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Blakedown Governing Body

Blakedown Governing Body 1 Ms. Freda Griffith (Chair of Governors)
Blakedown Governing Body 2 Mr. Andy Hewines (Foundation Governor)
Blakedown Governing Body 3 Mr Felix Pepler (LA Governor)
Blakedown Governing Body 4 Mr Doug Wood (Co-opted Governor/Vice Chair)
Blakedown Governing Body 5 Mr Richard Thomas (Parent Governor/Vice Chair)
Blakedown Governing Body 6 Miss Kate Benton (Associate Governor)
Blakedown Governing Body 7 Mr Chris Lowe (Co-opted Governor)
Blakedown Governing Body 8 Mrs Christine Rostron (Co-opted Governor)
Blakedown Governing Body 9 Miss Dominique Low (Co-opted Staff Governor)
Blakedown Governing Body 10 Mrs Aimee Nash (Staff Governor)
Blakedown Governing Body 11 Mrs Helen Beckford-Bond (Headteacher)
Blakedown Governing Body 12 Mrs Kate Neal-Smith (Clerk)

helping them to realise their aspirations. 

The Governing Body of Blakedown CE Primary School are pleased to be able to serve the families and children at the school through hard work, commitment and shared values, with the common aim of making a difference to children's lives by helping them to realise their aspirations. 

We work as an effective team, bringing a range of strengths from different interests and backgrounds; reflecting the opinions of the community of the school through representatives of the church parish, local community, parents and staff. 
Our role is to set strategies for the school, monitor and evaluate its achievements and performance in partnership with the Headteacher, help to sustain its distinctive Christian identity and take an active interest in all aspects of the school to ensure the continued development and improvement of the school for our current and future families.

We operate as a full governing body and in specialist teams with delegated powers for each.  We meet each term to discuss a wide range of issues and with a focus on the key areas of the school development plan.  In addition to meetings, all governors aim to visit the school at least once a year with the aim of viewing one aspect of the school. 

The governing body will seek the views of parents and children on certain issues through the use of questionnaires.  These views are valued and help the governors to formulate plans for the future of the school.


Our current governing body are:

Name

Governor

Type/Position

Team 

Start

Date

Current

Term

Start

Current

Term

End

Attend 16/17 %

Declared

Interests / Other Governance

Ms Freda Griffith

Co-opted Governor

(Chair)

All teams

04.10.06

04.10.16

03.02.19

100%

9/9

Supply Teacher

 

Mr Andrew Hewines Foundation Governor

Resources

01.09.16 01.09.16 Ex-Officio

100%

2/2

None

Mr Felix Pepler

Local Authority Governor

Learning & Development

07.01.08 07.01.13 21.01.20

89%

8/9

Ingestre Hall

Head of Centre

(Residential Centre)

Mr Richard Thomas

Parent Governor

(Vice Chair)

Chair of Learning & Development

28.01.16 28.01.16 21.01.20

100%

5/5

Sporting Chance

(Sports Provision)Academic Choice (Supply Agency)

Woodfield House

(Outward Bound Centre)

Mr Doug Wood

Co-opted Governor

(Vice Chair)

Chair of Resources 26.03.15 26.03.15 29.04.19

100 %

9/9

None
Miss Dominique Low Co-opted Governor

Learning &

Development

01.11.11 23.09.15 03.02.19

89 %

8/9

Staff / Parent
Mrs Aimee Nash Staff Governor

Learning &

Development

18.05.11 23.09.15 17.05.19

100 %

9/9

Staff

Mrs Helen Beckford-

Bond

Headteacher

All teams

01.09.09 01.09.09 Ex-Officio

100 %

9/9

 

Staff

Mr Chris Lowe

Co-opted Governor

Resources

27.04.17

27.04.17 27.04.21

 100%2/2

None
Mrs Christine Rostron Co-opted Governor Resources 27.04.17 27.04.17 27.04.21

100%

2/2

 

None
Ms Kate Benton Associate Governor

Learning &

Development

05.07.17 05.07.17 N.A    
Mrs Kate Neal-Smith

Clerk

All teams 22.02.16 N.A. N.A.    

 

If you would like to find our more about governors and their duties please look at the government website http://www.direct.gov.uk.  To contact the Governors email the Clerk, Kate Neal-Smith on knealsmith@hotmail.co.uk.  The attached sheet below shows the structure and remit of the governing body and its teams.

 

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