The Yatton Federated Schools Board of Governors:

There is often some mythology as to what a board of governors does within and for the school. We have therefore summarised below the overall purpose of the Board of Governors together with the two key sub-committees we operate; Pupil Quality Assurance (PQA) and Business.

Board of Governors – We provide the following to the school and its senior leadership team:

  • A strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework.   We appoint and performance manage the headteacher, agreeing the school improvement strategy;
  • Monitor and evaluate the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the headteacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the effectiveness of the school improvement strategy;
  • Sign off the self-evaluation process and respond to school improvement strategy and Ofsted reports as necessary. In addition, we hold the head teacher to account for the performance of the school and ensure that parents are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate.

 

Pupil Quality Assurance Committee (PQA) – We provide an overview on the following, providing both review and recommendation to the governing body.

  • Curriculum & Teaching
  • Safeguarding
  • Communication

 

Business Committee – We provide an overview on the following, providing both review and recommendation to the governing body.

  • Finance
  • Staffing
  • Training
  • Premises
  • Health & Safety

 

Overall the Board of Governors consists of 16 people.  A schedule of our current governors is provided below. These roles are fed by many routes, one of which is parents elected by parents. We very much hope that when these opportunities arise that you will be interested in joining the board of governors – in this way we can constantly ensure that we are in tune with the needs of pupils, parents and the school.

 

MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS (as at January 2017)

 

Jo Keeble

Executive Headteacher

Appointed by Yatton Federated School Governing Body

A member of the Governing Body by virtue of position in school

Committee: Business and PQA

Governor Attendance 2015/2016: 8/8 Board of Governor meetings; 6/6 PQA meetings; 6/6 Business meetings

Register of Interests: None

 

Mike Sewell

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Yatton Federated School Governing Body

Term of Office: 01.09.14 to 31.08.18

Committee: Business

Position of Responsibility: Chair of Governors

Governor Attendance 2015/2016: 8/8 Board of Governor meetings; 5/6 Business meetings

Register of Interests: Interserve, Chairman of Kingston Seymour Parish Council, member of MRICS, ICIOB, FEMA, FFB

 

Roger Vaughan

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Yatton Federated School Governing Body

Term of Office: 13.07.15 to 12.07.19

Committee: Pupil Quality Assurance

Position of Responsibility: Vice Chair of Governors, Executive Head Teacher Performance Management Panel

Governor Attendance 2015/2016: 6/8 Board of Governor meetings; 5/6 PQA meetings

Register of Interests: Director of Roger Vaughan Solutions & Quality Training Resolutions, member of Charter Institute of Personnel & Development

 

Wendy Griggs

Foundation Governor

Appointed by the Durban Trust

Term of Office: 12.08.14 to 11.08.18

Committee: Business

Position of Responsibility: Vice Chair of Business Committee, Safeguarding Governor, Executive Head Teacher Performance Management Panel, Pay Review Committee

Governor Attendance 2015/2016: 7/8 Board of Governor meetings; 4/6 Business meetings

Register of Interests: Trustee of Key Steps, Richard Durban Trust and Yatton United Charity, Yatton Parish Councillor

 

Chris Jackson             

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Yatton Federated School Governing Body

Term of Office: 01.09.14 to 31.08.18

Committee: Pupil Quality Assurance

Position of Responsibility: Chair of PQA, Disciplinary/Appeals Panel B

Governor Attendance 2015/2016: 8/8 Board of Governor meetings; 6/6 PQA meetings

Register of Interests: Trustee of Yatton Youth Club; Treasurer of Yatton and Congresbury Wildlife Group and Yatton Youth Group; Yatton Parish Councillor; Chair of Yatton Neighbourhood Plan Committee

 

Richard Gaunt

LA Governor

Appointed by the Local Authority

Term of Office: 17.02.15 to 16.02.19

Committee: Pupil Quality Assurance

Position of Responsibility: Vice Chair of Pupil Quality Assurance, Standards and  Achievement Governor, Pupil Premium Governor, Disciplinary/Appeals Panel A

Governor Attendance 2015/2016: 6/8 Board of Governor meetings; 5/6 PQA meetings

Register of Interests: None

 

Sylvia Stokes                

Foundation Governor

Appointed by the Diocese of Bath and Wells

Term of Office: 07.04.14 to 06.04.18

Committee: Pupil Quality Assurance

Position of Responsibility: SEN Governor, Diocese Governor, Disciplinary/Appeals Panel A

Governor Attendance 2015/2016: 7/8 Board of Governor meetings; 5/6 PQA meetings

Register of Interests: None

 

Tim Scott                      

Foundation Governor

Appointed by the Diocese of Bath and Wells

Term of Office: 23.06.14 to 22.06.18

Committee: Pupil Quality Assurance

Position of Responsibility: Disciplinary/Appeals Panel A

Governor Attendance 2015/2016: 8/8 Board of Governor meetings; 5/6 PQA meetings

Register of Interests: Church of England Priest,  Trustee of Society of Disabled Artists, Shalom Trust and Yatton United Charities

 

Pete Viney                     

Foundation Governor

Appointed by the Durban Trust

Term of Office: 12.08.14 to 11.08.18

Committee: Business

Position of Responsibility: Health and Safety Governor, Disciplinary/Appeals Panel B

Governor Attendance 2015/2016: 6/8 Board of Governor meetings; 6/6 Business meetings

Register of Interests:  Trustee of the Richard Durban Trust. Related to staff members at Yatton Infant School.

 

Emma Hardy                

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Yatton Federated School Governing Body

Term of Office: 01.09.14 to 31.08.18

Committee: Pupil Quality Assurance

Position of Responsibility: Training Governor

Governor Attendance 2015/2016: 4/8 Board of Governors meetings; 6/6 PQA meetings

Register of Interests: Member of staff at Yatton Federated Schools

 

Ian Harris                     

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Yatton Federated School Governing Body

Term of Office: 01.09.14 to 31.08.18

Committee: Business

Position of Responsibility: Chair of the Business Committee, Disciplinary/Appeals Panel B, Executive Head Teacher Performance Management Panel;  Pay Review Committee

Governor Attendance 2015/2016: 7/8 Board of Governors meetings; 6/6 Business meetings

Register of Interests: None

 

Zak Willis                      

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Yatton Federated School Governing Body

Term of Office: 01.09.14 to 31.08.18

Committee: Pupil Quality Assurance

Position of Responsibility: Disciplinary/Appeals Panel B, Pay Review Committee

Governor Attendance 2015/2016: 6/8 Board of Governors meetings; 3/6 PQA meetings

Register of Interests: None

 

Katherine Hatch-Morelli                      

Infant School Parent Governor

Elected by parents at Yatton Federated School

Term of Office: 23.09.15 to 22.09.19

Committee: Business

Position of Responsibility: Infant School Governor

Governor Attendance 2015/2016: 5/7 Board of Governors meetings; 4/5 Business meetings

Register of Interests: Member of the Green Party, Committee member of Trinity Singers, Member of the Children’s Centre Joint Partnership Team. Related to a Parish Councillor

 

Rosie Kendall                     

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Yatton Federated School Governing Body

Term of Office: 18.10.2016 to 17.10.2020

Committee: Pupil Quality Assurance

Position of Responsibility: E-Safety

Governor Attendance 2015/2016: 4/7 Board of Governors meetings; 5/5 PQA meetings

Register of Interests: None

 

Tony Green                   

Junior School Parent Governor

Elected by parents at Yatton Federated School

Term of Office: 17.11.2016 to 16.11.2020

Committee: Business

Position of Responsibility: Junior School Governor

Governor Attendance 2015/2016: Newly appointed Governor – no attendance record to show

Register of Interests: Proprietor of Willow Academy. Member of the Chartered Management Institute and the Society of Education and Training

 

Jon Heywood                   

Staff Governor

Elected by staff at Yatton Federated School

Term of Office: 05.12.2016 to 04.12.2020

Committee: Business and PQA

Position of Responsibility: TBC

Governor Attendance 2015/2016: Newly appointed Governor – no attendance record to show

Register of Interests: Deputy Head at Yatton Federated School

 

Resigned Governors 2015/2016

Lyndsey Sprod             

Staff Governor

Elected by staff at Yatton Federated School

Term of Office: 27.03.14 to 18.07.16

Committee: Business

Position of Responsibility: E Safety Governor

Governor Attendance 2015/2016: 6/8 Board of Governor meetings; 5/6 Business meetings

Register of Interests: Member of staff at Yatton Federated Schools

 

Helen Tyler                     

Co-opted Governor

Appointed by Yatton Federated School Governing Body

Term of Office: 19.10.2015 to 18.10.2019

Committee: Pupil Quality Assurance

Position of Responsibility: None

Governor Attendance 2015/2016: 3/6 Board of Governors meetings; 2/5 PQA meetings

Register of Interests: Supply Teacher at Yatton Federated Schools