Governors

What we do ?

Our main role is to support and, from a strategic perspective, challenge the Head Teacher and staff; the phrase often used to describe this role is a “critical friend”. We work with teaching staff to set targets for learning and pupils’ achievements, striving for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life. We monitor how well the school is doing in achieving its targets and where improvements can be made.

As governors our duties include:

  • Setting strategic direction, policies and objectives;
  • Approving the school budget and reviewing progress against it;
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance;
  • Ensure the Christian ethos of the school is preserved and developed;
  • Ensuring that the school is accountable to the children, parents, staff, Local Authority, Diocese and the community it serves.

We do not get involved in the day-to-day workings of the school; this is clearly the responsibility of the Head Teacher and his management team.

Who we are ?

Prestbury CE Primary School’s Governing Body has a diverse mix of experiences with members drawn from parents, staff and the Diocese. This puts us in a strong position to help the school achieve its aim of providing the best possible education for pupils.

There are several categories of governor:

  • Parent Governors, elected by parents
  • Staff Governors, elected by the staff
  • Foundation Governors, appointed by the Diocese
  • Local Authority Governors, appointed by the Local Authority

We are united by our commitment to provide an outstanding education within a strong Christian framework.

Our governors are all volunteers who give up their time to apply their skills and experience to help support our school. All governors are appointed for a term of four years, and we are part of the largest volunteer workforce in the UK with around 370,000 governor places nationally.

James Lappin
FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

 

 

Sofia Rodrigues Sousa
PARENT GOVERNOR

 

 

Jeremy Bolton
CO-OPTED GOVERNOR

 

 

Karen McCurdy
LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNOR

Chair: Personnel & Curriculum Committee, Safeguarding, GDPR, Anti-bullying, Well-being Governor

Reg Lord
FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

PPG Governor

Revd Patrick Angier
EX-OFFICIO FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

 

 

Kate Collins
FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

Vice Chair of Governors

Paul Gibbons
CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

Chair: FGB, Chair: Building & Finance Committee, Health & Safety Governor, Parent Governor

Lynda Saunders
FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

SEN Governor

Emma Pickup
FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

 

 

Paul Ratcliffe
FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

 

 

John Roebuck
FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

Chair: Admissions Committee, Training & Liaison Governor

Julian Jones
Y4 TEACHER

ICT Subject Lead, E-Safety Lead, Associate Governor

Dawn Horsfall
RECEPTION TEACHER

EYFS Co-Lead, PSHE Subject Lead, Staff Governor

Samantha Townes
DEPUTY HEAD, Y3 TEACHER

Deputy Safeguarding Lead, LKS2 Lead, English Subject Co-Lead, Staff Governor

David Capener
HEAD TEACHER

Designated Safeguarding Lead, Staff Governor