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Governors

The Governance of Mangotsfield Church of England 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 our young learners.

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)

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

3 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.

Our Committees

Finance: Meet three times a year. Responsible for the school budget.

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

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

Minutes of each FGB 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.

In addition to the committees above, a Growth & Development group meets three times a year to support and monitor the school's strategic goals. 

Current Governing Board 

Current Chairs: 

Chair of Governors: Karen Hill

Vice Chair of Governors: Richard Capp

Chair of Finance & Premises: James Hyde

Chair of Staffing & HR: Jane Huzzey

Chair of Curriculum & Standards: Andy Hunter

Name

Date of original appointment

Term of Office

Appointed by

Business and Pecuniary Interests

Attendance Record 20/21

Children in cohort

Other family in school

Roles

Current Governors

Faye Kitchen

n/a

ex officio

Staff

Employed as Head

91.67%

none

none

F & P

S & H

Sam Peplow

05/11/19

04/11/23

Staff

Employed as teacher

71.43%

none

none

C & S

Teresa Taylor

n/a

ex officio

Diocese of Bristol

Employed by Diocese

100%

none

none

S & H

Rachel Hynam

16/12/19

15/12/23

Parent election

none

100%

2025

none

F & P

Jane Huzzey

22/09/16

21/09/20

Diocese of Bristol

none

100%

none

none

S & H

Richard Capp

09/11/17

17/01/25

CoOpted

none

83.33%

2022, 2024

none

Vice Chair

C & S

F & P

Karen Hill

12/03/18

11/03/22

CoOpted

none

100%

none

none

Chair

C & S

S & H

F & P

James Hyde

24/10/18

17/01/25

CoOpted

none

77.78%

2021, 2023

none

F & P

Terrie Walker-Smith

26/09/19

25/09/23

Diocese of Bristol

none

85.71%

2025

none

C & S

Kirsty Croasdale

18/01/21

17/01/25

CoOpted

Employed as teacher

100%

none

none

C & S

Andy Hunter

01/04/21

31/03/25

LA

none

100%

2027

none

C & S

Associate Members

Karlina Lock

 

 

Board

 

 

100%

none

C & S

non-voting

Former Governors in past 12 months

Koyes Ahmed

24/10/18

23/10/22

Parent election

none

 

 

none

S & H

Pete Saunders

13/02/13

07/05/22

LA

none

 

none

none

F & P

 

Oliver Jefferies

22/02/16

21/02/20

Diocese of Bristol

none

 

none

none

C & S

 

Miles Yerbury

04/04/17

03/04/21

Parent election

none

 

2023

none

F & P

Jo Raper

21/03/17

20/03/21

Parent election

none

 

2023

none

C & S

Alex Cornell

27/05/21

26/05/25

Parent election

none

100%

 

none

 

 Meeting Dates:

21-22 Meeting Dates

 Parent Governor Election  

/docs/Declaration_of_result.pdf

 Minutes: