Governors

Our primary role as governors is to help the school provide the best possible education for our pupils.

We do this by:

• Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction
• Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
• Overseeing the financial performance of the school, making sure its money is well spent

The Main Governing body meets at least twice a term. In the intervening weeks the committees listed below give detailed consideration to issues and make recommendations to the full Governing Body.

Finance and Facilities Committee
Curriculum Committee
Human Resources Committee
Ethos Committee
Head Teacher’s Performance Management Committee

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School Governors



  Heidi Wadsworth
Chair

Heidi became a Parent Governor in July 2015. Elected as Chair of the Full Governing Body in May 2016. She is also the Chair of the Human Resources Committee.



 Kevin Harris
Parent Governor and Vice Chair of Governors

Kevin became a Parent Governor in September 2014. He is a member of the Curriculum Committee and Headteacher's Performance Management Committee. He is the Link Governor for Class 3.


 Priscilla Miller
Parent Governor
Priscilla became a Parent Governor in September 2014. She is a member of the Finance & Facilities Committee and Ethos Committee. She is the Link Governor for Class 4 and has responsibility for safeguarding and e-safety.


 Rachel Ruane
Parent Governor

Rachel became a Parent Governor in September 2014. She is a member of the Human Resources Committee and has responsibility for SEND.


 Wendy Lovett
Staff Governor

Wendy Lovett has been a staff governor since 2012. She became the Deputy Headteacher in 2008, teaches Years 5 and 6 and is the school English and RE leader.


 Lynda Harding
Foundation Governor

Lynda Harding has been a Governor since 2008, serving as a Staff Governor and Parent Governor . She is a member of the Finance Committee and the Ethos Committee


  Karen Payne
Headteacher

Karen Payne is the Headteacher Governor. She has been a Governor since she was the deputy headteacher and sits on all committees.


 Rev. John Hamilton
Ex-officio, The Rectory, Sherborne St. John

John Hamilton is Rector of the Parish Church and therefore a Governor “ex officio”.
He serves on the Human Resources Committee and is Chairman of the Ethos Committee.


 Elizabeth Hatt
Governor

Elizabeth became a Governor in March 2016. She is the Local Authority Governor. She is a member of the Finance and Facilities Committee and has responsibility for the school website.


 Diane Pound
Governor
Diane became a Co-opted Governor in January 2016. She is a member of the Curriculum Committee and the Finance and Facilities Committee, and is also the Link Governor for Class 2.


 Suzanne Cox
Governor
Suzanne became a Co-opted Governor in January 2016. She is a member of the Human Resources Committee and the Headteacher's Performance Management Committee. She is the Link Governor for Class 1.