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Governors

On behalf of the governors, I welcome you to this section of the school website.   Governors play an important role in the life of the school. They have to take a long term strategic view of the way the school is developing over the next few years. Their task is to ensure that the school improves so that the highest standards possible are achieved all the time. Governors are like a team of directors who make decisions about standards, policies, funding and recruitment of senior staff. The Headteacher and the Staff are responsible for the day to day running of the school. They work hard to implement the School Improvement Plan. It is the responsibility of the Governors to challenge and support the school in its ways of achieving the best for the children. There are fourteen Governors from all parts of the community. They meet twice a term as a full governing body.  They also meet twice a term in two sub committees: Resources and Teaching and Learning Committee.  The Minutes of their meetings can be seen in the school office.   If you have any queries about the role of the Governors, please ask for more information.  

Tom Weise (Chair of Governors)  

  • Thomas Weise -  Chair of Governors (Co-opted Governor)
  • Chris Russell - Vice Chair of Governors (Co-opted Governor)
  • Elaine Merriman (Headteacher)
  • Vacancy (Ex-Officio Governor)  
  • Toni Keogh (Co-opted Governor)
  • Caroline Elliott (Co-opted Governor) 
  • Natalie Andrews (Co-opted Governor)
  • Emma-Louise Hartnell (Co-opted Governor)
  • Vacancy (Staff Governor)
  • Angela Bassam - Chair of Governors (Foundation Governor)
  • Jim Wood (Foundation Governor)
  • Sue Page (LA Governor)
  • Jo Robinson (Parent Governor)
  • Damon Beard (Parent Governor) 

If you are interested and would like to become a Parent Governor, please contact the Chair of Governors, via the school office.   School Governors duties include:  

  • promoting high standards
  • setting targets for pupil achievement
  • taking general responsibility for the conduct of the school
  • managing the school’s budget
  • making sure that the curriculum is balanced and broadly based, in particular that the National Curriculum and religious education are taught, and report on pupils’ achievement in National Curriculum assessments and examination results
  • participating in the appointment of senior staff and regulate staff conduct and discipline

Guidelines For The Election Of Parent Governor

School governors can be contacted via the School Office.

  • School Governors are a group of willing volunteers who give their time, energy and expertise to ensure that the school provides the very best learning opportunities and environment for all of the pupils.
  • If you have enthusiasm and commitment, if you care about improving children’s educational attainment, if you would like to contribute to the local community, if you want to work as part of a team and can value the contributions made by different people, if you accept you might need training, are willing to ask questions, are open to ideas and willing to learn, then being a school governor might just be for you!   

Governor Letter to prospective Year R Parents September 2020

Governor Newsletter July 2019

Governor Newsletter July 2018

Governor Newsletter July 2017

 

Link to Hampshire County Council Governor website

https://www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/governors

Attendance at Governor Meetings 2021-2022

Full Governor Body meetings attendance

Name

Meetings held

Attended

% attendance

Elaine Merriman

1

1

100%

Sue Page

1

1

100%

Angela Bassam

1

1

100%

Toni Keogh

1

1

100%

Caroline Elliott

1

1

100%

Natalie Andrews

1

1

100%

Tom Weise

1

1

100%

Emma Hartnell

1

1

100%

 Jim Wood

1

1

100%

Jo Robinson 

1

1

100%

Chris Russell 

1

1

100%

Damon Beard 

1

1

100%

Resources 2021 - 2022

Name

Meetings held

Attended

% attendance

Sue Page

1

1

100%

Elaine Merriman

1

1

100%

Tom Weise

1

0

0%

Damon Beard 

1

0

0%

Jo Robinson 

1

1

100%

TLC 2021 - 2022

Name

Meetings held

Attended

% attendance

Elaine Merriman

1

1

100%

Angela Bassam

1

0

0%

Toni Keogh

1

1

100%

Caroline Elliott

1

0

0%

Natalie Andrews

1

1

100%

Emma Hartnell

1

1

100%

Jim Wood

1

1

100%

 Chris Russell 

 1

 0

 0%

 

St John the Baptist Primary School, Titchfield Common

Governors’ Details October 2021

Name

Category

Appointed by

Term of Office

(no. of years & end date)

Committees

Responsibilities

 

Elaine Merriman

 

Head Teacher

 

Ex officio

 

 

 

FGB, TLC,

Resources,

Christian Character

 

 

Angela Bassam

 

Foundation

Portsmouth Diocese

 

4

 

15/12/2023

 

TLC,

Christian Character

Assessment; Safer recruitment; RE; MFL: humanities; PSHE teacher support; Christian Character group; Safeguarding; Maths

NQT support

 

Jim Wood

 

Foundation

Portsmouth Diocese

 

4

 

22/3/2024

 

TLC, Christian Character (Chair)

 

TLC; Music, Literacy

 

Sue Page

 

Local Authority

Local authority

 

4

 

22/3/2023

 

Resources

Chair of Resources Committee; Art;

Maths; Pupil premium

 

Chris Russell

 

Co-opted

 

School governors

 

4

 

12/10/2024

 

TLC

Vice Chair FGB Literacy; safeguarding

 

Toni Keogh

 

Co-opted

School Governors

 

4

 

22/3/2023

 

TLC

 

 

Caroline Elliott

 

Co-opted

 

School governors

 

4

 

1/11/2021

 

TLC

 

SEN;EAL

Forum Rep

 

Natalie Andrews

 

Co-opted

 

School governors

 

4

 

14/05/2023

 

TLC

 

TLC Chair; Computers, Technology

 

Tom Weise

 

Co-opted

 

School governors

 

4

 

14/10/2023

 

Resources

Chair FGB

Physical Education

Science

Early Years

 

Emma-Louise Hartnell

 

Co-opted

 

School governors

 

4

 

14/10/2023

 

TLC

 

Humanities; PSHE, DTG

Damon Beard

Parent

Parents

4

04/01/2025

Resources

 Physical Education

Jo Robinson

Parent

Parents

4

04/01/2025

Resources

 

Lisa Childs

Staff

Staff

4

resigned 20/07/2021

TLC

DTG

 

St John the Baptist Primary, Titchfield Common

Register of Governors’ Interests October 2021

Name

Name of Business Including: governor elsewhere (please include school name) related / married to member of staff (please include staff name)     employed at school

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date of Entry

Elaine Merriman

HT

 

 

 

 

Lisa Childs

Staff (resigned 20th July 2021)

 

 

 

Toni Keogh

Teacher

 

 

 

Angela Bassam

N/A

 

 

 

Sue Page

N/A

 

 

 

Jim Wood

N/A

 

 

 

Chris Russell

Married to member of staff. (Alison Russell)

Governor Brookfield

 

Wife staff member

14/10/2020

 Caroline Elliott

 N/A

 

 

 

 

 Natalie Andrews

 Teacher Brookfield

 

 

 

 Tom Weise

 N/A

 

 

 

Emma-Louise Hartnell

Teaching Assistant

 

 

 

Damon Beard

Married to member of staff (Carolyn Beard)

 

Wife staff member

05/01/2021

Jo Robinson

Chair of school PTA

Chair of Jigsaw Preschool

 

 

05/01/2021