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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governors' section

 

Name Category of governor or associate member 

Positions

held

Business Interests,Trustees

or Governships or any other potentially relevant interest 

 

Term

of office

Derek Hicks Parent Governor Chair of Governors, Member of C&P committee and B&F committee Member of Governing Body of University of West London. Trustee of Contemporary Dance Trust

20.12.13

to 19.12.17

Kam Cormack  Parent Governor

Vice-Chair of Governors and member of C&P committee. Named Statutory Governor for

Safeguarding and Children in Care

Bristol City Council employee

4.12.12

to 9.3.19

Sue Willson Staff Governor Executive Headteacher, Member of C&P and B&F committees None 1.9.05 ongoing

Sheena

Stewart

Associate Member Member of C&P and B&F committees None

1.9.15

ongoing

Gareth Jones Associate Member Member of C&P and B&F committees Trustee of Triple H charity

1.9.15

ongoing

Jess Birch Parent Governor Chair of C&P committee. Governor for Pupil Premium None

20.12.13

to 19.12.17

David Sawyers Co-opted Governor Member of C&P committee None 9.3.15 to 8.3.19
Olly Watson

Co-opted 

Governor

Member of B&F committee None 11.7.17 to 10.7.21
Peter Sell Parent Governor Member of B&F committee. Named Statutory Governor for Health, Safety and Well-Being None

9.3.15

to 8.3.19

Jenny Shaw Co-opted Governor

Vice-Chair of C&P committee

Governor for Early Years

None

9.3.15 

to 8.3.19

         
Ali Donaldson Staff Governor Member of B&F committee None

4.10.16 

to 3.10.18

Ruth Fergusson Parent Governor Member of C&P committee. Named Statutory Governor for SEN None

10.9.16 

to 9.10.20

         

 

Governors who have left in the last 12 months 

 

 
Name Category of Governor Positions Held

Business Interests, Trustees or Governships 

or any other potentially relevant interests

Term of office

Anthony Croxford

Local Authority

Governor

Vice-Chair of Buildings and Finance Committee None 7.2.17 to 6.2.21

Clare 

Smith

Co-opted 

Governor

Member of Buildings and Finance Committee None

9.3.15 to

16.5.17

Marie-Elaine

Carroll

Co-opted 

Governor

Member of Curriculum and Personnel Committee Member of Governing Body of Our Lady of Rosary School

15.12.15 

to 2.5.17

Sophie Kilgour

Co-opted 

Governor

Member of Curriculum and Personnel Committee None

9.3.15 to

21.3.17

 

To contact the governors you can leave a message at the school office or email the Chair, Derek Hicks

on chairashtongatep@bristol-schools.uk

Lucy Williams is the Clerk to Governors for the governing body. 

The governing body consists of 15 governors including parent governors, co-opted governors, staff governor, local authority governor, parent governors and the Executive Head Teacher. The Heads of School are associate members appointed to the governing body but do not have voting rights. The body has the overall responsibility for governance at Ashton Gate Primary School, and meets at least 4 times a year.

 

The core strategic functions of the governing body are: -

  • ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • holding the Executive Headteacher to account for the educational performance of school and pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure money is well spent

 

The governing body carries out much of its business through committees. The governing body decides the constitution, membership and terms of reference of the committees, and reviews these annually.

 

The Curriculum and Personnel committee consists of at least 4 governors and has elected Jessica Birch as Chair of the committee. The primary focus is to advise the governing body on all matters relating to the National Curriculum, in conjunction with the Executive Headteacher, Heads of School and teaching staff. They are also responsible for HR matters, such as recruitment. They are also responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of safeguarding policies and procedures in school.

 

The Buildings and Finance committee also consists of at least 4 governors and have elected Ali Donaldson as Chair. The main function of this committee is to advise the Executive Headteacher and governors on general financial matters, including setting and monitoring the school budget. It is also their function to monitor the effectiveness of health and safety.

 

 

Each governor has responsibility for a subject and/or specific aspect of the school's work. This role involves keeping up to date with relevant legislation or OFSTED criteria and an annual Governor Learning Visit (often observing a lesson). The governor then reports back to the rest of the governing body. A list of which governor has which responsibility is in the attached document. 

Attendance at Meetings 2017-18 - rolling totals - updated 12.7.18

 

Name of Governor                         Attendance at FGB meetings Attendance at committee meetings
Jessica Birch 5/5 4/4
Kam Cormack 5/5 2/4
Alistair Donaldson 5/5 4/4
Ruth Fergusson 4/5 4/4
Derek Hicks 4/5 6/8
Gareth Jones 5/5 7/8
David Sawyers 5/5 2/4
Peter Sell 5/5 4/4
Jenny Shaw 3/5 2/4
Sheena Stewart 5/5 7/8
Olly Watson 2/5 3/4
Sue Willson 2/5 7/8
     
     
     

 

Attendance at Meetings 2016-17 

 

Name of Governor

Attendance at

FGB meetings

Attendance at

Committee meetings

Jess Birch 6/6 5/6
Marie-Elaine Caroll 0/5 4/6
Kam Cormack 6/6 4/6

Anthony Croxford

4/6 1/6
Ali Donaldson 4/6 5/5
Ruth Fergusson 6/6 5/5
Derek Hicks

6/6

5/6
Gareth Jones 5/6 12/12
     
David Sawyers 6/6 7/12
Peter Sell 6/6 5/6
Jenny Shaw 2/6 2/6
Clare Smith 3/6 4/6
Sheena Stewart 5/6 9/12
Sue Willson 5/6 9/12
     
     

 

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