Staff and Governors
Head Teacher: Mr Paul Bridgmount
Our classes are named after woodland animals. Class teachers' class names are shown here.
TLR Curriculum Implentation and Training: Mrs Gemma Taylor (Foxes)
SENDCo: Miss Rebecca Turner (Badgers)
Class Teachers: Miss Laura Kirk (Rabbits), Mrs Ruth Howe (Hedgehogs), Mrs Vanessa Wardle and Miss Rebecca Turner (Badgers) and Mr Michael Clarke (Squirrels)
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Ruth Howe, Mrs Angela Kilcoyne, Mrs Nina Scott, Mrs Christine Slaney, Mrs Jo Spencer, Mrs Michelle Thraves and Mrs Julie Walsh
School Business Officer: Mrs Julie Walsh
Senior Midday Supervisor: Mrs Jo Spencer
Midday Supervisors: Mrs Maggie Beardsley, Mrs Erin Bednall and Miss Rosanna Caine
Caretaker: Mr Gerard Mous
The school is supported and challenged by a governing body made up of volunteers from different groups. Parent governors are elected by parents of the school. The foundation governors are appointed by the local parish church. The head teacher and vicar are governors because of the posts that they hold. The staff governor is elected by school staff. The local authority appoint one member. Other members are co-opted by the governing body. We have one associate governor on our finance committee who has voting rights. It is planned that governors serve for four years from their appointment (date of appointment is recorded below for each governor). After four years they may stand for re-election, be co-opted or stand down. Governors have to declare any possible conflict of interest. Currently their are no conflicts declared.
Clerk to Governors: Julie Walsh (paid position)
Chair of Governors: Marie Edinborough Co-opted Governor (April 2020)
Vice Chair: Fiona Hopewell - Parent governor (2 March 2018)
Foundation Governors: Rev P Selby (9 July 2019), Roger Jones (1 April 2018) and Meryl Lacey (1 February 2021)
LA Governor: Helen Percival ( 27 November 2018)
Parent Governor: Rebekah Sherwood (19 March 2019)
Co-opted Governor: Helen Davison (19 March 2019)
Staff Governors: Paul Bridgmount (Headteacher) and Michael Clarke (9 July 2018).
Historic Governors (left within the last 12 months):
Brian Redgraves (19 April 2019 - 6 July 2021)
We have a full governing body meeting each term and sub committee meetings in between the full meetings. The membership of the committees are set out below including who is the committee chair. The remit of each sub committee is indicated by the title of the committee. For example the behaviour and safety committee look strategically at pupil behaviour and the safety of all users of the school site. Complete remits for each committee are available on request from the school office for free.
Personal development, behaviour and welfare: Marie Edinborough, Paul Bridgmount, Fiona Hopewell and Meryl Lacey .
Curriculum: Paul Bridgmount, Michael Clarke and Helen Davison.
Finance, Personnel and Premises: Helen Davison, Paul Bridgmount, Roger Jones, Dr Helen Percival and Rebekah Sherwood,
The terms of reference for the three main sub committees (above) are below:
SIAMS Committee: Paul Bridgmount, Rev Phil Selby, Meryl Lacey, Roger Jones, Michael Clarke and Vanessa Wardle. This is a collaboration between staff and governors.
Head Teacher's Performance Management: Marie Edinborough, Rev Phil Selby and Dr Helen Percival.
This committee supports the profesional development of the head teacher.
Pay: Helen Davison, Roger Jones, Dr Helen Percival and Rebekah Sherwood
The terms of reference for the pay committee can be read here.
How you can contact the Governing Body.
The Chair of Governors, Mrs Marie Edinborough, can be contacted via the School Office who also holds a full list of governors and minutes of full governing body meeting.