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Sutton Road Primary and Nursery

Sutton Road Primary and Nursery

Governors

Our Governing Body

All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions, ultimately to represent the school community.

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Executive Head, Head of School, staff and the local authority. Whilst the Executive Head and Head of School are, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

The composition of the present governing body, under the 2012 School Governance Regulations, was decided upon by the governing body and consists of:

  • The Executive Headteacher
  • One elected staff governor
  • Two elected parent governors
  • One appointed local authority governor
  • Seven co-opted governors

The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The chair and vice-chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year. We currently have two vacancies.

The Chair of Governors is Rebecca Jackson, who can be contacted by email on governingbody@suttonroad.org or by leaving a message via the school office.

Much of the work of the governing body is done by our Committees; The Achievement and Challenge Committee, The Finance & Personnel Committee and The Strategic Pay Committee.

Governing body of Sutton Road Primary School

Name

Appointed by

Category

Start date

End date

Register of Business, Pecuniary & Material Interests

Details of Other Educational Establishments They Govern 

2019/ 2020 Meeting Attendance

Full Governing Body Meetings

Committee Meetings

Mrs Samantha Bray

Parent Election

Parent

06/07/2020

05/07/2024

No

 

N/A

N/A

Mrs Helen Darwood-Brown

Governing Body

Co-opt

30/04/2019

29/04/2023

Yes

 

4/4

7/7

Mrs Nicola Davies

N/A

Executive Head Teacher

01/09/2001

 

Yes

Holgate Primary School

4/4

8/8

Mr Paul Grubb

Governing Body

Co-opt

06/07/2020

05/07/2024

No

 

N/A

N/A

Mrs Sally Harvey

Governing Body

Co-opt

30/04/2019

29/04/2023

Yes

 

3/4

7/8

Mr Bradlie Houldsworth

Governing Body

Co-opt

06/07/2020

05/07/2024

Yes

 

N/A

N/A

Mrs Rebecca Jackson

Local Authority

Local Authority

09/07/2020

08/07/2024

No

Holgate Primary School

Sutton on Trent Primary

N/A

N/A

Mr Andrew Knights

Parent Election

Parent

05/10/2018

04/10/2022

Yes

 

4/4

8/8

Mrs Emma Severn

Staff Election

Staff

19/12/2019

18/12/2023

Yes

 

4/4

6/8

There are 3 Co-Opt Governor vacancies.

Governors who have left within the past 12 months: 

  • Lesley Humphrey, Co-Opted, appointed 30/04/2019, left 18/11/2020
  • James Biddlestone, Co-Opted, appointed 01/07/2019, left 30/11/2020
  • Donna Bamford, Co-Opted, appointed 10/07/2018, left 08/03/2021