Governors

The Governing Body has a number of duties and responsibilities towards all its stakeholders; students, staff, parents, the local authority and all our partners.

Name Type of Governor
Terence Johnson Chair of Governors
Susan Brummitt Vice Chair
Elise Bowen Ex Officio Governor 
Vikki Eggleton IBE appointed Governor
Sarah Gill Safeguarding Governor
Chris Fenwick Observer
Claire Patton Appointed Governor 

The role includes:

  • Quality and Standards
  • Ensuring the school fulfils its statutory duties and meets legal requirements
  • Setting challenging targets
  • Ensuring the school has adequate resources to meet the needs of the students and that it uses best value principles in setting its budget
  • Ensuring all students are supported with their transition
  • Leadership
  • Establishing a clear vision for the school and setting the strategic aims
  • Communicating this vision to students, staff. Parents and stakeholders
  • Developing shared values and principles based on an explicit moral purpose
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance and progress
  • Relationships with stakeholders
  • Ensuring the school is accountable to all stakeholders
  • Building and nurturing a close relationship with young people and their families
  • Caring for the welfare of students and staff

The Governing Body is made up of representatives from parents, staff of the school and co-opted members from the community. Representatives are elected for a period of four years. The Governing Body meets to discuss issues concerned with the school. Minutes of the meetings are available for reference at the school. Members of the Governing Body are always willing to discuss school matters and can be contacted via the school office.

The Governing Body has a programme of meetings throughout the school year, and a committee structure that focuses on specific areas of governance:

“I like the teachers, and the leaders are open to student ideas.“

Y11 child

“Great school – staff are brilliant.“

Parent

“My favourite thing is seeing my teachers everyday.“

Y3 child

“I think Milton is good and I like maths!“

Y6 child