Governors

Governors

 

Stowmarket High School (SHS) Governing Body

 

The Governing Body sets the vision and strategic direction of the school, holds the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school, its pupils and performance management of staff and oversees the financial performance of the school to ensure its money is well spent.

 

Additional Duties include determining how the school budget is spent, appointing and dismissal of staff, hearing appeals and grievances, setting standards for pupil behavior and discipline and ensuring school buildings are welcoming and safe.

 

Structure of Stowmarket High School Governing Body

The full governing body meets usually twice each term and there are committees focusing on specific aspects of the school and meet as required.  

  • Appeals Committee:
  • Finance & Personnel Committee:
  • Pay Committee:
  • Pupil Discipline Committee:
  • Standards Committee:

In addition certain areas are covered by governors with specific responsibilities:  Health & Safety, Safeguarding / SEN, Prevent, Link Governor

 

Governor Details

Local Authority governors are appointed by the Local Authority (1), Parent governors by parents/carers of SHS pupils/students (5), Co-opted governors by the Governing Body (4) and Staff Governors by SHS staff members (1).

Mr Jon Brighton:                               Parent Governor

(Vice Chair)

 Committees:                                    Finance & Personnel (Chair)

                                                          Pupil Discipline

Specific Responsibilities:                  Safeguarding

                                                          Prevent

Term of Office:                                  12 January 2019

Attendance at Meetings 2015/16:     Full

Pecuniary Interests:                         Nil

 

 Mr Gerald Brown:                             Co-opted Governor

 Committees:                                     Pupil Discipline

                                                           Standards (Chair)

Specific Responsibilities:                 Health & Safety

Term of Office:                                  17 January 2020

Attendance at Meetings 2015/16:   

Pecuniary Interests:                        Nil

 

 Ms Lara Burgess:                            Staff Governor

  

Term of Office:                                  16 November 2018

Attendance at Meetings 2015/16:    Full

Pecuniary Interests:                        Nil

 

 

Mrs Stephanie Challinor:                  Co-opted Governor

(Chair)

 

Committees:                                    Finance & Personnel

                                                         Pay (Chair)

Specific Responsibilities:                 Link Governor

Term of Office:                                30 June 2019

Attendance at Meetings 2015/16:   Full

Pecuniary Interests:                       Nil

 

 

Mrs Lisa Hele:                                Co-opted Governor

 

Committees:                                    Pupil Discipline                                 

                                                        Standards

Specific Responsibilities:                SEN

Term of Office:                               15 July 2020

Attendance at Meetings 205/16:    Full

Pecuniary Interests:                      Nil

 

 

Mrs  Alison Hueck:                        Parent Governor

 

Committees:                                   Pay

                                                       Pupil Discipline

                                                       Standards

Term of Office:                               14 April 2017

Attendance at Meetings 2015/16:  Full

Pecuniary Interests:                     Nil

 

 

Mr Dave Lee-Allen:                       Head teacher Governor

 

Committees:                                  Finance & Personnel

Term of Office:                              Ongoing

Attendance at Meetings 2015/16: Full

Pecuniary Interests:                     Nil

 

 

Mrs Lucy Smythe:                         Parent Governor

 

Committees:                                  Pay

                                                      Pupil Discipline                                 

                                                     Finance & Personnel

Term of Office:                              1 September 2020

Attendance at Meetings 2015/16:Full

Pecuniary Interests:                    Nil

 

 

Mr Martin Ward:                           Parent Governor

 

Committees:                                 Pupil Discipline

                                                     Standards

Term of Office:                             20 March 2020

Attendance at Meetings 2015/16:All except 18 Jul 2016

Pecuniary Interests:                    Nil

 

 

Mrs Jane Williamson:                   Co-opted Governor

 

Committees:                                 Pupil Discipline                                 

                                                     Standards

Specific Responsibilities:             Attendance

Term of Office:                             31 December 2019

Attendance at Meetings 2015/16:Full

Pecuniary Interests:                    Nil

 

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