Prestbury St. Mary's CofE Juniors, Cheltenham

  • Leaders are resolute in promoting a culture that focuses on the importance and enjoyment of education.
    -Ofsted 2016
  • The behaviour of the pupils is outstanding and truly reflects the commitment of the staff to live and work alongside learners so that all are inspired to give of their very best.
    -Ofsted 2016
  • Pupils do not want to waste any learning time, preferring instead to involve themselves with all aspects of school life.
    -SIAMS 2017
  • Teachers help you. It feels as if they are always right next to you and will help you with anything.
    -Pupil
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    -Pupil
  • 'The school has a fantastic staff team who are incredibly well led by the headteacher and the senior leadership team. The job they do is tremendous.'
    -Parent
  • My child has made tremendous progress because he feels valued.
    -Parent
  • St Mary's makes you feel that your child is special and individual.
    -Parent
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    -Pupil
  • We work hard but we have fun, too!
    -Pupil
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Meet the Governors

Prestbury St Mary’s Federation Governing Body

 

 

The Governing Body, made up of unpaid volunteers, is dedicated to developing the Federation of St Mary’s Infant and Prestbury St Mary’s Junior CofE Schools to provide the best possible education for all the pupils.

 

The members of the Governing Body are from a variety of backgrounds and actively oversee and contribute to the leadership of the Federation through the sometimes complex processes of strategic planning; challenging and supporting the Executive Headteacher and ensuring financial probity, whilst always representing the interests of the two schools and those within them.

 

The Governing body meets six times a year and, in order to help it in its work, has set up five committees, as follows:-

  • Curriculum Committee
  • Vision and Ethos Committee
  • Pay and Personnel Committee
  • Finance and Premises Committee
  • Admissions Committee

 

The committees also meet regularly through the year and report back to the Governing Body on their findings and decisions.

Governor Profiles:

Name

Mr Neil Penny

Category of Governor

Foundation Governor

Appointed by

Diocese of Gloucester

Roles

Chair of Governors

Chair of Curriculum Committee

Member of Pay & Personnel Committee

Member of Admissions Committee

Member of Finance and Premises Committee

Current term of office

01.09.16 – 31.08.20

Membership of other governing bodies

None

Declaration of interests

None

Relationship(s) to staff

None


Name

Mrs Rachel Beecham

Category of Governor

Parent Governor

Appointed by

Elected by parents

Roles

Member of Curriculum Committee

Link Governor for Literacy/English

Current term of office

03.10.16 – 02.10.20

Membership of other governing bodies

None

Declaration of interests

None

Relationship(s) to staff

Related (as a cousin) to a member of staff


Name

Mrs Kate Butland

Category of Governor

Parent Governor

Appointed by

Elected by parents

Roles

Vice Chair of Vision & Ethos Committee

Current term of office

03.10.16 – 02.10.20

Membership of other governing bodies

None

Declaration of interests

Husband runs a bathroom and kitchen fitting company

Relationship(s) to staff

None

 

Name

Mrs Emma Hammond

Category of Governor

Foundation Governor

Appointed by

Diocese of Gloucester

Roles

Chair of Pay and Personnel Committee

Member of Curriculum Committee

Member of Vision and Ethos Committee

Current term of office

01.09.16 – 31.08.20

Membership of other governing bodies

None

Declaration of interests

None

Relationship(s) to staff

None

 

Name

Revd Nicholas Bromfield

Category of Governor

Foundation Governor

Appointed by

Diocese of Gloucester

Roles

Member of Vision and Ethos Committee

Member of Pay and Personnel Committee

Member Admissions Committee

Current term of office

n/a (ex-officio)

Membership of other governing bodies

None

Declaration of interests

None

Relationship(s) to staff

None

 

Name

John Payne

Category of Governor

Local Authority

Appointed by

Proposed by Gloucestershire County Council

Appointed by the Governing Body

Roles

Member of Finance & Premises Committee

Current term of office

01.09.16 – 31.08.20

Membership of other governing bodies

None

Declaration of interests

None

Relationship(s) to staff

None

 

Name

Mrs Carol Gunn

Category of Governor

Foundation Governor

Appointed by

Diocese of Gloucester

Roles

Member of Curriculum Committee

Member of Vision and Ethos Committee

Member of Pay and Personnel Committee

Current term of office

01.09.16 – 31.08.20

Membership of other governing bodies

None

Declaration of interests

None

Relationship(s) to staff

None

 

Name

Matt Fletcher

Category of Governor

Headteacher

Appointed by

Ex-officio position

Roles

Member of Pay & Personnel Committee

Member of Finance & Premises Committee

Member of Vision and Ethos Committee

Member of Curriculum Committee

Member of Admissions Committee

Current term of office

Not applicable -permanent position

Membership of other governing bodies

None

Declaration of interests

Executive Headteacher

Relationship(s) to staff

None

 

Name

Jake Munn

Category of Governor

Staff

Appointed by

Elected by staff

Roles

 

Current term of office

01.10.16 – 30.09.20

Membership of other governing bodies

None

Declaration of interests

Junior School member of staff

Relationship(s) to staff

None

 

Name

Mrs Susie Ewles

Category of Governor

Co-opted

Appointed by

Governing Body

Roles

 

Current term of office

15.11.16 – 14.11.20

Membership of other governing bodies

None

Declaration of interests

Infant School member of staff

Relationship(s) to staff

None

 

Name

Ali Hopton

Category

Associate Member

Appointed by

The Governing Body

Roles

Member of Pay & Personnel Committee (non voting)

Member of Vision and Ethos Committee

Member of Curriculum Committee

Current term of office

15.11.16 – 14.11.20

Membership of other governing bodies

None

Declaration of interests

Junior School member of staff

Relationship(s) to staff

None

 

Name

Mrs Judith Manns

Category

Associate member

Appointed by

The Governing Body

Roles

Member of Pay & Personnel Committee (non voting)

Member of Vision and Ethos Committee

Member of Curriculum Committee

Current term of office

15.11.16 – 14.11.20

Membership of other governing bodies

None

Declaration of interests

Infant School member of staff

Relationship(s) to staff

None

 

Name

Mrs Rosie Dodd

Category

Associate member

Appointed by

The Governing Body

Roles

Link governor to Infant School After-School Club

Current term of office

15.11.16 – 14.11.20

Membership of other governing bodies

None

Declaration of interests

Infant School member of staff

Relationship(s) to staff

None

 

Name

Mrs Fiona Hall

Category

Associate Member

Appointed by

The Governing Body

Roles

Chair of Admissions Committee

Current term of office

15.11.16 – 14.11.20

Membership of other governing bodies

None

Declaration of interests

None

Relationship(s) to staff

None

 Committees and Working Parties

Name Chair Committee Membership
Curriculum Committee Neil Penny Matt Fletcher, Alison Hopton, Judith Manns, Carol Gunn, Emma Hammond
Vision and Ethos Committee Matt Fletcher, Alison Hopton, Judith Manns, Emma Hammond, Michael Brick, Carol Gunn, Nick Bromfield
Pay and Personnel Committee Emma Hammond Matt Fletcher, Alison Hopton, Judith Manns, Neil Penny, Carol Gunn
Admissions Committee Fiona Hall Matt Fletcher, Nick Bromfield, Neil Penny,  Caroline Sexton, Helen O'Connell
Safeguarding Monitoring Group Matt Fletcher, Alison Hopton, Judith Manns, Emma Hammond, Susie Ewles
Finance and Premises Committee Matt Fletcher, Neil Penny, Michael Brick, Helen O'Connell, Rachael Gasher, Andrew Johnson(LA Auditor), Caroline Sexton, Hilary Hargreaves, Kerry Timbrell

The Executive Head Teacher and Chair of Governors are ex-officio members of every committee.

Other committees and working parties are set up as and when needed.

 

Governors with special responsibilities:

Safeguarding and Looked-after Children:  Emma Hammond

Executive Head Teacher's Performance Review:  Neil Penny, Emma Hammond, Chris Rayers (Independent Advisor)

SIAMS, SMSC,  Worship and RE : Carol Gunn

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