The governing body of Stock C of E Primary School has 8 members, plus the head teacher and deputy head teacher. These governors include:
- Head teacher
- Deputy Head teacher
- Parent governors x 2 (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 3 (appointed)
- Foundation Governors x 1 (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 2023 to 2024 in summary is:
Setting realistic targets for the Headteacher and school – review and maintain the governor monitoring schedule.
Setting outcomes for pupils – agreeing SATs targets, measuring the impact of funding for Pupil Premium and Sports Premium.
Promoting Quality Teaching, Learning and Assessment – Develop proposition to retain and attract talented staff across all roles.
Encouraging Personal Development, Positive Behaviour and Welfare including Safeguarding –Consistently maintain procedures for monitoring attendance, ensuring statutory curriculum guidelines are followed. Work with the SLT to audit the whole school’s emotional health and wellbeing practice.
Building and property maintenance – Continue programme for internal and external maintenance, review and monitor ECO targets.
The current board members are:
Mr S Browne Chair of Governors (Co)
Mrs K Phillips Vice Chair of Governors (Co)
Mrs R Hill (F)
Rev J Pearson (F)
Mr C Seccombe (S)
Ms J Oldfield (Co)
Mrs L Adams (P)
Ms S Winter (P)
Mr N Mason (LA)
Mrs S Waring Clerk to Governors
L = Local Authority
S = Staff Governor
F = Foundation
C = Community
A = Associate Governor
P = Parent Governor
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||1/1||Head teacher at Stock C of E Primary School||None||None||01.09.2013
Chair of Governors
|Accountant Financial training worldwide.
Small Business Advisor – growth specialist
Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Elected by Governors
Vice Chair of Governors
I have 3 daughters in school – Years 1, 4 and 6.
Co Opted Governor
|Children attended the school.
Parishioner of All Saints Church
No business involvement
|I have a daughter in Year 6. I work as both Maths Teacher and Land Surveyor.||None||24.11.2020
Co Opted Governor
26.06.2023 to 26.06.2027
26.06.2023 to 26.06.2027
Member of Law Society
Elijahs Pot CIO
26.04.2023 to 26.04.2027
|Chris Seccombe||1/1||Year 4 Teacher at Stock Church of England Primary School||None||None||
20.09.2022 to 20.09.2026
|Alison Price||1/1||Deputy head at Stock Church of England Primary School||None||None||20.09.2018