The role of the Governing Body
All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, and to ultimately represent the school community.
The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the Local Authority. Whilst the Headteacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved in such things as finance, school buildings, curriculum and staffing. Governors ensure that the school functions well holds the Headteacher to account for decisions made.
Members of the Governing Body include parents, teaching staff and representatives from the local community and Local Authority.
How to become a governor
All governors must be elected. If you would like to be part of Spon Gate’s Governing Body, please enquire at the school office about any vacancies.
|Mrs Jane Hartnett
|Local Authority Governor
|22/01/99 – 04/12/07 – PG
05/12/07-23/06/15 – LA
24/06/15 – 23/06/19 24/07/19– 02/07/23 Co-Opted
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|Mr Ian Horrabin
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|Mrs Helen Elias
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|Ms Patricia McDermott
|Ms Angela Dickson
|Ms Rekha Surendrappa
|Health & Safety
|Mr Andrew Thomas
|Mr Jamie Wingrove
|Mrs Jacqui Shearer
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