Welcome to Nutfield Church (C of E) Primary School

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Governing Body

A warm welcome from our Co-Chairs of the Nutfield Church (C of E) Primary School Governing Body, Mrs Serena Fowler and Mr Sam Nicholls.

The Governing Body shall comprise 14 Governors drawn from the wider community that the school covers including parents, staff, the local churches, the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education and the Local Authority.  The individual members bring a diversity of knowledge and experience to our school.

The three core functions of the Governing Body are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

The role of the Governing Body is to:

  • set the strategic direction, vision and ethos of the school
  • monitor and challenge the progress of the school in achieving its priorities
  • recruit and performance manage the Headteacher
  • exercise employer responsibility
  • ensure the school meets its statutory responsibilities
  • ensure financial probity, solvency and effective financial management including the use of Pupil Premium and other resources to overcome barriers to learning and to close the gap
  • ensure the premises are well managed
  • report to the school’s stakeholders
  • ensure robust accountability for teaching and learning, attainment, behaviour and safeguarding

The Governing Body works in partnership with our Headteacher, the staff, parents, Local Authority and the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education towards the continuing improvement in standards and achievements at our school.

The full Governing Body meets once every half term.  We also have committees for Discipline and Grievance, and Appraisal & Pay, and also a Finance Working Party in which certain Governors are appointed according to their skills set.  

The key stages have a specific Governor allocated to them (for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 – Years 3 and 4, and Key Stage 2 Years 5 and 6). The nominated Governor focuses on attainment and achievement in their particular area. Key subjects including English, Maths and RE each have a nominated Governor who works closely with the Staff Middle Leaders to ensure the best outcomes for all our children.   

Some Governors have specific responsibility for certain areas such as Safeguarding and Child Protection, Special Needs, Looked After Children, Outcomes, and Governor training. This allows the nominated Governor to focus on a particular area, work closely with the relevant staff, and feed back to the full Governing Body.

Governors are expected to visit the school regularly to get to know the staff and pupils and observe our school at work. The visiting Governor reports back to the full Governing Body to help with the strategic role and future direction for our school.

Every year Governors, staff, representatives from the PTFA, representative volunteers and the School Council work together to plan the future developments of our school.

FULL GOVERNING BODY OF NUTFIELD CHURCH (C OF E) PRIMARY SCHOOL – 2018/2019

NAME OF GOVERNOR APPOINTED BY POSITION HELD BUSINESS INTEREST & GOV ROLE IN OTHER SCHOOL TERM OF OFFICE 
ATTENDANCE 2017/18
Mr. Sam Nicholls Co Chair of the FGB
LA Governor
Co-Chair of FGB, Honorary Treasurer, Grievance and Discipline Committee, Appraisal & Pay Committee, Finance Working Party, Sports Premium Governor, EYFS Governor,  NIL 29/06/2018 – 28/06/2022
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Mrs. Serena Fowler Co Chair of the FGB
Foundation Governor appointed by the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education for St. Peter & St. Paul, Nutfield
Co-Chair of the FGB, Grievance and Discipline (Staff Appeal Committee), Appraisal & Pay Committee, RE and SMSC Governor, Collective Worship Governor, Admissions & Appeals Governor, Outcomes Governor NIL 05/06/2018 – 05/06/2022
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Miss Imogen Woods Headteacher – Ex Officio Designated Safeguarding Lead, Appraisal & Pay Committee (Advisory), Admissions Officer NIL Ex Officio

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Rev. Phaedra Pamphilon- Green Foundation Governor – Ex Officio – principal officiating minister of the ecclesiastical parish of Bletchingley and Nutfield.   NIL Ex Officio

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Mrs. Katharine Brooks Staff Governor   NIL 05/09/2016 – 04/09/2020
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Mr. Christopher Pearse Foundation Governor appointed by the Parochial Church Council of Christ Church, South Nutfield Grievance and Discipline Committee, Finance Working Party. Numeracy Governor, Inclusion Governor NIL 17/07/2017-16/07/2021
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Mrs. Vicky Atherley Foundation Governor appointed by the Parochial Church Council of St. Peter & St. Paul, Nutfield.   NIL 05/06/2017 – 04/06/2021

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Mr. Michael Hill Parent Governor Grievance and Discipline (Staff Appeal Committee), Finance Working Party, English Governor, School Improvement Fund,   NIL 16/12/2015 – 17/12/2019
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Mrs. Diane Martin Foundation Governor appointed by the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education – Christ Church, South Nutfield. Grievance and Discipline (Staff Appeal Committee), Behaviour & Safety Governor, Child Protection Governor, Looked After Children Governor,  KS1 Governor, Governor responsible for Whistleblowing, Link (Training) Governor. NIL 21/07/2016 – 22/07/2020
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Mrs. Kristy Armer Foundation Governor appointed by the Parochial Church Council of St. Peter & St. Paul, Nutfield  School Improvement Fund NIL 05/09/2016-04/09/2020
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Mr. Simon Mould Parent Governor KS2 Governor (Years 3 and 4) NIL 19/12/2016 – 18/12/2020
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Mrs Anna Benjamin Co-Opted Governor – Staff Member   NIL 01/02/2017 – 31/01/2021

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Mrs. Jane Vorster

 

Foundation Governor appointed by the Parochial Church Council of Christ Church, South Nutfield KS2 Governor (Years 5 and 6) NIL 16/11/2017 – 15/11/2021

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Vacancy: Foundation Governor, ex officio of the ecclestiastical parish of Christ Church, South Nutfield


 The Clerk to the Governing Body is Mrs Philippa Assender who can be contacted via the School Office. 
Please feel free to contact any member of the Governing Body via the School Office.

 

Governing Body Meeting Dates

Tuesday 11th September 2018  (9.30 – 11.30 am)

Wednesday 21st November 2018  (6 – 8 pm)

Wednesday 9th January 2019  (9.30 – 11.30 am)

Wednesday 20th March 2019  (6 – 8 pm)

Tuesday 30th April 2019  (9.30 – 11.30 am)

Wednesday 19th June 2019  (6 – 8 pm)

Governors’ Meetings are open.  Please contact the School Office for further enquiries.

Tel: 01737 823239.
Email:info@nutfield.surrey.sch.uk