The Governing Body is made up of representatives from the school and the community it serves.
These representatives are: the Headteacher, one governor appointed by the Local Authority, four Parent Governors elected by you, the parents, one Staff Governor elected by the Staff and seven Co-opted governors, including the Deputy Headteacher, selected for their knowledge and skills.
Together, we help set the school’s aims and values and are responsible for some staff appointments, including most recently the Head. Many of our responsibilities carry a statutory requirement which means we are obliged by law to do things such as agree the annual budget. Our role is sometimes described as a “critical friend”. This does not mean that we are there to criticise the Head or the school, but rather we try to ask questions to gain a greater understanding of the school and to thus help it improve.
The role of the Governing Body is crucial for the effective leadership and management of the school. It complements the professional element provided by the Head Teacher and senior staff by bringing a range of perspectives to bear on issues facing the school. We do not become involved in the day-to-day management of the school – this is the Head Teacher’s responsibility; however, we do hold the Head Teacher to account for the performance of the school.
We have 3 sub-committees which typically meet twice every term - People & Finance, Curriculum & Standards and Premises and Health/Safety. Please refer to the terms of reference to see the remit of each committee.
In addition, we hold a full meeting of the Governing Body 6 times a year.
We’re all a pretty friendly bunch - a number of us are parents and can regularly be seen on the school run. Please feel free to stop any one of us with any question you might have about the school. If we don’t know the answer there and then, we’ll know someone who does. You may also write to us - just hand your letter in to the office and they will forward it or e-mail to email@example.com.
Tom Pinnock - Chair of governors - LA governor
Annika Bennett - Vice Chair - Co-opted governor
Emily Samuels - Headteacher
Tracey Brown - Co-opted governor
Natalie Willmore - Staff governor
Nicola Bygrave - Parent governor
Marika Chapman - Parent governor
Annette Gear - Co-opted governor
Katherine Gravett - Parent governor
Senthil Natesan - Parent governor
Anya Poole - Co-opted governor
Aly Staples - Co-opted governor
Richard Tolley - Co-opted governor
Helen Birdsall - Associate governor
Charlene Monk - Clerk to the governing body
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Governor Impact Statement
As the Governing Body of Pendragon Community Primary School, we have prepared the statement below, which sets out our activities and the impact we have had over the 2022-23 academic year, and sets out our intentions for the forthcoming year.
We hope you find the statement useful, and would welcome any comments or questions you have (see the information at the end of the statement on how to contact us).
Interested in joining the Pendragon governing body?
There are over 3,500 school governors in Cambridgeshire helping headteachers and staff to ensure children and young people get the best from their time in school, making up the largest volunteer force in the county. If you are interested in becoming a school governor the Department for Education website has more information.
You do not have to have children at school to be a school governor, nor do you need specialist skills (although you should have appropriate skills and experience that would contribute to the effective governance and success of a school). You do need to be over 18, satisfy eligibility criteria set by the government and have the interest and ability to listen, think through new ideas and decide what is best for the school as part of a team.
If you are interested please contact the Chair of Governing Body: firstname.lastname@example.org