Governors.

The Governors of Holywell School make up the key body that works with the Head Teacher to ensure that we provide the best education possible to all the children who come here. The Governing Body sets the strategic direction of the school, advises and challenges the Head Teacher and senior team, sets and monitors the school budget and monitors the quality of its educational provision.

The Full Governing Body generally meets at least four times per year. In addition, it conducts a great deal of its work through three key sub committees:

Academy Business Committee
Curriculum Committee
Ethos and Pastoral Care Committee

Membership of the governing body is currently made up of:

– 3 elected parents
– 10 governors who have been nominated by one of our two Parochial Church Councils (Cranfield PCC and Wootton PCC)
– 2 members of staff, one appointed from the teaching staff and one from the non-teaching staff
– 2 co-opted governors who have been placed on the board for their particular experience and expertise
 
The Head is also a governor ex-officio and the remaining members of the Senior Leadership Team also attend as Associate Members (the 2 Deputy Heads, the Assistant Head and the School Business Manager)

We are very fortunate that, as well as the elected parents on the governing body, the overwhelming majority of the members from the two parishes, as well as our Clerk, either have children currently attending Holywell or have had children at the school recently.

Name

 

Positions held 2018/19

Status

Appointed by

Date appointed

Date Ends

1

Sue Abood

Parent Governor

Parents

10/12/18 09/12/22

2

Antony Aldridge

Parent Governor

Parents

10/12/18 09/12/22

3

Kam Bains

Parent Governor

Parents

10/12/18 09/12/22

4

Michael Simpson

Head Teacher

Statute

N/A

N/A

5

Alison Stewart

Deputy Head

Associate Member

N/A

N/A

6

Stephan Van der Merwe

Deputy Head

Associate Member

N/A

N/A

7

Heather Donnellan

Assistant Head

Associate Member

N/A

N/A

8

Colleen Dinner

Business Manager

Associate Member

N/A

N/A

9

James Ulph

Teaching Staff Governor

Members

26/11/18

25/11/22

10

Lynn Jenkins

Non-teaching Staff Governor

Members

01/10/16

30/09/20

11

Hugh Symes-Thompson

Foundation – Cranfield PCC

Statute

01/10/16

30/09/20

12

Stephen Apted

Chair of Ethos and Pastoral Care Committee

Cranfield PCC Governor

Nominated by CPCC

Appointed by Members

01/10/18

30/09/22

13

Rachel Bacon

Cranfield PCC Governor

Nominated by CPCC

Appointed by Members

13/11/18

12/11/22

14

Sara Jenkins

Cranfield PCC Governor

Nominated by CPCC

Appointed by Members

01/04/16

31/03/20

15

Emma Butterwick

Cranfield PCC Governor

Nominated by CPCC

Appointed by Members

01/05/16

30/04/20

16

Martin Sanders

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Curriculum Committee

Foundation – Wootton PCC

Statute

01/10/16

30/09/20

17

Vacant

Wootton PCC Governor

Nominated by WPCC

Appointed by Members

18

JoJo Ackroyd

Wootton PCC Governor

Nominated by WPCC

Appointed by Members

01/10/18

30/09/22

19

Pauline  Kendall

Chair of Governors

Wootton PCC Governor

Nominated by WPCC

Appointed by Members

01/10/18

30/09/22

20

Isabel Turner

Wootton PCC  Governor

Nominated by WPCC

Appointed by Members

01/10/16

30/09/20

21

Michael McVitie

Co-opted by FGB (21/10/18 to 20/10/22)

22

Elaine Cook

 Chair of Academy Business Committee

Co-opted by FGB (01/10/18 to 30/09/22)

23

Angelina Smith

Clerk (from 29 April 2014)