Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
In simple terms, the Governors have a general responsibility for the management of the school. The Leadership Team make the day to day decisions whilst Governors are responsible for setting the budget, overseeing the curriculum, the appointment and dismissal of staff and deciding the policy on admissions.
The Governing Body of a Foundation school is responsible for all aspects of school life, including:
The Full Governing Body and each Committee meets formally at least once a term, and minutes of these meetings are available to parents.
The governors serve on three committees as follows;
Helen Hatcher - Chair, Local Authority Governor
Debbie Chant - Co-Opted Governor
Debbie Brown - Interim Head Teacher
Trudie Peake - Parent Governor
Graham Hart - Parent Governor
Tony Laws - Parent Governor
Lauren Ottewill - Parent Governor
Amanda Goddard - Clerk to the Governing Body
Staff Governor -Heidi Padfield
Foundation Governor- Vacancy x 2
Ex-Officio Foundation - Vacancy
All governors are volunteers and, once elected, serve for 4 years.
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.
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.
The Governors are more than happy to discuss any matters regarding school life. Parents are welcome to contact the governors either by email:firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting the Clerk, Amanda Goddard at email@example.com