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Meet Our Governors

Our Governing Body is a voluntary body of people who guide and support the strategic direction of the school. They are members of the school team and their contribution is critical to the running of our successful school.

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, who our governors are, their responsibilities, terms of appointment and any relevant business or pecuniary interests they may have.  Also detailed is their attendance at meetings and how we structure different committees.

 

Who Are Our Governors?

 

The instrument of government states that our governing body shall consist of:

  • 7 foundation governors 
  • 2 parent-elected governors
  • 1 local authority governor
  • 1 staff governor
  • 1 headteacher
  • 1 ex officio ie rector of st Peter's Bishops Waltham/ Upham Benefice

 

Chair of Governors

Vicky Gardner (also a foundation governor)

 

Vice Chair of Governors

Cynthia Kimble (also a foundation governor)

 

Foundation Governors (Selected by The Diocese)

Reverend James Hunt

Tammy Taylor

Gary Brown

Judith Carrie

Vicky Gardner

Simon Beloe

 

Local Authority Governor (Selected by the Local Authority)

Jayne Carrington

 

Parent Governors (Elected by Parents of the School)

Gemma Rainger

Vacancy (due to be advertised in September)

 

Staff Governor

Catherine Olver

 

Headteacher

David Woolley

 

Clerk to Governors

Fiona Greenwood (Hampshire Governor Services)

 

Governors can be contacted via the school office:

 

Tel: 01489 860355

email: adminoffice@upham.hants.sch.uk

 

Details of Appointment, Terms of Office and Relevant Business/ Pecuniary Interests

 

The following table details individual governor's membership of committees, their duties, terms of office, pecuniary and business interests and governor category. 

Name

Category

Appointed by

Appointment

Date

Term

End Date

Committee Membership

Responsibilities

Interests

Gary Brown

Foundation

Diocese of Portsmouth

07.03.17

4

06.03.21

FGB, Cur

   

Judith Carrie

Foundation

Diocese of Portsmouth

07.01.19

4

06.01.23

FGB, Cur, HTPM, Adm

SEND & Equality

Chair HTPM

 

Vicky Gardner

Foundation

Diocese of Portsmouth

07.01.19

4

06.01.23

 FGB, Cur

Chair

 

Jayne Carrington

LA

Local Authority

15.11.18

4

14.11.22

FGB, Res, HTPM

 

 

Simon Beloe

Foundation

Diocese of Portsmouth

12.09.19

4

11.09.23

FGB, Res

Health & Safety  

Catherine Olver

Staff

Staff

25.01.18

4

24.01.22

FGB, Cur

 

Upham Primary School staff

Rev. James Hunt

Ex. Officio

  10.06.08

NA

NA

FGB, Res, HTPM, Adm

 

 

Cynthia Kimble

Foundation

Diocese of Portsmouth

01.02.17

4

31.01.21

FGB, HTPM, Res, Cur, Adm

Vice Chair, Chair Curriculum

 

Vacancy

Parent

Parents

0

4

 

FGB, Cur

 

 

Gemma Rainger

Parent

Parents

29.03.18

4

28.03.22

FGB, Cur, Adm

   

Tammy Taylor

Foundation

Diocese of Portsmouth

19.02.18

4

18.02.22

FGB, Res

Safeguarding

Chair Resources

Neighbour

David Woolley

Ex. Officio

Post

01.09.09 NA NA

FGB, Res, Cur, Adm

 

Upham Primary School staff

 

FGB - Full Governing Body, Res - Resources & Personnel Committee, Cur - Curriculum Committee, HTPM - Headteacher's Performance Management Committee, Adm - Admissions Committee

Structure and Remit of The Governing Body and Committees

Every governor is able to attend our half termly Full Governing Body Meeting. 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).

 

Governors are also members of other committees, some meet regularly and others only when required. Here is an overview of the different committees, their scope of work and membership:

 

Resources Committee

Chair: Tammy Taylor

Membership: James Hunt, Jayne Carrington, Vicky Gardner, Simon Beloe, Cynthia Kimble, David Woolley

This committee meets half termly in order to oversee, direct and scrutinise all financial matters, to explore personnel management (all matters HR) and to oversee all matters connected with the site and the building maintenance and development, including health & safety. This committee sets and monitors the financial budget, including use of capital money.

 

Curriculum Committee

Chair: Cynthia Kimble

Membership: Judith Carrie, Gary Brown, Gemma Rainger, Vacancy for parent-elected governor, Vicky Gardner & David woolley (James Hunt is also invited to attend where matters have a spiritual or faith context).

The committee meets half-termly to oversee the educational and welfare provision provided by the school in all its work with parents, families and children. This includes the intent, implementation and impact of the curricular, monitoring aspects of school improvement, standards of achievement, development of the school's Christian distinctiveness, oversight of the school website, collective worship, provision for special educational needs, impact of pupil premium and sports funding, equality and engagement with parents.

 

Headteacher Performance Management Committee

Chair: Judith Carie

Membership: Jayne Carrington, James Hunt, Cynthia Kimble

This committee meets initially in Autumn I term to complete the statutory performance management of the headteacher. This includes an invited professional, currently our Local Authority Leading Learning Partner, Ross Irving; Hampshire Primary Phase Inspector. Targets are set in the initial meeting and previous performance is reviewed and then a review meeting is arranged in the Spring and Summer Terms with just the school governors.

 

Admissions Committee

Chair: James Hunt

Membership: Gemma Rainger, Judith Carrie, Cynthia Kimble

This committee meets whenever required to discuss any changes required to our admission policy or procedures by changing guidance or as a result of delegation from full governors. In addition, the committee will meet in order to discuss an admission request from any parent which would take the year group above roll and decide whether to offer a place.

 

The school has a number of other committees which only meet if events determine that they need to:

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