Governor Information

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

Parent 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

Stephen Lawrenson

Foundation governor

18.12.15 - 17.12.19

Church Diocese

30.11.07

Francesca Urquhart

Foundation governor

15.01.17 – 14.01.21

Church Diocese

15.01.17

Stephen Vinall

Foundation governor

25.07.13 – 24.07.17

Church Parish

25.07.13

Fr Martin Morgan

Foundation governor

30.01.17 – 29.01.21

Church Diocese

30.01.17

(1 vacancies)

Foundation governor

 

Church Parish/Diocese

 

(1 vacancy)

Foundation governor (ex-officio)

 

Member by virtue of their office

 

 

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

Fr David Clues

Foundation governor

08.12.11 -

Member by virtue of their office

31.07.16

08.12.11

Amanda Healey

Headteacher governor

01.04.97

Member by virtue of their office

02.09.16

01.04.97

Levison Kandi

Foundation governor

27.10.15 – 26.10.19

Diocese

16.07.16

27.10.15

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

 

 

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

Sept 16

None

None

None

Ian Beggs

June 17

Teacher at St Bartholomew’s / NUT member

None

None

Stephen Berry

May 17

None

Vice Chair of Governors at Patcham High School / Associate Member at Homewood College

None

Katie Blood

April 17

Headteacher at St Bartholomew's CE Primary School

LA governor at Bevendean Primary School (current)

None

Lara Coleman

June 16

Record kept by clerk

None

None

Fiona Graham

June 17

None

None

None

Stephen Lawrenson

To follow

 

 

 

Fr Martin Morgan

June 17

None

None

None

Francesca Urquhart

June 17

Teacher for BHMA / Director at Marlow Production Management

None

None 

Stephen Vinall

Sept 16

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

 None

 None

Fr David Clues

Sept 15

(now left)

Priest in charge at St Bartholomew’s Church / Charity trusteeships – St Bartholomew’s PCC, William Grimmett Trust

None

None

Amanda Healey

Sept 15

(now left)

Headteacher at St Bartholomew’s / NAHT member / Charity trusteeships – William Grimmett Trust, Education West Africa

None

Husband a governor at Saltdean Primary School

Mike Jee

Sept 16

(now left)

Executive Headteacher at St Bartholomew's CE Primary School

Headteacher governor at Aldrington CE Primary School

None

Levison Kandi

June 16

(now left)

Employed in Social Services / Member of Zimbabwe National Anglican Fellowship (UK)

None

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

 

 

Governor meetings

For the school year 2016-17, our governors are meeting as a full governing body three or four times a term.  Up to July 2016, we delegated some functions to committees (Resources and Teaching & Learning - see minutes and Terms of Reference below).  However, at the full governing body meeting on 20 September 2016, it was agreed that all governors should be more regularly updated on all matters.  With no committees, governors have more time to carry out their monitoring work in school and to meet with key staff to discuss school improvement priorities.  Working groups will be set up to investigate matters in more detail when necessary.

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 Vinall and the Vice Chair of Governors is Rupert Bagilhole.

Full Governing Body (FGB) meetings

 

Resources Committee (Chair: Stephen Vinall) - up to July 2016

 

Teaching & Learning Committee (Chair: The Rev Alice Whalley) - up to July 2016

 

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

AH

MM

DC

KB

SV

SL

AW

FK

RB

FG

IB

LK

LC

FU

SB

MJ

Resources 09.05.16

Y

n/a

Y

n/a

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Y

n/a

N

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

FGB 09.05.16

Y

n/a

Y

n/a

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

n/a

n/a

n/a

FGB 09.06.16 (extra)

Y

n/a

Y

n/a

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

T&L 29.06.16

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Y

N

Y

n/a

N

n/a

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

Resources 01.07.16

Y

n/a

Y

n/a

N

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

N

n/a

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

FGB 11.07.16

Y

n/a

Y

n/a

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

FGB 20.09.16

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Y

FGB 12.10.16

n/a

Y

n/a

n/a

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Y

FGB 22.11.16

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Y

N

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

n/a

Y

n/a

n/a

N

FGB 04.01.17

n/a

Y

n/a

n/a

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

n/a

N

Y

n/a

Y

FGB 01.02.17

n/a

N

n/a

n/a

Y

N

n/a

Y

Y

N

Y

n/a

N

Y

Y

Y

FGB 05.04.17

n/a

Y

n/a

Y

Y

N

n/a

Y

Y

Y

Y

n/a

Y

Y

Y

n/a

FGB 17.05.17

n/a

N

n/a

Y

Y

N

n/a

N

N

Y

Y

n/a

Y

N

Y

n/a