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Welcome to the Eastover Governors page

The Governors of Eastover Community Primary School are all committed volunteers who work to ensure each pupil at the school makes the very best progress and that the school is managed and led as effectively as possible. The Governors come from a range of backgrounds but share a commitment to support and challenge the school in its work.

Governors undertake a training programme and regularly visit the school.

What does a governor do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy head teacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the head teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

The role of the governing board is a strategic one and its key functions are to:

* set the aims and objectives for the school

* set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives

* set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives

* monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives

* be a source of challenge and support to the head teacher

Becoming a governor

If you would like to be part of one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and play an important role in the strategic running of the school, please contact the school office.

 

 

Current Governor Vacancies

 

  • Co-Opted Governor

Structure of Eastover Primary School Board of Governors

The board is split into 2 committees which are the Curriculum and Community Committee and the Business Committee. Both committees and the whole board of governors meet regularly throughout the year. The governing body consists of:

  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 7 Co-opted Governors

Responsibilities of the committees and the board of governors are detailed in the terms of reference and standing orders.

Category

Name

Who appointed governor

Committee

Roles

Terms of office start date

Terms of office end date

Register of Interests

Clerk

 

 

Ms Kate Bown

 

 

N/A

All

Clerk to Governors

01/10/2019

 

 

Co-opted

Mrs Beryl Cockerell

 

Board of governors

Curriculum and Community Committee

Pay Review Panel

Chair of Governors

Chair of Curriculum and Community Committee

01/03/2017

28/02/2021

 

Co-opted

 

Mr Chris Thorne

 

Board of governors

Business Committee

Training Governor

24/10/2019

24/09/2021

Employee at Eastover

Co-opted

 

Mrs Samantha Hurford

 

Board of governors

Curriculum & Community Committee

 

 

SEND Governor

12/12/2016

11/12/2020

Employee at Eastover

Co-opted

 

Mrs Amanda Biddiscombe

 

Board of governors

Business Committee

 

Pay Review Panel

 

18/05/2015

17/05/2019

Wilko Stores

Co-opted

Mrs Caroline Barton

Board of governors

 

Business Committee

Health and Safety Governor

 

25/09/2017

24/09/2021

 
  Co-opted Mrs  Alison Sanders Board of governors

 

Business Committee

 

  10/12/18 09/12/22

Employee at SCC

 

CRS Building supplies

Elected Parent

Mrs Eimante Simonelyte

 

Elected unopposed by parent body

Curriculum and Community Committee

EAL

Governor

01/01/2017

31/12/2020

 

Elected Parent

Mrs Keri James

Elected unopposed by parent body

 

Curriculum & Community Committee

Pupil Premium Governor & Chair of Curriculum Committee

01/01/2017

31/12/2020

 

Local Authority

Governor 

Mr James Lloyd Board of governors Business Committee   10/12/18 09/12/22  

Elected Staff

Ms Bev Alcock

 

Elected unopposed by staff body

Curriculum & Community Committee

 

13/09/2015

12/09/2019

 

Head Teacher

Ms Nicola Darby

 

N/A

All

 

01/01/2013

 

 

Co-opted

 

Mrs Alison Monteith

 

 

Board of governors

Business Committee

Pay Review Panel (chair)

 

Chair of Governors

Chair of Business committee

 

01/03/17

28/02/2021 (Resigned 16/05/19)

South West Audit Partnership

 

 

Co-opted Mrs Jo Larson Board of governors Business Committee Training Governor 25/09/2017 24/09/2021 (Resigned 02/09/2019)  
               

 

Governor Attendance

 

Governors are expected to attend 9 meetings a year, 5 of which are the full board of governor meetings and 4 are the committee meetings to which the governors are assigned. The governor attendance sheets to show the last years worth of governor attendance are below.

September 2018-July 2019

FGB

(Oct 18)

Committee 1 (Nov 18)

FGB

(Dec 18)

Committee 2

(Jan 19)

FGB

(Mar 19)

Committee 3 (May 19)

FGB

(May 19)

Committee 4 (Jun 19)

Total (8)

Beryl Cockerell (Chair/Co-opted governor)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

8

Bev Alcock (Staff governor)

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

6

Sam Hurford (Parent governor)

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

6

Mandy Biddiscombe (Co-opted governor)

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

4

Jo Larson (Co-opted governor)

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

6

Nicola Darby (Head teacher)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

8

Eimante Simonelyte (Parent governor)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

7

Keri James (Parent governor)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

7

Caroline Barton (Co-opted Governor)

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

6

Alison Sanders (Co-opted Governor)

n/a

n/a

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

4

James Lloyd (LA governor)

n/a

n/a

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

4

Alison Monteith (Chair/resigned May 2019)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

n/a

n/a

5

                   

Leeanne Searle (Clerk)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

8

September 2017-July 2018

FGB

Committee 1

FGB

Committee 2

FGB

Committee 3

FGB

Committee 4

FGB

Total (9)

Alison Monteith (Chair)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

8

Bev Alcock (Staff governor)

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

8

Sam Hurford (Parent governor)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

7

Beryl Cockerell (Co-opted governor)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

9

Mandy Biddiscombe (Co-opted governor)

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

3

Jo Larson (Co-opted governor)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

9

Kevin Granville (Co-opted governor)

No

No

No

No

Removed

 

 

 

 

0

Nicola Darby (Head teacher)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

9

Eimante Simonelyte (Parent governor)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

9

Keri James (Parent governor)

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

5

Caroline Barton (co-opted)

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leeanne Searle (Clerk)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

9

FGB - Full governing Body
Committee 1/2/3/4 - assigned business or curriculum meeting attended
 
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