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What are Governors?

The Governing Body welcomes you to the Ashleworth Church of England Primary School website.

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, staff 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. Two committees (Teaching & Learning and Resources) meet to consider more specific areas of curriculum, finance, staffing and wellbeing.

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, Rachel Hope, 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.

It is important that governors have all the information they need to properly fulfil their role. We therefore offer opportunities to attend Local Authority training courses, arrange training sessions for all governors each year and purchase an annual subscription for governors to access online training

pdf Governors' Allowances Policy

pdf Governor Code of Conduct

pdf Governor Visits Policy & Protocol

 

 

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

Co-opted Governor - Appointed by the Governing Body

Local Authority Governor - Nominated by the Local Authority and Appointed by the Governing Body

Foundation Governor - Appointed by the Diocese of Gloucester

 

Governor Bios:

Michelle Kelly - I have been a governor of Ashleworth C of E Primary School since becoming Headteacher in September 2013. The school works in partnership with Churcham Primary where I am also Headteacher and a governor. Before joining the team at Ashleworth, I taught in Cheltenham and then worked for Gloucestershire as an English Consultant. During this time, I worked in many schools around the county. I’ve lived in Pershore near Worcestershire for over 20 years with my partner and our pets. In my spare time, I enjoy going to the theatre and spending time ‘catching up’ with family and friends.

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, its staff and pupils.

Adam Rush - My name is Adam, and I have been a parent governor on the board at Ashleworth School since the end of the 2020 / 2021 academic year. My daughter is in Year 5 having joined the school in Year 2. I am also a teacher, having taught in both the state and independent sector for nearly 17 years. Outside of teaching I run a small tutoring company which tends to keep me very busy most evenings and at the weekend. When I do have a little ‘down-time’ I enjoy spending it with my family, walking on the Malvern hills or reading.

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 2022-2023:

Name

Type of Governor

Responsibilities

Committees

Term of office

Date of Appointment

FGB and Committee Meeting Attendance

Relevant Business/ Pecuniary Interests

Declared

& Governorships at Other Schools

Mrs. Michelle Kelly

Head Teacher

Head Teacher

Resources Committee,

Teaching & Learning Committee

04/09/2013 - ongoing

04/09/2013

2022/2023

FGB: 2/2

C: 2/2

 

2021/2022

FGB: 5/5

C: 6/6

 

Executive Head Teacher of Churcham Primary School,

Governor at Churcham Primary School

Mrs. Bridgette Nulty Local Authority - nominated by LA and appointed by Governing Body

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding

Teaching & Learning Committee (Chair)

Resources Commitee

26/09/2022 - 25/09/2026 26/09/2022

2022/2023

FGB: 2/2

C: 2/2

None

Mr. Thomas

Boore

Foundation Governor – appointed by Diocese

Vice Chair of Governors

 

Finance, Health & Safety

Resources Committee (Chair)

01/02/2021 – 31/01/2025

01/02/2017

2022/2023

FGB: 1/2

C: 1/1

 

2021/2022

FGB: 4/5

C: 3/4

 

None

Mr. Adam Rush

Parent – elected by parents

 SEND

Resources Committee

26/03/2021 – 25/03/2025

26/03/2021

2022/2023

FGB: 2/2

C: 1/1

 

2021/2022

FGB: 2/5

C: 1/4

 

Director of Gloucestershire Primary Tutors, Teacher at Meadowpark School.

Mrs. Nicola Killeen

Parent – elected by parents

   

08/10/2021 – 07/10/2025

08/10/2021

2022/2023

FGB: 2/2

C: 1/1

 

2021/2022

FGB: 4/4

C: 2/3

None

Mrs. Andrea Williams Staff - elected by staff     18/05/2022 - 17/05/2026 18/05/2022

2022/2023

FGB: 2/2

C: 0/1

 

2021/2022

FGB: 2/2

C: N/a

None
Mr. Patrick Akins Co-opted - appointed by Governing Body  Pupil Premium Resources Committee

28/06/2022 - 27/06/2024

27/06/2022

2022/2023

FGB: 1/2

C: 1/1

 

2021/2022

FGB: 1/1

C: 0/0

Non-executive Director, Boleyn Limited

Vacancy

Parent Governor

           

Vacancy

Co-opted Governor            

Vacancy

Co-opted Governor

           

Vacancy

Co-opted Governor

           

Vacancy

Foundation Governor

           

Vacancy

Local Authority Governor

           

Last updated: 29/11/2022

 

Governors who left in the previous 12 months: 

Name  Type of Governor  Responsibilities  Committees Term of Office Date of Appointment  FGB and Committee Meeting Attendance 

 

Relevant Business / Precuniary Interests

Declared

& Governorships at Other Schools

Mrs. Emma Middlecote

Co-opted Governor – appointed by Governing Body

Chair of Governors

 

Teaching & Learning Committee,

 

28/06/2022 - 27/06/2024

(Resigned 26/09/2022)

27/06/2022

2022/2023

FGB: 1/1

 

2021/2022

FGB: N/a

C: N/a

 

Governor at Churcham Primary School

Treasurer of Acorns Nursery

Mrs. Carole Bowe

Co-opted Governor – appointed by Governing Body

 Safeguarding

Teaching & Learning Committee

21/09/2020 – 20/09/2022

21/09/2020

2021/2022

FGB: 3/5

C: 4/4

 

None

Mrs. Maxine Le Cappelain

Parent – elected by parents

 

Teaching & Learning Committee

26/03/2021 – 25/03/2025

26/03/2021

2021/2022

FGB: 5/5

C: 2/4

 

None

Mrs. Rachel Hope Co-opted - appointed by Governing Body

Chair of Governors

SEND

Teaching & Learning

Resources

07/09/2021 – 06/09/2023

(resigned 28/06/2022)

 

19/07/2021

2021/2022

FGB: 4/5

C: 5/5

 

None
Mrs. Bridgette Nulty Staff Governor - elected by staff  

Teaching & Learning Com

mittee (Chair)

18/05/2018 – 17/05/2022 18/05/2018

2021/2022

FGB: 3/3

C: 2/3

Supply teacher at Ashleworth C of E Primary School and Churcham Primary School