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Governing Body and Committee Membership 2015/16

 The Government says that the governing body should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its  money is well spent.
  • Chair of Governors – as of September 2015– Kelvyn Read
  • Vice Chair of Governors – as of September 2015 – Alison Maguire
  • Clerk to Governors – Mrs Lyn Thrower (covering absence of Mrs Rachel Shirley)
  • Headteacher – Rachel Quick (50%) – attending priority committee groups noted below
  • Assistant Headteachers
    • Head of Lower School – Juliette Branch
    • Head of Upper School – Robbie Houghton
Quality of Teaching & Learning Quality of Leadership & Management inc Finance Behaviour inc Health & Safety (Buildings)
Ian Ashman – Parent GovernorJane Kohler – Parent GovernorAlison Maguire – GovernorChair – Robbie Houghton – governorKim Gill – staff governor Catherine JonesChair – Kelvyn Read (CoG)Jack Chapman Chair – Nick SpencerSteve JamesJuliette Branch (Associate Gov)Alex Gotte (Associate Governor)
  • Special Educational Needs/Looked After Children – Alison Maguire
  • Child Protection – Kelvyn Read supported by Alison Maguire
  • Health and Safety – Nick Spencer
  • Curriculum including English and Maths – Ian Ashman




















Governors are members of our school community – following Reconstitution of the Governing Body we have a core of 5 governors, 2 parent governors, 1 Local Authority or community governor, 1 staff governor and he headteacher; the core governors undertake the key roles outlined above.  The Core group is supported by full governors, as well as associate governors who take on specific roles within the school and also for the Governing Body.

As a full Governing Body we meet 2 times each term in the Autumn and Spring Term; there is a formal Governors’ meeting in the Spring Term and a second meeting where the budget for the next financial year, as well as the evidence relating to the school’s annual return for the Schools’ Financial Value Standard is considered and agreed.

At each meeting an agenda is prepared, part of the agenda allows for committee groups to meet with the allocated meeting time.  Further committee meetings, monitoring visits and Governor visits are also carried out to support governors with their duties to the school.

Governors can be contacted c/o the school office or the Chair of Governors can be contacted directly via email: chairofgov@freethorpe.norfolk.sch.uk

Dates for Governors’ meetings in 2015/16 are:

  • 18th September 2015
  • 16th October 2015
  • 27th November – postponed to 2nd December
  • 27th January 2016
  • 22nd March – Budget Setting
  • 18th May 2016
  • 7th July 2016


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