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From our Chair of Governors

 

Jim MouldA big welcome from the governors here at Birdham CE Primary School. The Governing Body has 11 members, varying from teachers, the Local Authority, parents, the diocese and members of the local community. We work as a team with the Head Teacher and staff for the benefit of all the pupils at our school.

  

We’re all volunteers and have a range of skills and experience to draw upon and use for the benefit of the school. We’re here to give the school a strategic direction and to act as ‘a critical friend’ - helping to guide the school to improving the standard of education for all our children. We don’t get involved in the day-to-day operation of the school, but set the criteria by which the school is managed.

We ensure that local and national government legislation and targets are met, that we spend our school budget wisely, that the safety of everyone is paramount, and that the curriculum is delivered to benefit all children.

As Governors, we also share a common objective which is the wider school community – working in partnership with you as parents and carers and staff to ensure that every child can succeed and reach their full potential. To achieve this, and to carry out our role as Governors effectively, we need to know what issues are important to you (so we remain responsive) and ensure that you know what issues Governors are discussing (so that we remain accountable). That is why as Governors we work closely with Mr McCadden and Staff to ensure that we continue to deliver a high standard of education to all the children at Birdham CE Primary School.

All relevant information is included on the School’s Website. Please remember that the website is a good way of keeping up to date with all aspects of school life.

If you want to contact us, then we’d be happy to hear from you; please contact us through clerk@birdhamprimary.co.uk. or via the school e-mail.

Rev Jim Mould
CHAIR OF THE GOVERNING BODY

 

PDF

Governor Meetings 2016-17

PDF

2017 Annual Governor's Newsletter

 

The Governors

 

Michael Chater OBE

Mr Michael Chater, OBE
Foundation Governor

"I keep very busy as a reader in the church; chairman of West Itchenor Parish Council; and looking after seven granddaughters!
I am Chair of the Staffing Committee"

Date of current Appointment or Election

31.08.14

Source of Appointment (where appropriate)

n/a

Term of office

4 years

Attendance at full GB meetings Sep-16 to Jul-17

60%

Committee membership

Chair of staffing

Committee Attendance Sep-16 to Jul-17

100%

Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest

None

 

 

Keith Langmead

Mr Keith Langmead
Co-opted Governor

"I am Chair of the Finance Committee and also a Governor at another school"

Date of current Appointment or Election

20.11.14

Source of Appointment (where appropriate)

n/a

Term of office

4 years

Attendance at full GB meetings Sep-16 to Jul-17

80%

Committee membership

Chair of Finance

Committee Attendance Sep-16 to Jul-17

100%

Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest

None

 

 

Sally Lillywhite

Mrs Sally Lilywhite
Co-opted Governor

"Interested in IT, skiing, horse racing, walking and reading (when I get time!). I am a member of the Finance Committee"

Date of current Appointment or Election

20.11.14

Source of Appointment (where appropriate)

n/a

Term of office

4 years

Attendance at full GB meetings Sep-16 to Jul-17

100%

Committee membership

Finance

Committee Attendance Sep-16 to Jul-17

100%

Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest

None

Remarks

Elected Vice-Chair 16.05.17

 

 

Mark McCadden

Mark McCadden
Headteacher

"Interested in mathematics, anything technical, and golf.
I am on all committees"

Date of current Appointment or Election

01.09.12

Source of Appointment (where appropriate)

n/a

Attendance at full GB meetings Sep-16 to Jul-17

100%

Committee membership

All

Committee Attendance Sep-16 to Jul-17

100%

Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest

None

 

 

Mrs McDonald

Mrs Ruth Hambleton
Clerk

Appointed as clerk May 1st 2017

 

 

Mark McCadden

Dr Susan Monks
LA Governor

"I have taught in both primary and secondary schools as a music teacher, and now teach at the University of Chichester"

Date of current Appointment or Election

27.01.16

Source of Appointment (where appropriate)

LA

Term of office

4 years

Attendance at full GB meetings Sep-16 to Jul-17

100%

Committee membership

Premises

Committee Attendance Sep-16 to Jul-17

100%

Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest

None

 

Rev Jim Mould

Rev Jim Mould
Chair of Governors

Date of current Appointment or Election

17.01.17 apt Chair

Source of Appointment (where appropriate)

Incumbent of the parish of Birdham

Term of office

4 years

Attendance at full GB meetings Sep-16 to Jul-17

100%

Committee membership

All Commitees

Committee Attendance Sep-16 to Jul-17

100%

Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest

None

Remarks

 

 

Charlotte Reed

Mrs Jill Pownall
Staff Governor

Date of current Appointment or Election

12.05.17

Source of Appointment (where appropriate)

n/a

Term of office

4 years

Attendance at full GB meetings Sep-16 to Jul-17

50%*

Committee membership

Curriculum

Committee Attendance Sep-16 to Jul-17

0%*

Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest

None

Remarks

*Appointed May 2017

 

Charlotte Reed

Mrs Charlotte Reed
Parent Governor

"I teach part time in Havant, have a keen interest in education and am pleased to be involved as a governor of Birdham. I am on the Curriculum Committee and mother to Rosina in Blue class and Peter in Green class"

Date of current Appointment or Election

10.02.14

Source of Appointment (where appropriate)

n/a

Term of office

4 years

Attendance at full GB meetings Sep-16 to Jul-17

100%

Committee membership

Chair of Curriculum

Committee Attendance Sep-16 to Jul-17

100%

Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest

None

 

Julie Smith

Mrs Julie Smith
Parent Governor


Date of current Appointment or Election

20.06.17

Source of Appointment (where appropriate)

n/a

Term of office

4 years

Attendance at full GB meetings Sep-16 to Jul-17

100%

Committee membership

None

Committee Attendance Sep-16 to Jul-17

n/a

Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest

None

 

 

Rev Jonathan Swindells

Rev Jonathan Swindells
Ex-officio

"My wife says I'm only ever on time for two things - God and golf. It's good to know what really matters!
I’m also on the Premises Committee"

Date of current Appointment or Election

01.09.12

Source of Appointment (where appropriate)

Incumbent of the parish of Birdham

Term of office

4 years

Attendance at full GB meetings Sep-16 to Jul-17

60%

Committee membership

Chair of Premises

Committee Attendance Sep-16 to Jul-17

100%

Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest

None

 

Former Governors

 

Louise Knight

Mrs Louise Knight
Parent Governor

Date of current Appointment or Election

25.04.16

Source of Appointment (where appropriate)

n/a

Term of office

Retired October 2017

Attendance at full GB meetings Sep-16 to Jul-17

80%

Committee membership

Finance

Committee Attendance Sep-16 to Jul-17

80%

Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest

None

 

 

Kerry Simmons

Mrs Kerry Simmons
Parent Governor


Date of current Appointment or Election

19.05.16

Source of Appointment (where appropriate)

n/a

Term of office

Retired May 2017

Attendance at full GB meetings Sep-15 to Jul-16

100%

Committee membership

Premises

Committee Attendance Sep-15 to Jul-16

28.5%

Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest

None

 

 

Mrs Magealena Phillips

Mrs Magdalena Phillips
Staff Governor

"My Interests include sports and exercise and I work at the school as the Bursar. I am a member of the Finance Committee"

Date of current Appointment or Election

08.02.17

Source of Appointment (where appropriate)

n/a

Term of office

Retired April 2017

Attendance at full GB meetings Sep-15 to Jul-16

n/a

Committee membership

Finance

Committee Attendance Sep-15 to Jul-16

n/a

Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest

None

 

 

Andrea Farrell

Mrs Andrea Farrell
Former Staff Governor

"My interests include photography, archery, yoga, badminton cinema-going and all movies generally!
I am on the Curriculum Committee"

Date of current Appointment or Election

31.08.14

Source of Appointment (where appropriate)

n/a

Term of office

Retired January 2017

Attendance at full GB meetings Sep-15 to Jul-16

67%

Committee membership

Curriculum

Committee Attendance Sep-15 to Jul-16

100%

Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest

None

 

 

David Owen

David Owen
Former Chair of Governors Retired 18.12.16

"I am interested in all things to do aviation or motor racing and I can happily bore about either.
I am a member of all committees and Father to Lucy in Yellow class and Hannah in Orange class"

Date of current Appointment or Election

20.11.14

Source of Appointment (where appropriate)

n/a

Term of office

Retired December 2016

Attendance at full GB meetings Sep-14 to Jul-15

100%

Committee membership

All Commitees

Committee Attendance Sep-14 to Jul-15

73%

Declarations on register of business & pecuniary interest

Wife appointed school secretary July 2016

Remarks

Became Chair Nov '15

 

 

The Full Governing Body operates four committees.
Click on the pdf here to view their Terms of Reference.

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Committee Terms of Reference

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