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What are Governors?

"Welcome to the Ashleworth Church of England Primary School website from the Governing Body. 

The Governing Body works hard to support the Headteacher, teaching staff and pupils with the aim of ensuring that Ashleworth Church of England Primary School is able to provide the best possible education for our children and to prepare them for life in modern Britain. 

The members that make up the Governing Body are chosen by the local authority, the community and parents.  All our Governors have their own careers and responsibilities but they dedicate time to the school when they are able.  Some are able to be in school on a regular basis, whilst others bring financial and legal expertise, strategic planning and more practical skills.  All are hugely valued!

As well as sharing a common desire to be involved in supporting the school, the Governing Body have statutory duties by which they are legally bound.  The Governing Body is ultimately responsible for all matters relating to the school including teaching and learning, safeguarding, health and safety, staffing, premises and ensuring financial accountability and sustainability.  The full Governing Body meets once every half term, while sub committee meetings consider the more specific areas of staffing, curriculum and finance. 

We are very proud of our developing relationship with Churcham Primary School, through our Executive Headteacher and regular Partnership meetings and look forward to expanding this further. 

If you have any concerns or issues that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact the Chair of Governors, Simon Tyrrell, or indeed any of the governors listed below:"

How do Governors help children?

School governors are people who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Together with the head teacher they set the future direction of the school and decide how the school’s budget should be spent. Governing bodies make decisions collectively on matters such as school policies and the school’s development plan and act as a "critical friend" to the school.

Categories of Governors:

Parent Governor - Elected by parents and carers of children at the school

Staff Governor - Chosen by election from the teaching and support staff at the school

Community Governor - Appointed by the Governing Body to represent the wider community

Authority Governor - Appointed by the Local Authority

Foundation Governor - Appointed by the Diocese of Gloucester

As a new governor it is important that you have all the information you need to do the role properly. We have a New Governors Pack that helps with this.

Simon Tyrrell - Chair of Governors

I am proud to be the Chair of Governors at Ashleworth Church of England Primary School. I lived in Ashleworth for 11 years and all my children attended the school, although we have recently moved to Worcester. I have been a Governor at the school for over 10 years and Chair for the last 3 years. I work for Barclays Bank in the South West and am a member of the Finance & Resources Committee looking after the budget and the staffing for school. 

As Chair I work very closely with the Headteacher to ensure that the school is performing well. This means making sure that the Head meets her performance targets and supporting and challenging her to educate and inspire our pupils and that the teachers and support staff work together to fulfil our vision for the school. I believe that our children have the right to the best education and that they should enjoy learning and grow up to live and work in the community and inspire others.

Phil Beer

I have been a governor since 2010 and joined the governing board because i strongly believe that the school is an integral part of our community which I love. Our sons are currently at Ashleworth and our daughter attended until 2016 before graduating to high school and all of them have enjoyed the sage and nurturing environment the school has to offer.  I work for Coventry Building Society and in my spare time i enjoy cricket, golf and motorcycling. 

 

Rachel Hope - Co-opted Governor

I have been a governor since 2014. I sit on the Teaching and Learning Committee and am the PTFA-governor link. I have one child Ellen (YR3) at the school. I became involved in governance to promote a sustainable future for the school. I am a professional gardener by trade and my hobbies include gardening, reading, walking and nature rambles. 

Thomas Boore. O.B.E.  B.A. (Open).

My wife, Sylvia and myself have lived in Ashleworth for almost fifty years and I am privileged to join a team of governors at our local school. I am hopeful that my business, sport and church links will enable me to make some small contribution to the wellbeing and future of the school, it's staff and pupils.

 

James Joyce

I am the newest Parent Governor at Ashleworth CE Primary School, married to Tricia, with two daughters and a grandson, Leo, currently in year 3. We moved here from Norfolk last year. I have previously been a governor at 3 different Primary schools, one High School and an Academy. My background is in the Advertising industry, working for multi-nationals. I have also been the Deputy Leader of a County Council and a Cabinet member for Children’s Services. I currently serve on an adoption panel and have done so for the past 12 years. I enjoy cricket, our dog, cats and horses and tinkering with old cars. Currently, apart from Leo, all my time is spent enjoyably building our new house. I have chosen to be a governor at Leo’s school because I hope my experience will be an asset to the school in these challenging times for the education system.

 

If you are interested or would like to find out more about becoming a Governor, please contact the school for more information.

Ashleworth CE Primary School Governing Body 2016-2017

Name

Type of Governor

Responsibilities

Committees

Term of office

FGB and Committee Meeting Attendance in 2015/16

FGB and Committee Meeting Attendance in 2016/17

Relevant Business/ Pecuniary Interests

Declared

Mrs. Michelle Kelly

Head Teacher

Head Teacher

All

04/09/2013 - ongoing

FGB: 5/5

C: 7/7

FGB: 4/4

C: 9/9

Executive Head Teacher of Churcham Primary School

Mr. Simon Tyrrell

Local Authority – nominated by LA, appointed by governing body

Chair of Governors

Resources Committee,

Management Partnership Committee

01/06/2014 –

31/05/2018

FGB: 5/5

C: 4/4

FGB: 4/4

C: 5/6

None

Mr. Philip Beer

Parent – elected by parents

Vice Chair of Governors

Resources Committee (Chair)

08/10/2014 –

07/10/2018

FGB: 5/5

C: 2/2

FGB: 3/4

C: 3/3

None

Mr. Simon Giles

Parent Governor – elected by parents

Teaching & Learning Committee

26/03/2014 – 25/03/2018

FGB: 3/5

C: 1/3

FGB: 4/4

C: 0/0

None

Mr. James Joyce

Parent Governor – elected by parents

26/05/2017 – 25/05/2021

FGB: N/a

C: N/a

FGB: 0/0

C: 0/0

Mr. John Roast

Ex-Officio Foundatin Governor – appointed by Diocese

 Resources Committee

01/10/2015 – 30/09/2019

FGB: 3/4

C: 1/2

FGB: 4/4

C: 3/3

None

Mr. Thomas

Boore

Foundation Governor – appointed by Diocese

Teaching & Learning Committee

01/02/2017 – 31/01/2021

FGB: N/a

C: N/a

FGB: 2/3

C: 0/0

None

Mr. Shaun Pitt

Co-opted Governor – appointed by Governing Body

Teaching & Learning Committee (Chair),

Resources Committee, Management Partnership Committee

07/09/2015 – 06/09/2017

FGB:  5/5

C: 6/7

FGB: 4/4

C: 8/9

None

Mrs. Rachel Hope

Co-opted Governor – appointed by Governing Body

Teaching & Learning Committee

07/09/2015 – 06/09/2017

FGB: 4/5

C: 3/3

FGB: 4/4

C: 3/3

None

Vacancy

Staff Governor – elected by staff

FGB:

C:

FGB:

C:

Mr. Lee Tempest

Associate Member – appointed by Governing Body

Teaching & Learning Committee

08/12/2014 –

07/12/2018

FGB: 0/1

C: 3/3

FGB: 0/1

C: 1/2

None

Governors who left in the previous 12 months:

Mr. Marc Matthews

Parent Governor – elected by parents

15/05/2013 – 14/05/2017

FGB: 1/5

C: 1/3

FGB: 1/2

C: 0/0

None

Mrs. Amanda Chamberlayne

Foundation

Governor – appointed by Diocese

01/10/2010 – 30/09/2014

01/10/2014 –

30/10/2016 (Resigned)

FGB: 3/5

C: 3/4

FGB: N/a

C: N/a

None

Mrs. Mandy Finch

Staff Governor – elected by staff

FGB: 5/5

C: 4/4

FGB: N/a

C: N/a

 

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