Meet the Governors

The Governors plays a vital role in the life of the school in making sure every child gets the best possible education. Their role is to support the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school.

Governors have a strong focus on 3 core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring a clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

They meet together as a Local Advisory Board twice a term and also meet as working parties to look at areas of the school in more detail e.g. finance.

In addition, each Governor is expected to make regular visits to school to meet the children, participate in aspects of school life, and monitor the implementation of the School Development Plan. All Governors hold their office for a period of four years. The Chair of Governors can always be contacted via the school office.

Our Governors come from a range of backgrounds and each brings a unique set of skills to enhance the work of the school. There are different categories of Governor. Staff Governors are elected by the school staff, Parent Governor positions are advertised to all parents when a vacancy arises and are then elected by parents if there are more candidates than positions. Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body after skills analysis has taken place.

Our Chair of Governor position is shared by Mrs Charlotte Simpson and Mrs Vicky Haig. Should you need to contact either of them please contact the school office who will be more than happy to forward and correspondence.

Our School Governors

The Local Advisory Board – 2019/20

Name Date of appointment Type of Governor Term

Date of term end

Date stepped down Responsibilities Business/Pecuniary interests –

See attached documents below

Vicky Haig 20/01/18 Parent

Appointed by FGB

20/12/22 Co-Chair

Maths

Child Protection

Charlotte Simpson 13/04/2014

reappointed 2018

Parent

Appointed by FGB

12/4/22 Co-Chair

Finance

Jo Woodward 31/01/2017 Staff 30/01/2021 English
James Haig

Vacancy

06/09/2016 Parent 05/09/2020

term ended

Website compliance

Finance Committee

Simon Harris 22/02/2017 Parent 21/02/2021 Health and Safety

Risk Management

Diana Mackey 13/02/2015 reappointed

6/3/19

Co-opted 06/03/2023 EYFS

Pupil Premium

English

Head Teachers Performance

Vacancy Co-opt
Emma Lowery 25/9/19 Co-opted 28/9/23 Sports Premium
Mrs Chafer 06/03/2019 Staff 06/03/2023 EYFS / Maths
Mrs  Litchfield 02/10/2018 Staff 02/10/2022 Head Teacher
Mrs Alison Heathcote 06/03/2019 Co- Opted 06/03/2023 SEND

Anti-Bullying

Our structure and how we work

We adopt an approach where individual governors are assigned monitoring responsibilities which are directly linked to the School Development Plan. A governor will then bring the findings of their monitoring to report to the Local Advisory Board meetings. We have found that this provides governors with a much better picture of what is going on across the school.

Monitoring areas for each Governor may change from year to year depending on the skills set of the governing body and the needs of the school.

We are guided by the Bradgate Education Partnership’s (BEP) terms of reference for Local Advisory Boards.  Please follow this link for: Terms of Reference, Code of Conduct, Scheme of Delegation, Local Advisory Board Governance Handbook.

https://bepschools.com/our-schools/governors/

  1. In addition we have our own locally agreed terms of reference which incorporate the BEP schemes of delegation (a large document which states who is responsible for what). This document is referred to regularly by governors and used as job description for the different roles within the body. The document is re-agreed each Autumn and includes names of delegated responsibilities.

Seagrave Village Primary School

Attendance

2020-21

 

Y = Attended, N = Apologies Accepted, NA = Apologies not Accepted, NS = No Apologies sent
Governor Governor Type Local Advisory Board

23.9.20

Local Advisory Board

4.11.20

Local Advisory Board

 

Local Advisory Board

 

Local Advisory Board

 

Local Advisory Board

 

Jill Clerk Y
Kate Litchfield Headteacher
James Haig Parent Y
Simon Harris Parent Y
Maxine Chafer Standing Invitee Y
Diana Mackey Co-Opted Y
Sonny Sharma Parent N
Charlotte Simpson Parent Y
Jo Woodward Staff Y
Vicky      Haig Parent Y
Alison Heathcote Co-opted Y
Emma Lowry Co-opted Y
2019-20

 

Y = Attended, N = Apologies Accepted, NA = Apologies not Accepted, NS = No Apologies sent
Governor Governor Type Local Advisory Board

25.9.19

Local Advisory Board

18.11.19

Local Advisory Board

22.1.20

Local Advisory Board

18.3.20

Local Advisory Board

5.5.20

Local Advisory Board

17.6.20

Anita James Clerk Y Y Y no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown
Kate Litchfield Headteacher Y Y Y no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown
James Haig Parent N Y Y no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown
Simon Harris Parent Y N N no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown
Maxine Chafer Standing Invitee Y Y Y no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown
Diana Mackey Co-Opted Y Y Y no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown
Sonny Sharma Parent N Y N no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown
Charlotte Simpson Parent Y Y Y no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown
Jo Woodward Staff Y N Y no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown
Vicky      Haig Parent Y Y Y no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown
Alison Heathcote Co-opted Y Y N no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown
Emma Lowry Co-opted Y Y N no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown no meeting – lockdown

Y = Attended, N = Apologies Accepted, NA = Apologies not Accepted, NS = No Apologies sent

2018-19 Full governing board Full governing board Full governing board Full governing board
Governor Governor Type 4.7.18 3.10.18 6.3.19 6.6.19
Maxine Chafer Standing Invitee Y Y Y Y
Kate Litchfield Headteacher Y invitee Y Y Y
Chris Chorlton Exc Headteacher N No longer in post
James Haig Parent Y Y Y Y
Simon Harris Parent Y Y N Y
Anita James Clerk Y Y Y N
Jo Kerry Co-Opted N N Resigned post
Diana Mackey Co-Opted Y N Y Y
Sonny Sharma Parent Y Y Y Y
Charlotte Simpson Parent Y Y Y Y
Jo Woodward Staff Y Y Y Y
Vicky Haig Parent Y Y Y Y
Alison Heathcote Co-opted Not in post Y N
2017-18 Full governing board Full governing board Full governing board Full governing board
Governor Governor Type 27 Sep 2017 29 Nov 2017 19 Dec 2017 31 Jan 2018
Maxine Chafer Standing Invitee Y Y N Y
Chris Chorlton Executive Headteacher Y Y N Y
James Haig Parent Y N Y Y
Simon Harris Parent Y Y Y Y
Anita James Clerk Y Y Y N
Jo Kerry Co-Opted Y N Y Y
Diana Mackey Co-Opted Y Y Y Y
Umayama Mohammad Staff X N N Y
Sonny Sharma Parent N N Y Y
Charlotte Simpson Parent N Y Y Y
Jennifer Wilson Co-Opted Y Y Y Y
Jo Woodward Staff N Y N Y