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The Governance of Mangotsfield CE (VC) Primary School

Governors are an elected group made up of parents, school staff, Local Authority, Diocesan and co-opted representatives. The Head and the Vicar of St James, Mangotsfield are permanent members with all others serving a four-year term. Governors oversee the management and leadership of the school and act as ‘critical friend’ to the school. All governors at Mangotsfield CE (VC) Primary School take a great interest in the school.  They work in partnership with our talented and dedicated staff team to deliver the best possible educational experience for the children.

At Mangotsfield, the role of the Governing Board is 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 objective
  • Monitor and evaluate progress the school is making towards its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the Head

Our Governing Board (GB) is made of 12 Governors appointed through different ways as follows:

2 Parent Governors – elected by Parents and Carers of pupils at the school

3 Foundation Governors – appointed by the Foundation, that is the Bristol Diocese of the Church of England

2 Staff Governors – the Head and one other elected by School Staff

1 LA Governor – appointed by the Local Authority

4 Co Opted Governors – appointed by the Governing Board

The school also employs a Clerk to the Governors to run the administration of the Governing Board and oversee legal compliance.

The GB conducts its business through six yearly full meetings and the meetings of three committees.  Governors also have a link role such as Literacy, Sports, FoMPS liaison etc.

The committees are as follows:

Finance & Premises: Meet three times a year. Responsible for the school budget and maintenance of the premises.

Curriculum & Standards: Meet three times a year. Responsible for monitoring pupil standards and overseeing curriculum.

Staffing & HR: Meet four times a year. Responsible for managing the staffing requirements.

Minutes of each GB meeting are approved and signed by the Chair at the following meeting.  Once approved, they are posted here.   A paper copy is stored in the school office, available for any member of the school community to view. Minutes are also circulated to the Local Authority.

 Governor Day

To help establish positive working relationships between the Governors and the children and staff at our school, we hold an annual “Governors’ Day”. Governors are invited into school to work with the children and teachers in their classes. This might be to support an English or Maths lesson or may even involve getting messy in Art or sporty in PE! It’s a day thoroughly enjoyed by all and the children love having the opportunity to work with a variety of adults.

  

The current Governing Board is made up as follows: 

 

Current Chairs: 

 

Chair of Governors: Karen Hill

Vice Chair of Governors: Richard Capp

Chair of Finance & Premises: James Hyde

Chair of Staffing & HR: Jane Huzzey

Chair of Curriculum & Standards: vacancy

 

 

Name

Date of original appointment

Term of Office

Appointed by

Business and Pecuniary Interests

Attendance Record 19/20

Children in cohort

Other family in school

Roles

Current Governors

Faye Kitchen

n/a

ex officio

School

Employed as Head

92.3%

none

none

C & S

F & P

S & H

Sam Peplow

05/11/19

04/11/23

Staff

Employed as teacher

66.7%

none

none

C & S

Teresa Taylor

n/a

ex officio

Diocese of Bristol

Employed by Diocese

71.4%

none

none

S & H

 

Rachel Hynam

16/12/19

15/12/23

Parent election

none

100%

2025

none

F & P

Jane Huzzey

22/09/16

21/09/20

Diocese of Bristol

none

100%

none

none

S & H

Jo Raper

21/03/17

20/03/21

Parent election

none

85.7%

2023

none

C & S

Miles Yerbury

04/04/17

03/04/21

Parent election

none

66.7%

2023

none

F & P

Richard Capp

09/11/17

17/01/25

CoOpted

none

91.7%

2022, 2024

none

Vice Chair

C & S

F & P

Karen Hill

12/03/18

11/03/22

CoOpted

none

92.9%

none

none

Chair

C & S

S & H

F & P

James Hyde

24/10/18

17/01/25

CoOpted

none

77.8%

2021, 2023

none

F & P

Terrie Walker-Smith

26/09/19

25/09/23

Diocese of Bristol

none

100%

2025

none

C & S

Kirsty Croasdale

18/01/21

17/01/25

CoOpted

Employed as teacher

n/a

none

none

S & H

Former Governors in past 12 months

Pam Cottee

27/06/14

25/06/22

Co Opted

none

66.7%

none

none

Staffing

Pupil Premium & Welfare

Koyes Ahmed

24/10/18

23/10/22

Parent election

none

90.0%

 

none

Staffing

Paul Squires

20/11/17

19/11/21

CoOpted

none

28.6%

none

none

C & S

David Evry

20/11/15

19/11/19

Parent Election

none

50.0%

2021

none

Staffing

Pupil Discipline

Performance Management

Head Teacher Appeals

Pete Saunders

13/02/13

07/05/22

LA

none

44.4%

none

none

F & P

 

Oliver Jefferies

22/02/16

21/02/20

Diocese of Bristol

none

75.0%

none

none

C & S

 

 

  

Meeting Dates 2020 - 2021

  Minutes:

  Minutes 20.11.2020

Annual Governor Report to Parents 2017 - 18