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YOUR SCHOOL GOVERNORS

 

The Local Authority appoints LA governors.  They liaise between the office and the school.

 

Our LA and Chair of Governors is:

 

THERESA VINNICOMBE

Having completed a 26 year career as a registered nurse, Theresa now manages the administration for her family business.  She has been involved in supporting the school, on and off, for the last 20 years, initially as a parent helper and now, also as a Governor.  Both Theresa's knowledge of the school and achievements throughout her career, will assist the Governing Body and it's stakeholders in moving the school forward to the benefit of it's pupils.   

 

Inclusion and diversity

Local Authority governor appointed by Suffolk Local Authority

Chair of governors

Term of office 4 years - 23/02/2020

Sitting on Vision and Strategy (Chair), Finance, Personnel and Premises Committees.

No pecuniary interest

 

 

Our Foundation Governors are:

 

SHEILA TWEEDY

 

 

Sheila ran a very successful family business in London for thirty years with over 30 staff, supplying computers and software all over the country. During this time she brought up her family in Frinton on Sea, where she lived for 43 years.

 

Sheila was a Snowy Owl for eight years, organising many pack holidays for the brownies and is also a qualified Quarter Master, most useful!

 

Sheila worked at St. Philomenas Preparatory School in Frinton on Sea for 10 years teaching 7 to 11 year old children IT skills.

 

For six years, Sheila has visited elderly people in care homes and hospitals with her PAT (Pets as Therapy) dog Tilly. She now visits Tattingstone Primary School every Monday where she listens to the children read. Sheila also mentors a child at the school.

 

Sheila is a Tattingstone Parish Councillor and Trustee of the Village Hall and has recently been appointed a member of the Parochial Church Council.

 

Sheila enjoys baking and making special occasion cakes and says that she is “a very ordinary proud Grannie”.

 

Sheila says that she hopes her love of young people will “encourage the children of our delightful school to enjoy every moment spent here. I firmly believe our children are the key to the future happiness of us all.”

 

Local Authority governor appointed by Suffolk Local Authority

Temporary Ex-Officio Foundation Governor

Term of office 4 years - 31/05/2022

No pecuniary interest

 

 

 

JANE CONNELL-SMITH

 

Jane was born in Birmingham and educated at King Edward IV School for Girls before gaining a B.Sc. Hons. in Psychology.  She worked in both mental health and industry. After marriage to David and having four children, Jane decided, at the age of 45, to embark on a new career.  She trained as a primary school teacher and has taught children across the whole primary range, in schools in North East Essex.  Jane has been a school governor for over 20 years.

 

Jane and David moved to their cottage in the heart of Tattingstone in 2012 and Jane is on the Parochial Church Council and has recently become Parish Clerk.

 

Jane says that she "hopes to be able to bring a wide range of knowledge and experience to the governing body in this wonderful school in my home village".

 

Foundation governor appointed by the Diocese of St Edmundsbury

Term of office 4 years - 31/08/2022

Sitting on HTPM (Chair), Pay, Vision and Strategy committees.

Mr Connell-Smith currently audits the School Fund.

 

REBECCA WALLIS

 

Rebecca has been Community Governor since November 2011, when her eldest child was in year 6.  She worked for a local Insurance Broker for 18 years before leaving for a career change.  Rebecca then worked within the childcare profession, finishing her foundation degree in Children's Care, Learning and Development in March 2013.  In both roles, Rebecca has had management experience and believes this, along with her Early Years experience, will help the school to achieve their aims and continually improve the children's school experience holistically.

 

Rebecca is also the elected Safeguarding Governor.

Vice Chair of Governors

Term of office 4 years - 13/03/2019

Co-opted governor

Sitting on Vision and Strategy Committee

No pecuniary interest

 

 

Our Staff Governor is:

 

LEIGH HILTON

 

No pecuniary interest

 

 

The teachers at the school elect Teacher Governors. Their role is to represent the views of the staff and to provide a link between teachers and governors in the life of the school.

 

BEVERLEY DERRETT

Headteacher- appointed automatically as part of position.

No term of office

Mrs Derrett is currently a school governor at Dale Hall Primary School

 

Family members employed at school

 

Our Parent Governors are:

 

LOUISA SAUNDERS

 

Louisa has lived in Stutton since 2010 and has two young children.  Her son attends the school.  Louisa is a solicitor with 13 years experience and works at a large firm in Ipswich.  Louisa is interested in education and is qualified to teach English as a foreign language. Prior to having children, Louisa was involved with a charity which runs children's homes in Tamil Nadu in India.  She spent time teaching English in local government schools also evening classes in the charity's children's homes.  Louisa wanted to become a parent governor in order to gain a greater understanding of how the school runs and to contribute to its development. 

 

Term of office is 4 years - 22/09/2020

Sitting on the Vision and Strategy Committee

 

No Pecuniary Interest

 

 

VACANCY  

 

 

Our Co-Opted Governor is:

 

LISA BUTLER

 

Lisa is a qualified Accountant working for Willis Towers Watson in Ipswich.  She has had two children attend Tattingstone Primary School, both are now at high school.  She has been a parent helper for several years while her children were at Tattingstone and is now co-opted as a Governor specialising in finance.  Lisa previously spent 4 years as Treasurer for an Ipswich Charity called Got to Read, which specialises in adult literacy.  

 

Co-Opted for her experience in finance.

Term of office is 4 years - 03/05/2020

Sitting on the Vision and Strategy committee and personnel, premises and finance (chair)

 

Flow Energy, Got to read, CIMA

Any of the above Governors can be contacted via the Contact us page.

Pecuniary Interest Register

 

Attendance Register for

Committee Meetings 2017/18

(Updated Sept 2018)

 

Governor

Committee

Autumn 17

Spring 18

Summer 18

T. Vinnicombe

V&S

FGB

Pay

HTPM

FPP

1/1

1/1

0/0

0/0

1/1

1/1

1/1

0/0

0/0

1/1

1/1

1/1

0/0

1/1

1/1

B. Derrett

V&S

FGB

Pay

FPP

1/1

1/1

0/0

1/1

1/1

1/1

0/0

1/1

1/1

1/1

0/0

1/1

R. Wallis

V&S

FGB

HTPM

1/1

1/1

0/0

1/1

1/1

0/0

0/1

1/1

1/1

J. Connell-Smith

V&S

FGB

Pay

HTPM

FPP

1/1

1/1

0/0

1/1

0/0

1/1

1/1

0/0

1/1

0/1

1/1

1/1

0/0

1/1

1/1

L. Butler

V&S

FGB

FPP

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

L. Saunders

V&S

FGB

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

P. Green

V&S

FGB

HTPM

FPP

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

 

 

H. Bailey

V&S

FGB

 

0/0

0/1

0/1

1/1

L. Tomlinson

V&S

FGB

FPP

1/1

1/1

1/1

0/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

S. Tweedy

V&S

FGB

 

 

1/1

1/1

L. Hilton

V&S

FGB

 

 

0/0

1/1

 

 

Attendance Register for

Committee Meetings 2017/18

(Updated Sept 2017)

 

GOVERNOR

COMMITTEE

ATTENDANCE

Autumn 2016

 

Spring 2017

 

Summer 2017

Theresa Vinnicombe

Vision and Strategy

Teaching, Premises and Finance.

Pay

FGB

1/1

1/1

 

1/1

1/1

1/1

2/2

 

0/0

1/1

1/1

1/1

 

0/0

1/1

Beverly Derrett

Vision and Strategy

Teaching, Premises and Finance.

Pay

FGB

1/1

1/1

 

1/1

1/1

1/1

2/2

 

0/0

1/1

1/1

1/1

 

0/0

1/1

Rebecca Wallis

Vision and Strategy

FGB

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

Jane Connell-Smith

Vision and Strategy

HTPR

Pay

FGB

1/1

1/1

 

1/1

1/1

 

1/1

0/0

 

0/0

1/1

1/1

0/0

 

0/0

1/1

Vacancy

Vision and Strategy

Teaching, Premises and Finance.

HTPR

FGB

0/1

1/1

 

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/2

 

0/0

1/1

1/1

1/1

 

0/0

1/1

Lyn Tomlinson

Vision and Strategy

Teaching, Premises and Finance.

FGB

0/1

1/1

 

1/1

1/1

2/2

 

1/1

1/1

1/1

 

1/1

Lisa Butler

Vision and Strategy

Teaching, Premises and Finance

FGB

0/1

1/1

 

0/1

1/1

2/2

 

0/1

1/1

1/1

 

1/1

Louisa Saunders

Vision and Strategy

FGB

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

Lizzie Reid

Vision and Strategy

FGB.

0/1

0/1

0/1

0/1

Resigned

Tim Newport-Herring

Vision and Strategy

FGB

0/0

 

1/1

Resigned

 

 

Attendance Register for

Committee Meetings 2016/17

(Updated January 2017)

GOVERNOR

COMMITTEE

ATTENDANCE

Theresa Vinnicombe

 

Vision and Strategy

Personnel, Premises and Finance

FGB

 

1/1

1/1

 

1/1

Beverly Derrett

Vision and Strategy

Personnel, Premises and Finance

FGB

 

1/1

1/1

 

1/1

 

Rebecca Wallis

Vision and Strategy

FGB

 

1/1

1/1

Jane Connell-Smith

Vision and Strategy

HTPR

PAY

FGB

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

Vacancy

Vision and Strategy

Personnel, Premises and Finance

FGB

HTPR

0/1

1/1

 

1/1

1/1

Lyn Tomlinson

Vision and Strategy

Personnel, Premises and Finance

FGB

1/1

1/1

 

1/1

Louisa Saunders

Vision and Strategy

FGB

1/1

1/1

Lisa Butler

Teaching and Finance

FGB

1/1

0/1

Vacancy

Vision and Strategy

FGB

0/0

1/1

Vacancy

Vision and Strategy

FGB

0/1

0/1

 

Governors 2016

 

The Governing Body is a corporate body of people drawn from parents, staff, the church, the LA and community to set the strategic direction of the school. The role is a voluntary one, undertaking statutory duties laid down by the government. These include finance, the curriculum, safeguarding, SEN, wellbeing, teachers and support staff. These duties are outlined in more detail in the Governors Handbook located here. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/395789/Governors_Handbook.pdf. It is not the responsibility of the Governing Body to oversee the day to day running of the school, this is the remit of the Head teacher.

 

Tattingstone has a constitution of 9 members: – the Head teacher, two foundation governors (one of which represents the incumbent), two parent governors, a local authority governor and two co-opted governors (this can be any-one who has a specific skill required by the Governing Body) and a staff representative. As a Governing Body, we also have an associate member whose place is to advise on finance and premises matters.

 

The committees have been re-formed to best reflect the needs of the school and the work of the Governing Body. In a bid to self-evaluate and ensure best practice the governing body has adjusted their committees to reflect this.

  1. Vision and Strategy – this committee sets the terms workload in line with local and central government requirements as well as the school’s development and self-evaluation plans. The standards section is where governors self-evaluate and looks at ways to improve using a variety of tools, such as skills audits. At this committee parent feedback is also discussed from things that have been brought to governor’s attention or have been raised at the forum. – this committee looks at the curriculum, progress, data, targets and attainment. This committee will also receive reports from Mrs Perkins as learning and assessment leader and from Mrs McCullough as inclusion and diversity – this committee meets each term
  2. Pay – this committee determines staff pay increments based on information from the Head teacher. This committee meets in the autumn term.
  3. Personnel, Premises and Finance – the financial management of the school is dealt with here as well as workforce management and the schools premises. This committee meets each term
  4. Head teacher’s performance management – this is attended by an independent school advisor to determine and set the Head teachers targets. This committee meets once a year but the Head’s targets are monitored termly.
  5. The full Governing Body – this is where the whole governing body meets to discuss the terms business. The head teachers report is received along with relevant reports from governors. During the autumn term the chair and vice chair of the Governing Body are elected.

A representative of the Governing Body meets with other governors in the peninsula including the Academy to look at ways we could support each other and pupils.

At all meetings, various policies that are statutory are delegated for review and discussion in line with any government guidelines. These are then put on the school’s website.

 

All governors attend training sessions, some are statutory and other relate to relevant committees and subject areas. These sessions are provided by the LA, a register of training is presented to the Full Governing Body each term.

 

How to become a governor?

We are always keen to hear from people who would like to be involved in governance. If you think this is something you would be interested in Suffolk County Council’s website is a good source of information. Current governors are happy to answer any questions you may have.

We currently have no vacancies, but we would like to hear from anyone who may have a future interest.

 

Who are your Governors?

The school’s website gives details of current governors and their role, term of office, pecuniary interests and the type of governor they are. Linked to this is a short blog about each person. A register is also produced to show the attendance for each committee and its member. Governor photographs can be found in the school office.

Each month governors produce an article highlighting the schools work, this is sent to The Tattingstone News and In Touch magazine for the local area. As a small school, we are lucky that most school events are attended by at least one school governor.

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