A very warm welcome to our Governors’ website page.
OUR PREMISES AND OUR SCHOOL
School Governors are essential for the effective management and development of a school. They help to provide strategic management, make executive decisions and are there to support and challenge the school leaders.
Governors get to know the strengths and weaknesses of the school, understanding the challenges it faces, and are directly involved in setting appropriate priorities for improvement. They engage regularly with staff, pupils and parents and respond quickly to their views and any significant concerns they may have. They carry out their statutory duties and ensure that the pupils and staff are safe. So, from finance to site management, staffing to marketing and pupil welfare to curriculum development, every School Governor is guaranteed to use their experience and broaden their skills and knowledge in some way, with training and support always available.
CURRENT GOVERNOR LIST
Mrs Janet Bird (Chair)
Mrs Julie Winwood (Headteacher)
Mrs Jenny Stevens ( Vice Chair)
Mrs Jane Andrews
Mrs Barbara Hartwell
Mr Terry Reed
Mr Azubukie Onita
Mrs Charlotte Claydon
Mrs Lianne Holmes
Miss Carol Skull
Mrs Joyce Asemota
Mrs Chris Howroyd
What is the school fund? Aston St Mary’s is a Voluntary Aided school. Voluntary Aided status allows Aston to be run as a Church of England school, but also means that there are additional responsibilities for Parents/Carers. Governors and the Diocese.
For more information on our School Fund download the PDF file below:
The Governing Body are divided into different committees. These are (click to expand):
The Governing Body consists of 4 different types of Governor:
Foundation Governor – These are appointed by the Church at Parish (PCC) or Diocesan Level. These Governors have the particular responsibility of upholding the Character and ethos of the school, following the trust deeds of our Anglican School.
Parent Governor – These are elected by the Parents of the school.
Teacher Governor – This will be a serving teacher at the school.
LA Governor – This Governor will be appointed by the Local Authority
Elections and appointments of Governors take place every four years if becoming a School Governor is something that interests you please do not hesitate to contact the School office for further details.
The full Governing Body meets five times a year. The agendas are full and the discussions are lively.
Parents can raise any concern with a governor at any time, although it is usually more appropriate to contact the Headteacher in the first instance. Information on contacting a governor, or requesting a copy of a particular school policy can be obtained from the school office.
Volunteers do not have to be parents or need first-hand experience of the education system. Anyone aged 18 or over, who can attend an average of two meetings per term, can add tremendous value to the school`s governing body. If you would like to help provide our children with the best possible education by considering becoming a School Governor, or by helping the school in any other way, please contact Julie Winwood, the headteacher, for further details.
If you would like the opportunity to speak to a member of the Governing Body please contact Christine Haigs in the school office, or speak to a Parent or Staff Governor.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
|Governors Name||Type of Governor||Committee||Term of Office||Further information||Declaration of Interests|
Mrs Janet Bird
|Foundation||FGB||18/10/2018 to 17/10/2022||Works closely with the Diocese||None|
|Mrs Julie Winwood||Headteacher|
|01/01/2013 to date ||Headteacher||None|
|Mrs Jenny Stevens||Vice Chair||P&F||16/09/2019 to 15/09/2023||Retired Headteacher of a small school||None|
|Mrs Jane Andrews||LA Governor||Curr||3/4/13 to 2/11/23||English Teaching and Learning Advisor for Herts for Learning||None|
|Mrs Barbara Hartwell||Foundation||P&F Chair||17/05/21 to 16/5/24 ||Schools Finance Manager (HfL)|
Retired (July 21)
|Mrs Charlotte Claydon||Governor at another School||P&F||18/05/20 to |
|Experience of working with older, international students||Governor at another school|
|Mrs Lianne Holmes||Foundation||CSP||9/3/2017 to 25 Jan 2025||Qualified teacher from the school||None|
|Chris Howroyd||Foundation||Curriculum||16/9/2019 to 15/09/2023||Background in SEND provision||None|
|Miss Carol Skull||Staff||Curric.||9/5/19 to 8/2/23||LSA in KS1||None|
|Mrs Joyce Asemota||Parent||Curriculum Committee||7/11/21 to 7/11/25||Children in school||None|
|Azubukie Onita||Parent||CSP||16/11/2021 to 15/11/2025||Children in school||None|
|Mr Terry Reed||Associate||P&F||24/7/21 to 23/7/25||Background in finance and computing ||None|
ATTENDANCE AT GOVERNING BOARD MEETINGS
|Governing Board Member||03/10/22||16/05/22||14/03/22||10/01/22||8/11/21||20/09/21||17/05/21||15/3/21||25/01/21||9/11/20||21/09/2020|