The Role of the School Governor
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, every state school has a Governing Body, consisting of specified numbers of various categories of governors depending on the type and size of school.
The role of the School Governor is very rewarding and is a good way to give back to our local community. School Governing Bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education.
School Governors have three main roles:
They also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:
School Governors at Sutton Courtenay CofE Primary School
Sutton Courtenay CofE Primary School is a Local Authority Voluntary Controlled (VC) School, whereby three of our Governors are Foundation Governors, who are appointed by the Oxford Diocese and three of our Governors are elected Parent Governors.
Our Full Governing Body (FGB) meets six times each academic year during term time. We are volunteers who all share a commitment to improving learning at Sutton Courtenay CofE Primary School. We represent the school's main stakeholder groups – Parents, Staff, Local Authority and the Community.
Our detailed business is delegated to two committees who both meet an additional three times a year.
Resources Committee (including Premises & Health and Safety)
Performance & Standards Committee
We currently have 13 Governors:
Paul Allen – Co-opted
Dr Rita Atkinson MBE – Foundation
Kirsty Butler – Co-opted
Chara Dent – Parent
Christine Hamilton – Parent
Rachel Hornsey – Headteacher
The Reverend Helen Kendrick – Foundation
Dan Knowles – Local Authority
Lara Patrick – Co-opted
Dr Heather Sanders – Co-opted
Louise Tristram – Staff (Teaching/Support Staff)
Emma Zacher – Parent
Emma Jhita - Parent
Katie Paxton-Doggett – Clerk to the Governing Body