Welcome to Combs Ford Primary School

Governors
 

Governors support the Headteacher, staff, children and parents. They ensure that our school provides a safe, caring and stimulating learning environment that challenges the children.

They endorse the strong team work and whole school approach to learning which enables all children to achieve their best within the curriculum and gain confidence in their personal and social independence.

Governors have the overall responsibility for legal and financial matters, policies, appointments and monitoring achievement.

The Chair of Governors is available to be contacted via the school office for any matters which cause a concern to parents, if the school staff are not first able to deal with the issue.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a school governor, what this may invovle and the rules associated with applying, do please contact the school office for more information. 

Our Governing Body is comprised of the following:

  • The Headteacher (1)
  • The Deputy Headteacher [as the official staff representative] (1)
  • Local Authority appointed (1)
  • Parents (2)
  • Partnership (3)
  • Co-opted [invited to join] (3) 

Note: A member of staff may be co-opted

Currently we have a Governing Body size of 11

Between them the aim is to bring a range of both skills and experience to the governing body, which will ensure that balanced and carefully considered decisions are made.

 

Meet Our Governors:

 Name

Designation & 
Term of Office

(date last appointed     or re-appointed)

 Responsibilities  Declared Pecuniary Interests

Whole Governing Body Meetings Attendance

2016-20

Dr Caroline Dunmore

 

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Partnership / April 2019

Chair of Governors

Chair of Hearings

Pupil Discipline

Learning & Achievement

Head's Review

 

Lead Governor for Art & PSHE

 None

 09/02/16  Y
 15/03/16  Y
 10/05/16  Y
 12/07/16  Y
 18/10/16  N
 06/12/16  Y
 21/02/17  Y
 21/03/17  Y
 09/05/17  Y
 11/10/17  N
 17/10/17  N
 05/12/17  Y
 06/02/18  Y
 20/03/18  Y

08/05/18   Y

10/07/18   Y

16/10/18   Y

04/12/18   Y

05/02/19   Y

19/03/19   Y

07/05/19   Y

10/07/19   Y

15/10/19   Y

03/12/19   Y

04/02/20   Y

17/03/20   Y

Mr Gerry Shaw 

 

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Co-opted / April 2019

Vice-Chair of Governors

Chair of Pupil Discipline

Chair of Appeals

Finance & Personnel

Hearings

Head's Review

 

Lead Governor for Reading & Science

 

 None

 09/02/16  Y
 15/03/16  Y
 10/05/16  Y
 12/07/16  Y
 18/10/16  Y
 06/12/16  Y
 21/02/17  Y
 21/03/17  Y
 09/05/17  Y
 11/10/17  Y
 17/10/17  Y
 05/12/17  Y
 06/02/18  Y
 20/03/18  Y

08/05/18   Y

10/07/18   Y

16/10/18   Y

04/12/18   Y

05/02/19   Y

19/03/19   Y

07/05/19   Y

10/07/19   Y

15/10/19   Y

03/12/19   Y

04/02/20   Y

17/03/20   N

Mrs Katrina Browning  

 

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Local Authority/ December 2019

Chair of Finance & Personnel

Premises, Health & Safety

Appeals

 

Lead Governor for History 

 Works for Suffolk County Council 

 09/02/16  N
 15/03/16  Y
 10/05/16  Y
 12/07/16  Y
 18/10/16  N
 06/12/16  Y
 21/02/17  Y
 21/03/17  Y
 09/05/17  Y
 11/10/17  N
 17/10/17  N
 05/12/17  Y
 06/02/18  Y
 20/03/18  Y

10/07/18   Y

16/10/18   Y

04/12/18   Y

05/02/19   Y

19/03/19   N

07/05/19   Y

10/07/19   Y

15/10/19   N

03/12/19   Y

04/02/20   Y

17/03/20   Y

Mrs Sue Tanner

 

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Staff Rep / September 2018

Deputy Headteacher

Chair of Learning & Achievement

Finance & Personnel

 None

 09/02/16  Y
 15/03/16  Y
 10/05/16  Y
 12/07/16  Y
 18/10/16  Y
 06/12/16  Y
 21/02/17  Y
 21/03/17  Y
 09/05/17  Y
 11/10/17  Y
 17/10/17  Y
 05/12/17  Y
 06/02/18  Y
 20/03/18  Y

08/05/18   Y

10/07/18   Y

16/10/18   Y

04/12/18   Y

05/02/19   Y

19/03/19   Y

07/05/19   Y

10/07/19   Y

15/10/19   Y

03/12/19   Y

04/02/20   Y

17/03/20   Y

Mr Russell Clark

 

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Headteacher / N/A

Headteacher

Finance & Personnel

Chair of Premises & Safety

 None

 09/02/16  Y
 15/03/16  Y
 10/05/16  Y
 12/07/16  Y
 18/10/16  Y
 06/12/16  Y
 21/02/17  Y
 21/03/17  Y
 09/05/17  Y
 11/10/17  Y
 17/10/17  Y
 05/12/17  Y
 06/02/18  Y
 20/03/18  Y

08/05/18   Y

10/07/18   Y

16/10/18   Y

04/12/18   Y

05/02/19   Y

19/03/19   Y

07/05/19   Y

10/07/19   Y

15/10/19   Y

03/12/19   Y

04/02/20   Y

17/03/20   Y

 Mr Adrian Hall

 

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 Parent / September 2017

Hearings

Finance & Personnel

Chair Premises, Health & Safety

 

Lead Governor for Maths, Music & PE

 Partner in Local Nursery

 21/02/17  Y
 21/03/17  Y
 09/05/17  Y
 11/10/17  Y
 17/10/17  Y
 05/12/17  Y
 06/02/18  Y
 20/03/18  Y

08/05/18   Y

10/07/18   Y

16/10/18   Y

04/12/18   Y

05/02/19   Y

19/03/19   Y

07/05/19   Y

10/07/19   Y

15/10/19   Y

03/12/19   Y

04/02/20   N

17/03/20   N

 

 

 Mr Brian Fenn

 

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Parent / January 2019

Learning & Achievement 

Pupil Discipline

 Lead Governor for Geography & DT

 None

 

04/12/18   Y

05/02/19   Y

19/03/19   N

07/05/19   Y

10/07/19   Y

15/10/19   N

03/12/19   N

04/02/20   Y

17/03/20   Y

Mrs Clare Morris  Partnership / December 2019

 Learning & Achievement 

None

(member of staff)

03/12/19   Y

04/02/20   Y 

17/03/20   Y

Vacancy  Co-opted

 Lead Governor for writing 

 

Vacancy  Co-opted

Lead Governor for RE

 

Vacancy  Partnership
Date of Committee Meetings: Hearing Appeals Pupil Discipline Finance & Personnel Learning & Achievement Premises, Health & safety Head's Performance
30/04/19

 

S Tanner

C Dunmore

12/11/19

R Clark

K Browning

A Hall

G Shaw

S Tanner

12/11/19

R Clark

A Hall

B Fenn

K Browning

G Shaw

 

 

 

Non-Confidential Minutes: Minutes of governor meetings are stored at school. Access to these, where appropriate, can be arranged by contacting the school office. 

Interests declared by governors:

All governors in schools are required to make known any business interests they have which might be seen as a possible conflict of interests.

As such, all governors are asked declare on an annual basis, any pecuniary or business interests they or their immediate family may have, in relation to their being on our governing body. Any declared interests will be shown in the table above.

 

 

Last updated - February 2020