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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section

 

 

At Southcott Lower School the Governors play an important role in our school community, representing the public in the running of the school and bring in perspectives from outside school life.  Together with the Headteacher they set the future direction for the school through the School Development Plan and decide how the school’s budget should be spent.  They monitor the impact of policies, ask searching questions and provide support for the Headteacher.   Governors also report to parents on the school’s achievements, respond to inspection recommendations, hear appeals from pupils and staff, and consider complaints.

The Governing Body meets at least once each term.  Governors also serve on a couple of committees and/or working groups, which meet around once each half term, and also communicate via email.

The Chair of the Governing Body, Mr Jared Levens, can be contacted at
chairofgovernors@southcottlower.cbeds.co.uk or via the school.


The Clerk to the Governing Body, Mrs Penny Parkin, can be contacted via the school.

The Governing Body for 2016-17 consists of the following members -

 

Mrs Cori Bateman is a Parent Governor and a member of the Standards and Curriculum Committee.  She has no declared business/financial interests.

 

Mrs Claire Blount is a Co-opted Governor and a member of the Standards and Curriculum Committee.  She has no declared business/financial interests.

 

Mr Matthew Caunt is a Parent Governor and is Vice-Chair of the Governing Body.  He is Chair of the Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee, and a member of the Pay Review Committee.  He has no declared  business/financial interests.

 

Mrs Hazel Gorman is the Co-opted Staff Governor and a member of the Standards and Curriculum Committee.  She has declared a financial and business interest in that she is employed by Learning Community 2 which may commission work from Southcott Lower School.  
 
Mrs Helen King is a Parent Governor and Vice Chair of the Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee.  She is also a member of the Pay Review Committee and the Safeguarding Governor.  She has no declared business/financial interests.
 
Miss Sarah Laundy is the Headteacher.  She is a member of the Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee, and the Standards and Curriculum Committee.  She has no declared business/financial interests.
 
Mr Jared Levens is a Co-opted Governor and is the Chair of the Governing Body.  He is a member of the Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee and is the Pupil Premium Governor.  He has no declared business/financial interests.
 
Mrs Sharon Occleshaw is a Co-opted Governor and a member of the Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee.  She is the Development Governor.  She has no declared business/financial interests.
 

Mrs Alison Spencer is a Staff Governor and a member of the Standards and Curriculum Committee.  She has no declared business/financial interests.

 

Mr Stuart Taylor is a Parent Governor and a member of the Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee.  He has no declared business/financial interests.


Mrs Nicola Windeler is a Co-opted Governor and is Chair of the Standards and Curriculum Committee, and the Performance Management Committee.  She is the SEND Governor.  She has no declared business/financial interests.
 
No governors sit on the governing body of another school.  There are no relationships between governors and staff.

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