The Governing Body is responsible for raising school standards by fulfilling these responsibilities:
- Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Our Full Governing Body (FGB) meets eight times a year. The Finance, Personnel, Buildings and Health & Safety Committee meets five times a year and other committees meet regularly or on an ad hoc basis. We are volunteers who all share a commitment to improving learning at Great Tew. We represent the school’s main stakeholder groups – parents, staff, Local Authority and the community. Essential training builds on the skills governors arrive with.
Collectively the FGB monitors progress against targets set in the School Development Plan (SDP) – the SDP is at the heart of the school improvement drive. The head teacher, staff and governors identify priorities, key actions and success criteria.
We currently have 12 members of our governing body:
Naomi Roberts, Parent Governor and Chair
The Chair can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Bull, Associate Member and Vice Chair
Lucy Miles, Headteacher
Peter Collins, Associate Governor
Oliver Fetiveau, Parent Governor
Cathy Higgins, Co-opted Governor
Clive Keeble, Associate Member
Alice Llewelyn, Parent Governor
Kitty Northcote, Staff Governor
Una Tibbetts, Associate Member
Richard Whittle, Parent Governor
Jane Zibarras, Co-opted Governor
Clerk: Penny Spencer