The governing body of Stock C of E Primary School has 10 members, plus the head teacher and deputy head teacher. These governors include:
- Head teacher
- Deputy Head teacher
- Parent governors x 3 (elected by the parent body)
- LA governor x 1 (appointed by the Local Authority)
- Staff governor x 1 (elected by the teaching staff)
- Co-opted governor x 2 (appointed)
- Foundation Governors x 3 (appointed)
Core Governor responsibilities
Setting the strategic direction Governing bodies are the key strategic decision makers in every school. Along with the Head Teacher, it is the job of a governing body to set the school’s aims and objectives around how the school will develop and improve. We set policies, formulate plans and agree targets to help the school achieve these objectives, as well as regularly reviewing their strategic framework in light of that progress.
Creating robust accountability The governing body is there to support and challenge the school’s senior leadership team. We play a crucial role in holding the Head Teacher to account for securing the best possible outcomes for pupils. By challenging key decisions and asking pertinent questions about the school’s performance data, governors aim to guarantee high standards in education.
Ensuring financial probity Governing bodies have a strategic role in the financial management of schools. Our key responsibilities include, setting financial priorities through the school development plan, 3 year financial plan and the annual budget. We also decide on how the school’s delegated budget should be spent in accordance with the school improvement plan and statutory curriculum requirement.
The Governor Action Plan for 2021 to 2022 in summary is:
Setting realistic targets for the Headteacher and school – monitoring in line with the School’s development plan.
Setting outcomes for pupils – agreeing SATs targets, measuring the impact of funding (Pupil Premium, Sports and Covid)
Promoting Quality Teaching, Learning and Assessment – Curriculum implementation and development.
Encouraging Personal Development, Positive Behaviour and Welfare including Safeguarding – monitoring attendance, ensuring statutory curriculum guidelines are followed , mental health and safeguarding.
Building and property maintenance – Internal and external maintenance, areas for expansion and ECO targets.
The current board members are:
Mr S Browne Chair of Governers (CO)
Mr PJ Carter Vice Chair of Governors (LA)
Mr M Threadgold Vice Chair of Governors (P)
Mrs R Hill (F)
Mrs K Phillips (P)
Mrs A Price (S)
Ms J Oldfield (P)
Mrs J Sabine (F)
Mrs A Tully (CO)
Mrs S Waring Clerk to Governors
L = Local Authority
S = Staff Governor
F = Foundation
C = Community
A = Associate Governor
P = Parent Governor
|Name||Attendance at Governors Meetings||Areas of Responsibility||Details of any relevant business interests and any other educational establishments that this governor has involvement with||Details of any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (e.g. spouses, partners, close relatives)||Date of appointment and Term of Office|
|Alina Clay||5/5||Head teacher at Stock C of E Primary School||None||None||01.09.2013
|Shaun Browne||3/5||Chair of Governors
Chair of Pay Committee
Training Link Governor
HT Performance Review
Internal Control Evaluation Review
|Accountant Financial training worldwide.
Small Business Advisor – growth specialist
Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Elected by Governors
|4/5||Vice Chair of Governors Health & Safety Risk assessment
HT Performance management
|Lead Exams Invigilator (part time) at St Martins, Hutton.
|Mark Threadgold||4/5||SEN (Special Educational Needs)
|I work in Cyber Security/IT Risk Management for UBS (Swiss Bank). I bring my skills in risk management, auditing and ICT to the governing body.||None||05.12.2021
Elected by parents
|Ann Tully||5/5||Health and Safety||Learning Support Assistant at Stock Church of England Primary School||None||28.02.2019
Church School link
|Children attended the school.
Parishioner of All Saints Church
No business involvement
|I have 2 daughters in school – Year 2 and Year 4.
I bring my skills in project management, strategic thinking, data analysis to the governing body.
Elected by parents
Governors section of Website
|I have a daughter in Year 4. I work as both Maths Teacher and Land Surveyor.||None||24.11.2020
Elected by Parents
|Alison Price||5/5||Year 2 Teacher at Stock Church of England Primary School||None||20.09.2018
|Steve Whyman||3/5||Deputy head at Stock Church of England Primary School||None||01.01.2014