Welcome to the Governors’ section of the website! We are lucky to have a Governing body who regularly visit the school.

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Here is a photograph of the people on our Governing body in July 2017

This is the page to come for news about the governing body and it will be updated regularly.  

Our school Governors are made up of a range of different people. Some people are members of the general community of Totton and Calmore such as Dave Hills and Julian Baker. Others are parent governors such as Kevin Curtis and Jo Dorricott and some have come to join us by registering with the Local Authority such as Jim McGilvery and Lief Keay-Chaplin.

We do have a place on the Governing body for a staff representative as Denise Wiltshire who has been a staff governor for 6 years has felt it was time to leave and do other things so we all said a big "thank you" to her and she was presented with a gift and flowers from the school in an assembly.

denise getting Gov thank you

Governors come into school regularly. Mr Kevin Curtis, Mrs Melanie Price and Mr Julian Baker visited us to explain to the school in assembly about the role of a school governor and what they have to do as a Governor. We asked lots of questions.

 

We are very fortunate to have committed, enthusiastic Governors. Dave Hills, Chair of Governors received a certificate and badge from HCC for 8 years of service as a governor.

We are a very lucky school because our Governors visit regularly to see for themselves our school in action.

Mr Julian Baker has been into school already. He conducted a Health and Safety inspection of the school with our caretaker Mr Witcomb. Then he stayed for lunch and talked to the children about their learning and life in school.

Gov lunch

Lianne Appleby has given up being a Governor. She has been on our Governing Body for 8 years and we thanked her for her hard work for our school in assembly. Tracey Mitchell of our Pre-school has taken Lianne's place as a staff Governor.

Mrs Denise Wiltshire receiving some flowers in assembly for her time as a Governor. She has been a Governor for 6 years.

I'd like to share with you a brief description of the role of the governing body and what we do:

  • We help the school to set high standards by planning for the school's future and setting targets for school improvement
  • We keep the pressure up on school improvement
  • We are a critical friend to the school, offering support and advice
  • We help the school respond to the needs of parents and the community
  • We make the school accountable to the public for what it does
  • We work with the school on planning, developing policies and keeping the school under review
  • We exercise our responsibilities and powers in partnership with the headteacher and staff
  • We regularly visit the school and talk to pupils to find out about their learning and teachers to discuss subject areas and development plans.

but:

  • We don’t intervene in the day-to-day management of the school (unless there are weaknesses in the school, when the GB has a duty to take action.)

We also form part of the school’s senior management team focussing on monitoring and raising standards of achievement, establishing high expectations and promoting effective teaching and learning, so that all pupils achieve their best.

Each governor brings to the body their own unique set of skills and experience and we’re always looking to recruit new governors. If you feel that you’d like to join us in making a difference to our children’s lives then please pop into school for a chat.

Regards

Dave Hills (Chair of Governors)

   

Type

Name

Position and responsibility

Community

Mr Dave Hills

Chair of Governors/ICT Governor

Community

Mr Jim McGilvery

Vice Chair of Governors/Chair of Finance & Staffing/Pupil Premium/Attendance Governor

Community

Mrs Tracey Mitchell

Early Years Governor

Community

Ms Lief Keay-Chaplin

SEND Governor

Community

Dr Chris Prior

Chair of Curriculum & Welfare/Safeguarding Governor

Co-opted

Mr Julian Baker

Health & Safety/Pupil Voice Governor

Parent

Mrs Charlie Skeels

Literacy Governor

Parent

Mr Kevin Curtis

Maths Governor

Parent

Mrs Joanne Dorricott

Assessment Governor

Parent

Mrs Melanie Price

SMSC Governor

Staff

 

 

Staff

Mrs Sarah Willes

Sports Funding

Staff

Mrs Nicola Cowcher

Head teacher

Committees

Pay Committee: Julian Baker, Jim McGilvery, Melanie Price, Kevin Curtis

Finance, Property & Staffing: Jim McGilvery, Melanie Price, Kevin Curtis, Julian Baker, Dave Hills, Nicky Cowcher

Curriculum & Welfare: Chris Prior, Charlie Skeels, Jo Dorricott, Lief Keay-Chaplin, Lianne Appleby, Dave Hills, Sarah Willes, Nicky Cowcher

 

Governor Attendance 2016/17  
  Full Governing Body
Name Number of meeting the governor should have attended Number of meetings attended Attendance rate (%)
Lianne Appleby 5 2 40.00%
Julian Baker 5 4 80.00%
Christopher Prior 5 4 80.00%
Nicky Cowcher 5 5 100.00%
Dave Hills 5 4 80.00%
Jim McGilvery 5 4 80.00%
Charlie Skeels 3 3 100.00%
Melanie Price 5 4 80.00%
Kevin Curtis 5 5 100.00%
Sarah Willes 5 5 100.00%
Denise Wiltshire 5 5 100.00%
Lief Keay-Chaplin 5 3 60.00%
Joanne Dorricott 5 4 80.00%
Shelha Philpot 2 2

100.00%

 

Name Date of Signing Attendance at Full Governors Meetings 2016/17
Lianne Appleby 11.07.17 2 out of 5 meetings attended.   40%
Julian Baker 11.07.17 4 out of 5 meetings attended.   80%
Christopher Prior 11.07.17 4 out of 5 meetings attended.   80%
Nicky Cowcher 11.07.17 5 out of 5 meetings attended.   100%
Dave Hills 11.07.17 4 out of 5 meetings attended.   80%
Jim McGilvery 11.07.17 4 out of 5 meetings attended.   80%
Charlie Skeels   3 out of 3 meetings attended.   100%
Melanie Price 11.07.17 4 out of 5 meetings attended.   80%
Kevin Curtis   5 out of 5 meetings attended.   100%
Sarah Willes 11.07.17 5 out of 5 meetings attended.   100%
Denise Wiltshire 11.07.17 5 out of 5 meetings attended.   100%
Lief Keay-Chaplin   3 out of 5 meetings attended.   60%
Joanne Dorricott   4 out of 5 meetings attended.   80%
Shelha Philpot   2 out of 2 meetings attended.   100%