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Learning together, Growing together, Worshipping together

Governors

Welcome to our Governors' Page

Dear Parents and Carers

On behalf of the LGB (Local Governing Body) I would like to welcome you to All Saints Babbacombe C of E Primary School.

As governors we feel very proud of our school and consider it a privilege to serve the school and local community in this way. We have close and active links with All Saints Church in Babbacombe, as the continuation of the school’s distinct Christian ethos is important in enriching the life of this community. Father Paul and church members provide active support to the school by serving on the LGB and helping the school provide the distinctive character of a Church of England School.

Governors take an active role in the life of the school, not only attending meetings and school functions, but undertaking 'Learning Walks' which include visits to classrooms and discussions with staff and children. You can read about these visits by clicking the relevant document on this page. You can also read the minutes from our Local Governing Body meetings and our two committee meetings (Teaching and Learning Committee and Resources Committee). One of the important tasks we complete during these meetings is to review school policies and you can see a list of the various policies due for renewal each term; we welcome input from parents/carers, so if you have any comments and/or suggestions regarding these, please email these to our Clerk (carolyn.halstead@stchristophersmat.org) at least two weeks before the relevant term's meeting.

We are fortunate to have an excellent team of governors serving on our LGB, with a wide range of skills and experience. Our role is to provide strategic direction, helping to guide the school to improving outcomes for all our children. We don't get involved with the day-to-day operation of the school, but set the criteria by which the school is managed. We ensure that local and national government legislation is adhered to and targets are met, that we spend our budget wisely, that the safety of everyone is paramount, and that the curriculum is delivered to benefit all children. Now we are part of St Christopher's MAT (Multi Academy Trust) we work closely with the central team, valuing their support and guidance as we seek to fulfil our responsibilities.

Finally can I assure you of our commitment to ensure that our children receive the best possible education and opportunities to fulfil their potential.

Best wishes

Julie Matthews

Chair of Governors

Composition of the Local Governing Body

Policies: Cycle of Review

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

Our Clerk to the Governors is Carolyn Halstead

 

All Saints Babbacombe C of E Primary School

Updated January 2018

 

In the interests of transparent and accountable governance, we are required by law to publish the following information about our Governors.

 

Current Governors

Name

Appointed

Committee(s)

Other Interests

Julie Matthews Foundation governor

(Chair)

11/05/2015

Teaching & Learning; Resources; Performance & Pay; Admission

 

Father Paul Jones (Vice Chair)

 

Resources

St Christopher’s Multi Academy Trust Director; Vice Chair of Governors at Cuthbert Mayne Secondary School

Caroline Labrum

(Head and Safeguarding Lead)

 

Teaching & Learning; Resources; Admission

 

Elena Mercer

Foundation governor 

(Child Protection governor)

11/05/2013

Teaching & Learning; Appeals/Second

 

Becky McDonagh

(Looked After Children governor)

03/07/2015

Teaching & Learning; Hearings/First; Performance & Pay; Headteacher Performance Management Panel

 

Mark Hopkins

03/07/2015

Resources; Hearings/First; Headteacher Performance Management Panel

 

Christina Hajigeorgiou

29/09/2016

Resources; Admission

 

Sian Doyle

Foundation governor

17/03/2016

Teaching & Learning; Appeals/Second; Performance & Pay

 

 Kim Woodrow

 Foundation governor

(SEND governor)

4/12/17 Teaching & Learning  

 Teresa Langler Foundation governor

4/12/17 Teaching & Learning  

 

Former Governors (Governors listed below resigned in last 12 months)

Name

Date of Resignation

Wendy Ayton

06/09/2017

Graham Ross Andrews

13/05/2017

 

Attendance Records 2016 - 2017

Local Governing Body (LGB)

Name

29 Sep 2016

15 Dec 2016

23 Mar 2017

13 Jul 2017

Father Paul Jones

A

O

A

A

Wendy Ayton

A

A

A

A

Caroline Labrum

A

A

A

A

Elena Mercer

A

A

A

A

Graham Ross Andrews

A

A

A

R

Julie Matthews

A

A

A

A

Becky McDonagh

A

A

A

A

Mark Hopkins

A

A

A

A

Sian Doyle

A

A

A

A

Christina Hajigeorgiou

App

O

A

O

Key: A = Attended; O = Absence sanctioned; R = Resigned; App = Appointed

Teaching and Learning Committee

Name

03 Nov 2016

26 Jan 2017

11 May 2017

Elena Mercer (Chair)

A

A

O

Julie Matthews (Vice Chair)

A

A

A

Caroline Labrum (Head)

A

A

A

Father Paul Jones

O

A

O

Becky McDonagh

A

A

A

Sian Doyle

A

O

A

Key: A = Attended; O = Absence sanctioned; R = Resigned; App = Appointed

Resources Committee

Name

24 Nov 2016

09 Mar 2017 

 

Wendy Ayton (Vice Chair)

A

A

 

Father Paul Jones

O

A

 

Caroline Labrum

A

A

 

Graham Ross Andrews (Chair)

A

A

 

Mark Hopkins

A

A

 

Sian Doyle

A

A

 

Key: A = Attended; O = Absence sanctioned; R = Resigned; App = Appointed

 

Attendance Records 2017 - 2018

Local Governing Body (LGB)

Name

14 Sep 2017

23 Nov 2017

25 Mar 2018

28 Jun 2018

Julie Matthews

A

A

A

 

Father Paul Jones

A

A

A

 

Caroline Labrum

A

A

A

 

Wendy Ayton

R

 

 

 

Elena Mercer

A

A

A

 

Sian Doyle

A

A

A

 

Becky McDonagh

A

A

A

 

Mark Hopkins

A

A

A

 

Christina Hajigeorgiou

A

A

O

 

  Kim Woodrow     O  

Teresa Langler

 

 

 

 

Key: A = Attended; O = Absence sanctioned; R = Resigned; App = Appointed

Teaching and Learning Committee

Name

12 Oct 2017

18 Jan 2018

17 May 2018

Elena Mercer (Chair)

A

A

A

Julie Matthews (Vice Chair)

A

A

A

Caroline Labrum (Head)

A

A

A

Kim Woodrow

 

A

A

Becky McDonagh

O

A

A

Sian Doyle

A

O

A

  Teresa Langler   O  

Key: A = Attended; O = Absence sanctioned; R = Resigned; App = Appointed

 

Resources Committee

Name

7 Dec 2017

26 Apr 2018

14 June 2018

Father Paul Jones (chair)

A

 

A

Caroline Labrum

A

A

O

Julie Matthews

A

A

A

Mark Hopkins

A

A

A

  Christina Hajigeorgiou A O O

Key: A = Attended; O = Absence sanctioned; R = Resigned; App = Appointed

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