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Welcome to our Governors’ section.

 

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • Set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

 

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

 

Picture 1 Alison Benge (Head of School)
Picture 2 Pat Wilcox (Chair/co-opted governor)
Picture 3 Debbie Pearson (co-opted governor)
Picture 4 Laura Birch (parent governor)
Picture 5 Claire Mason (parent governor)
Picture 6 Lindsay Sharratt (teacher governor)
Picture 7 Mike Roughan (co-opted governor)
Picture 8 Tracy Jenkins (parent governor)

Message from the Governing Body

 

As we reach the end of the year it has given us the chance to reflect upon the year we've had and all the changes we've seen at Mount Pleasant. As Governors we give up our time to make a difference at the school, in what can be a challenging but rewarding role. For me, it has given me the opportunity to get a real understanding of the pressures that schools face and, as Link Governor with a Curriculum overview I am developing my knowledge of the school's long-term plan.

 

Sometimes we have to support the Head in making some difficult decisions, particularly when those are about financial savings which we know will directly impact upon children. There are also really brilliant moments when we see how well the children are progressing with their work and how hard the teachers are working to make their lessons engaging and interesting. 

 

The skills and knowledge I am learning in my role as School Governor are also a benefit to me, both as a parent and in my working life too. I don't have a background in education so I'll often be the one asking "what does that mean?" in meetings when people start talking in jargon! We do need some additional people on the Governing body, you don't have to have a background in education but you do need to be able to commit some of your time and be curious, able to challenge and build collaborative relationships. If you want to talk more about what we do please speak to me when you see me in the playground or leave a message at the office for some more information. 

Meeting Dates 

 

Local Governing Body meetings:

Thursday 8th November, 3:30pm

Thursday 14th February, 3:30pm 

Thursday 6th June, 3:30pm 

 

 

Governor Attendance and Register of Business interests                                             

For Academic Year: 2018/19

Governor Name

Start or Re-appointed date

Term of Office

Business interest

Return

Governor Type

Attendance

Current Sept 18-Sept 19

Resignation Date.

Pat Wilcox

1.5.17

4 years

None

Co-opted

8.11.18

14.2.19

6.6.19

 

Claire Mason

1.5.17

4 years

None

Parent

8.11.18

14.2.19

6.6.19

 

Laura Birch

1.5.17

4 years

None

Parent

8.11.18

14.2.19

10.7.19

 

Alison Benge

1.5.17

1.9.18

4 years

 

Yes

Staff

Ex efficio

8.11.18

14.2.19

6.6.19

 

Debbie Pearson

1.5.17

4 years

None

Co-opted

8.11.18

14.2.19

6.6.19

 

Lindsay Sharratt

1.9.23

4 years

None

Staff

8.11.18

14.2.19

6.6.19

 

Mike Roughan

22.11.23

4 years

Yes

Co-opted

14.2.19

6.6.19

 

Tracy Jenkins

8.4.19

4 years

None

Parent

6.6.19

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEAVERS in last 12 months

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vicky Smith

1.5.17

4 years

Yes

Co-opted

8.11.18

14.2.19

6.6.19

18.7.19

Mark Ramsey

1.5.17

4 years

Yes

Co-opted

8.11.18

14.2.19

6.6.19

18.7.19

          #absence agreed due to work commitments/illness or child care issues.

Registered Business interest

Name of Local Governing Body Member

Alison Benge

 

Date of Notification

Nature of interest declared

Date interest commenced

Date interest ceased

15.02.19

Relative

22.11.18

 

Mike Roughan

 

 

Date of Notification

Nature of interest declared

Date interest commenced

Date interest ceased

07.03.19

Relative

22.11.18

 

Vicky Smith

 

 

Date of Notification

Nature of interest declared

Date interest commenced

Date interest ceased

17.03.19

Relative

01.05.17

 

Mark Ramsey

 

 

 

13.03.19

Relative

01.05.17

 

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