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).

 

Ms Charlina Bowen

Local Authority Governor

Term of Office:

June 2021

Attendance at Meetings 2016/17:

New governor

Pecuniary Interests:

Nil

 

 

Mr Jon Brighton
(Vice Chair)

Parent Governor

Committees:

Finance & Personnel (Chair)
Pupil Discipline

Specific Responsibilities:

Safeguarding
Prevent

Term of Office:

12 January 2019

Attendance at Meetings 2016/17:

Full except 15 May 2017

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 2016/17:

Full

Pecuniary Interests:

Nil

 

Ms Lara Burgess

Staff Governor

Term of Office:

16 November 2018

Attendance at Meetings 2016/17:

Full except 20 Mar 2017.  Also not 5 April 2017 and 12 June 2017 both confidential Full Governors meetings

Pecuniary Interests:

Nil

 

Mrs Stephanie Challinor
(Chair)

Co-opted Governor

Committees:

Finance & Personnel

Specific Responsibilities:

Link Governor

Trustee Waveney Valley Academy Trust 

Term of Office:

30 June 2019

Attendance at Meetings 2016/17:

Full

Pecuniary Interests:

Nil

 

Mrs Lisa Hele

Co-opted Governor

Committees:

Pupil Discipline

Specific Responsibilities:

SEN

Term of Office:

15 July 2020

Attendance at Meetings 2016/17:

Full except 15 May 2017

Pecuniary Interests:

Nil

 

Mrs Alison Hueck

Parent Governor

Committees:

Pupil Discipline
Standards

Term of Office:

14 April 2017

Attendance at Meetings 2016/17:

Full

Pecuniary Interests:

Nil

 

Mr Dave Lee-Allen

Headteacher Governor

Committees:

Finance & Personnel

Term of Office:

Ongoing

Attendance at Meetings 2016/17:

Full

Pecuniary Interests:

Nil

 

Mrs Lucy Smythe

Parent Governor

Committees:

Pupil Discipline
Finance & Personnel

Term of Office:

1 September 2020

Attendance at Meetings 2016/17:

Full

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 2016/17:

Full

Pecuniary Interests:

Nil

 

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