Christ Church School, like all church primary schools, is run by a board of local people including representatives of the church, Local Education Authority (LEA), staff and parents.
The principal aim of the Governing Body is to ensure the school provides its children with a safe environment in which to learn and which helps them to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Working closely with the Head and Senior Leadership Team, the Governing Body is responsible for:
• Overseeing the direction and development of the school
• Contributing to whole school strategy, using school information and data
• Setting the budget and monitoring expenditure
• Monitoring standards
• The scrutiny and development of policies and procedures
The Governing Body meet twice a term for approximately two hours and some governors sit on one of the various committees that meet more regularly throughout the term. These committees include:
- Finance and General Purpose
- Data and Curriculum
- Community and School
Governors regularly visit the school and they have provided workshops, run after-school clubs and liased with teaching staff about curriculum subjects.
To view our Instrument of Governance, please click here.
The current list of governors and their additional responsibilities is as follows:
|Governor||Category||Additional responsibilities||Relevant business interests*||Personal relationship with members of school staff||Start of term of office||End of term of office|
|Rev Sally Jones||Ex-Officio||R.E. and Worship||None||06/11/18||07/07/22|
|Rev. Charlotte Bradley||LDBS||Early Years||None||06/07/15||07/07/19|
|Frances Lees||LDBS||Finance Committee member||None||25/01/17||26/01/21|
|Anita Thomas||Deanery Synod||Data and Curriculum Committee Member||*Owner of Green Cottage (used by JAM Club)||None||04/10/17||05/10/21|
Health and Safety Governor
Parents in Partnership
Chair of Finance Committee
Parents in Partnership
|Gill Green||LA||Chair of Governors||None||04/09/14||05/09/20|
|Carol Walters||Parent||Chair of Data and Curriculum Committee||None||04/10/17||05/10/21|
|Clare Healy||Parent||School and community committee member||None||04/10/17||05/10/21|
|Amy Stroud||Staff||Data and Curriculum Committee member||None||01/07/14||02/07/20|
|Denise Cooper||Invited Observer||None|
|Carol Moy||Deanery Synod||Ex-Vice Chair of Governors||None||01/12/14||Resigned- 04/19|
|Henry Long||LDBS||Advisor on premises and legal||None||30/11/14||01/12/18|
|Simon Walsh||LDBS||Ex-Chair of Governors||None||31/07/10||01/08/14|
|Father Martin Poole||Ex-offico||None||N/A||N/A|
|Rev. William Gulliford||Ex-offico||None||N/A||N/A|
|Rev. Ian King Brown||Deanery Synod||None||25/03/14||26/03/18|
*Interests that could present a conflict of interest, including whether a Governor at another school.
For information on governor attendance, click here.
For our Instrument of Government, click here.
If you would like to contact the Governing Body, would like to see a copy of the non-confidential minutes or are interested in becoming a Governor, please do so by email using the school admin account: firstname.lastname@example.org