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Meet the Governors

Our School Governing Body

 

Governors are 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 to the running of the school is highly valued.

 

 

School Governing Body

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

  •  2 parent governors
  • 1 local authority governor
  • 1 staff governor
  • 1 headteacher
  • 7 co-opted governors

 

The term of office for all governors is four years.

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 John Price

Co-Opted Governor

Responsibilities : Chair of Governors, Head Teachers Performance Review,

Pay Committee Chair, Safeguarding/Child Protection, Online Safety, Health and Safety

Date Appointed: November 2014

Term of Office: November 2018 - November 2022

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: N/A

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

 

Kay Middleton

Headteacher

Responsibilities

Date Appointed: September 2004

Term of Office

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: N/A

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

 

 

Heather Barnes

LA Governor

ResponsibilitiesHead Teachers Performance Review, RE, SMSC/PSHE/Behaviour,

Community Cohesion, Pay Committee, Class 6 Link Governor

Date Appointed: March 2010

Term of Office: March 2018 - March 2022

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: N/A

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

 

Christine Paremain

Co-Opted Governor

ResponsibilitiesVice Chair of Governors, Head Teachers Performance Review,

Pay Committee, Finance, SEN

Date Appointed: November 2016

Term of Office: November 2016 - November 2020

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: N/A

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

 

Julie Dewis

Co-Opted Governor

Responsibilities : Pupil Premium

Date Appointed: June 2005

Term of Office: June 2017 - June 2021

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Married to S Dewis Co-Opted Governor

Governance roles in other educational institutions: N/A

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

 

Jonathan Woods

Co-Opted Governor

ResponsibilitiesMaths, Class 2 Link Governor

Date Appointed: March 2018

Term of Office: March 2018 - March 2022

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: N/A

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

 

Simon Dewis

Co-Opted Governor

Responsibilities : Pupil Premium, Class 5 Link Governor

Date Appointed: March 2018

Term of Office: March 2018 - March 2022

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Married to J Dewis Co-Opted Governor

Governance roles in other educational institutions: N/A

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

 

 

Laura Gordon

Staff Governor

Responsibilities

Date Appointed

Term of Office

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: N/A

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

 

Joanna Hawker

Parent Governor

Responsibilities :English, Class 3 Link Governor

Date Appointed: March 2018

Term of Office: March 2018 - March 2022

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: N/A

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

 

 

Joanne Russell

Parent Governor

Responsibilities :Fundamental British Values

Date Appointed: March 2019

Term of Office: March 2019 - March 2023

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other educational institutions: N/A

Meetings attended in previous academic year (FGB and Committee)

 

 

We thought you may like to know a bit more about our school governors:

 

Jonathan Wood

 

My name is Jonathan Wood and I am a co-opted governor. I have been married for 7 years and we have a son who is currently in reception at Galley Common. 

I graduated university in 2010 and work as a project manager, specialising in energy projects, at a multidisciplinary engineering consultancy. 

I became a governor to help support the school to be involved in my son’s education and, particularly given the multiplicity of pressures on schools at the moment, give something back to the school using my time, commitment and support. Since becoming a governor and our child starting at the school, my wife has become a member of the Friends of Galley Common. 

As a governor, I am part of an excellent team committed to supporting positive outcomes for all children at the school. I am keen to support pupils, parents and staff to ensure that the high standards demonstrated at the school continue in an inclusive, community environment.

 

 

Joanne Russell

My name is Joanne Russell and I am a parent governor. My daughter is currently a pupil in Year 1 and my son is due to start Reception in September. I have been a qualified teacher since 2004 and am currently the lead for the Early Years department in an all age Special Needs school in Solihull. Alongside me teaching responsibilities I am a member of the school senior leadership team with responsibilities for Foundation/Key Stage 1 assessment and data, EHCP requests and safeguarding.

As a parent governor I hope to be able to support the school governing body by offering a parent viewpoint and I hope that my professional experience in school leadership and Ofsted inspections coupled with my knowledge of child development, is supportive of this. As a parent I value education highly, and aim to support the governing body to keep the education offered at Galley Common to a high standard for the benefit of all pupils.‚Äč

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