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Orford CEVA Primary School

Orford


CEVA Primary School

Our governors

The governing body

School governors fulfil a vital role in improving our school. Working closely with the headteacher, they:

  • ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • hold the headteacher to account for the performance of school and pupils and
  • oversee school finances, ensuring best value.

Orfords' governing body consists of seven foundation governors, chosen by the local church, a Link governor who acts as the main contact between the governing body and the local authorities, a staff governor, two parent governors and the headteacher. The term of office for each governor is four years from the date of appointment.

The full governing body meets four times a year while committees covering Resources, School Improvement, Pupil well being and Ethos each meet once a term.

We currently have 2 vacancies

Mike Bradshaw (Vice-Chair)
Foundation governor October 2014 - 2018. LA Governor 2018 - present
 

This is my second spell on the governing body, having been Chair from 2000 to 2005. Both of my children went to Orford School and received an excellent education and I am very committed to ensuring that this continues to be the case for current and future pupils.

I have recently retired from full-time work, having been involved in education and social-work management for over 40 years; this means I am able to devote more time to Orford School.

I am the numeracy governor and a member of the Resources Committee as I have some expertise in budget management and human resources.

Committee membership
Resources committee, Finance committee, Pay Appeals committee, Headteacher Perfomance committee.

Register of interest
None

Attendance at meetings during 2020/21 (Due to COVID 19 some meetings have been cancelled, other have been held electronically)

FGB 1/1

Finance committee 0/0

Attendance at meetings during 2019/2020

Finance Committee 1/1

FGB 1/1

Attendance at meeting during 2018/19

Finance committee 4/4

FGB 3/3

Attendance at meetings during 2017/18

FGB 2/3

Finance committee 4/4
 

Katie Butler
 

Katie Butler(Headteacher)
Ex-officio governor since September 2020

Katie was appointed as Executive Headteacher of Orford Primary School on September 2020

Committee membership
School Improvement group,  Ethos Committee, Finance and Staffing, Pupil Well being

Attendance at meetings during 2020/21

Finance Committee 0/0

FGB  0/0

Ethos Committee 0/0

PHWB committee 0/0

SIG   0/0

 

Sue Snowdon (Chair)
Foundation Governor since June 2017
 

Committee membership

Ethos Committee, Pupil Well being, Finance and Staffing, School Improvement Group

Attendance at Meetings during 2020/21

FGB 2/2

Finance Committee 1/2

Children's Committee 1/1

Attendance at meetings during 2019/2020

Finance Committee 1/1

FGB  3/3

Attendance at meetings during 2018/19

FGB 3/3

School improvement group 0/1

Ethos committee 1/1

Pupil well being 0/0

Finance committee 1/1

Attendance at meetings during 2017/2018

FGB 3/3

School Improvement Group 2/2

Ethos Committee 2/2

Finance Committee 4/4 

Pupil well-being 2/3

Mrs Laura Kemball - 

Laura has had two children attend Orford School. She is our Safeguarding Governor.

Gemma Cannon
Staff Governor since September 2016
 

Gemma started her teaching career as an NQT at Orford.  She was made a member of the Senior Leadership Team in September 2016 and has responsibility for Maths, RE and Science .

Committee membership

School Improvement Group

Finance Committee

Register of pecuniary interest

None

Attendance at meetings 2020/21

FGB 1/1

 

Attendance at meetings during 2019/2020

Finance Committee 0/1

FGB  1/1

Attendance at meetings during 2018/19

SIP 0/1

FGB 1/1

Finance 0/1

Attendance at meetings during 2017/2018

FGB 2/3

School Improvement Group 0/2

MS Jill Broome - Member since December 2020
 

 

Reverend Giles Tulk - Member since April 2020
 

Attendance at meetings during 2020/21

1/1

Attendance at meeting during 2019/20

N/A

 

Linda Orford- Foundation Governor since June 2019 

Linda joined the Governing Body in June 2019

Committe membership

Attendance at meetings during 2020/21

FGB 1/2

Attendance at meetings during 2019/20

FGB 3/3

 

 

 

Janet Bishop - Foundation Governor since June 2018
 

 Janet is a Lay Reader in the parish. She joined the Governing Body in June 2018.

Committee membership

Ethos Committee

Attendance at meetings during 2020/21

FGB 2/2

Ethos 2/2

Attendance at meetings during 2019/2020

FGB 3/3

Ethos Committee 2/2

Attendance at meetings throughout 2018/19

Ethos 0/1

FGB  1/1

 

Claire Andrews
 

Claire was elected parent governor in March 2020. Claire's 2 children both attend Orford School. Claire is the Safeguarding Governor

Committee membership