Introduction to our Governing Body
Governors do not manage the school day-to-day – that is the job of the Headteacher – but they provide strategic support and monitoring for the two key areas of school life, curriculum and finance. Governors in an academy school like Gretton operate in a similar way to a board of directors or trustees. Governor responsibilities can be split into three core roles:
- To support and challenge school decisions, particularly where they impact on standards of learning.
- To provide strategic management and to monitor progress so that the school can continue to develop and improve and can do so with sound finances.
- To make executive decisions e.g. admissions, staffing, health & safety.
Who are our Governors?
Our Governing Body is made up of volunteers from staff, parents and the local community who freely donate their time, expertise and enthusiasm to help the school be the best it can be. Governors have a range of different specialisms and experience. This balance of skills and interests is key to successful teamwork between governors and brings relevant knowledge to the committees. The Headteacher and a Staff Governor are always members of the Governing Body.
There are six Full Governor meetings a year lasting about two hours each. Meetings take place in October, December, January, March, May and July.
During a Full Governors meeting Governors:
- Monitor standards and other curriculum matters, including statutory requirements
- Review school policies and performance management arrangements
- Ensure the well-being and safeguarding of pupils and staff
- Uphold equality policies and SEN provision
- Oversee the setting of the school budget and monitor expenditure
- Monitor financial procedures and reporting
- Review school policies including pay and other statutory requirements
- Maintain the school premises and monitors H&S compliance
All Governors are linked to two curriculum subjects where they carry out a monitoring role.
How are our Governors elected?
Nominated and elected by the Governing Body
Elected by the school parents
Elected by the school staff
Local Authority Governor
Nominated by the LA and elected into office by the Governing Body
To view current Governors’ membership and attendance, please see the table below.
To contact a Governor
The Governors of Gretton School are:
Ms Dee Chadwick (Chair) LA Governor
Mrs Rachael Clargo (V.Chair) Parent Governor
Mrs Alicia Amos Parent Governor
Mr Stuart Richardson Parent Governor
Mrs Lesley Warmington Co-opted Governor
Mrs Anne Hanson Co-opted Governor
Mr RIchard Woolston Headteacher
Mrs Rachael Netting Staff Governor
Mrs Rachel Oliver Clerk to Governors
Members of the Academy
Mrs Helen Fisher
Mrs Dee Chadwick
Mrs Cheryl Cuthbertson
Dee Chadwick is the LA Governor and has been a governor for 11 years, being Chair for the last ten years. All three of her children went through Gretton School and her background is in education. She is a qualified teacher and taught in primary schools in Sheffield. She now works for a company in the tech sector. Dee attends all governor meetings and is also Chair of the Business Committee.
Rachael Clargo is a Parent Governor and has been a governor for three years. Both her children attend Gretton School and she is a qualified teacher working in a local primary school. Rachael attends Full Governor and Curriculum Committee meetings. She is Vice-Chair and also Chair of the Curriculum Committee.
Governor Attendance Record 2016/17
Full Governor meetings:
Business Committee meetings:
Curriculum Committee meetings:
Governor Attendance Record 2015 - 2016
Full Governors Meetings 2015 - 16
Business Committee Meetings 2015 - 16
Curriculum Committee Meetings 2015 - 16
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