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Our Aims

The aim of the Governing Body of Paddock School is to provide the highest quality education for the children, through sound governance that promotes dedicated teaching within a stimulating and safe environment, where all children are valued and encouraged to develop their full potential.

The Governing Body comprises representatives of parents, staff, the community and the local authority. It acts as a corporate body through a committee structure that sets, monitors and reviews the strategic direction of the school and provides constructive and challenging support.

The Full Governing Body meets once each term and each governor attends at least one sub committee which also meet termly.

Annual priorities are laid down in the School Development Plan.

Anyone wishing to contact the School Governors can do so through the school office.

Individual Governors support our aim through:

  • active involvement with the school and the wider community in a variety of ways that reflect their interests and skills,
  • the sharing of their knowledge and views with the other governors,
  • membership of committees and
  • on-going training and development.

Governor Voting Rights:

  • All governors  automatically have voting rights at FGB meetings and on the committees to which they are appointed. This is standard.
  • The regulations specify that Associate Members can attend and contribute to discussion but not vote at FGB meetings. The Board can confer voting rights on Associate members for the committee’s to which they are appointed however Paddock currently has no associate members.

Information about the Board of Governors at Paddock School (2021-2022)

Governor

Category of Governor

Appointed by ….

Term of Office expires

Responsibility

Committees

Sarah Santos

Headteacher

By virtue of her Job

 

 

Curriculum and Achievement, Human Resources Safety and Welfare of Pupils,  Finance

Tim Pethybridge

Local Authority

Appointed by the Local Authority

01.09.24

Co-chair of Governors

Committee Chair: Finance

 

Sarah Asquith

Co-opted

 

 

 

 

Appointed by the Board of Governors

02.07.26

Co-Chair of Governors Committee Chair: Safety & Welfare of Pupils.  (Link) Governor

Finance

Bobbie Cooper

Co-Opted

02.07.26

 

Human Resources

Georgina Hania

Co-Opted

02.07.26

Health & Safety Governor

Safety and Welfare of Pupils

Curriculum and Achievement

Bruce Jones

Co-Opted

20.11.22

Committee Chair: Human Resources 

 

Vacancy

 

Co-Opted

 

 

 

Colette Roach   Co-Opted 11.03.24

Curriculum and Achievement

Jeeven

Bedi

Co-opted

11.11.24 

 

 Finance

Surabhi Sharma

Parent

 

 

Elected by the parents of the school

24.11.25

 

Safety and Welfare of Pupils

Anna Roads

Parent

18.09.24

Committee Chair: Curriculum and Achievement

SEND Governor

Vacancy

Parent

20.06.22

Safeguarding Governor

Safety and Welfare of Pupils

Paul

Hayes

 

Parent

17.03.25 

Website Governor

Safety and Welfare of Pupils

 

Gavin Marshall

 

Staff

Elected by the staff of the school

10.07.26 

 

Human Resources

Associate Members – none


 Governor Attendance* (2020-2021)

 

 FGB

Committees 

Curriculum & Achievement

Human Resources

Safety & Welfare

Of Pupils

Finance / Resources

Sarah Santos

100% 66% 66% 66% 100%

Sarah Asquith

100% 66% 100%

Tim Pethybridge

100% 100%

Betsy Clark

33% 0%

Georgina Hania

100% 66% 66%

Bruce Jones

66% 66%

Anna Roads

100% 66%

Sam Ruiz

33% 0%

Barry Woodward

33% 0%

Bobby Cooper

100% 33%

Marie Walters

100% 33%

Annette Davis-Jones

100% 33%

 Colette Roach

66% 66%

Jeeven Bedi

100% 66%

Paul Hayes

66% 33%