September 2017

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Governing Body

d7The Governing Body of Toftwood Infant School is made up of a team of dedicated individuals, many of whom are parents of pupils or of former pupils of the school. We also have Governors from the local community. We all serve as Governors on a purely voluntary basis, working with the children, staff and parents as a team.

The school is a Foundation school. The Governing Body comprises the Headteacher, one staff, one Local Authority, two Partnership, four Co-opted and four Parent Governors. At the time of going to print, we have vacancies for one Co-opted Governor and one Parent Governor. Registered parents of pupils at the school elect parent Governors. Parents are notified of any vacancies as they arise and of the procedures and timetable for an election. Other Governors are chosen by the Governing Body from the local community, and appointed by the Local Authority. They bring many skills to the school and to the Governing Body and their contribution is much appreciated.

The full Governing Body usually meets once or twice a term. Much detailed work, however, is delegated to committees – Finance and Premises, Human Resources and Safeguarding, and Curriculum. Each committee, which normally meets once every term, has a Chairperson and Terms of Reference and reports to the full Governing Body meetings. The minutes of all Governors meetings and copies of all policy documents are readily available from the school office. If you would like to read/borrow a copy of any of the school policies or procedures please enquire at the school office.

If you have any issues regarding the school that you would like to discuss with the Governors, please write to the Chair of Governors via the school office. We are confident that you will be happy with our school, but in the unlikely event of any complaint or concern about any aspect of the school, do not hesitate to come in and speak to the Headteacher. We aim to work together for the benefit of the children at all times. A copy of the school’s complaints procedure may be obtained from the office.

We all come into school at various times to see the school in action. Each Governor has a link subject role so that we are aware of the teaching and learning taking place in school and across the curriculum. Governors also take part in Educational Visits, school events and parents’ evenings.

We work closely with the parents and staff to ensure that the teaching and learning at Toftwood Infant School is of the highest quality. Our OFSTED report reflected this and we were very pleased that our achievements were recognised in such an outstanding report.

If you would like further information about the Governing Body, I am sure that any Governor would be pleased to answer your questions, or alternatively please feel free to write to me. Please address any correspondence to the school. Thank you for your interest and I do hope we shall be able to offer your child/children the very best education during their time with us at Toftwood Infant School.

With my best regards;
Paul Smith, Chair of Governors

Governing Body Information

DfE regulations state that information about a governing body must be published on a school website.

To comply with these regulations, the following information is shared:

Academic Year 2015-2016

Full Name Paul Barry Smith
Chair of Committee Chair of Full Governing Body
Member of Committee

CAA, Pay, Audit

Attends other committees if required as Chair of FGB

Date of current appointment 27/10/14
Term of office 4 years
Date of stepping down NA
Who appointed them (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government) Local Authority
Relevant business and pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational institutions None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff None
Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year

FGB – 5 out of 5

CAA – 2 out of 3

Audit – 2 out of 2

 

Full Name Andrew Crumpton
Chair of Committee Vice Chair of Governors
Member of Committee F and P, Pay, Audit
Date of current appointment 7th May 2014
Term of office 4 years
Date of stepping down NA
Who appointed them (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government) Co-opted by the Governing body
Relevant business and pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational institutions None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff None
Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year

FGB – 5 out of 5

Audit – 2 out of 2

F and P – 4 out of 4

 

Full Name Kevin John Daines
Chair of Committee

Chair of the Audit Committee

Chair of CAA Committee

Member of Committee

Human Resources and Safeguarding

(HR and S)

Pay

Date of current appointment 4th December 2012
Term of office 4 years
Date of stepping down NA
Who appointed them (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government) Parents as parent Governor
Relevant business and pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational institutions None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff None
Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year

FGB – 4 out of 5

Audit – 2 out of 2

HR and S – 3 out of 3

CAA – 3 out of 3

 

 

Full Name Simon Gary Hitch
Chair of Committee Co-chair of the Finance and Premises Committee
Member of Committee No
Date of current appointment 2nd March 2016
Term of office 4 years
Date of stepping down NA
Who appointed them (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government) Co-opted by the Governing Body
Relevant business and pecuniary interests Owner of Anglian Diamond Heating Services Limited
Governance roles in other educational institutions None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff None
Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year

FGB – 4 out of 5

F and P – 4 out of 4

Audit – 1 out of 2

 

Full Name Donna Jeanette Mackay
Chair of Committee None
Member of Committee Finance and Premises Committee
Date of current appointment 7th May 2014
Term of office 4 years
Date of stepping down NA
Who appointed them (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government) Co-opted by the Governing Body
Relevant business and pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational institutions None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff None
Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year

FGB – 3 out of 5

F and P – 3 out of 4

 

Full Name Alison Roberta Thompson
Chair of Committee Chair of the Human Resources and Safeguarding Committee
Member of Committee NA
Date of current appointment 13th March 2014
Term of office 4 years
Date of stepping down NA
Who appointed them (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government)

Partnership Governor

Nominations from parents that are then considered by the Governing body for appointment.

Relevant business and pecuniary interests Parent Support Adviser for the Dereham Cluster of Schools and for the school
Governance roles in other educational institutions None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff None
Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year

FGB – 5 out of 5

HR and S – 3 out of 3

Audit Committee – 2 out of 2

 

Full Name Hannah Louise Rudling
Chair of Committee No
Member of Committee HR and S
Date of current appointment 22nd May 2015
Term of office 4 years
Date of stepping down NA
Who appointed them (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government) Parent Governor
Relevant business and pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational institutions None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff None
Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year

FGB – 5 out of 5

HR and S – 3 out of 3

 

Full Name Debbie Tina Barley
Chair of Committee No
Member of Committee CAA, Pay
Date of current appointment 12th July 2015
Term of office 4 years
Date of stepping down NA
Who appointed them (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government)

Partnership Governor

Nominations from parents that are then considered by the Governing body for appointment.

Relevant business and pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational institutions None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff None
Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year

FGB – 4 out of 5

CAA – 3 out of 3

 

Full Name James Naunton
Chair of Committee No
Member of Committee CAA, HR and S
Date of current appointment 20th March 2015
Term of office 4 years
Date of stepping down NA
Who appointed them (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government) Parent Governor
Relevant business and pecuniary interests None
Governance roles in other educational institutions None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff None
Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year

FGB – 5 out of 5

CAA – 3 out of 3

HR and S – 3 out of 3

 

Full Name Amanda Jane Bell
Chair of Committee No
Member of Committee CAA, Audit
Date of current appointment 18th September 2015
Term of office 4 years
Date of stepping down NA
Who appointed them (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government) Staff
Relevant business and pecuniary interests Deputy Head at Toftwood Infant School
Governance roles in other educational institutions None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff None
Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year

FGB – 5 out of 5

CAA – 2 out of 3

Audit – 2 out of 2

 

Full Name Laura Ann Rudd
Chair of Committee No
Member of Committee CAA, Audit
Date of current appointment 1st October 2015
Term of office 4 years
Date of stepping down NA
Who appointed them (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government) Co-opted by the Governing Body
Relevant business and pecuniary interests Assistant Head at Toftwood Infant School
Governance roles in other educational institutions None
Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff None
Attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year

FGB – 5 out of 5

CAA – 3 out of 3

Audit – 1 out of 2

Please note the terms of reference and committee membership are also on the website on the Governor section. This sets out the membership, structure and remit of the Governing Body and its committees.

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