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Welcome to our Governor Section

Our Governing Body is made up of the following Governors:


 

Mrs Rosalind Brotherton                               Headteacher
Mrs Anne Howarth                                        Chair of Governors/Co-opted Governor                                   
                              
Mr Martyn Palmer                                          Vice Chair/Co-opted Governor

Mrs Carol Bates                                            Staff Governor
Mr David Izod                                              Parent Governor

Mr Phil Pyne                                                Co-opted Governor

Mr Martyn Palmer                                       Co-opted Governor

Mrs Kerry Williamson                                   Parent Governor

Mr Dave Kirkwood                                        Parent Governor

Mr Glenn Dunkley                                         Associated Governor

Mrs Linda Robinson                                      Associated Governor   

Rev. Bruce Reinstra                                      Associated Governor                   
Charlotte Patterson                                     Clerk to Governors

 

The 3 core strategic functions of our Governing Body are:

 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure that its money is well spent.

 

Governors are also responsible for ensuring that the school meets statutory requirements with regards to Safeguarding, Health & Safety, the Curriculum and Finance.

 

The Full Governing Body meets 4 times a year, and all Committees meet either half termly or termly.

 

FPP (Finance, Premises, Personnel) Committee  is responsible for the initial oversight and management of the annual budget drawn up the by the school; ensures the school maintains an appropriate system of internal financial control and agrees priorities for revenue and capital funding.  This committee provides strategic advice and guidance on staffing and personnel issues; reviews proposals for the promotion of staff.  The committee also provides oversight of the management and maintenance of the school premises; reviews proposals for capital projects and ensures best practice in procurement and implementation of works; provides advice and guidance on premises maintenance issues; lead responsibility for Health & Safety and monitoring of associated statutory requirements.  The Chair of this committee is Dave Kirkwood.

 

The Primary Conversion Committee has been set up as a sub-committee from FPP, with its main objective to develop strategic direction for future conversion to Primary Status and future involvement in a Multi Academy Trust.  All feasibility studies and project initiatives are reported back to Dave Kirkwood and the FPP committee.

 

Performance & Standards Committee ensures the school offers a broad and balanced curriculum in accordance with the National Curriculum; reviews term dates and the length of the school day; reviews school performance data on a half termly basis and completes learning walks and book trawls.  The Chair of this committee is Kerry Williamson.

 

 

 
For more information on our Governors please read on:

 

 

 

 

Anne Howarth, Chair of Governors

I live in Naunton Beauchamp and have 5 grandchildren, all at First School age,but not living in Worcestershire. I have a background in education having taught in state and independent schools, and lectured at University.  For the last 10 years I have been a member of the Independent Schools Inspectorate. I am also a governor of a large independent school in Birmingham. 

I think Flyford First School is a wonderful example of a rural village school. I am always struck by how confident and articulate the children are and how well they relate to adults.

I am a great believer in village communities and spend my leisure time love walking my 2 dogs on our local footpaths.

 

   
 

 

David Izod, Parent Governor

When my family moved from London to Gloucestershire in 1974, I joined a small village school just like Flyford and my years there turned out to be some of the very happiest of my life.  I think village schools are great places for children to feel part of a community and Flyford is clearly a great village school where all the children feel welcome and valued. I am very happy that my daughter Isabelle is a pupil here and I am proud to serve as a governor.

I work as a teacher at a big local comprehensive and outside of work enjoy good wine and good company.

 

 

 

 

 

Councillor Linda Robinson, Associated Governor

I became a Governor at Flyford when I was elected as  District Councillor for the Upton Snodsbury Ward in which it sits in 2007. My Grandaughter Blu is a pupil and is currently  in Year 3.

I am now Leader of the Council at Wychavon District Council and have become the local authority governor. I am proud to be associated with such a vibrant, forward thinking and caring school and am pleased to be able to offer help or advice in any way I can from a local authority perspective.

 

 

 

 

Register of Business Interests: (updated October 2019)

Attendance Register for Full Governing Body meetings

Attendance Register for FPP (Finance, Personnel & Premises) Committee Meetings

Attendance report for Performance & Standards Committee Meetings

Terms of Reference October 2019


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