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Governing Body

Welcome to the Governor section of our Website.

Academy Governance

Our Academy has two layers of governance: the members of the Trust, who operate at a strategic level (they are the owners of the company, rather like shareholders) and the governors (who together make up the Governing Body) who have the responsibilities delegated to them by the Academy Trust. The constitution of an academy is set out in its Articles of Association which are agreed with the Secretary of State.

The Governing Body is composed of up to 11 representatives from the Church, local community, school and parents. As a critical friend, the Governing Body offers support, constructive advice, a sounding board for ideas, a second opinion on proposals and help where needed. Governors are responsible for establishing the aims and policies of the school, setting and implementing the school budget, and ensuring that the curriculum is taught. They set targets for the school and ensure the implementation of these targets. They visit the school regularly and act as a link between parents, the Church, and the school.

All governors welcome feedback and suggestions from Parents, Carers and other stakeholders. Any correspondence received will be promptly dealt with at the next Governing Body meeting and the outcome reported back to respective parents.

St Matthias Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, Governors and volunteers to share in this commitment. As such, we insist all Governors have a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure.

All Governors can be contacted by letter via the school office.

A full Governor Database with attendance information can be found by clicking on the following links below.

Committees and Working Groups

The Local Governing Body meets as a whole group each term where the governors are updated and ask questions.  There are also smaller sub-committees groups who meet regularly; Education and Standards Committee, Resources and Finance Committee and Student Citizenship, Welfare and Pastoral Care Committee. Each of these sub-committee groups focus on specific aspects of the School Development Plan to ensure the school is making good progress, focusing on our school vision and pupil progress.

We also have a Safeguarding Governor who monitors Safeguarding/ Child Protection and the Single Central Record on a regular basis and also visits the school frequently to talk to pupils and staff. 

The Governing Body for St Matthias CE Primary School Register of Business Interests.

Name

Address

Governor Category

Sub Committee

Terms of Office

Relationship with School Staff

Relevant business interests to being a governor of this school

Other establishments they govern

Meetings attended 2022-2023

Mrs Helen Rimmer

C/O SMPS

Clerk to Governors

Education and Standards

March 2023

None

None

None

3/3

Mrs Ginnie Beale

C/O SMPS

Headteacher

ALL

5.12.19 ongoing

Mother - Maths Interventions

None

None

18/18

Vacancy

  Staff Governor            

Mrs Bianca West

C/O SMPS

Staff Governor

Education & Standards

28.1.21-27.1.25

None

None

None

9/9

Mrs Elizabeth Bessant

C/O SMPS

Chair of Governors

Parent Governor

Resources & Facilities/ Pay Committee

28.9.23 –

27.9.27

None

None

None

8/9

Mrs Claire Bird

C/O SMPS

Parent Governor

Student Citizenship, Welfare & Pastoral Care

7.10.20- 6.10.24

None

None

None

6/6

Mrs Jennifer Batelen

C/O SMPS

WDAT Governor

Education & Standards

12.10.23 –

11.10.27

None

None

Claines Primary School

8/9

Mr Allan Foulds

C/O SMPS

WDAT Governor

Resources & Facilities/ Pay Committee

13.5.23-

12.5.27

None

None

Trustee of ASCL and Director of ASCL Professional Development Ltd

8/9

Mr Allen Hudson

C/O SMPS

PCC Governor

Education & Standards

26.5.21-25.5.25

None

None

None

8/9

Mrs Janette Sharp

C/O SMPS

PCC Governor

Resources & Facilities/ Pay Committee

28.10.23 -

27.10.27

None

None

None

9/9

Vacancy

Community Governor

Vacancy    Ex-officio            
Vacancy   WDAT            
Vacancy    Staff Governor            
Historic Governors 2022-2023

Rev Phillip Johnson

C/O SMPS

FGB Vice-chair

ex-officio WDAT (Incumbent)

Student Citizenship, Welfare & Pastoral Care

From 22.4.18- 21.9.23

Ex-officio

None

None

Northleigh Primary School & Dyson Perrins High School and Trustee of 3 charities.

6/6

Ellie Page C/O SMPS Staff Governor Student Citizenship, Welfare & Pastoral Care 28.1.21-27.1.25 None None None 5/6

 

Please click on the link below to access the Scheme of Delegation for the Spire Learning Trust and adopted by our Local Governing Body.

Please click on the link below to access our Local Governing Body structure and committees.