Governing Body

 

Who's Who

Chair of Governors: Mr Scott Sharples

email: ssharples@st-day.cornwall.sch.uk

Clerk to the Governors: Mrs Laura Keam

Contact Number 01209 820456

email: lkeam@st-day.cornwall.sch.uk

 

School governors have three main roles:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; 
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the education performance of the school, pupils and performance management of the staff;
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school.

The governors work closely with the head teacher and staff to ensure that the school is the best that it can possibly be. Governors are volunteers who work under the principles of public life; selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability openness, honesty and leadership.  We endeavour to uphold all of these values in all that we do.  

 

Each governor holds a monitoring area of responsibility within the school.  These areas are largely aligned to the five key areas within the Ofsted Framework and allow the individual governors to focus their monitoring visits on particular aspects of the School Improvement Plan linked to their area of responsibility.   

The following governors hold additional responsibilities above their area of monitoring:

Ms Julie Taylor: Safeguarding

Mrs Annette Hooper: Health and Safety

Ms Julie Taylor: Redruth Learning Group

Mr Scott Sharples: Whistleblowing

 

The full governing body meets each half term.

There is one sub committee which meets 5 times per year, and considers all resources aspects of the school.  Governors who sit on the Resources Committee are:

Mrs Sara Sanders (Chair)

Mr Scott Sharples

Mrs Gill Willsher

Ms Julie Taylor

Mrs Terri Jenkin

Mrs Lora Newman

  

There are six different categories of governors at our school.  Some governors are elected, such as staff and parent governors, whilst others are appointed by the governing body itself.  You can see the categories and the governors appointed to each in the table below.  

Parent governors
Parents, including carers, of pupils are eligible to stand for election as governors. Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school. If insufficient parents stand for election, the governing body may appoint parents.

Staff governors
The headteacher is a staff governor by virtue of their office. Other staff, both teaching and support, may become governors as long as they are paid (volunteers do not qualify). Staff governors are elected by the school staff. Any election that is contested must be held by ballot.

Authority governors
LAs are encouraged to appoint high-calibre governors to schools that need the most support and to appoint candidates irrespective of any political affiliation or preference. Authorities may appoint minor authority representatives, e.g. district and parish councillors, as authority governors.

Foundation governors
Foundation governors are appointed by the school's founding body, church or other organisation named in the school's instrument of government. If the school has a religious character, the foundation governors must preserve and develop this. They must also ensure compliance with the trust deed, if there is one. If a foundation school has no foundation or equivalent body, the foundation governors are replaced by partnership governors appointed by the governing body after a nomination process.
 

Members of the Governing Body 

Name

Category

Appointing Body

Term of Office

Mr Scott Sharples (Chair)

LA

LA

25.09.14 – 24.09.18

Mrs Gill Willsher

Headteacher

Ex-officio

N/A

Ms Julie Taylor (Vice Chair)

Foundation

Governors

20.11.15 – 19.11.19

Mrs Annette Hooper

Staff

Staff

05.11.14 – 04.11.18

Mrs Charlotte Bone

Co-opted

Governors

19.12.15 – 18.12.19

Mrs Terri Jenkin

Parent

Parents

19.02.15 – 18.02.19

Mrs Sara Sanders

Co-opted

Governors

20.09.17 – 19.09.21

Mrs Catherine Gajardo

Parent

Parents

20.09.17 – 19.09.21

Ms Rema Ince

Co-opted

Governors

29.11.17 – 28.11.21

Reverend Ann Butcher

Co-opted

Governors

20.09.16 – 19.09.20

Mrs Lora Newman

Parent

Parents

08.02.17 – 07.02.21

Ms Laura Vallance

Associate

Governors

N/A

 

Copies of the agenda and minutes of all the Governors' meetings are available for parents to read in the school office.