The Governing Body decides matters of general policy and oversees the general running of the school.
School Governors contribute to the work of the governing body in ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in the school by:
- Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Governors have a four-year term of office and are actively involved in the life of Little Kingshill School. The Chair and Vice Chair(s) are appointed on a 1 year term. Minutes of Governors’ Meetings are available for parents to view within the school and there are formal and informal opportunities for meeting governors at various events during the year.
Since October 2018 Dr Frances Rawle is the Chair of the school’s Governing Body, supported by Paul Hunter Vice Chair.
The Governing Body is made up as follows:
|Governor||Governor Type||Term Ends/
|Mr Mauro Mortali||Co-Opted||March 2020|
|Ms L Davies||Staff||N/A|
|Dr F Rawle||Co-Opted||March 2023|
|Mr D Till-Hosier||Resigned||July 2019|
|Dr R Mitra||Parent||June 2021|
|Mrs S Treasure||Co-Opted||October 2020|
|Mrs A Hill||Resigned||April 2019|
|Mrs S McLoughlin||Co-Opted||January 2023|
|Mr M Quigley||Co-Opted||February 2022|
|Mr P Hunter||Local Authority||March 2023|
|Mr A McConnell||Resigned||July 2019|
|Mrs G Sutaria-Cassidy||Head Teacher||N/A|
|Mrs J Holdsworth||Parent||November 2022|
|Mr C Barnard||Resigned||July 2019|
|Mrs H Ayres||Parent||October 2019|
|Mr C Jarrold||Parent||October 2019|
Victoria Greaves is the Clerk to the Governing Body.
The Whole Governing Body meets once a term, and is supported by a number of committees who typically meet termly. The main committees and associated chairs are:
- Finance – Mr M Quigley
- Teaching & Learning – TBA
- Sites & Buildings – Mr P Hunter
- Personnel – Mrs S Treasure
- Performance Management – Mr P Hunter
- Pay Review – Mr M Quigley
Details of committee membership – Currently under review.
Other key Governor positions include:
- SEND – Mrs S Treasure
- Safeguarding – Mrs S Treasure
- Equalities – Dr Mitra
- RE & SMSC – TBA
- Development – TBA
- Pupil Premium – Mr P Hunter
- EFYS – Dr Mitra
- Diversity – TBA
Our governors have no relevant material interests arising from relationships between governors and no relationships with school staff.
Record of governor and guest attendance at governing body and committee meetings can be found here:
Being a School Governor is an incredibly rewarding way of making a difference to the school. If you are interested in becoming a School Governor, please contact Dr F Rawle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Further detail on what is expected of a school governor is attached here: