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 Teacher1 Staff Governor elected by staff; and 4 Co-Opted Governors and 1 Associate Governor 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 Headteacher 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 Headteacher.

If you wish to contact the governing body, please contact the Co-Chairs at chair@smpsgovernor.co.uk 

The Governor update for 2019/20 can be viewed here. 

The DfE Schools Financial Benchmarking relating to Steeple Morden Primary can be found here.

Current Governors

Co-Chairs of Governors

Karenza Nutley (LA Governor)

Marie Gardner (Parents Governor)

(contactable at chair@smpsgovernor.co.uk)

Head Teacher

Tracey How

 

Staff

Catherine Seward

Foundation

Reverend Shamus Williams (Ex officio)

Gillian McGuire

Ann Lynn

Parent

Liz Martin

 

Co-Opted

Gabrielle Edwards

Chris Amadeo

Sam Brown

Debbie Littlefair

Associate

Ryan Ellett

For information on governor details, attendance at meetings and declarations of interest, please click relevant link below:

Governor attendance 2019/20

Governor attendance 2020/21

Governor Declarations of Interest

Governor Statement of Principles

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: Sam Brown)

 

The resources committee meets twice per term to scrutinise the school's finances, 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, helps the school with recruitment and to ensure safeguarding procedures are rigorous.

If you have any queries about the resources committee, email:  sbrown@smpsgovernor.co.uk

Curriculum (Chair: Gill McGuire)

The curriculum committee meets twice per term. 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: gmcguire@smpsgovernor.co.uk 

Agreed minutes of Full Governing Body Meetings