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Our Governors

The Odyssey Collaborative Trust have chosen to have a Local Governing Board (LGB) in each of the schools across the Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). 

The LGB is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school.  

A key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’: to support, to challenge, to ask questions and ultimately to represent the school community.

The LGB works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the trustees.  Whilst the Headteacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such decisions such as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance.  It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

Local Governing Board meetings

The Local Governing Board meets throughout the year to review the progress of the school. 

The next full Governing Board meeting is 30th January 2020.

Nominated Governors

A number of governors are also ‘Nominated Governors’ with responsibilities to review curriculum and other areas of the school’s role.

Each nominated governor meets staff in school who are responsible for that area.

Local Governing Board Information

The standard term of office for a governor is four years.

 The LGB consists of 12 positions; 10 are currently filled.  The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year.  The Chair of Governors is Marion Close, who can be contacted via the school.  The Vice Chair is Libby Partridge.

Name

Type of Governor

First appointed

Term of Office

Business / Pecuniary interests

Responsibilities on Governing Board

Governor of any other educational establishments

Relationships with school staff

Carla Dewberry

Headteacher

Not set

Not set

None

Safeguarding

Safer Recruitment

No

None

Marion Close

Chair

Co-opted

26/05/16

26/05/16 to 25/05/20

None

EYFS

LAC

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Performance Management

Pupil Premium

Safeguarding

Safer Recruitment

Special Education Needs

No

None

Kirsty Hudson

Co-opted

23/05/19

23/05/19 to 23/05/23

None

LAC

Safeguarding

No

None

Brian Moakes

Co-opted

26/04/18

26/04/18 to 26/04/22

None

 

No

None

Libby Partridge

Vice-Chair

Co-opted

Not set

03/10/16 to 03/10/20

None

Assessment

LAC

Mathematics

Performance Management

Safer Recruitment

Sports Premium

No

None

Helen Watts

Co-opted

27.01.16

26/01/17 to 26/01/21

None

EYFS

School Website

No

None

Martin Rawson

Local Authority

Not set

19/10/18 to 19/10/21

 

 

 

 

Andy Bond

Parent

07/02/19

07/02/19 to 07/02/23

None

Foundation Subjects

No

None

Suzi Millward-Sadler

Parent

01/11/15

01/11/19 to 31/10/23

None

English

School Website

No

None

Helen Hutchison

Staff

04/10/22

04/10/18 to 04/10/22

None

Pupil Premium

No

None

Attendance

Y = Attended, N = Apologies Accepted, NA = Apologies not Accepted, NS = No Apologies sent

Name

Type of Governor

Full Governing Board

04/10/2018

Full Governing Board

07/02/2019

Extraordinary Meeting

26/03/2019

Full Governing Board

23/05/2019

Full Governing Board

11/07/2019

Full Governing Board

03/10/2019

Carla Dewberry

Head-teacher

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Marion Close

Chair

Co-opted

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Kirsty Hudson

Co-opted (elected 23.05.19)

 

 

 

 

Y

Y

Brian Moakes

Co-opted

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Libby Partridge

Vice-Chair

Co-opted

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Helen Watts

Co-opted

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Martin Rawson

Local Authority

Y

Y

NS

NS

NS

NS

Andy Bond

Parent (elected 07.02.19)

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Suzi Millward-Sadler

Parent

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Helen Hutchison

Staff

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y