Frampton Cotterell C of E Primary School

Rectory Road, Frampton Cotterell, South Gloucestershire, BS36 2BT.

Telephone: 01454 867205            

Email: office@fcceprimary.co.uk

Headteacher: Mr. Pete Barnard   

Office Manager: Mrs. Nicola Addicott

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What are School Governors?

School governors are volunteers with a variety of skills and backgrounds, who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education.

The Governing Body provides strategic leadership and accountability for the school, and has three key functions:

  • To oversee the financial position of the school, making sure the money is well spent.

  • To hold the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.

  • To Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school.

 

All Governors are appointed for a term of 4 years and are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Governors commit to undertaking regular training on many aspects of education and school management in order to be able to perform their duties to the highest standard.

School governance is monitored and assessed by OFSTED as part of the Leadership and Management judgement in their report.

 

For more information about school governance see the DfE School Governance Handbook.

Please read our Annual Governors report to Parents.

 

Types of School Governor

There are various types of governors drawn from different areas of the community including, parents, staff, Local Authority, community and other groups. Governors commit to attending 5 annual full governor meetings and 5 sub-committee meetings, as well as making regular visits to the school for the purposes of monitoring or engaging in discussions to further the school’s development.

The following types of governor are applicable to the governing body of our school:

Parent Governor
Elected by parents and carers of children at the school.
Staff Governor
Selected by election from teaching and support staff from the school.
Co-opted Governor  
Appointed by the governing body to represent the wider community or to provide specific skills.
LA Governor
Appointed by the Local Authority.
Foundation Governor       
Appointed by the school’s founding body, church or other organisation named in the school’s Instrument of government.
Ex-Officio Governor
A type of Foundation Governor usually reserved for the Parish Priest.

 

Our Governors

Mr P Barnard
Holds office: N/A
Type: Head Teacher
Pecuniary Interests:  None
Committee: School Improvement; Resources and Staffing

 

Mr Dan Clark
Holds office: November 2018 – November 2022
Type: Co-opted Governor appointed by an election of governing body
Pecuniary Interests: One child at FCCE School who also attends OSCARs (Academic Year 2019/20)
Committee: Resources and Staffing

Mrs Hilary Colechin
Holds office: November 2016 – November 2020
Type: Foundation Governor appointed by the Parochial Church Council
Pecuniary Interests: None (Academic Year 2019/20)
Committee: School Improvement

 

Mr Dan Coney
Holds office: June 2018 - June 2022 (2nd term)

Type: Co-opted Governor appointed by an election of governing body
Pecuniary Interests:
Wife employed as a Teaching Assistant at FCCE (Academic Year 2019/20)
Committee: Chair of Governors; School Improvement
Says:
As a governor my role is to help guide our school direction and ethos such that our children leave as well rounded members of society, with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to be successful in their future lives, whatever path they choose to follow.  Being elected has given me the chance to support the school in a tangible and effective way, across all aspects of school life.

 

Ms Gen Houston
Holds office: September 2018 – September 2022 (2nd term)
Type: Teacher Governor appointed by an election of staff
Pecuniary Interests:  None (Academic Year 2019/20)
Committee: School Improvement
Says:
 I am ‘teacher governor’ at FCCE.  I was first appointed in September 2014, and I teach year 4 at the moment.  I wanted to become a governor because I feel that having taught in primary education for many years, I have skills and experience to bring to moving our school towards excellence.  I am looking forward to working with the School Improvement Committee, overseeing elements of our document of the same name!

Mr Geoff Potter
Holds office: September 2018 – September 2022
Type: 
Foundation Governor appointed by the Parochial Church Council
Pecuniary Interests:  None (Academic Year 2019/20)
Committee: School Improvement

Says: 

All three of my children attended FCCE (long ago in the 1970's). Most of my professional career has been in education - albeit at tertiary level in the sciences. I have had a long association with St. Peter's church. In today's rapidly changing world it is important to include faith and ethical dimensions in the way we teach our children. I want to encourage church and school to work together to give our children the best foundation for their adult life.

Mrs Rosey Simpkins
Holds office: December 2015 – December 2019
Type: Foundation Governor appointed by the Parochial Church Council
Pecuniary Interests:  One child at FCCE School (Academic Year 2019/20)
Committee: Resources and Staffing

 

Mr Gareth Slater
Holds office: May 2018 – May 2022
Type: Parent Governor appointed by an election of parents
Pecuniary Interests:  3 children at FCCE School (Academic Year 2019/20)
Committee: Resources and Staffing

Says:

Having three children at FCCE, the school represents an important part of my family’s life. The school provides excellent learning, nurturing and development opportunities and being elected as a Parent Governor gives me the opportunity to provide the support and challenge to ensure that the school, the staff and the pupils continue to develop.

Mrs Sarah Stephens-Lewis
Holds office: October 2013 – November 2021 (2nd Term)
Type: Parent Governor appointed by an election of parents
Pecuniary Interests:
One Child at FCCE School; Sarah is employed by SGS college (Academic Year 2019/20)
Committee: Chair of Resources and Staffing
Says:
Being a parent governor, I feel I can be part of how our school develops and prepares our children for secondary school.  I work within the education sector and enjoy using both my experience and parental voice to help the school and children achieve everything they can.

 

Mrs Andrea Thomas
Holds office: September 2018 – September 2022
Type: Co-opted Governor appointed by an election of governing body
Pecuniary Interests:  2 Children at FCCE School (Academic Year 2019/20)
Committee: Resources and Staffing

Mr Gareth Wynne-Hughes
Holds office: September 2016 – September 2020
Type: Co-opted Governor appointed by an election of governing body
Pecuniary Interests:  2 Children at FCCE School (Academic Year 2019/20)
Committee: School Improvement

Says:

The world is a busy place and it's often difficult to make enough time for the things that really matter, that's why I wanted to become a School Governor. Since joining the team I can only be impressed and inspired by the work and commitment within our school as well as the encouragement, care and enthusiasm that transcends it. I feel privileged to be in a position that both contributes to and helps shape the achievement of our goals and aspirations. 

Mrs Vicki Leonard
Holds office: February 2019 - February 2023
Type: LA Governor
Pecuniary Interests:  1 Child at FCCE School (Academic Year 2019/20).  Teacher at St Michaels CE VC Primary School.
Committee: School Improvement

 

Clerk

Mrs Ruth Owen was appointed on 1st January 2017.

 

Associate Members

Miss Lucy Gale our School Business Manager is in attendance for the Resources and Staffing committee to inform the Governing Body of the finance situation of the school.
Pecuniary Interests:  Cousins children at  FCCE School (Academic Year 2019/20)

If you wish to contact the Governing Body about any issues please contact the Clerk to the Governing Body on 01454 867205 for more information.