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Governors

THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNORS

 

The Governors work extremely hard to ensure that the school continues to develop to the highest standards, with equipment, staffing and policies in place, to ensure that the children in our care have every opportunity to develop, learn and grow in a caring, secure environment.

The composition of the Governing Body at the time of publication is defined by the Department for Education and comprises :-

Governing body membership

St Botolph’s CEVCP School

Name

Office term (Start)

Committee(s)

Type of Governor

Any registered pecuniary interests.

Attendance

2015/16 and 2016/17

Reverend Chris Norburn

September 2012

Personnel.

Foundation

See below

67%

Mrs Lesley Harding

September 2011

Head teacher performance group.

Safeguarding.

Finance.

Foundation

Nil

91%

Mr Anthony Hainsworth

September 2011

Head teacher performance group.

Safeguarding.

Personnel.

LA

Nil

91%

Mr Anthony Spouncer

March 2014

Chair of Governors

Steering

Premises

Co-opted

Nil

100%

Mr James Smith

September 2014

Steering

Premises

Parent

Nil

100%

Dr Mark Duxon

September 2014

Steering

Finance

Foundation

See below

89%

Mr Barry Largent

March 2014

Finance

Steering

curriculum

Parent

Nil

44%

Miss Charlotte Clements

September 2011

Premises

Staff

Nil

89%

Mr Mark Cobbold

September 2012

 

Head teacher

Nil

100%

Mrs Christine Hamilton

September 2014

 

Associate member

(Deputy Head)

Nil

100%

Mrs Susan Wright

September 2014

Curriculum.

SEND.

Steering

 

Co-opted

Nil

92%

Mrs Alison Spouncer

February 2015

Curriculum.

Head teacher performance group.

Finance.

Personnel.

Parent

Nil

100%

Mr Gerry Gurhy

September 2015

Curriculum

Co-opted

Nil

89%

Mr T. Shorten

May 2016

Premises

Foundation

See Below

100%

Mrs J. Bromley May 2016 Finance Parent Nil 100%
Mrs S. Smith May 2016 Premises Parent Nil 100%

 

We have no vacancies on the governing body.

Declarations of pecuniary and/or business interests.

Revd Chris Norburn.

 Rickinghall in Need relief trust; Ex-officio Trustee.  Redgrave Charities: Ex-officio Trustee.  Fairstead Charity: Ex-officio Trustee.  Bacon Exhibition Endowment Fund: Ex-officio Trustee.

Dr. Mark Duxon.

Director and shareholder of Trans Pharmation LTD.  Director and shareholder of Varsim Biologistics LTD.  Director and shareholder of Star Wing Brewery LTD.

 

Mr Tim Shorten.

Stan Star Consulting LTD.  Director.

 

 

  • No other business interests have been declared by Governors during 2016/17.
  • None of the other Governors have any financial interest in the school.
  • None of the Governors have roles in other schools.

 

Time has been given to develop specific links with all areas of the curriculum, with Governors taking a direct interest in the development, monitoring and evaluation of the school curriculum.

 

The Governors take an active role in promoting school effectiveness and are involved in reviewing policies, monitoring safeguarding, standards, finance and recruitment.

As Governors of St. Botolph's, members are part of the Hartismere Group and have opportunities to work, and share experiences, with colleagues in the Pyramid.

At least once a year, Governors attend the Parent-Teacher Consultation Meeting in order to have direct contact with parents of children attending the school.

 

The Governors are an integral part of the School and welcome comments and observations from parents that will help in further developing the School.

 

 

Gerry Gurhy

I have lived in Botesdale since 2013.  I am retired but worked in education for 37 years.  My final post was deputy head in a large 11-18 comprehensive school in north Essex.  My role involved teaching history, evaluating school performance and curriculum planning.  I worked for nearly three years as an adviser on 14-19 education for Essex County Council.  I was trained by Ofsted and was a team inspector on six secondary school inspections.  My other community activities are the Heritage Circle and the Wortham and Burgate Twinning Association.

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Tony Hainsworth

I've lived in Hinderclay since the mid 80s. I am semi-retired but have worked in IT for 40 years, having served in both the private and public sector. My last full-time post was managing IT Development & Security at the Partnership of West Suffolk Councils. Shortly after moving to this part of Suffolk, I became a member of the last Governing Body of Rickinghall School and also chaired the PTA until the school merged with Redgrave to found St Botolph's. As my sons moved on, I became a Parent Governor at Thurston Community College. I've been on Hinderclay Parish Council for a number of years and am currently the Vice-Chair. I'm a member of Heritage Circle and the Suffolk Wildlife Trust.

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Susan Wright (Vice Chair)

I have lived in Wortham with my husband, daughters, grand daughter, dogs and bees since 2007 and joined St Botolph's governing body in 2012 as an LEA governor.

Up until recently I worked as a corporate accountant in the financial sector.  The particular area of expertise that I bring to the governing body is my skill in  data interpretation and change management.

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Mark Duxon

I moved to Redgrave with my family in 2011 and currently have two children at St Botolph’s.

I have worked for 20 years in the Drug Discovery Industry as a Molecular Biologist/Pharmacologist to discover new medicines to treat Psychiatric and Neurological Disease. For the last 10 years I have been the CEO of several pharmaceutical service companies in Singapore, France and (currently) the UK.

I am a member of the Steering and Finance Committees.

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Reverend Norburn

I am a Foundation Governor supporting the school through pastoral care, leading school assemblies and attending Governor’s meetings.  As a Church of England Voluntary Controlled School we look to promote a firm Christian ethos for the school to enable all students and staff to have a stable environment in which to work, learn and flourish.

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Alison Spouncer

I have two children of school age.  One now at Hartismere having had a great start at St Bots and my second enjoying their time here at the school.

I've enjoyed working voluntarily at the school for nearly five years.  I have worked in various environments; civil service, charity, SMEs and corporate.