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Prestbury St Mary’s Federation Governing Board

The Governing Board, made up of unpaid volunteers, is dedicated to developing the Federation of St Mary’s Infant and Prestbury St Mary’s Junior C of E Schools to provide the best possible education for all the pupils.

The members of the Governing Board are from a variety of backgrounds and actively oversee and contribute to the leadership of the Federation through the processes of strategic planning; challenging and supporting the Executive Headteacher and ensuring financial probity, whilst always representing the interests of the two schools and those within them.

Under the School’s Instrument of Governance (2016) the Governing Board is currently made up as follows:

  • 8 Foundation Governors appointed by the Diocese of Gloucester
  • 1 Governor nominated by the Local Authority
  • 2 elected Parent Governors (vacant)
  • 1 elected Staff Governor and 1 co-opted Staff Governor (vacant)
  • 2 Associate Members
  • The Executive Head Teacher (ex-officio)

All Governors serve a four year term of office (with the exception of the EHT, who remains a Governor ex officio for as long as he is in post).

Membership

GOVERNOR MEMBERSHIP DETAILS 2020/21
Governor type Name Appointed by
Term of Office start Term of Office end
Foundation 1 Michael Brick Diocese of Gloucester
01/09/2016 31/08/2024
Foundation 2 David Crompton Diocese of Gloucester 01/09/2018 31/08/2022
Foundation 3 Carol Gunn Diocese of Gloucester 01/09/2016 31/08/2024
Foundation 4 Emma Hammond Diocese of Gloucester 01/09/2016 31/08/2024
Foundation 5 Julia Martin-Jones Diocese of Gloucester 01/09/2018 31/08/2022
Foundation 6 & ex-officio Neil Penny (Chair) Diocese of Gloucester 01/09/2016 31/08/2024
Foundation 7 Ruth Rudge Diocese of Gloucester 01/09/2018 31/08/2022
Foundation 8 & ex-officio Fr Nicholas Bromfield Diocese of Gloucester N/A N/A
Parent 1 Vacant  
Parent 2 Vacant  
LA John Payne Governing Board
01/09/2018 31/08/2022
Staff 1 Joanna Dufficy Staff
01/02/2021 31/01/2025
Staff co-opted Vacant  
EHT Matthew Fletcher Ex-officio
N/A N/A
Associate Alison Hopton Governing Board
15/11/2016 14/11/2024
Associate Fiona Hall Governing Board 15/11/2016 14/11/2024
Clerk Governing Board N/A N/A

 Committees and Working Parties

The Board meets six times a year and, in order to help it in its work, has set up five committees, as follows:

  • Curriculum Committee
  • Vision and Ethos Committee
  • Pay and Personnel Committee
  • Finance and Premises Committee
  • Admissions Committee

The committees meet regularly through the year and report back to the Governing Board on their findings and decisions.

Governing Board Membership of Committees and Panels 2020/21

Governors with special responsibilities:

SEND/Pupil Premium/LAC & Safeguarding:  Ruth Rudge

Early Years: Carol GunnAssessment, Tracking & Data: Neil Penny

Declaration of Interests' Register

Governor Relevant Business Interest Links to other educational establishments
Relationships Date of Declaration

Michael Brick

 Pecuniary

Associate Member of the Governing Body of Ashleworth C of E Primary School 

Mrs Hilary Brick (wife) employed by school as a TA.  

18.01.2021 

Fr Nicholas Bromfield

 None

None

None 

15.01.2021 

David Crompton

 None

None 

None

17.01.2021 

Joanna Dufficy

 None

None

None

26.01.2021

Matthew Fletcher

 None

None

None 

22.01.2021 

Carol Gunn

 None

None 

None

31.01.2021 

Fiona Hall

Elder at URC responsible for advising minister on SIF form for school admissions(non-pecuniary) 

None 

None 

15.01.2021

Emma Hammond

None 

None 

None 

22.01.2021 

Alison Hopton

None 

None 

None

18.01.2021

Julia Martin-Jones

None 

None

None

12.03.2021

John Payne

None

None 

None 

23.01.2021 

Neil Penny

None

None

None

17.01.2021

Ruth Rudge

Employed at school on a supply basis (pecuniary)

None 

None

25.02.2021

Full Governing Board minutes 2020-21

1 October 2020

7 December 2020

2 March 2021

19 May 2021

Full Governing Board minutes 2019-20

24 September 2019

27 November 2019

Meetings were suspended from March 2020 due to Covid-19. Governors continued to stay in touch with school remotely.

Attendance Records

Attendance Records for 2020-2021

Attendance Records for 2019 - 2020