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St Margaret's-at-Cliffe Primary School

St Margaret's-at-Cliffe Primary School

Governors

Chair of Governors

Mrs Jane Nightingale

c/o St Margaret’s - at -Cliffe C.P. School
Sea Street
St Margaret’s -at-Cliffe
Dover
Kent
CT15 6SS

The Governors can be likened to non-executive directors. They are drawn from a variety of areas to represent various views of the community and are expected to be the ‘critical friend ‘ of the school. They are appointed for four years to help make decisions on school policy. Governors meet at least once a term and take a consistent and personal interest in the school. Many decisions of the Governing Body are delegated to sub-committees, which are responsible for particular areas. These committees are chaired by Governors and must report on their work at the full Governing Body meeting, held once a term.

Governors are appointed to help to:

  • produce, monitor and update the School Improvement Plan; together with staff
  • decide what is taught, in conjunction with the National Curriculum
  • agree targets in relation to learning
  • set standards of behaviour
  • interview and select staff
  • decide how the budget is spent
  • maintain premises
  • ensure the Health and Safety Regulations are met
  • ensure staff have continuing professional development

School Governors cannot act individually, they can only make joint decisions after discussion.

The Governing Body is organised as follows:-

11 Governors consisting of:-

  • 1 Headteacher
  • 1 Staff member
  • 1 Local Authority appointment
  • 6 Co-opted (appointed based on skills audit)
  • 2 elected Parents

St Margaret’s-at -Cliffe Governing Body

Chair of the Governors: Mrs Jane Nightingale
Staff Governors: Ms Helen Comfort
Mrs Rachel Hindle
Parent Governors:

Mr Stephen Wisbey

Mrs Katy Brinicombe

Co-opted Governors:

Mrs Jane Nightingale

Ms Maggie Bazin

Mr John Dexter

Mr Philip Larsen

Mr Jeremy Saynor
Mr Steven Wanstall

Local Authority: Mrs Barbara Wells
Clerk to the Governors: Ms Jane Davey

Parent governors must have a child at the school and are elected by the parents.

Further information regarding the Governing Body can be found in the document below.