Governors

In all schools, day to day management of the school is the responsibility of the Headteacher but the Governing Body is responsible for overseeing all aspects of school life and has three statutory responsibilities:

  • Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community.  School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education.

Governing bodies are appointed or elected in a number of different governor categories, representing the various groups with an interest in the school. They bring different skills and experience to the Governing Body (co-opted governors are appointed specifically for the skills they offer) and share a keen interest in the education of the children at Cranbrook and an enthusiasm to help achieve the school’s Vision.

Our Governing Body consists of:

 

                Governor

Name

  Committees/    responsibilities

Chairperson & Parent Governor

M. Bell

 Data and performance team

Vice Chair & Co-opted Governor

J.Furminger

 Resources team

 

 

 Data and performance team

Headteacher Governor

R.Piper

 All teams

Staff Governor

M. Salter

 

Local Authority Governor

Vacant

 

Co-opted Governor

L.Atkins

 Resources team

 

 

 Safeguarding gov.

Co-opted Governor

 J. Mather

 Resources team

Co-opted Governor

N.Lock

 Data and performance team

 

 

 Training and development gov.

Parent Governor

R. Evans

Resources team

Vulnerable groups gov. (SEN & Pupil Premium)

Ex Officio & Foundation Governor

D. Jones

Christian Distinctiveness gov.

Vulnerable groups gov. (SEN & Pupil Premium)

 Foundation Governor

R. Alderwick

Christian Distinctiveness gov.

Safeguarding gov.

 Associate Member

M. Lock

 Resources team

 Associate Member

Frank Shepherd

 

 Associate Member

Wayne Vessey

 

 Associate Member

 C. Goodchild

 Christian Distinctiveness gov.

Clerk of Governors

J.Phillips

 

 

Governors are required to declare any potential business interests, relationships to any employees of the school or to other governors, the clerk or associate members of the governing body.  Governors are also asked to declare any other educational establishments where they are a governor, director or trustee, any of which may lead to a conflict of interest.   This document can be found below.

Please see the Annual Summary of Business Interests to view governors and associate members, and further details.  

Please see the Instrument of Government to view the structure and remit of the governing body.

 

 Comment from Ofsted report (2017)

Governors provide effective challenge and support to school leaders. Governors monitor the implementation and impact of the school improvement plan on pupils’ achievement. They ask searching questions about the standard of education provided. Governors are clear about their role in the performance management of teachers and make sure that pay increases for the headteacher and teachers are linked to performance.