Governors

Governors

Governors are all volunteers, they work in partnership with the Headteacher, staff, parents and the Local Authority (Surrey) to raise standards of achievement in the school.  The main functions of the governing body are to ensure:

Governors have a range of skills including; strategic or long term planning, ability to analyse data and documents, confidence to ask probing questions and good interpersonal skills as a team player.  In doing so they, in partnership with the Headteacher are responsible for:

Governors of Downs Way School are expected to attend Governors' meetings; visit the school to get to know the staff and children and to see what is going on and to take a lead specialist role to monitor areas of the school policy and the school development plan.  Lead areas include; Safeguarding, Children in Care, Health and Safety, Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) and vulnerable children as well as monitoring Pupil Progress and Wellbeing across the curriculum.  Minutes of Governors' meetings outlining decisions of the Full Governing Body are available in the school reception area.

Governors are also available to meet parents and other stakeholders and can be contacted via the school office.

Downs Way Governing Body is made up of Parent, Staff, Local Authority and Community Governors.  The number of each group of Governors is set down in law.  Currently the size of the Governing Body is 12 ( and includes three vacancies).

 









 

 

Richard Birkhead 

 

 

 Co Opted Governor

Ros Bishop

Health and Safety

 

Staff Governor (non-teaching)

Barbara Brunsdon

Chair of Pay Committee

Appraisal and Staff development

 

LA Governor

 

 

 

 

 

Desiree Cox

 

 

Co-Opted Governor 


 


 


Susan Gibbin

Chair of Governors

LINK "Governor training

Sports Premium

 

Community Governor

 




Reg Hull

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Resources Committee

Finance Lead

 

Community Governor

Sarah Lewis

Leadership of the school

 

Headteacher




 

Claire Lines



SENDgovernor





Parent Governor

 

Catharina Stibe Hickson 

 

 

Co-opted Governor 

 

 

 

Stephen Marsden

 

 

 

Co-opted Governor

       Clerk to the Governing Body: Mrs C Mumford

Appointments

The expectation that decisions around the school and election of governors reflects the skills and experience needed for an effective governing body.  For further information please contact the Chair of Governors via the School Office.

Intro to being a Parent School Governor.pdf