Governors

Our Governing Body

The governing body is made up of 12 members, comprising 2 Parent Governors elected by parents; 1 Local Authority Governor appointed by Cambridgeshire County Council; 3 Foundation Governors appointed by Ely Diocesan Board of Education; the Head Teacher; 1 Staff Governor elected by staff; and 4 Co-Opted Governors appointed by the Governing Body itself.

The governing body also has the opportunity to appoint Associate Members, who do not vote but add their skills and expertise to the work we do. Becoming an Associate is also a useful way of getting to know the work of the governing body before committing to becoming a full Governor.

The role of the governing body is to provide strategic leadership and accountability in the school. The governors' key duties are to:

- appoint the head teacher and work with them to make decisions about use of resources;

- set the aims and objectives for the school;

- monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards those aims and objectives; and

- be a source of challenge and support to the head teacher.

 

If you have any questions about the governing body please contact the Chair, Edward Gibbes, on egibbes@smpsgovernor.co.uk

 
Governor Profiles:
 
 
Minutes of Meetings of the Full Governing Body
Current Governors
 
Head Teacher
Tracey How
 
Foundation
Reverend Shamus Williams (Ex officio)
Annie Urquhart
Gillian McGuire
 
 
Local Authority
Karenza Nutley
 
Staff
David Beavan
 
Parent
Edward Gibbes (Chair)
Marie Gardner
 
Co-Opted
Brian Burton
Gabrielle Edwards
Sara Anderson (Vice Chair)
Chris Amadeo
 
Associate
Helena Palmer
 
Clerk
Kate Alsop

Committees

The Full Governing Body meets twice per term, and there are two sub-committees to which much of the work of the governing body is delegated. These committees report to the Full Governing Body.
 
Resources (Chair: Marie Gardner)
The resources committee meets twice per term to scrutinise the school's finances and help the school's management ensure the available resources are allocated efficiently and that spending remains within budget. The committee also helps the school's management team to ensure the balance of staff is effective across teaching and non-teaching roles and helps the school with recruitment, and to ensure safeguarding procedures are rigorous. If you have any queries about the resources committee email mgardner@smpsgovernor.co.uk
 
 
Curriculum (Chair: Karenza Nutley)
The curriculum committee meets twice per term and its main roles are to support the school in scrutinising annual academic results, to identify specific areas where performance can be improved, and to monitor progress throughout the year to help identify areas that need extra focus. If you have any queries about the curriculum committee email knutley@smpsgovernor.co.uk.