Fordham CE Primary School

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Board of Governors

Our Board of Governors (also known as the Full Governing Body) acts as an important link between the school, parents / carers and the local community so that the school can grow from strength to strength every single year.

The three main functions of the Governing Body are to:

- provide strategic leadership

- act as a critical friend

- monitor and gather evidence to show what progress has been made towards the school development plan

The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013 says that "the 'board of governors’ should operate at a strategic level, leaving the head teacher and senior school leaders responsible and accountable to it for the operational day-to-day running of the school.  The board should avoid its time being consumed with issues of secondary importance.

To carry out their strategic functions, the governors attend meetings at least termly and complete activities such as learning walks and pupil perception interviews.  Our governors come from a range of backgrounds but all have a vested interest in the school's progression. 

We have an instrument of government which outlines the key principles of the governing body's remit and the overall vision for the school. 

School Instrument of Government

Adopted by the Full Governing Body, 21st April 1999

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.  The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.  It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

We warmly welcome your comments and feedback about our school and, as parents, your involvement with the Governing Body. If you would like to contact any of our governors, please contact Mrs. Wells who will happily support your request:

Telephone: 01638 720296              Email:  office@fordham.cambs.sch.uk

Please see below full details of our current Governing Body:

Name

Category

Appointing body

Term of office ends

Committees

Other functions 

Kate Coates

Principal

 GB Upon leaving post 

All

 N/A

Isobel Newport-Mangell

Local Authority

LA

11/09/21

Standards

N/A 

Rob Seal

Parent 

PE 

07/09/19 

Standards 

Chair of FGB

Chair of Standards

Data working party

Jon Pease

Parent

 AE

31/01/19

Resources

 

Sarah Hacking

Parent

 AE

01/07/20

Standards

Appraisal 

Tristram Hilborn Co-opted GB 18/09/20 Resources

Vice-Chair

Chair of Resources

Stewart Moffat

Co-opted

 GB

28/11/22

Resources

Science

Appraisal

Kevin O’Connell

Co-opted

GB

18/09/21

Standards

 H&S link

PREVENT and LGBT+ lead

Laura Cox Watson

Foundation

 ED

01/07/20

Standards

Vice-Chair

Safeguarding and Inclusion link

Appraisal

Debbie Rankin

Associate (Head of School) 

GB 

N/A

FGB / Standards

N/A 

Revd. David Cleugh

Ex Officio

 ED

 01/11/21

Standards

Maths link

Data working party

Virginia Moggridge

Foundation Governor

ED

21.03.21

 

 

Chantal Bramley

Staff Governor

SE

11.01.21

Standards

 

Key:

LA - Local Authority

AE - Auto-elected (when there is a single parent applicant / nomination)

GB - Governing Body

ED - Ely Diocese / Fordham parish

PE - Parental election

SE - Staff election