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

The attached document sets out the forward strategy for the school.

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: 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.

 

Becoming A Governor

Governor positions become vacant at various times through the school year.  If you are interested in becoming a Governor of the school, please get in touch with the current Chair of Governors through the School Office: admin@mangoschool.org or Tel: 01454 867400.

 

The current Governing Board is made up as follows:

Current Chairs:

Chair of Governors: David Evry

Vice Chair of Governors: Karen Hill

Chair of Finance & Premises: Pete Saunders

Chair of Staffing: Jane Huzzey

Chair of Curriculum & Standards: Karen Hill 

 

Name

Date of appointment

Term of Office

Appointed by

Business and Pecuniary Interests

Attendance Record 17/18

Attendance Record 18/19

Children in cohort

Other family in school

Roles

Current Governors

Marion Borland

n/a

ex officio

School

Employed as Head

100%

50%

none

none

F & P

C & S

Staffing

Teresa Taylor

n/a

ex officio

Diocese of Bristol

Employed by Diocese

67%

60%

none

none

C & S

Performance Management Christian Ethos

Pete Saunders

13/02/13

07/05/22

LA

none

78%

33%

2019

none

F & P

Pay Review

Pam Cottee

27/06/14

25/06/22

Co Opted

none

89%

100%

none

none

Staffing

Pupil Premium & Welfare

Chris Millett

11/05/15

10/05/19

Diocese of Bristol

none

33%

67%

none

none

F & P

H & S

David Evry

20/11/15

19/11/19

Parent Election

none

56%

75%

2021

none

Chair

Staffing

Pupil Discipline

Performance Management

Head Teacher Appeals

Oliver Jefferies

22/02/16

21/02/20

Diocese of Bristol

none

78%

80%

none

none

C & S

Pupil Discipline

Performance Management

ICT

Jane Huzzey

22/09/16

21/09/20

Diocese of Bristol

none

100%

100%

none

none

Staffing

Staff Appeals

Pay Review

SEN & Thrive

Jo Raper

21/03/17

20/03/21

Parent election

none

67%

100%

2023

none

F & P

Staff Appeals

EYFS

Miles Yerbury

04/04/17

03/04/21

Parent election

none

63%

67%

2023

none

F & P

Pupil Discipline

Maths

Paul Squires

20/11/17

19/11/21

CoOpted

none

83%

20%

none

none

C & S

Richard Capp

09/11/17

08/11/21

Parent Election

none

71%

80%

2022, 2024

none

C & S

Spelling / Reading

Karen Hill

12/03/18

11/03/22

CoOpted

none

100%

100%

none

none

Vice Chair

C & S

Staff Appeals

Pay Review

Y2 Cohort

James Hyde

24/10/18

23/10/22

Parent election

none

n/a

100%

 

none

TBA

Koyes Ahmed

24/10/18

23/10/22

Parent election

none

n/a

100%

 

none

TBA

Former Governors in last 12 months

Paul Moorhouse

09/11/07

29/09/20

Resigned 31/07/18

CoOpted

none

88%

 

none

Wife on teaching staff

F & P, Staffing, C & S, Academy Transition, Staff Appeals, Pay Review, Pupil Discipline, Performance Management, Nexus

Rob Taylor

27/06/14

26/06/18

Parent election

none

89%

 

2018

none

C & S, Academy Transition, Staff Appeals, Head Teacher Appeals Officer, Y5 Cohort

  Meeting Dates:

2018 2019 Meeting Dates

 Minutes:

 

Annual Governor Report to Parents 2017 - 18