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Governors Information

The Chair of Governors is Sam Spreadbury.
His official email address is CGovernors@bassingbourn.cambs.sch.uk
The Vice Chair of Governors is Claire Wright.
Her official email address is VGovernors@bassingbourn.cambs.sch.uk
Governors
Chair of Governors Message

The governing body of Bassingbourn Community Primary School is committed to steering school improvement, through collaborative committee work and individual contribution of personal knowledge and experience.

The purpose of this page is to provide information about the workings of the various governor committees involved in the management of our school, the decisions being made by the committees that may affect pupils and parents and more general information about the progress of the school in achieving its legal and regulatory obligations and performance targets.

Role of the Governors

Bassingbourn Community Primary School has a strong and enthusiatic governing body whose key roles can be summarised as follows:

To provide a strategic view of where the school is heading. This is achieved by reviewing policies and deciding the priorities for improvement, to be included in the school development plan.

To act as a critical friend to the school. This involves supporting the head teacher and staff and promoting the school in the local community, while at the same time questioning existing practice in a constructively critical way.

To hold the school to account for the educational standards it achieves and the quality of education it provides: setting targets for the school to achieve in the light of national and local targets, and then formally evaluating outcomes, lie at the heart of this aspect of the governing body's role.

How the Governing Body Works

The full governing body meets at least once a term, with the agenda covering a mixture of official business - budgets, policy reviews and staffing and less formal business to do with supporting the development of the school.

Much of the detailed work of the governing body is carried out in four sub-committees which meet regularly to, within the remit of the sub committee terms of reference: review and draft policies; monitor and review performance; prepare reports and advice to the governing body; advise, plan and consult with the head teacher; ensure compliance with school policy, legal and regulatory obligations; carry out initiatives to further the development of the school under the school plan.

Main Sub Committees of the Governing Body

Education and Learning concentrates on the curriculum, new initiatives and special educational needs. People and Communications is mainly about staffing and improving communications with a wide range of stakeholders. Health and Safety is a statutory committee and is responsible for all aspects of health and safety at school. Resources covers finance and premises improvement.

The Chair of Education and Learning is Mrs P. Sutcliffe; the Chair of Health and Safety is Mrs C. Wright; the Chair of Resources is Mrs N. Morse; the Chair of People and Communications is Dr. L. Maynard.

Access to Information

Approved minutes of the meetings of the governing body are available for consultation via the school office, as are all the school policy documents. Information of a personally sensitive nature is kept confidential.

Access to Governors

All governors are happy to be approached directly. The Governing Body is a Corporate body and as such individual governors are unable to make decisions, however governors will ensure that concerns are raised through the correct channels.

If you need contact details please ask at the school office or correspondence may be passed via the Clerk to the Governing body. Informal communications with a sub committee may be made via the contacts page on this web site.

Governing Body 2017-18 Position of Election

Chair - Sam Spreadbury
Vice Chair - Claire Wright

SUB COMMITTEES

Resources

Nichola Morse - Chair
Sue Brown
Sarah Oliver
Sam Spreadbury
Pippa Sutcliffe

Education & Learning

Pippa Sutcliffe - Chair
Rachael Schofield
Chris Bishop
Mandy Jones
Sarah Oliver
Nicky Marsh

People & Communications (Chair tbc)

Sue Brown
Claire Wright
Stefan Mitham
Sam Spreadbury
Vicky Tyas

Health & Safety

Claire Wright- Chair
Rachael Schofield
Chris Bishop
Sam Spreadbury
Steve Kinsey
Nicky Marsh as teacher consultant

Website and Social Media Working Party

Rachael Schofield
Sam Spreadbury
Stefan Mitham
Annette Le Sage

Nominated Governor for HT Performance Management

Claire Wright
Sam Spreadbury

Nominated Governor for Safeguarding

Sam Spreadbury

Nominated Governor for SEND

Sarah Oliver

Nominated Governor for Pupil Premium

Pippa Sutcliffe

Nominated Governor for Science

Education and Learning Committee

Nominated Governor for Literacy

Pippa Sutcliffe

Nominated Governor for allegations against the Headteacher

Claire Wright

Nominated Governor for Gifted and Talented

Sam Spreadbury

Nominated Governor for Sports

Stefan Mitham

Nominated Governor for ICT

Stefan Mitham

Nominated Governor for EYFS

Claire Wright

Nominated Governor for D&T

Mandy Jones

Nominated Governor for GDPR

Vicky Tyas

Staff Dismissal Committee

Claire Wright
Stefan Mitham
Pippa Sutcliffe

Staff Pay Award and Dismissal Appeals Committee

Nichola Morse
Mandy Jones + 1

Pupils Discipline Committee

Stefan Mitham
Sam Spreadbury
Nichola Morse

Head Teacher Salaries Committee

Nichola Morse
Stefan Mitham
Mandy Jones

Monitoring pupil absence

Claire Wright
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