Governing Body

LOVING, LIVING AND LEARNING IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST

 Governors’ Mission Statement

The governing body at Ellel St John’s Primary School will ensure that each child gets an excellent education and is encouraged to grow within a safe and welcoming environment which will prepare them for a fulfilling life.

The governing body

The governors at Ellel St John’s are a dedicated group of volunteers who believe that every child should achieve their ‘personal best’ during their time at Ellel. The governing body at Ellel St John’s School is made up of parent governors, foundation governors nominated by the church, staff governors from school and local authority appointed members. The governing body works in partnership with the staff, pupils and parents in providing high quality education for all our pupils, which emphasises care for one another, academic achievement and all round development. The governors, who work voluntarily, also take on specific roles such as looking at literacy or numeracy work within school. Governors importantly also bring in their own areas of expertise into school life such as budgetary or legal skills.

 But the most important thing they bring is an enthusiasm to ‘do their bit’ to help all at Ellel develop to their full potential.

If you would like to contact the Chair Of Governors, Mr Chris Alder, please direct your enquiry to the school office. Telephone number 01524 751320.

An up to date list of Governing Body members is attached below.

 

Governors 2016

Resources-committee-terms-of-reference-2016

Curriculum-and-standards-committee-Terms of reference 2016

 Code of Conduct for School Governing Bodies

Ellel-governor attendance at meetings information

 

Governing Body Register of Business Interests 2016

 

Cathy Thomas – Headteacher

Is not a Governor at another school and does not have a declared business interest

Chris Alder – Parent Governor

Is not a Governor at another school and does not have a declared business interest

Niranji Atherton – Foundation Governor BDBE

Is not a Governor at another school and does not have a declared business interest

Stephen Booth

Is a Governor at another school and does not have a declared business interest

Helen Connor – Staff Governor

Is not a Governor at another school and does not have a declared business interest

Amanda Fraser-Gray – Foundation Governor PCC

Is not a Governor at another school and does not have a declared business interest

Daniella Martin – Parent Governor

Is not a Governor at another school and does not have a declared business interest

Jacquie Moore – Company Secretary at a local Pre-school – Foundation Governor PCC

Is not a Governor at another school and does not have a declared business interest

Lisa Patterson – Foundation Governor PCC

Is not a Governor at another school and does not have a declared business interest

Amanda Turner – Staff Governor

Is not a Governor at another school and does not have a declared business interest

Andy Thornton – Trustee Governor

Is not a Governor at another school and does not have a declared business interest

 

The Governing Body operates two working committees

Curriculum and Standards Resources
Lisa Patterson
Stephen Booth Stephen Booth
Amanda Fraser-Gray Jacqui Moore
Helen Connor NIranji Atherton
Daniella Martin – Chair Lisa Patterson
Chris Alder Chris Alder – Chair
Amanda Turner Andy Thornton
Joanna FitzGerald (co-opted) Joanna FitzGerald (co-opted)
Cathy Thomas  (Headteacher) Cathy Thomas  (Headteacher)

 

 

 The attendance record for Governors at meetings during 2015/16 was as follows:

Ellel St John’s CE Primary school
Name of Governor Appointed/elected by Date of first appointment Attendance record at
GB meetings 2015/16
Dr N Atherton Diocese 20-Oct-10 2 out of 3
Mr S Booth Diocese 30-Aug-13 3 out of 3
Miss H Connor Staff 14-Feb-14 3 out of 3
Mrs A Fraser-Gray Diocese 22-Oct-12 3 out of 3
Ms J Moore Diocese 1-Mar-14 1 out of 3
Mrs A Turner Staff 14-Feb-14 3 out of 3
Mrs C Thomas Headteacher 1-Jan-10 3 out of 3
Mrs L Patterson Diocese 1-Apr-15 2 out of 3
Mr C Alder Parents 23-Jun-15 3 out of 3
Mrs D Martin Parents 23-Jun-15 3 out of 3
Reverend Abbot Diocese 25-Apr-16 1 out of 1
Mr A Thornton Diocese 4-Jan-16 2 out of 2