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Full Governing Body and the roles of the committees

Governing Body

 

Schools and Academies have a Governing Body who represent the public and stakeholders and have an active interest in the school.  Our Governing Body comprises of representatives from Trinity/Christ Church, staff, parents and the local authority. 

 

The duties of the Governing Body are to:

1. Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school.

2. Hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.

3. verseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors, please email: clare.bingham@christchurch.derbyshire.sch.uk

 
   
The Governing Body is made up of ten members
  •  3 Foundation Governors
  •  4 Parent Governors
  •  2 Staff Governors
  •  1 Co-opted Governor

Foundation Governors:

  • Mrs Sue Whyld
  • Mr. Ivor Leigh
  • Vacancy (Ex Officio) 

Foundation Governors are appointed by the Diocese to ensure that the Christian ethos of the school is upheld.

Parent Governors:

  • Mrs. Laura Dawson
  • Mrs. Claire Harlow
  • Mrs. Clare Bingham (Chair of Governing Body)  (Chair of Curriculum Committee)
  • Mrs. Julie Swainston

Parent Governors are elected to be representatives of the parent body.

Staff Governors:

  • Mrs. Sue Beckett (Headteacher)
  • Mrs. Julie Kent

Staff Governors include the Headteacher and another elected member of the staff body.

Co-opted Governor:

  • Mrs. Amanda Eade (Vice chair)

Co-opted Governors should live or work in the community served by the school, or committed to the good governance and success of the school.

Clerk to Governors:

  • Second 2 none clerking service 

 

The Board of Governors hold Governing Body meetings at least every term, and sub-committee meetings (Curriculum and Resources Committee) meet a further three times a year.

Governors serve for a minimum of 4 years. 

 

Roles and Responsibilities

Category

(11)

Name

Position

Start Date

Expiry Date

Committee

Register of

Interests

   

Parent (4)

Laura

Dawson

 

25/03/20 24/03/24

Curriculum

None

declared

   

 

Clare Bingham

Chair of Governors

Chair of Curriculum Committee

17/04/18

16/04/22

Curriculum

and Resources

None declared

   

 

Julie Swainston

 

 

17/11/20

16/11/24

Curriculum

None

declared

   

 

Claire Harlow

 

 

17/11/20

16/11/24

Curriculum

None

declared

   

Staff (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headteacher

Susan Davies-Beckett

Head

01/01/09

 

Curriculum

and

Resources

None declared

   

Staff

Julie Kent

 

31/01/17

30/01/21

Curriculum

None declared

   

Co-opted (1)

Amanda

Eade

Vice

Chair

2/10/2019

1/10/2023

 

Resources

DACES - Training T/A Apprentices

   

Foundation (3)

Ivor Leigh

Chair of Resources Committee

11/10/16

10/10/20

Resources

None declared

   

 

 

Vacancy  

 

 

 

 

   

 

Sue Whyld 

 

18/07/18

17/07/22

Curriculum

and 

Resources

Headteacher at William Gilbert School

   

Associate

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Governors who have recently left

 

Anthony Frazer  -  October 2016

Clare Bingham - February 2017 re-appointed April 2018

Mark Grimwade - March 2018

Chris Johnson - December 2018

Elaine Goodban - July 2019

Deborah Frazer - April 2020

Natalie Harbour - January 2021

Rev. David Horsfall - April 2020

Katy White - March 2020

 

 
   

 

 

 
   

Scheme of Delegation

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