Our Governing Board

The Governing Board has an essential role in ensuring that the schools meet their obligations to meet national standards by providing broad and balanced curricula to all pupils, as well as operating within the financial, legal and health and safety expectations of the Department of Education.

The Governing Board consists of a cross-section of representatives from the staff, parents, community and Local Authority.  As both schools within our Federation are Voluntary Controlled Church Schools, our Governing Board also has Foundation Governors.  All our Governors have an interest in the correct operation of the schools to ensure that all pupils reach their potential. 

Welcome from our Chair of Governors

This is the membership of the Governing Board for the Tas Valley Church Schools Federation:

NAME

ROLE AND COMMITTEES

DATE OF APPOINTMENT

DATE OF END OF TERM OF OFFICE

APPOINTED BY

REGISTER OF INTERESTS

ATTENDANCE 2022-2023

ATTENDANCE 2023-2024

Diane Perry-Yates

Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

Pupil Premium

GDPR

13th September 2021

12th September 2024

Tas Valley Federation Governors

Spouse of Governance Professional

8/8

4/4

Lesley Allgood

Co-opted Governor

Safeguarding

EYFS

27th February 2023

26th February 2027

Tas Valley Federation Governors

Staff 

6/8

0/4

Will Clements

Associate Governor

Sports Premium

      

Claire Crawshay

Foundation DBE or PCC Appointed Governor

Wellbeing

SIAMS

27th February 2023

26th February 2027

PCC

None

6/8

3/4

Will Defoe

Co-opted Governor

Finance

27th February 2023

26th February 2027

Tas Valley Federation Governors

Parent at Preston

8/8

4/4

Joanne Firman

Associate Governor

   

Head of School Preston

  

Anne Fry

Foundation DBE or PCC Appointed Governor

SEND

18th August 2022

17th August 2026

PCC

None

5/8

4/4

Tara Gillam

Parent Governor

21st November 2023

20th November 2027

Parents

Parent at Saxlingham

 2/2

Laura Knight

Associate Governor

   

Head of School Saxlingham

  

Katie Lightfoot

Co-opted Governor

7th November 2022

6th November 2026

Tas Valley Federation Governors

Parent at Saxlingham

Chair of FOSS

5/7

2/4

Rebecca Orford

Co-opted Governor

Vice-Chair of Governors

Curriculum

English

3rd October 2022

2nd October 2026

Tas Valley Federation Governors

None

7/8

4/4

Claire Smith

Staff Governor

Health and Safety

Website

24th January 2023

23rd January 2027

Elected by staff

Staff 

8/8

4/4

Daisy Sutcliffe

Parent Governor

21st February 2022

20th February 2026

Parents

None

4/8

0/4

Matthew Walker

Headteacher

1st January 2022

 

N/A

Executive Headteacher

8/8

4/4

Fiona Webb

Co-opted Governor

Maths

28th March 2022

27th March 2026

Tas Valley Federation Governors

None

8/8

4/4

        

Christopher Perry-Yates

Clerk

   

Provides clerking services through Educator Solutions and privately.

  

Former Governors 

NAME

ROLE

DATE OF RESIGNATION

Matt Williams

Associate Governor

April 2023

Georgina Rich

Associate Governor

December 2022

Julie Bennett

LA Governor

August 2022

Will Clements

Co-opted Governor

August 2022

Alan Gall

Co-opted Governor

August 2022

Marie Francis

Co-opted Governor

March 2022

Sarah Norman

Foundation DBE/PCC

March 2022

Stuart Purling

Parent Governor

March 2022

Using the Circle Model of Governance, our Governing Board meets nine times a year.  For the Academic Year 2023-24, we will continue to adopt a hybrid approach, combining virtual meetings with face-to-face ones.

Governors also act as a ‘critical friend’ of the school by offering advice and challenge to ensure the statutory functions of the school are met.

Our Chair of Governors, Diane Perry-Yates, can be contacted via the School Office.

Minutes

 
 

Minutes 2023-07-10

Minutes 2023-06-05

Minutes 2023-04-24

Minutes 2023-02-27

Minutes 2023-01-23

Minutes 2022-12-12

Minutes 2022-11-07

 

Minutes 2022-07-18

Minutes 2022-06-20

Minutes 2022-05-23

Minutes-2022-03-28

Minutes-2022-01-17

Minutes-2021-11-15

Minutes-2021-09-13