• "I really like the way children are taught to look after each other"
    – Parent
  • God is love
    1 John 4:8
  • "Classroom issues are dealt with immediately. The children and parents really trust the teachers and leaders here"
    – Parent
  • “I am with you every step you take. I will never leave you.” - God
    Joshua 1:9
  • "It is really difficult to say how the school needs to improve"
    – Parent
  • “Let the children come to me – the kingdom of God belongs to them.” – Jesus
    Mark 10:14
  • "Our school lighthouses encourage us to make the right choices"
    – Child
  • With God, all things are possible.
    Mark 10:27
  • "Teaching is outstanding over time and is never less than good"
    – Ofsted
  • He will cover you with his feathers and his faithfulness will be your shield.
    Psalm 91:4
  • "Pupils’ behaviour around the school and in lessons is exemplary"
    – Ofsted
  • Your loving father knows what you need…so do not worry about anything.
    Matthew 5:25
  • "Parents strongly feel that the leadership and management involve them in the life of the school"
    – Ofsted
  • Do to others as you would have them do to you
    Luke 6:31
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Governors

The Governance of Mangotsfield CE (VC) Primary School

Governors are an elected group made up of parents, school staff, Local Authority and co opted representatives. The Head and the Vicar of St James, Mangotsfield are permanent members with all others serving a four year term. They oversee the management and leadership of the school and acts as ‘critical friend’ to the school. All governors at Mangotsfield CE (VC) Primary School take a passionate interest in the school.  They work in partnership with our talented and dedicated staff team to deliver the best possible educational experience for the children.

At Mangotsfield, the role of the Governing Body is to:

 

  • Set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the targets for achieving those aims and objective
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievements of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the Head

 

Our Governing Body (GB) is made of 17 Governors appointed through different ways as follows:

6 Parent Governors – elected by Parents and Carers of pupils at the school

4 Foundation Governors – appointed by the Foundation, that is the Bristol Diocese of the Church of England

2 Staff Governors – the Head and one other elected by School Staff

1 LA Governor – appointed by the Local Authority

4 Co Opted Governors – appointed by the Governing Body

The school also employs a Clerk to the Governors to run the administration of the Governing Body and oversee legal compliance.

The GB conducts its business through six yearly full meetings and the meetings of three committees.  The committees are: Finance & Premises, Curriculum & Standards and Staffing.  Governors also have a “Specialist Role” such as Literacy, Sports, FoMPS liaison etc.

Minutes of each GB meeting are approved and signed by the Chair at the following meeting.  Once approved, they are posted here.   A paper copy is stored in the school office, available for any member of the school community to view. Minutes are also circulated to the Local Authority.

Governor Day

To help establish positive working relationships between the Governors and the children and staff at our school, we hold a ‘Governor Day’. Governors are invited into school to work with the children and teachers in their classes. This might be to support an English or Maths lesson or may even involve getting messy in Art or sporty in PE! It’s a day thoroughly enjoyed by all and the children love having the opportunity to work with a variety of adults.

The current Governing Body is made up as follows:

Current Chairs:

Chair of Governors: Rebecca Shinton

Vice Chair of Governors: Paul Moorhouse

Chair of Finance & Premises: Erika Smith

Chair of Staffing: Kevin Phillips

Chair of Curriculum & Standards: Rob Taylor

Name: Marion Borland

Date of appointment: n/a

Term of Office: ex officio

Appointed by:

Business & Pecuniary Interests: Employed as Head

Attendance record 15/16: 16/16

Children in cohort: none

Other family in school: none

GB responsibilities: Finance & Premises, Staffing, Curriculum & Standards

Name: Paul Moorhouse

Date of appointment: 30/09/16

Term of Office: 29/09/20

Appointed by: Governing Body as Co Opted Governor

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

Membership of other Governing Body: Trustee of the Ridings’ Federation of Academies

Attendance record 15/16:5/6

Children in cohort: non

Other family in school: wife – lunchtime supervisor, TA

GB responsibilities: F & P Academy Transition, Pay Review, Pupil Discipline, Vice Chair, MFL, EYFS

Initial appointment as Parent Governor: 09/11/07

Name: Rebecca Shinton

Date of appointment: 09/06/10

Term of Office: 12/05/18

Appointed by: Governing Body as Co Opted Governor

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

Attendance record 15/16: 10/13

Children in cohort: 2019

Other family in school: none

GB responsibilities: C & S, Staffing, Academy Transition, Pay Review, Pupil Discipline, Performance Management, Chair, Pupil Premium, Attendance & Student Welfare, Child Protection

Name: Teresa Taylor

Date of appointment: n/a

Term of Office: ex officio

Appointed by: Diocese of Bristol

Business & Pecuniary Interests: employed by Diocese

Attendance record 15/16: 8/9

Children in cohort: none

Other family in school: none

GB responsibilities: C & S, Academy Transition, Collective Worship, RE, PSHME

Name: Pete Saunders

Date of appointment: 13/02/13

Term of Office: 12/02/17

Appointed by: Local Authority

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

Attendance record 15/16: 6/9

Children in cohort: 2017, 2019

Other family in school: none

GB responsibilities: F&P, Geography, History, H & S.

Name: Roanna England

Date of appointment: 11/11/13

Term of Office: 10/11/17

Appointed by: Staff election

Business & Pecuniary Interests: employed by school

Attendance record 15/16: 4/9

Children in cohort: none

Other family in school: none

GB responsibilities: Curriculum & Standards

Name: Kevin Phillips

Date of appointment: 13/01/14

Term of Office: 12/01/18

Appointed by: Parent election

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

Attendance record 15/16: 6/10

Children in cohort: 2021

Other family in school: none

GB responsibilities: Staffing (Chair), Staff Appeals, DT, Art, School Lunches  

Name: Rob Taylor

Date of appointment: 27/06/14

Term of Office: 26/06/18

Appointed by: Parent election

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

Attendance record 15/16: 9/9

Children in cohort: 2018   

Other family in school: none

GB responsibilities: Curriculum & Standards (Chair), Assessment, PE

Name: Pam Cottee

Date of appointment: 27/06/14

Term of Office: 26/06/18

Appointed by: Co opted by Governing Body

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

Attendance record 15/16: 9/10

Children in cohort: 2017 (grandson)

Other family in school: none

GB responsibilities: Staffing, Reading and Spelling, English writing & grammar, Music 

Name: Chris Millett

Date of appointment: 11/05/15

Term of Office: 10/05/19

Appointed by: Diocese of Bristol

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

Attendance record 15/16: 4/9

Children in cohort: none

Other family in school: none

GB responsibilities: Curriculum & Standards, Forest School

Name: Erika Smith

Date of appointment: 20/11/15

Term of Office: 19/11/19

Appointed by: Parent Election

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

Attendance record 15/16: 4/6

Children in cohort: 2017, 2019

Other family in school:

GB responsibilities: Finance & Premises Chair, Pay Review, KS2, FoMPS

Name: David Evry

Date of appointment: 20/11/15

Term of Office: 19/11/19

Appointed by: Parent Election

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

Attendance record 15/16: 4/4

Children in cohort: 2021

Other family in school: none

GB responsibilities: Staffing, Pupil Discipline, Maths, Governor Development

Name: Oliver Jefferies

Date of appointment: 22/02/16

Term of Office: 21/02/20

Appointed by: Diocese of Bristol

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

Attendance record 15/16: 4/6

Children in cohort: none

Other family in school: none

GB responsibilities: Curriculum & Standards, Performance Management, KS1

Former Governors within the last 12 months

Name: Doreen Bowell

Date of appointment: 20/11/12 (reappointed)

Original appointment: 1990

Term of Office: resigned 28/06/16

Appointed by: Diocese of Bristol

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

Attendance record 15/16: 3/9

Children in cohort: none

Other family in school: none

GB responsibilities: Staffing

Name: Jo Walker

Date of appointment: 24/11/15

Original Appointment as Co Opted Governor: 01/02/2010

Term of Office: resigned 16/07/16

Appointed by: GB as Associate Governor

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

Attendance record 15/16: 6/7

Children in cohort:

Other family in school:

GB responsibilities: Finance & Premises

Name: Jim Phillips

Date of appointment: 26/09/14

Term of office: resigned 07/06/16

Appointed by: GB as Co Opted Governor

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

Attendance record 15/16: 6/8

Children in cohort:

Other family in school:

GB responsibilities: Staffing

Name: Clare King

Date of appointment: 24/11/15

Term of Office: Resigned 06/11/16

Appointed by: Governing Body

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

Attendance record 15/16: 4/6

Children in cohort:

Other family in school:

GB responsibilities: Finance & Premises

Name: Stewart Ashworth

Date of appointment: 21/01/13

Term of Office: 20/01/17 – term now ended

Appointed by: Parent election

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

Attendance record 15/16: 9/10

Children in cohort: 2017, 2019

Other family in school: none

GB responsibilities: Co Chair, Curriculum & Standards, Finance & Premises, Academy Transition, Pay Review, Performance Management, Expansion

Name: Alex Bright

Date of appointment: 21/06/13

Term of Office: Resigned 05/07/16

Appointed by: Parent Election

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

Attendance record 15/16: 2/8

Children in cohort:

Other family in school:

GB responsibilities: Curriculum & Standards

Name: Helen Barnett

Date of appointment: 21/06/13

Term of office: resigned 09/11/15

Appointed by: Parent election

Business & Pecuniary Interests: none

Attendance record 15/16: 2/2

Children in cohort:

Other family in school:

GB responsibilities: Finance & Premises