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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section

 

Welcome to Southcott Lower School.

 

Our role as governors is to support the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to ensure that the children receive the best possible education and care.  We do this by working together strategically, by understanding the aspirations and plans which will move the school forward, and also by identifying any challenges or barriers to achieving this.

 

The Governors all meet together as a governing board to monitor the school budget, and to ensure that children are safe and able to enjoy a rich and varied curriculum.  We look at the priority areas for development of our provision and are proactive in supporting the school leaders to achieve these aims. 

 

The Governing Body is made up of representatives from the Local Authority, School, Parents and Local Community.  We meet formally once a term and have two sub groups meeting separately which are detailed below.  We also individually have a specific subject area or two that we focus on to ensure the highest of standards continue to be maintained.

 

Governors meet at least 3 times per term

 

1x Full Governing Board Meeting (chaired by Jo Latham)

1x Resources Committee (chaired by Daniel Hing)

1x Curriculum Committee (chaired by Maggie Clifford)

 

The Chair of Governors is Jo Latham who can be contacted via the school office or at

chairofgovernors@southcottlower.cbeds.co.uk

 

The Clerk to the Governors is Penny Parkin, she can be contacted via the school office.

 

Southcott Governors 2022-2023

STAFF GOVERNORS

Sarah Laundy is the Headteacher

Katy Drinkall is the Staff Governor

LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNORS

Jo Latham is Chair of the governing body. Jo shares responsibility for Safeguarding

 

CO-OPTED GOVERNORS

Claire Blount is Vice-Chair of the governing body. Claire shares responsibility for Safeguarding

Maggie Clifford is a co-opted governor 

Daniel Kidd is a co-opted governor

 

PARENT GOVERNORS

Daniel Hing is a parent governor and has responsibility for Health & Safety

Chris Maskery is a parent governor.

Gemma Russell is a Parent Governor

No governors sit on the governing body of another school.  There are no relationships between governors and staff.

Name

Appointed by

Date Appointed

Until

Jo Latham

Local Authority Governor

29/11/2021

28/11/2025

Claire Blount

Appointed by GB/board

08/10/2020

07/10/2024

Daniel Hing

Elected by parents

29/11/2019

28/11/2023

Daniel Kidd

Appointed by GB/board

16/01/2020

15/01/2024

Maggie Clifford

Appointed by GB/board

14/07/2021

13/07/2025

Chris Maskery

Elected by parents

17/12/2021

16/12/2025

Sarah Laundy

Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal

01/07/2014

31/08/2030

Katy DrinkallStaff Governor04/10/202203/10/2026
Gemma RussellElected by Parents04/10/202203/10/2026

 

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