The Governing Body

As a Governing body we feel that it is very important to keep you in the picture about our work. We are also very keen to involve parents on the Governing Body. This could be you, please contact us if you are interested.

THE GOVERNING BODY HAS THREE MAIN TASKS:
 
1) To Provide a Strategic View

The Governing Body has important powers and duties, but limited time and resources. So it has to focus on where it can add most value - that is, in helping to decide the school’s strategy for improvement so that its pupils learn most effectively and achieve the highest standards.

2) To Act as a Critical Friend

A critical friend offers support, constructive advice, a sounding board for ideas, a second opinion on proposals and help where needed. But a critical friend may also challenge, ask questions, seek information, improve proposals and so seek to arrive at the best solution.

3) To Ensure Accountability

The Headteacher and professional staff are accountable to the Governing Body for the school’s performance and it must be prepared to explain its decisions and actions to anyone who has a legitimate interest. This may include staff, pupils, parents and the press, as well as the Local Authority, or the Secretary of State.
 
Our aim at all times is to work together in partnership to develop key policies and to take the right decisions in the best interests of the children and in keeping with the ethos of the school

Communication is absolutely central to our work and we are anxious to be as accessible as possible, so please do make use of us and keep in touch.

The Governors
 
Name Governor Type
 Clara Rose  Parent
 Steve Miller-Ratcliffe  LA
 Andrew Hurford  Parent
 Kate Prince  Staff
 Nicola Bullock  Co-opted
 Vacant  Co-opted
 Rev. Peter Walker  Ex Officio
 Rev. Hilary Dawson  Ex Officio
 James Rees (Vice Chair)  Ex Officio
Alan Johnson (Chair)

 Co-opted

 Katie Gray

 Staff

 Susan Wilkinson  Foundation
 Vacant  Foundation
   
 The Clerk to Governors is Alice Hunter
 
Jubilee Federation – GOVERNING BODY 2016-17
 
School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities.

They act together and not as individuals. The Governors are appointedto help decide what is to be taught, monitor standards of achievement and behaviour, interview and select staff and decide how the budget is to be spent effectively.
 
All Governors are involved in curriculum matters with individual Governors designated as having an interest in certain areas. Rather than having committees some governors are Lead Governors for Premises, Curriculum or Finance. They have responsibilities over the course of the year in relation to these areas and report back at full governing body meetings.

The full Governing body hold two meetings each term.

The Governors

The usual term of office for a School Governor, other than an ex officio member, is four years.

Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months:
  • Amanda Bentley - Stepped Down January 2016
  • Steve Griffin - Stepped Down January 2016
  • Stefanie Kastner (Stood down April 2016)
  • Richard Hare (stood down April 2016)
  • George Koopman (Stood Down April 2016)
  • Abigail White (stood down July 2016)
 
School Governors have legal duties, powers and responsibilities. They act together and not as individuals. The Governors are appointed to help decide what is to be taught, monitor standards of achievement and behaviour, interview and select staff and decide how the budget is to be spent effectively.

All Governors are involved in curriculum matters with individual Governors designated as having an interest in certain areas especially those identified as priorities in the School Improvement Plan.

The full Governing body hold two meetings each term and the sub committees meet prior to each full Governing body meeting.

The Governors

The Governing body are currently being decided as the new federated governing body will run between the two federated schools of Farway and Branscombe. As soon as the members are decided, they will be posted to the website.

The usual term of office for a School Governor, other than an ex officio member, is four years.