation
Pay Review Panel, Ethos Co-Chair, Pay Review Panel
Mr Michael Seath LA 09/07/2019-
Resources SEND, Vulnerable Groups (inc. Pupil Premium Funding), Sports Funding
Dr Kathryn Miller Parent 12/07/2019 –
Curriculum Safeguarding
Miss Kirsty Williams Head Teacher 01/09/2018  Resources, Ethos, Curriculum  Headteacher
Mrs Laura Blundell Substitute Ex-Officio Foundation 01/09/2019-31/08/2023 Ethos Collective Worship & Christian Distinctiveness
Mrs Lilly Chalker Staff 19/03/2019-
Resources  Attendance & Behaviour
Mrs Kathy Ellison Co-Opted 01/05/2018-
Curriculum, Pay Review Panel Chair of Curriculum, Pay Review Panel, Early Years
Mr Nicholas Hartnell Parent 04/10/2018-
Resources, Pay Review Panel, Head’s Performance Management Chair of Resources, head’s Performance Management, Premises, Health & Safety, Pay Review Panel
 Mr Timothy Hamilton  Foundation 01/10/2016-
 Ethos Chair of Ethos, Collective Worship and Christian Distinctiveness, SMSC, PE
Mrs Elizabeth Viviani Clerk to the Governing Body 01/09/2019- 31/08/2020

Governing Body Committee Structures:

Curriculum Committee: Kathy Ellison (Chair), Andrea Shaw, Kathryn Miller and Kirsty Williams.

Ethos Committee: Timothy Hamilton (Chair)Mark Tennant, Laura Blundell, and Kirsty Williams.

Resources Committee: Nicholas Hartnell(Chair), Michael Seath, Lilly Chalker, Kirsty Williams and Andrea Shaw.

Governing Body members serving in the last 12 months

Sheila Wills, stepped down: 31st August 2019

John Mustoe, stepped down: 9 July 2019

Emma Seagers, deceased: March 2019

Luke Sherlock, stepped down: March 2019

David Ford, stepped down: 14th May 2019

Register of Governor Interests:

Mrs Kathy Ellison is also a governor at The Cotswold School.

Mrs Lilly Chalker is a member of staff at Northleach Church of England Primary School.

Miss Kirsty Williams is the Headteacher of Northleach Church of England Primary School.

There are no business or financial interests declared.

There are no other material interests declared.

2019/20 Full Governing Body meeting dates:

·         Tuesday 8th October 2019 6pm

·         Monday 2nd December 2019 6pm

·         Tuesday 4th February 2020 6pm

·         Monday 16th March 2020 6pm

·         Tuesday 12th may 2020 6pm

·         Monday 22nd June 2020 6pm

Governor Attendance 2019-20

  Overall Apologies Absent   8 Oct 2019 2Dec 2019 4 Feb 2020 16 Mar 2020 12th May 2020 22 June 2020
Andrea Shaw 17% 0% 0% Yes Yes
Mark Tennant 17% 0% 0% Yes Yes
Michael Seath 17% 0% 0% Yes Apologies
Dr Kathryn Miller 0% 17% 0% Apologies Yes
Kirsty Williams 17% 0% 0% Yes Yes
Laura Blundell 0% 17% 0% Apologies Apologies
Lilly Chalker 17% 0% 0% Yes Yes
Kathy Ellison 0% 17% 0% Apologies Yes
Nick Hartnell 17% 0% 0% Yes Yes
Timothy Hamilton 17% 0% 0% Yes Yes

Governor Attendance 2018-19

  Overall Apologies Absent   8 Oct 2018 4 Dec 2018 4 Feb 2019 26 Mar 2019 14 May 2019 9 Jul 2019
Sheila Wills 100% 0% 0% Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Andrea Shaw 100% 0% 0% Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kathy Ellison 83% 0% 17% Yes Yes Absent Yes Yes Yes
Mark Tennant 83% 17% 0% Yes Yes Yes Yes Apologies Yes
Timothy Hamilton 33% 33% 33% Yes Apologies Absent Absent Apologies Yes
Luke Sherlock 83% 17% 0% Yes Apologies Yes Yes Yes Yes
John Mustoe 67% 33% 0% Yes Apologies Yes Yes Yes Apologies
Nick Hartnell 100% 0% 0% Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Michael Seath 67% 17% 17% Apologies Yes Yes Absent Yes Yes
Rev David Ford 80% 20% 0% Yes Yes Apologies Yes Yes
Kirsty Williams 100% 0% 0% Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes