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Five Acres Governing Body

Meeting your Governing Body. Who are they, and what do they do?

At Five Acres, the Full Governing Body (FGB) meets 5 times a year.  During these meetings they:

1. Review what has been achieved against the School Development Plan
2. Receive, analyse and challenge information about the school, including information about:
  black bulletPupils’ academic progress
  black bulletStaff appraisal
  black bulletHealth and safety
  black bulletAttendance
  black bulletFinancial information
  black bulletSafeguarding
3. Ensure our statutory duties are being met with particular regard to Safeguarding, Anti-Radicalisation strategies and Health and Safety.
4. Make sure the school is meeting the very highest expectations which parents, carers, and other important bodies have of the school.

In addition to the FGB, all Governors serve on one of 2 committees:

1. Committee for Finance and Resources (Finance) - which meets 5 times per year
2. Pupil Achievement Committee (PAC) - which meets 6 times per year

These committees hold the school to account for the way the school budget is managed, and for how well children are progressing academically.

There are also 4 sub-committees which meet annually, or as necessary:

1. Headteacher Appraisal Sub-Committee (annual)
2. Teacher Pay and Performance Sub-Committee (annual)
3. Pupil Exclusion Sub-Committee (as required)
4. Complaints Sub-Committee (as required)

There are different “types” of governor.  Some are Governors who are also parents who provide a vital mouthpiece allowing parents to challenge and influence the running of the school.  Others are appointed by the Local Authority.  Others are members of School Staff who represent the views of all staff.  Finally, some are “co-opted”, which means they have been invited to join the FGB because of particular skills or experiences they bring with them.

It is vitally important that all Governors act in the best interests of the school, without regard to influences in their daily lives which might run counter to these. Governors are required to declare so-called “pecuniary interests” at every FGB meeting.

The Governors who serve you are listed below.  We show which of the Committees and Sub-Committees they work on, their pecuniary or relevant business interests, and the “type” of Governor they are.

Governor Name
Committee Memberships
Roles
Sub Committee Memberships
Relationship between governors/members of the school
Pecuniary Interests
Governor Type
Appointed
Expiry 

Mrs Laura Wilson
Finance
Chair of Governors
Teacher Pay & Performance Committee
Parent
None
Co-Opted
01/02/2015
31/01/2019

Governor Name
Committee Memberships
Roles
Sub Committee Memberships
Relationship between governors/members of the school
Pecuniary Interests
Governor Type
Appointed
Expiry 

Mr Dan Holland
PAC


Member of the Teaching Staff
None
Staff
17/07/2016
13/07/2020

Governor Name
Committee Memberships
Roles
Sub Committee Memberships
Relationship between governors/members of the school
Pecuniary Interests
Governor Type
Appointed
Expiry 

Mr Darrell Wood
PAC, Finance


Headteacher
None
Staff (Head)
01/01/2009

Governor Name
Committee Memberships
Roles
Sub Committee Memberships
Relationship between governors/members of the school
Pecuniary Interests
Governor Type
Appointed
Expiry 

Mrs Nina Hickman
Finance


School Business Manager
None
Associate Member
28/03/2019

Governor Name
Committee Memberships
Roles
Sub Committee Memberships
Relationship between governors/members of the school
Pecuniary Interests
Governor Type
Appointed
Expiry 

Melanie Walker
PAC
Safeguarding Governor
Headteacher Appraisal

None
Co-opted Governor
11/06/2016
11/06/2020

Governor Name
Committee Memberships
Sub Committee Memberships
Relationship between governors/members of the school
Pecuniary Interests
Governor Type
Appointed
Expiry

Kelly Reeves
Finance Committee

Parent
None
Parent Governor
14/07/2016
10/07/2020

Governor Name
Committee Memberships
Sub Committee Memberships
Relationship between governors/members of the school
Pecuniary Interests
Governor Type
Appointed
Expiry

Richie Dowling

Finance Committee

 

Parent

None

Parent Governor

9/11/2018

8/11/2022

Governor Name
Committee Memberships
Sub Committee Memberships
Relationship between governors/members of the school
Pecuniary Interests
Governor Type
Appointed
Expiry

Lynn Cox

Pupil Achievement Committee

 

Parent

None

Parent Governor

9/11/2018

8/11/2022

Governor Name
Committee Memberships
Sub Committee Memberships
Relationship between governors/members of the school
Pecuniary Interests
Governor Type
Appointed
Expiry

Bridget Owen

Pupil Achievement Committee

 

Support Staff

None

Co-opted SEN Governor

9/11/2018

8/11/2022

Governor Name
Committee Memberships
Sub Committee Memberships
Relationship between governors/members of the school
Pecuniary Interests
Governor Type
Appointed
Expiry

Zoe Bateman

Pupil Achievement Committee

 

Support Staff

None

Co-opted Governor

07/02/2019

6/02/2023