Our Governors

Who your school Governors are

Claire Shaw

Chair of Governors (Co-opted)
3/5 meetings
60%

Roger Hindley

Vice Chair of Governors (Foundation)
4/5 meetings
80%

Julie Pilmore

Head Teacher
5/5 meetings
100%

Rev. Janet Waterfield

Foundation Governor
4/4 meetings
100%

Tamsyn Ashton

Foundation Governor
4/5 meetings
80%

James King

Co-opted Governor
5/5 meetings
100%

Anonymous

Co-opted Governor
5/5 meetings
100%

Gary Roper

Staff Governor
2/2 meetings
100%

Kajel Kumar

Parent Governor
4/5 meetings
80%

Joanne White

Local Authority Governor
5/5 meetings
100%

Matthew Cavanagh

Parent Governor
5/5 meetings
100%

Helen Brain

Parent Governor
5/5 meetings
100%

What do Governors do?

The governors’ role is not about fundraising, neither it is about cheerleading for the school – though governors might do both those things.  School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. 

Governors appoint the Headteacher and are involved in the appointment of other staff.  It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the Headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Each individual governor is a member of the governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body.  Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body.  Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body. At the beginning of each academic year, the  governors revise their code of conduct and this document is agreed to be followed by all members. Click here to see the governors code of conduct.

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

· set the aims and objectives for the school
· set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
· set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
· monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
· be a source of challenge and support to the Headteacher (a critical friend)

The Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

Under our new instrument of governance, the term of office for each types of governor is 3 years.

If you would like to contact our Chair of Governors or our Vice Chair of Governors, please use the following email addresses:

Claire Shaw

Chair of Governors
Gov.Chair@christchurch-lichfield.staffs.sch.uk

Roger Hindley

Vice Chair of Governors
Vice.Chair@christchurch-lichfield.staffs.sch.uk

Governors Term of Office

Click here to see our current Governing bodies terms of office.

How our Governors are appointed

  • Every governor has a term of office for 3 years.
  • All governors have to declare any interests during the first full governors meeting of the year.
  • Click here to access the latest Instrument of Governance. This shows the make up of our governing body.
  • Foundation governors are selected by the Lichfield Diocese.
  • Staff governors are voted in during a full governors meeting by the rest of the governing body.
  • Parent governors are voted in by the parents of the school.
  • Community governors are selected by the Local Authority
  • Governors can be co-opted by the governing body based on their skill set.

Register of Interests

When a new governor is appointed, they are required to fill in a form for disclosure of any business pecuniary interests. At the beginning of each governing body meeting, governors are asked to declare if they have any interests in the topics being discussed which could effect their viewpoint.

Click here to view: 2023-2024 Disclosure of a Business Pecuniary Interest overview of our Governing body.

Link Governors

Our Governors are linked to key areas in school. They work closely with the member of staff who leads this so that they can develop more in-depth knowledge of an area/s of school.

Governors are also linked to year groups and are invited to attend year group events across the year.

Click here to view the 2023-2024 list of link Governors.