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You can contact Steve Gowers, Chair of Governors by email chairofgov@spoonerrow.norfolk.sch.uk
or emailing the school office office@spoonerrow.norfolk.sch.uk
Alternatively, you can telephone the school office 01953 603356

                                Meet the Governors

              Chair of Governors              Vice Chair of Governors
                                                
                  Steve Gowers                           Caroline Saint

                                  Parent Governors

                                         
 Lee Webster             Lee Sparkes              Caroline Saint         Philip Woods     
                                                                                           Safeguarding,
                                                                                    looked after children,
                                                                                           Pupil Premium
 Safer Recruitment

                                    Staff Governors

                          Bridget Hanton              Lisa Newbery
                             Headteacher                     Teacher
                                    Safer Recruitment
                                         Attendance

                                 Co-Opted Governors

                                            
  Councillor Adam Osborne       Trish Colchester       Steve Gowers
                         SEND,                       Health & Safety,
                               Cluster Governor           Prevent Governor
                                                         

What do we do?
As a Governing Body, our responsibility is to take a strategic view of the school’s development and achievement, focusing on encouraging high expectations and continuing to raise standards. We monitor the progress of the school towards its annual priorities and the effectiveness of spending decisions. Governors are often referred to as “critical friends” – supportive and loyal to the headteacher and staff whilst at the same time constructively questioning what is going on in school and forming our own judgements on that.

We all bring our own experience to the governing body and use that to the school’s advantage.

Most of what we do takes place “behind the scenes”. In collaboration with the headteacher, we agree the school’s budget, approve the staffing structure and agree pupil performance targets annually. We maintain a number of legally required documents on behalf of the school such as the Health and Safety Policy. We are also responsible for appointing the headteacher and carry out her performance review.

We have 4 full governing body meetings every year and each of our sub-committees (Finance and Facilities, Curriculum and Community) meets once a term.
As well as dealing with large amounts of paperwork, individual governors get involved in various aspects of school life such as attending special assemblies, helping out in Eco Week, hearing readers and attending social events.  Although these are not strictly part of the governor’s role, they help us to get the feel for how the school is doing and how happy the children are. We also undertake training as a governing body to help us to improve further on the way we carry out our role.

Our focus over the coming year will be monitoring the school’s priorities and build on the Good rating Ofsted gave the school following the last inspection in July 2013.




 
Spooner Row Primary School
Station Road
Spooner Row
Wymondham
Norfolk
NR18 9JR

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