Governors

Governors

School Governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is key to the effectiveness of a school.

At Kemball School, our governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools.  They achieve this by reviewing policies, setting aims and deciding on priorities for improvement.  They take advice on all of this from the Head teacher but then as a governing body make their own decisions.

As a critical friend, they offer support, constructive advice, a second opinion on proposals and assistance when needed.  They also challenge, ask questions and seek information in order to raise standards and attainment for all pupils.

Governors do not intervene with the day to day running of the school but their responsibilities are exercised in partnership with the Head teacher and the staff of Kemball.

Kemball School Governors

Governor Name

Type of Governor

Chair (CH) or Vice Chair (VC)

Personnel and Finance Committee

Curriculum Committee

Pupil Discipline

Hearings committee

Appeals Committee

Complaints

Committee

HT Performance

management

Connections to Staff

Yes or No

If Yes, who and how.

Term of Office End Date

Business Interests declared.

Yes of No

If yes please state

Hilary Gregory

LA

Chair

*

*

*

*

 

*

*

Sarah Gregory-Haynes (daughter)

June 2022

Yes

 Simon Knock

Foundation

Vice Chair

*

 

 

 

*

 

*

No

May 2019

Yes

 Dawn Jackson

Foundation

 

 

*

*

 

*

*

 

No

July 2020

Yes

 Evie Hibbitt

Co-opted

 

 

 

*

 

*

*

 

No

March 2020

Yes

 Helen Jennings

Parent

 

*

 

 

*

 

 

 

No

Nov 2018

Yes

 Vicki Williams

Parent

 

 

*

 

*

 

 

 

No

Dec

2019

Yes

Debra Boniface

Co-opted

 

*

 

 

 

*

 

 

Yes        Philip Wade (husband)

June 2019

Yes

Lowri Thorburn

Staff

 

 

*

 

 

 

 

 

No

Aug 2020

Yes

Lisa Hughes

 Head teacher

 

*

*

 

 

 

 

 

No

 

Yes

Elizabeth Smith Associate member     *           No Nov 19 Yes

 

Legend:

LA – Local Authority appointed (recommended) by Stoke on Trent City Council

Parent Governor, elected by parents at the school

Staff governor elected by staff at the school

 Foundation Governor, appointed by Foundation Trust

 Co-opted Governor, appointed by the governing body