This page gives information relating to governor activity at the school.
|Name||Governor Type||Committees & Roles|
|John Birch||Co-opted||Chair of FGB - Resources committee|
|Adam Butterworth||Parent||Chair of Resources committee|
|Linda Edwards||Co-opted||Resources committee|
|Jigna Vyas Gosal||Co-opted||Resources committee|
|Reena Scutt||Parent||School Improvement committee|
|Alex Stride||Community||School Improvement committee|
|Julie Wickenden||Co-opted||Chair of School Improvement committee|
|Helen Wilman||Interim Head Teacher|
Information for prospective Spinney governors
There are eight Spinney school governors and a Clerk working with Miss Wilman and her staff to ensure Spinney pupils get the best from their time in the school. The governing body works with the head teacher and staff to make sure the school provides a high quality education for its pupils, providing strategic direction to support the head teacher to make the operational day-to-day decisions.
There are four categories of governors, and at the Spinney we currently do not have a local authority governor, but have two parent governors, four co-opted governors, one community governor and the head teacher. We meet regularly as a Full Governing Board and also in two committees - School Improvement and Resources. Monitoring is carried out by all governors focusing on issues highlighted in the yearly Raising Attainment Plan (RAP). Several governors also take on other responsibilities e.g. health and safety. All governors report back to the relevant committee.
Minutes of governor meetings are available from the clerk. Please ask the OPS team in the office should you wish to see them.
What being a Spinney governor involves
Being a Spinney governor involves attending full governing body meetings (usually two a term) and being a member of one of the two governor committees. The School Improvement Committee looks at developments in teaching and learning in the school, and the Resources Committee looks at areas such as maintenance of the premises, personnel and finances. Membership depends on a governor's areas of interest, expertise and vacancies. These committees also usually meet twice a term. Governors are also encouraged to link with an area of the curriculum.
Settling in as a new governor
If you agree to become a governor, a mentor will be able to give you an overview of the role including how meetings are conducted, and be able to answer any questions you may have about the role. You will be given a Spinney Welcome Pack for New Governors which will give you information pertinent to the school, and an Induction Pack from Cambridgeshire Governor Services which includes information on Training for Governors. We would encourage you to attend the next Induction Course (these take place in Cambridge and other parts of the county both during the day and in the evening so you can you choose the most convenient time) as it will give you information and an overview of what being a governor involves. The Governor's Handbook is also very useful.
The Spinney is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its pupils and expects all staff, parents and volunteers to share in this commitment.
|Tues 22nd September||7:00pm||FGB|
Weds 30th September
|6:00pm||School Improvement Committee|
|Thurs 15th October||7:00pm||Resources Committee|
|Thurs 22nd October||6:00pm||Pay review Committee|
|Thurs 22nd October||7:00pm||FGB (pay review)|
|Thurs 3rd December||7:00pm||FGB|
|Thurs 28th January||7:00pm||Resources|
|Weds 3rd February||7:00pm||School Improvement Committee|
|Thurs 4th March||7:00pm||FGB|
|Weds 10th March||7:00pm||School Improvement Comittee|
|Tues 16th March||7:00pm||Resources Committee|
|Weds 24th March||7:00pm||FGB|
|Tues 20th April||7:00pm||School Improvement Committee|
|Thurs 29th April||7:00pm||Resources Committee (Budget)|
|Weds 5th May||7:00pm||FGB (Budget approval)|
|Tues 22nd June||7:00pm||Resources Committee|
|Tues 29th June||7:00pm||School Improvement Committee|
|Tues 13th July||7:00pm||FGB|