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Powell's School Church of England (VA) Primary School

Governors

Welcome from our Chair

The Governing Body has 12 members all of whom are actively involved in developing the Vision and Values of Powell’s School. We have collective responsibility for three key roles:

  • To provide a strategic view
  • To act as a critical friend
  • To ensure accountability

Our members have a broad range of knowledge and experience which helps us to debate strategies for improvement so that Powell’s pupils are able to learn most effectively and achieve the highest standards. The volunteer members have the independence to ask challenging questions, whilst contributing skills to lend support and advice where we can. We monitor results and other aspects of school life, such as attendance, behaviour and safeguarding. We also review School’s policies, which are available to you on this website. At Powell’s each governor is linked to a subject; in this way a detailed understanding and good communication with staff can develop. We receive training to help us understand the complex workings of a school and to guide us in achieving the correct balance of “eyes on, hands off”. We value highly the input of the KS1 and KS2 assistant heads, who give their time as associate members, and also the efficiency and technical knowledge of the business manager.  We meet four times a year and have regular sub-committee meetings in between.

My role as Chair has given me an insight into just how complex a challenge it is for the staff to provide on a daily basis a welcoming and safe environment where each pupil is encouraged to learn and develop through a stimulating experience. The staff’s dedication is impressive. But the staff are never complacent and nor is the Governing Body. The views of parents and carers are important. We take note of the replies to the periodic questionnaire and welcome discussion at Parents Evenings. If you wish to contact us, please do so via Claire Jarvis in the office by letter or email admin@powells.gloucs.sch.uk or 01285 653799.

 

Governing Body members serving in the last 12 months:

Name                  Appointed by Term Of Office Committee & Attendance

FGB Meeting Attendance 2019-2020

Register of Interests

Caryn Putney

(Co-Chair of Governors)

Foundation Governor PEF

Start: 01/11/2018

End:  31/10/2022

Finance & Buildings 100%

Personnel 100%

 100% Powells Educational Trust

Darren Brindley

(Co-Chair of Governors)

Foundation Governor PEF

Start: 01/02/2020

End:  31/01/2024

Curriculum 100%

E-Safety 100%

Ethos 100%

Personnel 100%

100% None
 Ian Hillier (Vice Chair)

Foundation Governor PCC

 

Start:01/07/2018

End: 30/06/2022

Curriculum 100%

100%

None

Karen Philp Foundation Governor PCC

Start:01/02/2020

End: 31/01/2024

 

100% None
Canon Graham Morris  Vicar, Ex Officio

Start: 

End: 

 Admissions

 

17%

Powells Educational Trust - Pecuniary

Lisa McKie LA Governor

Start: 08/10/2020

End:  07/10/2024

Curriculum 100% N/A None
Jon Cawte Elected Parent Governor

Start: 01/03/2020

End:  28/02/2024

100%
Andrew Phillips Elected Parent Governor

Start: 05/12/2016

End:  06/12/2020

Finance & Buildings 100%  100% Powells Educational Trust
Sharon Rowe Foundation Governor PEF

Start: 01/02/2020

End:  31/01/2024

Mrs Helen Cooper  Headteacher

 

Ex Officio  N/A

Personnel 100%

Finance & Buildings 100%

 100%

None

Mrs Clare Wheatley

Foundation Governor

Start:01/07/2018

End:30/06/2022

Ethos 100%

100%

None

Helen Lavis Deputy Head Associate Member N/A N/A
Sarah Stevens, Assistant Head Associate Member N/A  N/A
Emma Urquhart, Assistant Head Associate Member

 N/A

 N/A

Maxine Godfrey Clerk to Governors N/A N/A

Relationship of any Governors to members of school staff including spouces, partners & relatives :-

Canon Graham Morris - Family member T.A at Powell's - Non pecuniary

Canon Graham Morris - Employed by the Diocese of Gloucester - Non pecuniary

Canon Graham Morris - Director of Cornerstone Bookshop.  Our church bookshop has provided the facility for obtaining bibles for the school leavers service

Jon Cawte - Family member T.A at Powell's - Non pecuniary

Ian Hillier - Father to a daughter in year 5 and a daughter in year 2 at the school - Non pecuniary