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Welcome Statement from the Chair of Governors

 

Dear Parents and Friends

 

As Chair of Governors, I am very proud of our school and the strong body of Governors that I lead. Many of the Governors are parents or past parents of Thomas Jolyffe pupils who live close to the school. We have been joined by other governors who bring different areas of experience to enhance the skills of the Governing Body.  We are all committed to our role in providing support and guidance to the school.

 

The overall purpose of the Governing Body is to help our school provide the best possible education for all of the pupils in order to develop every child’s full potential.

 

About Our Governors

 

The Governors work closely with the Head teacher and Senior Management Team to ensure that pupils enjoy a positive, high quality educational experience during their time at Thomas Jolyffe.

 

Governors bring many skills and experiences to their role in supporting, promoting and protecting the interests of the school, its pupils and its staff and are an important link between the school and its local community. Decisions taken by the Governors are based upon the advice of committees who deal with specific issues and then report back to the full Board with their recommendations.

 

Governors have a number of responsibilities including:

  • Setting the strategic direction of the school and agreeing policies and objectives
  • Monitoring the curriculum
  • Reviewing and approving the school’s budget
  • Monitoring pupil progress
  • Appointing the Head teacher

 

Governors sit on one of two sub-committees as well as the full governing body:

  • Performance and Standards (P+S)
  • Resources Management

 

We meet formally at least once per term and minutes of all meetings are available from the school office for parents to access.

 

We are involved in all aspects of school life and regularly visit the school to observe the school and children at work.

 

The Governing body comprises 13 Governors, including the Head teacher. An individual’s term of office comprises 4 years, after which time they must seek re-appointment. Current governors are listed together with the expiry of their term of office:

 

Name & Term

Appointed by

Sub-committee

Responsibility

Register of Interest

Attendance for 15/16

 

Mrs Sue Molloy

LA Representative

15/12/16 - 14/12/20

 

 

Governing Body

 

Performance & Standards

 

 

Safeguarding / Attendance

 

 

N/A

 

Mr Douglas Evans

Parent Governor

(03/12/11-02/12/15)

14/03/16 – 13/03/20

 

 

Parent Governors / Governing Body

 

Performance & Standards

Resources Management (Chair)

Vice Chair for 16/17

 

Chair to Alveston School Governing Body

 

6 of 7

 

Mr Simon Elliott

Parent Governor

15/06/17 - 14/06/21

 

 

Governing Body

 

Performance & Standards (Chair)

 

 

Chair for 16/17

MD of BSEY Consultants Ltd

 

Treasurer of FTJ

 

13 of 10

 

Mr David Gravestock

Co-opted Governor

28/11/13 – 26/11/17

 

 

Governing Body

Resources Management 

 

Cluster Liaison

Training

Governor Patch Rep

Spouse of Clerk to Clopton Nursery

 

8 of 11

 

Mrs Rachel Preedy

Co-opted Governor

28/11/13 – 27/11/17

 

 

Governing Body

 

Resources Management

 

 

Member of Teaching Staff

 

1 of 11

(Maternity Leave)

 

Mrs Sarah Jones

Parent Governor

15/12/16 - 14/12/20

 

Parent nomination Resources Management Website Development

Member of staff at Coventry University

Non-executive director at Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

N/A

 

Mr Keith Burt

Parent Governor

15/12/16 - 14/12/20

 

Parent nomination

Performance & Standards

 

 

Teacher at Haybridge High School.

Freelance Education Consultant

Member of NUT

 

 

N/A

 

 

Mr Craig Bourne

Parent Governor

15/06/17 - 14/06/21

 

Parent Nomination TBA   TBA N/A

 

Mr Martin Ledgard

Parent Governor

15/06/17 - 14/06/21

 

Parent Nomination TBA   TBA N/A

 

 

2 Co-opted governor vacancies exists.  

 

 

No longer standing in 16/17:

Mr David Webber                         May 2013                    -   12th October 2015                     1 of 1 meetings attended during 15/16

Mr Jono Wright                             3rd December 2015     -   9th July 2016                            5 of 6 meetings attended during 15/16

Mrs Tracy Ward                                    28th November 2013      -   7th July 2016                                    7 of 9 meetings attended during 15/16

Mr Mike Cocker                                    Headteacher until 22nd July 2016                                                 11 of 13 meetings attended during 15/16

Mrs Sue Turner                                    20th November 2013     -  8th September 2016                         13 of 10 meetings attended during 15/16

Miss Alexandria Hingley                      19th March 2015             -  14th December 2016                         9 of 11 meetings attended during 15/16

Mrs Shelley Bamford                           4th September 2016      -  16th December 2016                          10 of 11 meetings attended during 15/16

Mr Willie Arnold                                    28th November 2013    -   15th December 2016                        7 of 11 meetings attended during 15/16

Mr Mark Craddock                                3rd December 2015     -   7th April 2016                                    7 of 8 meetings attended during 15/16

Mrs Sheila Mellor                                   20th March 2014  -        21st July 2017                                        10 of 10 meetings attended during 15/16

 

All Governors may be contacted via the school office.

There is no longer a legal requirement to produce a Governors Annual Report to Parents. Information about the school can be found in the School Profile.


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  • Thomas Jolyffe Primary School
  • Clopton Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6TE
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