Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
Vicky Moore - Foundation. (Vice-Chair)
Reverend William Ridding - Ex-Officio.
Debbie Chant - Co-Opted Governor.
Helen Hatcher - Local Authority Governor.
Victoria Dike - Foundation Governor.
Sarah Pitman - Parent Governor.
Jon Turner - Parent Governor.
All governors are volunteers and, once elected, serve for 4 years.
THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNING BODY
In simple terms, the Governors have a general responsibility for the management of the school. The Leadership Team make the day to day decisions about the running of the school. Governors are responsible for setting the budget, overseeing the curriculum, the appointment and dismissal of staff and deciding the policy on admissions.
SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PLAN (SDP)
All schools are required to produce a plan each year. The Leadership Team, staff and governors discuss areas for development and targets and priorities are agreed. The plan is monitored throughout the year and contributions are given by our School Evaluation Partner (SEP), who is provided by the Local Authority. A summary of this years SDP is posted in the policies section of the website.
The Governors operate an open door policy and are more than happy to discuss any matters regarding school life . Parents are welcome to contact a governor direct or e-mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org Parent Governors are often to be found at the school at the start and end of the school day.
I was appointed as a Foundation Governor in the Autumn term of 2013. I was keen to help support the school in its drive to continue to improve upon its already good status. I have two children at the school - a daughter in Year 1 and a son in year 3 - both of them love going to the school and are very enthusiastic about all the exciting things they learn there.
I grew up in the New Forest and studied Biochemistry at the University of Nottingham before completing a PGCE (teaching certificate) also at the University of Nottingham. I taught Science in an inner-city Secondary School in Southampton for 3 years before moving to Stalbridge when I married Colin in 1999. I then began a career at The Blandford School where I now work four days a week as an Assistant Headteacher and Science teacher. One of my main areas of responsibility is liasion with the 8 Primary Schools in and around Blandford.
I also help run the Beaver Scout group in Stalbridge which I really enjoy. In my spare time I love constructing lego models, playing football in the garden, baking and acting in my daughter's role plays!
I, as Rector of Stalbridge, have been a school governor since 2001. I have encouraged a positive relationship between the school and the parish church, offering to pupils a gentle introduction into the Christian faith and their own spirituality.
I have supported the school in joining in the field trips and other away outings, and jointly run an after school model railway club for Year 6 pupils.
The peace of the Lord be with you.
I have been a parent governor since June 2014.
I have 2 children attending Stalbridge Primary School.
I was a nanny/governess for 15 years working in London, America, Europe, and Australia.
I then qualified as a Montessori teacher.
My husband and I then moved to New Zealand where I ran a Montessori nursery working with 3 to 6 year old children.
Our daughter was born in New Zealand in 2006 and we returned to the UK for a couple of years before moving back to New Zealand.
We finally returned to the UK in 2010 and had our son.
Since relocating the children have been at Stalbridge Primary School, and I have supported the school, with parent helping, becoming vice chair of the PTA, and then parent governor.
I attended Stalbridge Primary myself, joining the PTA when both my sons attended the school, I am serving my third term as a community governor, I am employed as the manager at Stalbridge Pre-School and joined the governing body to strengthen the links between school and pre-school. I am currently the safeguarding, foundation Stage governor. I am also part of the Pastoral and Welfare sub-committee.
(Local Authority Governor)
I have lived in Stalbridge for 23 years with my husband, we have two grown up children both whom attended Stalbridge primary school. I have worked within the education sector for 20 years and have a good knowledge of business management both in the primary and secondary sectors.
When I am not working for our own company Stalbridge Building Supplies I am a volunteer at Stalbridge library, it is a pleasure to be able to work and support the local community. As a governor and I am looking to supporting and moving the school forward.
My name is Vicky Dike, I am a parent governor with two daughters attending Stalbridge Primary School, one in year three and one in Year one. I also have a son at Stalbridge Pre-School, due to start school in 2015.
In 1999 I graduated from Roehampton Institute, London as a qualified teacher and on returning to Dorset I taught at Sherborne Primary and then at Blandford St Mary Primary. I have also worked in various local primaries on a supply basis and with small SEN focus groups. I enjoy being involved in education and am presently chairperson of Stalbridge Pre-School and help run the toddler group in the village. I am looking forward to supporting all the great work that goes on at Stalbridge Primary School.
In my spare time I enjoy swimming and cycling and enter the occasional triathlon.
The Governing Body meets formally at least once a term, and minutes of these meetings are available to parents.
The school has close links with Stalbridge Playgroup and strongly urges parents of pre-school children to make the most of the opportunities offered there. As children are about to start school they are invited to visit during the term before admission and the Head teacher is pleased to meet parents to discuss their children's future education.
The Governing Body seeks to admit children of primary school age living in the area normally served by the school, i.e. Stalbridge and Stalbridge Weston.
The Governing Body of a Foundation school is responsible for all aspects of school life, including:
* An oversight of the conduct and curriculum of the school with specific policies in sex education and religious worship.
* The management of the school budget and other grants received from central government.
* Monitoring the extent to which the school achieves its aims and objectives.
* The appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff. The maintenance and development of the school buildings and facilities.
* The fostering of good relationships and effective communication with the parents and the wider community.
* Deciding the policy on admissions.