Our Governors

Our Governors

What do school governors do?

Governors work with senior leaders in the strategic development of the school and in raising standards of achievement. Duties include setting the school’s vision, aims & objectives, approving the school budget and appointing the headteacher.

Governors must both support and challenge the headteacher, so need to gain an understanding of the school’s overall performance in order to explain its decisions and actions. They do this by attending regular meetings, carrying out school visits and meeting with senior leaders. They also attend training in order to keep up to date with the requirements of their role. Governors work as a team and make collective decisions.

If you are interested in becoming a school governor, please contact the Clerk to Governors for more information: tomway@st-bartholomews.brighton-hove.sch.uk.

 

St Bartholomew’s CE Primary School Governing Body

Name

Role 

Term of office 

Appointed by

Original appt date

Rupert Bagilhole

Local authority governor

04.05.15 – 03.05.19

Local authority

04.05.15

Ian Beggs

Staff governor

01.09.15 – 31.08.19

Elected by staff

01.09.15

Stephen Berry

Additional LA governor

23.01.17 – 22.01.21

Local authority

23.01.17

Lara Coleman

Associate governor

22.11.16 – 21.11.20

Governing body

09.11.15

Fiona Graham

Parent governor

14.09.15 – 13.09.19

Governing body

14.09.15

Katie Blood

Headteacher governor

04.04.17 -

Member by virtue of their office

05.09.16

Fiona Keeling

Associate member

02.03.15 – 01.03.19

Governing body

02.03.15

Francesca Urquhart

Foundation governor

15.01.17 – 14.01.21

Church Diocese

15.01.17

Fr Martin Morgan

Foundation governor

30.01.17 – 29.01.21

Church Diocese

30.01.17

Jane Grey

Foundation governor

07.03.18 – 06.03.22

Church Diocese

07.03.18

(2 vacancies)

Foundation governor

 

Church Parish/Diocese

 

(1 vacancy)

Foundation governor (ex-officio)

 

Member by virtue of their office

 

(1 vacancy)

Parent governor

 

Governing body

 

 

In the past 12 months we have also had the following members on our governing body:

 

Name

Role

Term of office

Appointed by  

Resigned   

Original appt date

The Rev Alice Whalley

Foundation governor

20.04.15 - 19.04.19

Diocese

04.01.17

20.04.15

Mike Jee

Executive Headteacher governor

05.09.16 – 31.03.17

Member by virtue of their office

31.03.17

05.09.16

Stephen Lawrenson

Foundation governor

18.12.15 - 17.12.19

Church Diocese

28.09.17

30.11.07

Stephen Vinall

Foundation governor

25.07.17 – 24.07.21

Church Parish

13.04.18

25.07.13

 

 

Register of interests

Register of Interests for governors who have served in the last 12 months:

Name

Date declared

Business / pecuniary interests

Governance roles in other educational establishments

Personal interests

Rupert Bagilhole

Feb 18

None

None

None

Ian Beggs

June 17

Teacher at St Bartholomew’s / NUT member

None

None

Stephen Berry

Nov 17

None

Vice Chair of Governors and Resources at Patcham High School / Vice Chair of Governors and Business committee at Mile Oak Primary School

None

Katie Blood

Feb 18

Headteacher at St Bartholomew's CE Primary School

None

None

Lara Coleman

Oct 17

Record kept by clerk

None

None

Fiona Graham

June 17

None

None

None

Fr Martin Morgan

Sept 17

None

None

None

Francesca Urquhart

June 17

Teacher for BHMA / Director at Marlow Production Management

None

None 

Fiona Keeling

Mar 18

Deputy Headteacher at St Bartholomew's CE Primary School

None

None

Jane Grey

TBC

     

Mike Jee

Sept 16

(now left)

Executive Headteacher at St Bartholomew's CE Primary School

Headteacher governor at Aldrington CE Primary School

None

Rev Alice Whalley

Sept 16

(now left)

Company Director – East Brighton Trust / Charity trusteeships – PCC of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Moulsecoomb

Governor at Moulsecoomb Primary School

None

Stephen Lawrenson

May 17

(now left)

None

None

None

Stephen Vinall

Nov 17 

(now left)

Employed at EDF Energy / Charity trusteeships – St Bartholomew’s PCC

None

None

 

Governor meetings

From the school year 2017-18, our Governors have re-established the Committee structures of the Governing Body - these are for Resources and Teaching & Learning (under the existing Terms of Reference, shown below).

The timetable for all Governing Body and Committee meetings for the school year 2017-18 are: 

Date

Meeting

27/09/17

Full Governing Body

15/11/17

Resources Committee

22/11/17

Teaching and Learning Committee

14/12/17

Full Governing Body

10/01/18

Resources Committee

18/01/18

Teaching and Learning Committee

08/02/18

Full Governing Body

22/03/18

Resources Committee

28/03/18

Teaching and Learning Committee

25/04/18

Full Governing Body

14/06/18

Resources Committee

20/06/18

Teaching and Learning Committee

18/07/18

Full Governing Body

At our meetings, the governing body carries out its three core functions, as identified by the Department for Education in the Governance Handbook:

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure money is well spent.

Minutes are published below, once they have been agreed at the following meeting.  Associated papers are also available on request, although some will be confidential. Please contact the clerk to governors for further information: tomway@st-bartholomews.brighton-hove.sch.uk.  Minutes and associated papers from meetings more than two years ago are also available from the clerk or school office.

The Chair of Governors is Stephen Berry and the Vice Chairs of Governors are Rupert Bagilhole and Stephen Berry.

Full Governing Body (FGB) meetings 

Resources Committee (Chair: Stephen Berry) - re-established September 2017

 

Teaching & Learning Committee (Chair: Rupert Bagilhole) - re-established September 2017

Meeting attendance for 2016/17

The Constitution of Governing Bodies in Maintained Schools (August 2015) requires governing bodies to publish individual governors' attendance at meetings in the last year. In the table below, governors' initials are listed along the top (see full names on the Governor Information page) and meetings are listed on the left hand side.

KEY:
Y = Yes (in attendance), N = No (not in attendance), n/a = not a member of that committee / no longer a governor / not yet appointed

 

Meeting

MM

KB

SV

SL

AW

FK

RB

FG

IB

LC

FU

SB

MJ

JG

FGB 20.09.16

n/a

n/a

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

Y

n/a

FGB 12.10.16

Y

n/a

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

Y

n/a

FGB 22.11.16

n/a

n/a

Y

N

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

N

n/a

FGB 04.01.17

Y

n/a

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

N

Y

n/a

Y

n/a

FGB 01.02.17

N

n/a

Y

N

n/a

Y

Y

N

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

n/a

FGB 05.04.17

Y

Y

Y

N

n/a

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

FGB 17.05.17

N

Y

Y

N

n/a

N

N

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

n/a

n/a

FGB 28.06.17

Y

Y

Y

N

n/a

N

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

FGB 27.09.17

Y

Y

Y

N

n/a

Y

N

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

Resources 15.11.17

Y

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

N

n/a

N

n/a

Y

n/a

n/a

T&L 22.11.17

n/a

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

Y

Y

n/a

Y

n/a

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

FGB 14.12.17

Y

Y

N

n/a

n/a

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

Resources 10.01.18

Y

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

N

n/a

N

n/a

Y

n/a

n/a

T&L 18.01.18

n/a

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

Y

Y

n/a

Y

n/a

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

FGB 08.02.18

Y

Y

N

n/a

n/a

Y

Y

Y

Y

n/a

N

N

n/a

n/a

Resources 22.03.18

Y

Y

N

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

N

n/a

Y

T&L 28.03.18

n/a

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

Y

Y

n/a

Y

n/a

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

Informal 25.04.18

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

Y

Y

Y

Y

n/a

Y

Y

n/a

N