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Welcome to our Governors' section. 


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

 

The Governing body of the school is drawn from many aspects of the community. The Governors have responsibility for the overall management of the school, acting within the framework set by national legislation and by the policies of the local education authority of Gloucestershire.

 

At our school there are 5 types of governor which reflect all those involved in the school community:-

 

Foundation Governor - The role of a Foundation Governor is to ensure that the Christian ethos of the school is maintained and creatively developed and they are appointed by the Church,

 

Co-Opted Governor – Co-Opted Governors are appointed by the governing body and drawn from the local community.

 

Local Authority Governor - These types of Governors are appointed by the governing body.

 

Parent Governor - The parent Governors are elected by parents of children attending the school and usually serve for 4 years,

 

Staff Governor - The role of these governors is to represent the staff at the school and it includes the Headteacher.

 

The full Governing body meets once a term. For more information regarding the role of the governing body, please follow attached link, Gloucestershire Governors Information.

 

The current Governing body is as follows:-

 

Miss Helen Sowden - Head Teacher

B.Ed Honours Degree and Masters in Education Degree.  NPQH

Appointed in September 2014 having twenty nine years teaching experience.  During my career I have taught all year groups throughout primary schools, and have held phase and Deputy Head Leadership positions.  I have enjoyed experiences teaching abroad; working for the M.O.D in Service Schools in Germany for four years and in the Middle East in Oman for two years, in an International British and Dutch school.  Prior to my role, as Head Teacher at Ann Edwards School, I was deputy and then acting Head at Lethbridge Primary School in Swindon.  I was also acting head at a small school in Wiltshire which I progressed from requires improvement to a standard of good. I am very committed to inclusive education and access to education for all pupils and feel very privileged to be the Head Teacher of Ann Edwards Primary School where we have an excellent team and community and fantastic pupils. 

 

Mrs Claire Broadhurst - Chair of Governors / Parent Governor

I have lived in South Cerney with my husband for 12 years, we have 2 daughters who attend Ann Edwards.  I am a regular volunteer at school from Toasting on a Tuesday to helping out in the classroom. Chair@annedwardsprimary.co.uk

 

Major Robert Martin - Vice Chair of Governors /  Foundation Governor

I am a retired Army Officer, now working in the barracks as a civil servant.  I am a foundation governor, having previously been a community governor at the school for four years.  I have four grown up children and was married to a primary teacher for 25 years - therefore have some understanding of the complexity of primary education. I value the ethos and inclusiveness of the school. 

 

Reverend Jennifer MacKenzie - Foundation Governor

 

Mrs Emily Chapman - Associate Member

I am the Deputy Head Teacher of Ann Edwards C of E Primary School.  I have always been on the Governing Body as an Associate Governor and then an Associate Member since joining the school in September 2012.  I was the Acting Head for a 6 month interim period.  Working at the school I have a great insight into the day-to-day policies and procedures and have a great passion for data and driving the school forwards in becoming better every year

 

Mr Darren Beecher - Co-Opted Governor

 

Mr Jonathan Poulton - Co-Opted Governor

 

Mrs Lisa Fryer  - Co-Opted Governor

I am a qualified secondary school teacher who has held a number of middle and senior leadership positions within Gloucestershire. My particular areas of expertise and interest are Pastoral Care, Safeguarding, SEN/Inclusion, Diversity, Raising Attainment and Aspirations, Humanities and  CPSHE. My connection with South Cerney is via my husband, who has worked in a locally based company for the last 15 years. Ann Edwards School has much to be proud off and I am delighted to be able to work with the Governing Body and Leadership Team to ensure all children continue to have a quality educational experience.

 

Mrs Stefany Rothery - Staff Governor

 

Mrs Lorna Buchanan - Parent Governor

I have been a parent governor at Ann Edwards since October 2015.  I live in South Cerney and two of my 3 children currently attend the school.  I am a qualified primary school teacher and I taught in Swindon before taking a break from teaching to be a full time mum.  I am committed to supporting the school and working together to offer the best education and opportunities for our children.

 

Miss Fiona Gardiner  - Clerk to the Governors 

 

Foundation Governor -   Vacancy

 

Parent Governor - Vacancy

 

LA Governor - Vacancy

 

GOVERNORS’ REGISTER OF ATTENDANCE 16/17

 

 

 

FGB

13/09/16

 

 

 

 

 

Community

08/11/16

Performance

15/11/16

Resources

22/11/16

 

 

FGB

04/01/17

 

 

 

 

Community

28/02/17

FGB

08/03/17

Resources

14/03/17

Performance

02/05/17

FGB

03/05/17

Community

17/05/17

Resources

23/05/17

Performance

10/07/17

FGB

11/07/17

 

Governors

 

 

Committee

 

Helen Sowden

All

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

 

Emily Chapman

(Associate Member)

Performance & Community

ü

ü

ü

na

ü

x

ü

na

ü

ü

na

ü

ü

ü

 

John Martin

Community & Resources

na

x

 

Resigned 15/11/2016

Michelle Nelson

(Community Chair)

Community & Performance

ü

ü

x

na

x

ü

ü

na

ü

ü

ü

na

ü

ü

 

Robert Martin

Community & Performance

x

x

ü

na

ü

ü

ü

na

ü

ü

ü

na

ü

ü

 

Jonathan Poulton

(Resources Chair)

Resources & Community

x

x

na

ü

ü

x

ü

ü

na

x

x

ü

na

 

ü

 

Mike Powell

(Chair)

Resources & Community

ü

ü

na

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

na

ü

ü

x

na

 

ü

 

Lorna Buchanan

(Performance Chair)

Performance & Resources

ü

na

ü

ü

ü

na

ü

ü

ü

x

na

ü

ü

ü

 

Kamran Farooq

Performance & Resources

ü

na

ü

x

ü

Resigned 16/02/2017

Claire Broadhurst

Resources & Community

ü

ü

na

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

na

ü

ü

ü

na

 

ü

 

Joe Vaughan

Performance & Community

ü

ü

ü

na

ü

x

ü

na

x

ü

ü

na

ü

ü

 

Lisa Fryer

Performance & Community

na

 

ü

na

x

x

ü

na

x

x

 

Donna McCahill

Performance & Community

na

ü

ü

x

na

Resigned 10-07-17

Vacancy

Comm & Res

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

 

Vacancy

Perf & Res

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

na

 

 

Name

Category of Governor

Appointed By

Term of Office

Committee Membership

Position of Responsibility

 

Attendance at Meetings 16/17

Relevant Business Interests

Relationships/

Conflicts of Interest

Role

Link Subjects

FGB

Committee

Miss Helen Sowden

Head Teacher

Virtue of Office

NA

All

Head Teacher

100%

100%

None

None

Head Teacher

 

Ms Emily Harris

Deputy Head.

Associate Member

Governing Body

NA

FGB

Performance

Resources

Deputy Head

 

100%

 

83%

None

None

Pupil Premium

 

Rev’d Jennifer McKenzie

Foundation

Diocese

NA

FGB

Community

Ethos

Chair of Ethos Committee

NA

NA

 

 

SIAMs

RE

Maj Robert Martin

Foundation

Diocese

01/09/15

to

31/08/19

FGB

Resources

Performance

Ethos

Vice Chair

 

80%

 

83%

None

None

Governor Training. Policies

Maths

Mr Jonathan Poulton

Co-opted

Governing Body

09/07/15

to

08/07/19

FGB

Resources

Community

Chair of Resources & Premises.

 

60%

 

50%

None

Related to member of school staff.

Parent of children in school. Related to other children in school. Volunteer at Cotswold Forest School. First Aid Instructor (delivering training to school).

Health and Safety.

 

 

Science

 

Mrs Lorna Buchanan

Parent

Parents

01/10/15

to

30/09/19

FGB

Performance

Resources

Chair of Performance and Standards.

 

80%

 

100%

None

None

Safeguarding

EYFS

Music

Art

Mrs Claire Broadhurst

Parent

Parents

21/04/16

to

20/04/20

FGB

Resources

Community

Chair of Governors

 

100%

 

100%

None

Husband sells Ann Edwards uniform.

Sister has been recommended to SENDCo for dyslexia training.

SEND

LAC Governor

Gifted and Talented.

Literacy

Mrs Lisa Fryer

Co-opted

Governing Body

08/03/17

To

07/03/21

FGB

Performance

Community

Chair of Community Committee

 

33%

 

33%

 

 

 

History & Geography

Mr Darren Beecher

Co-opted

Governing Body

14/09/17 to 13/09/21

FGB

Performance Resources

 

NA

NA

 

Has 2 children in school.

 

ICT

Mrs Stefany Rothery

Staff

Staff

14/09/17 to 13/09/21

FGB

Community Performance

 

NA

NA

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

 

Parent

Parents

 

 

 

NA

NA

 

 

 

MFL

PE

Vacancy

 

Foundation

Diocese

 

Ethos

 

NA

NA

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

LA

Governing Body

 

 

 

NA

NA

 

 

 

 

Governing Body Members who have served in the last 12 months.

 

Type of Governor

Term Of Office

Committee

Attendance

Mrs Michelle Nelson

End of Term of Office 31.08.17

Foundation

01.09.13 – 31.08.17

FGB

Community

Performance

82%

Mr Joe Vaughan

Resigned Post in School 25.07.17

Staff

21.04.16 – 20.04.20

FGB

Performance

Community

82%

Mr Mike Powell

End of Term of Office 25.07.17

Co-opted

01.02.17 – 25.07.17

FGB

Resources

Community

91%

Mrs Donna McCahill

Resigned 10.07.17

Parent

08.03.17 – 07.03.21

FGB

Performance

Community

67%

Mr Kamran Farooq

Resigned 16.02.17

Parent

18.11.13 – 17.11.17

FGB

Performance

Resources

75%

Revd John Martin

Resigned 15.11.16

Foundation

01.07.16 - 30.06.20

FGB.

Community & Communication.

0%

If you wish to contact the Governors, please do so on 

 

clerk@annedwardsprimary.co.uk   

 

 

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