Pathfinder Northstowe

The Pathfinder

Church of England Primary School

The roots to grow, the path to follow and the wings to fly

Governors

School Governors

 

The role of Governor is an important one and offers the school a form of critical friendship ensuring that our school and our systems remain fit for purpose. The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. Their responsibilities include areas such as:

analysing pupil progress and achievement

• managing the school's finances

• making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based

• appointing staff

• reviewing staff performance and pay

 

Our Governing Body consists of two main committees — Finance and Estates, and Standards and Ethos; these committees meet once a term and the meetings are then shared at the next Full Governing Board meeting, again once a term.

Our Governors help the school provide the best possible education for our pupils.

As part of the School's overall leadership and management, they help to govern the strategic framework of the school, whilst the Headteacher manages the day-to-day management of the school, staff, teaching, support and planning.

Governors do this by:

 • thinking and working strategically to help raise standards

• monitoring and evaluating the progress towards priorities and targets

• supporting the Headteacher and staff, as well as challenging their perceptions

• accounting to all stakeholders for the school's performance and for the decisions taken

 

The Governing Body also monitors the school policies and procedures.

Our Governors are vital to the school and are dedicated, caring individuals, from various walks of life; including parents, ex-parents and a dedicated school representative. If you wish to speak to them for any reason or have any concerns, they are extremely approachable and would be pleased to contact or meet you.

 

Key policies are available on the school website

Pathfinder Policies

 

If there is a vacancy on our Governing Body, the school will inform parents and the wider community and then anyone is free to apply for an application pack.

 

 Governor attendance records 2019-20

 

 

FGB Meeting

Finance and Estates

EGM Pathfinders Governing Board

FGB Meeting

Finance and Estates

Governor Day in School - details to follow

Data Review Meeting

Governor

Governor Type

03 Sep 2019

10 Oct 2019

28 Nov 2019

05 Dec 2019

06 Feb 2020

28 Feb 2020

02 Mar 2020

Mrs Danielle Catling

Parent governor

 

 

 

Y

 

Y

 

Mr Gareth Chamberlain

 

N

NS

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Penny Conway

Local Authority Governor

 

 

 

Y

 

N

 

Revd Dr Beth Cope

Ex-Officio

Y

 

 

Y

 

Y

Y

Mr Mark Gatland

 

Y

N

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Alex Housden

Staff governor

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Mr Adam Janocka

Parent governor

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

N

 

MR Andrew Latchem

Foundation governor

Y

Y

 

N

Y

Y

 

Mr Dan Launchbury

Observer

 

Y

 

Y

 

Y

 

Mr Daniel Lawson

Foundation governor

 

 

 

Y

 

N

 

Dr David Lee

 

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Judith Osler

Foundation governor

Y

 

 

N

 

N

N

Ms Stephanie Redgate

Headteacher

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Kitt Smith

Clerk

Y

Y

 

Y

N

N

 

Mrs Adiila Takun-Joolia

Associate Member

Y

 

 

N

 

N

N

Dr Rosalind Thompson

Associate Member

 

 

 

Y

 

N

 

Matthew Wood

Parent governor

 

 

 

Y

 

N

 

 

 

 

Key Information

 

Governor resignations (in last 18 months)

David Lee – resigned August 2020

Penny Conway – resigned August 2020

Mark Gatland - resigned November 2019

Gareth Chaimberlain - resigned November 2019

David Birch - resigned March 2019

Shirley Hall – resigned December 2018, end of term of office

Anna White – resigned December 2017, end of term of office

 

Governance roles in other Educational Institutions (2018-19)

David Lee – DEMAT – Board of Trustees

Penny Conway – Little Paxton Primary School – Chair of Governors.  National leader of Governance

Andrew Latchem – Milton C of E Primary School – Governor

Judith Ostler – University of Cambridge – Faculty of Education

 

Future Meeting Dates

 

Thu 19 Mar 2020

Full Governing Body Meeting

Wed 22 Apr 2020

Open Classrooms and Meet the Governors 

Mon 4 May 2020

Budget Review Group 

Thu 18 Jun 2020

S&E Meeting

Tue 23 Jun 2020

F&E Meeting

Mon 13 Jul 2020

Data Review Group 

Thu 16 Jul 2020

Full Governing Body Meeting

Mon 20 Jul 2020

Budget Review Group 


 Governors' Action Plan 2020 - 2021

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