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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, Diocesan and co-opted representatives. The Head and the Vicar of St James, Mangotsfield are permanent members with all others serving a four-year term. Governors oversee the management and leadership of the school and act as ‘critical friend’ to the school. All governors at Mangotsfield CE (VC) Primary School take a great 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 Board 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 progress the school is making towards its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the Head

Our Governing Board (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 Board

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

The GB conducts its business through six yearly full meetings and the meetings of three committees.  Governors also have a link role such as Literacy, Sports, FoMPS liaison etc.

The committees are as follows:

Finance & Premises: Meet three times a year. Responsible for the school budget and maintenance of the premises.

Curriculum & Standards: Meet three times a year. Responsible for monitoring pupil standards and overseeing curriculum.

Staffing & HR: Meet four times a year. Responsible for managing the staffing requirements.

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 an annual “Governors’ 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 Board is made up as follows: 

 

Current Chairs: 

Chair of Governors: Karen Hill 

Vice Chair of Governors: Richard Capp 

Chair of Finance & Premises: James Hyde 

Chair of Staffing: Jane Huzzey 

Chair of Curriculum & Standards: Oliver Jefferies 

 

Name 

Date of appointment 

Term of Office 

Appointed by 

Business and Pecuniary Interests 

Attendance Record 19/20 

Children in cohort 

Other family in school 

Roles 

Current Governors 

Faye Kitchen 

n/a 

ex officio 

School 

Employed as Head 

92.3% 

none 

none 

C & S 

F & P 

Staffing 

Sam Peplow 

05/11/19 

04/11/23 

Staff 

Employed as teacher 

66.7% 

none 

none 

C & S 

Teresa Taylor 

n/a 

ex officio 

Diocese of Bristol 

Employed by Diocese 

71.4% 

none 

none 

S & H 

 

Pete Saunders 

13/02/13 

07/05/22 

LA 

none 

44.4% 

none 

none 

F & P 

 

Rachel Hynam 

16/12/19 

15/12/23 

Parent election 

 

100% 

2025 

none 

F & P 

Oliver Jefferies 

22/02/16 

21/02/20 

Diocese of Bristol 

none 

75.0% 

none 

none 

C & S  

 

Jane Huzzey 

22/09/16 

21/09/20 

Diocese of Bristol 

none 

100% 

none 

none 

S & H 

Jo Raper 

21/03/17 

20/03/21 

Parent election 

none 

85.7% 

2023 

none 

C & S 

Miles Yerbury 

04/04/17 

03/04/21 

Parent election 

none 

66.7% 

2023 

none 

F & P 

Richard Capp 

09/11/17 

08/11/21 

Parent Election 

none 

91.7% 

2022, 2024 

none 

Vice Chair 

C & S 

F & P 

Karen Hill 

12/03/18 

11/03/22 

CoOpted 

none 

92.9% 

none 

none 

Chair 

C & S 

Staffing 

F & P 

James Hyde 

24/10/18 

23/10/22 

Parent election 

none 

77.8% 

2021, 2023 

none 

F & P 

Terrie Walker-Smith 

26/09/19 

25/09/23 

Diocese of Bristol 

none 

100% 

2025 

none 

C & S 

Former Governors in past 12 months 

Pam Cottee 

27/06/14 

25/06/22 

Co Opted 

none 

66.7% 

none 

none 

Staffing 

Pupil Premium & Welfare 

Koyes Ahmed 

24/10/18 

23/10/22 

Parent election 

none 

90.0% 

 

none 

Staffing 

Paul Squires 

20/11/17 

19/11/21 

CoOpted 

none 

28.6% 

none 

none 

C & S 

David Evry 

20/11/15 

19/11/19 

Parent Election 

none 

50.0% 

2021 

none 

Staffing 

Pupil Discipline 

Performance Management 

Head Teacher Appeals  

 

Meeting Dates 2020 - 2021

  Minutes:

 

Annual Governor Report to Parents 2017 - 18