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Welcome from the governing body

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards.

The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again, Ofsted has noted that effective leadership contributes to making a school, including a governing body, good.


Full Governing Body (FGB) meetings

The full governing body meets once or twice a term.  At these meetings, the governing body carries out its three core functions, as identified by the Department for Education in the Governors Handbook.

The governing body has established a Finance & Buildings Committee to provide guidance and assistance to the Head teacher and governing body on all financial issues and exercise delegated responsibility for the condition, repair, extension and alternation of the premises. Full terms of reference for this committee are contained within the Governing Body Standing Orders which can be provided by the school on request.

School governors

The governing body thought it would be useful to give some back-ground to our work in school, where we fit into school life and our role within the school.

We currently have ten governors on our full governing body (FGB), including governors from the community, from the local authority, from staff, including the head teacher, and from parents.

School governors are responsible for:

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;

Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation
and making sure its money is well spent.

Stanford Junior School Governing Body



Term of office

Mary Aston

Co-Chair, Co-opted governor, Chair of Finance Committee

20.09.18 -19.09.22
Jennifer Book

Parent governor

 15.12.17 - 14.12.21

Billy Bryan

Vice Chair, Co-opted governor, Chair of Quality of Education committee 22.05.18 - 21.05.22

Paul Davis

Headteacher governor

03.09.14 - 03.09.18

David Johnson

Local authority governor

14.05.19 - 13.05.22

Juliet McCaffery

Co-opted governor

18.09.18 - 18.09.22

Phil Hardy Co-Chair, Co-opted governor

14.05.19 - 13.05.22

Laurence Hill

Parent governor 15.12.17- 14.12.21
Alyson Kennedy-Walker Parent governor

26.11.20 - 25.11.24

Orla May

Parent governor 26.11.20 - 25.11.24

Shane Murray

Staff governor

22.09.20 - 21.09.24

Nathalie Stephenson

Parent governor

24.01.17 - 24.01.21

Governors serving in the last 12 months

Esther Randall Parent governor 22.11.16 - 22.11.20
Alex Scott Co-opted Governor 19.11.19 - 20.04.20
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