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
Mr Andrew Martin (Chair)
Mrs Julie Winwood (Headteacher)
Mrs Lianne Holmes
Canon Brenda Tipping
Mrs Jane Andrews
Mrs Charlotte Claydon (Vice Chair)
Mr Roy Falder
Miss Carol Skull
Mrs Barbara Elliott
Mr Terry Reed
Mrs Joyce Asemota
Mrs Margaret Gibbs
Mrs Jennifer Meek (Clerk)
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|
|Chair of Governors|
Mr Andrew Martin
|Background in Human Resources|
Mrs Charlotte Claydon
|Works with students from abroad
Parent of Year 6 pupil
|Mrs Julie Winwood||Headteacher|
|01/01/2013 to date ||Headteacher
|Mrs Jane Andrews||LA Governor||Curr||07/09/15 to|
|English Teaching and Learning Advisor for Herts
|Mrs Barbara Elliott||Foundation||P&F||17/08/2017 to|
|Schools Finance Management team in Herts for
|Mr Roy Falder||Foundation||CSPC (Chair)||01/09/2017 to|
|Clerk to the Parish Council
|Works closely with Reverend Jennie Gray in the
|Mr Terry Reed||Parent||P&F||24/07/2017 to|
|Background in finance and computing. Parent to children in KS2
|Mrs Margaret Gibbs||Foundation||CSPC||14/05/2018 to 12/05/2022||Retired Deputy Headteacher/SENCO|
|Mrs Joyce Asemota||Parent||Curr||01/09/17 to|
|Parent of two children in school|
|Mrs Lianne Holmes||Foundation||CSPC||17/08/2017 to|
|Qualified teacher from the school|
|Mrs Jennifer Meek||Clerk to the Governors||N/A||N/A|