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Our Governing Body is made up as follows:
Parent Governors – elected by Parents
Co-opted Governors - appointed by the Governing Body
Staff Governors (including the Head Teacher) – elected by teaching and non-teaching staff
LA Governors – appointed by the Local Authority
All Governors have full voting rights on the Governing Body and in Committees.
Associate Members – appointed by the Governing Body for particular skills and do not have voting rights.
(The Chair and Vice Chair are elected from and by the Governing Body)
Who are we?
Martin Underwood (Co-opted) - Chair of Governors
Caitlin Bragg (Co-opted) - Chair of Resources Committee
Massimo Bonaddio (Head Teacher)
Sally Yuill (Co-opted)
Lisa Garbelotto (Co-opted)
Lesley Rayment (Co-opted)
Rosa Mitchell (Staff)
Joanna Malcolm (Parent)
Nigel Slater (LA)
Chris Goldhawk – School Business Manager
Julie Barlow - Deputy Head
Nic Curme - Deputy Head
Emma Robinson – Assistant Head/SENCo
Stephanie Hughes - Assistant Head (Assessment)
Leanne Sowersby (Clerk to Governors)
There are areas of specific responsibility for which Governors volunteer to be linked; our Link Governors are as follows:
SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disability) – Lisa Garbelotto
Children in Care – Caitlin Bragg
Child Protection and Safeguarding – Joanna Malcolm
Health & Safety – Lesley Rayment
Literacy - Lesley Rayment
Attendance - Martin Underwood
Pupil Premium - Lisa Garbelotto
To determine the strategic direction of the school
To review and approve the school budget
To decide policy on such things as equal opportunities, behaviour, special needs provision, etc.
To monitor the performance of the school
To oversee the curriculum provision
To appoint, challenge and support the Headteacher
To sit on recruitment panels
To sit on panels that handle staff or pupil discipline issues or complaints against the school
The Governing Body hold full meetings usually once per term. There are also two committees that meet regularly throughout the year to look at matters in detail;
The Outcomes committee looks at issues around the outcomes for the children at Blaise, such as the curriculum, school data, the well-being of the children etc.
The Resources committee looks at issues around staffing, finance and premises.
There is also a Performance Management panel and a Pay panel for the Headteacher.