We are delighted to announce the results of our recent parent governor election which was a fiercely fought contest.
With two original vacancies, this means that Mrs Havill and Mr Emsley are duly elected. However, during the week of the election we had confirmation of the resignation of another of our current parent governors. The Chair of Governors has therefore approved the election of Mr Backhouse to the third vacancy rather than run another election immediately after this one, especially as it was a very close run race.
Thank you to everyone who voted and welcome aboard to our new parent governors.
Introduction to our Governing Body
Governors do not manage a school day-to-day – that is the job of the Senior Leadership Team – but are tasked with overseeing its long-term development and provide strategic support and monitoring. Ultimately, all governor responsibilities come back to this brief and can be split into three core roles:
- To support and challenge school decisions on all aspects;
- To provide strategic management and monitor progress;
- To make executive decisions e.g. financial and staffing and building.
The next Full Governing Body Meetings and Committee Meetings are published on the website calendar.
Who are our Governors?
Our governing body is made up of volunteers from staff, parents and the local community, who have a range of expertise between them which they bring to the various committees they sit on. There are six Full Governing Body meetings a year lasting about two hours each.
Each Governor sits on one or more sub committees which are most relevant to their background and expertise. Each committee has a specific range of briefs which determine what they do and monitor throughout the year. Committees also recommend policies to the Full Governing Body for ratification and report back on specific issues that they have discussed. Committees meet three or four times a year with meetings lasting about two hours each.
Our current Governors are: (please click on a governor’s name to read their biography)
CHAIR: Mr A Parker
VICE CHAIR & LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNOR: Dr H Warren
CO-OPTED GOVERNORS: Mr J Jones, Ms F Heming, Lady M Dunrossil, Mr R Hadley, Revd K Scott
PARENT GOVERNORS: Mr L Campbell Dr R Emsley, Mrs K Ellison, Mrs L Rowley, Dr C Riley ,
STAFF GOVERNORS: Mr W Morgan (Principal, Ex Officio), Mr T Redding, Mrs K Allison
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS: Mrs A Everitt, Mrs M Tye, Mr C Edwards, Mr P White
CLERK TO GOVERNORS: Mrs F Hudson
TRUSTEES: Mr A Parker, Dr H Warren, Lady M Dunrossil
Trustees and Members of the Academy Trust report at every meeting, details of any pecuniary interest they may have. It is confirmed that no pecuniary interests have been recorded. To view the document showing Governors’ pecuniary interests, please CLICK HERE.
How are our Governors elected?
Co-opted Governors are nominated and elected into office by the Governing Body.
Parent Governors are elected into office by the school’s parent body.
Staff Governors (teaching and non-teaching) are elected into office by all members of the school staff.
Associate Members are representatives of the school’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and are elected into office by the Governing Body but do not have voting rights. They provide an invaluable insight into the daily running of the school.
Local Authority Governors are nominated by the Local Authority and elected into office by the Governing Body.
The Clerk to Governors is appointed by the Governing Body.
Please direct any correspondence to the Governors, via the Clerk as follows:
The Clerk to Governors, The Cotswold School, The Avenue, Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire GL54 2BD
or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or via telephone: 01451 820554.