The Governing Body
The governors for Gagle Brook Primary School, in conjunction with the local education authority, will be responsible for the management of the school under the 1986 Education Act. The principal will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the school. Parents are reminded that they should, in the first instance, approach the principal on any matters concerning the school and pupils.
The governing body will be responsible for setting vision, ethos and strategic direction, creating robust accountability, and ensuring financial probity. They will carry out their responsibilities by challenging the way things are done, providing support to the senior leadership team, and adopting and checking that relevant policies are being implemented. Regular meetings will take place together with the principal. The full governing body will meet each term, but because the running of the school is such a complex issue, the governing body will be split up into a number of sub-committees/ working parties:
- Finance, Staffing, Health & Safety, and Premises
- Curriculum and Standards
The aim of the governors will be to make Gagle Brook Primary School a centre of excellence for learning; creating a fun, enjoyable and safe place to be.
We are always open to welcoming new interest from potential governors. Please contact [email protected] to enquire and share interest in a role.
Mrs Emily Holloway
Principal, Curriculum Lead and Safeguarding lead
Chair of Governors
Register of Interests 2021-22 & Attendance 2020-21
Governors have been appointed by the board of trustees and will serve a four-year term.
||Nature of Interest
||Terms of Office
||Attendance 2020 -2021 (# of meetings)
|Emily Holloway||Principal ||N/A||N/A||N/A ||Commenced Sept 2021 ||N/A|
|Darren Townsend ||Chair ||Co-opted ||01/09/20 ||N/A ||6 ||6/6 |
|Haylie Yearwood ||Parent Governor ||Parent ||01/02/20 ||N/A ||7 ||5/6 |
|Natallia Patsaluyonak ||Co-opted Governor ||Co-opted||01/02/20 ||N/A ||7 ||4/6 |
|Mandy Dickson||Co-opted Governor||Co-opted||01/09/20 ||N/A ||3||3/6 |
|Helen Fellows ||Parent Governor ||Parent ||04/09/2018 ||N/A ||18||6/6 |
|Rachel Bowen ||Co-opted Governor ||Co-opted ||04/09/2018 ||N/A||18||6/6 |
Bobs Damerell - Left 01/09/2021
The White Horse Federation Local Board of Governance
Each school has its own local governing body (LGB). The chair of each LGB will also sit on a collective group of similar chairs, from which one representative will be elected and then co-opted onto the executive board. This process will be repeated every two years, thus affording new chairs the opportunity to be similarly elected.
TWHF executive board has clearly identified the areas of responsibility that they delegate to the LGBs. Although not in any way legally responsible, and not itself accountable for the statutory functions, the LGB has an important role to play in assisting the school to operate effectively in line with the wishes of TWHF executive board as communicated to the LGB.
To learn more, visit The White Horse Federation website.