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Governors

What are governors?

The governors are collectively responsible for promoting well-being, high standards and the best quality education within the school. They are elected or appointed for a four year term of office. 

 

The governors establish school strategic policy relating to curriculum, staffing, buildings, finance, resources and the community. These policies are determined in consultation with the Headteacher, who has responsibility for the day-to-day management of the school. A key to all the roles, and which governor has that responsibility, is set out in the table below

 

Governors' meetings are held every half term, the minutes of which are available in the school foyer, as well as being on this site (see below).

 

Finally, the governors’ termly newsletter, The Core, is sent home with the children in their book bags, and again is available via this site. This is issued termly, and over the year it deals with key issues that have been addressed, including an assessment of the impact of the governing body on the school.

Who are the current governors?

The Governing Body is made up of the people set out in the table below, with their responsibilities. Also included is the Register of Governors’ Interests and governors' attendance at meetings, in accordance with legal requirements.

How can I contact the Governing Body?

All governors can be contacted in writing c/o the school office

or by email adminoffice@orchard-inf.hants.sch.uk indicating that you wish your correspondence to be passed onto the governing body.

 

If you have a complaint about the school, please refer to the school complaints policy for details of whom you should contact in the first instance and the next steps involved if you are still unhappy.  If having followed the steps in our complaints policy, you need to contact the Chair of Governors, they can be contacted via an email to

c.governors@orchard-inf.hants.sch.uk

Orchard Infant School

Governors’ Details 2020-2021 updated 10/03/2021

Name

Category

Appointed by

Term of Office

(no. of years & end date)

Committee membership

Responsibilities

Voting Rights

(if Associate Member)

Louise Blacker

Parent

Parents

4

07/12/2024

Learning and Curriculum

  • Chair Learning and Curriculum

 

Andy BowieStaffStaff419/10/2024Learning and Curriculum  

Ian Briant

Co-opted

Governing Body

4

06/12/2021

Resources

 

 

Jim Lambert

Co-opted

Governing Body

4

16/01/2022

Learning and Curriculum and Resources

 

 

David O'Reilly

Co-opted

Governing Body

4

03/02/2023 

Resources, Personnel Pay and Performance

  • Health and Safety
  • Safer Recruitment

 

Susan Parsons

 

Co-opted

Governing Body

4

03/02/2023

Learning and Curriculum

  • Safer Recruitment
  • Governor Links
  • Forum Representative

 

Charlotte RadmoreParentParents403/02/2025Learning and Curriculum  

Debby Tizzard -Bond

Co-opted

Governing Body

4

20/05/2024

Resources

  • Core
  • Chair of Resources
  • Development and Training Governor
  • Safer Recruitment

 

Marnie Seymour

 

Local Authority

Governing Body

4

20/05/2024

Learning & Curriculum
  • Chair of Governing Body

 

John Spittal

Co-opted

Governing Body

4

31/01/2025

Resources

  • Chair of Personnel

 

Graeme Walker

Parent

Governing Body

4

07/12/2024

Resources

  • Data Protection
  • Safeguarding
  • Safer Recruitment

 

Jane West

Headteacher

Local Authority

-

19/04/2021

Learning and Curriculum, Resources, Personnel and Pay and Performance

 

 

Tracy O'Connor

 

Clerk

Local Authority

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orchard Infant School - Register of Governors’ Interests

Name

Name of Business

Including:

  • governor elsewhere (please include school name)
  • related / married to member of staff (please include staff name)
  • employed at school

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date of Appointment or Acquisition

Date of Cessation of Interest

Date of Entry

Louise Blacker

Nil Return

 

 

 

 

 

Andy BowieEmployed at School     

Ian Briant

Nil Return

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Lambert

NIL Return

 

 

 

 

 

Dave O’Reilly

NIL Return

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Parsons

NIL Return

 

 

 

 

 

Charlotte RadmoreNIL Return     

Marnie Seymour

NIL Return

 

 

 

 

 

John Spittal

Nil Return

 

 

 

 

 

Debby Tizzard -Bond

Nil Return

 

 

 

 

 

Graeme Walker

Nil Return

 

 

 

 

 

Jane West 

Employed at School

 

 

 

 

 

Governors who have left within the last 12 months

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Kowalczyk

Nil Return

 

 

 

 

 

Alison WinnikNil Return     
Julia PillonNil Return     

 

 

Orchard Infant School        
Governor Attendance Record For the Academic Year 2020/21     
          
          
 FULL GOVERNING BODY  LEARNING AND CURRICULUM COMMITTEE  RESOURCES COMMITTEE  
NameNumber of meetings the governor should have attendedNumber of meetings attendedAttendance rate           (%)Number of meetings the governor should have attendedNumber of meetings attendedAttendance rate              (%)Number of meetings the governor should have attendedNumber of meetings attendedAttendance rate           (%)
Louise Blacker66100%66100%   
Andrew Bowie 55100%55100%   
Ian Briant66100%   6583%
Jim Lambert66100%6583%6583%
David O'Reilly66100%   6583%
Susan Parsons66100%6467%   
Julia Pillon44100%44100%44100%
Charlotte Radmore 33100%33100%   
Marnie Seymour6583%66100%6583%
John Spittal66100%   66100%
Debby Tizzard-Bond6583%   66100%
Graeme Walker66100%   66100%
Jane West 66100%66100%66100%
Tracy O'Connor66100%66100%66100%
          
          
Julia PillonHeadteacherRetired 03-Apr-21      
Appointments  
Andrew Bowie Staff Governor20-Oct-20
Charlotte RadmoreParent Governor04-Feb-21

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