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Andy McDaid

Honorary Treasurer, Chair of Resources

Mark Rhodes-Jones

Chair of Governors

Anthony Hooey

Foundation Governor

Claire Rowley

Co-SEN Governor

Alec Wilkinson

Chair of Admissions

Claire McAdam

Vice Chair

Jenny Missen

Co-Safeguarding Governor
Co-SEN Governor

Mary Packham

Staff Governor

Irene Missen

Co-Safeguarding Governor
Early Years Governor

Jim Eales

Parent Governor

 
 
Did you know that school governors are one of the largest voluntary groups in the UK? There are over 300,000 people across the UK volunteering their time to be a part of a school’s governing body.
 
What is a governing body?
The Governing Body is an integral part of any school structure. The Body works with the Headteacher and school staff to ensure it provides high quality education for all its pupils, and constantly strives to improve. However, the Governing Body is not expected to make day-to-day (operational) decisions about how the school is run, this is left to the experts – the Headteacher and senior leadership team.
 
The Governing Body helps shape the vision and direction of the school and ensures that it fulfills its statutory duties. Governors are expected to have a good understanding of the strengths and any weaknesses of the school so that the Senior Leadership Team can be challenged and supported through decisions that arise. Through this, the school is then able to evaluate its performance and plan strategically to improve all aspects of school life.
 
Responsibilities and Structure of our governing body.
Click here for a full list of responsibilities and structure of our governing body.
 
For a full list of our Governing Body please click here.
 
Interested in being a Governor?

We are always keen to hear from potential new Governors as positions may become available at any time. Governors perform an important voluntary role in education at St Cuthbert's and a full and diverse governing body can be a source of enormous strength to the school.  Volunteering as a governor is a great way to contribute to your local community, meet new people and improve the lives of local children. You will develop transferable skills and learn more about the education system whilst putting existing skills and experience to good use. 

We spend approximately 10-15 hours per month on governance matters.  We also have a role on a sub-committee of the governing body which will include 2-4 meetings per term and some preparatory reading.  St Cuthbert's Full Governing Body meetings are held in term time only.  
 
There are lots of training courses available in the Surrey area. All new governors are recommended to attend the governor induction programme which helps in understanding the role and function of the governing body. We operate a Buddy system as well as having a detailed induction pack for our new governors. The Local Authority and Diocese also provide a wide range of further training opportunities to enable governors to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills.
 
Are you interested in applying? Anyone who is aged eighteen or over and not disqualified under the School Governance Constitution Regulations (England) 2007 or 2012 is eligible for the role. You do not need to be a parent or have any particular qualifications to become a governor; enthusiasm and a desire to make a difference are the most important qualities a volunteer can have.
An introduction to school governance can be found here
 
If you would like to know more please contact our Chair, at this address chair.governors@stcuthberts.surrey.sch.uk.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Information May 2016

Committee structure :  Admissions

Resources

Pay

Plus Headteacher Pay Review Panel

 

 

Name

Category

Appointed by

Position of responsibility

Claire McAdam

Foundation

Diocese

Vice Chair

Mark Rhodes-Jones

Foundation

Diocese

Chair of Governors

Pupil Premium Champion

Anthony Hooey

Foundation

Diocese

 

Andrew McDaid

Foundation

Diocese

Chair of Resources

Honorary Treasurer

Claire Rowley

Foundation

Diocese

Co-SEN 

Alec Wilkinson

Foundation

Diocese

Chair of Admissions

Jackie Gillin

Staff  - Head

Ex officio

 

Irene Missen

Parent

Parent Body

Co-Safeguarding

Early Years

Mary Packham

Staff

Staff

 

Jim Eales Parent Parent Body  

Associate Member

 

 

 

Jenny Missen

Co-Opted Governor

FGB

Co-Safeguarding

Co-SEN

Previous governors

 

 

 

Tessy De Mello

Foundation

Diocese

 

Andrew Seidler

Foundation

Diocese

 

Keren Govier

Parent

Parent body

 

Chris Jones

Foundation

Diocese

 

Peter Lynch Co-opted

FGB

Resources

 
Dom Moloney Associate Member FGB  
John Moutter Foundation Diocese  
Paul Fenton Parent Parent Body Vice Chair
Paula Lowe Staff Staff  
Ed Culf Local Authority Local Authority

Chair of Governors

liaison with LA in event of allegation against Head

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St Cuthberts School

Bagshot Road.
Englefield Green, Surrey TW20 0RY

Tel: 01784 434128
E-mail: info@stcuthberts.surrey.sch.uk