The Governing Board has an essential role in ensuring that the its obligations to meet National Standards by providing a broad and balanced curriculum to all pupils, as well as operating within the financial, legal and health and safety expectations of the Department of Education.
They consist of a cross section of representatives of those who have an interest in the correct operation of a school to ensure that all pupils reach their potential. Each Governing Board membership therefore comprises representatives from the staff, parents, community and Local Authority. As both schools within our Federation are Voluntary Controlled, our Governing Body also has Foundation Governors.
Click on the link to read a 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
|Diane Perry-Yates||Chair of Governors
|13th September 2021||12th September 2024||Tas Valley Federation Governors||None||3/3|
|Julie Bennett||Vice Chair of Governors
Local Authority Governor
|12th March 2019||11th March 2023||Local Authority||None||3/3|
|Lesley Allgood||Co-opted Governor
|27th February 2019||26th February 2023||Tas Valley Federation Governors||Staff at Preston||1/3|
|Will Clements||Co-opted Governor
|27th February 2019||26th February 2023||Tas Valley Federation Governors||None||2/3|
|Claire Crawshay||Foundation DBE or PCC Appointed Governor
|27th February 2019||26th February 2023||None||3/3|
|Will Defoe||Co-opted Governor||27th February 2019||26th February 2023||Tas Valley Federation Governors||None||3/3|
|Ann Fry||Associate Governor|
|Alan Gall||Co-opted Governor
|27th February 2019||26th February 2023||Tas Valley Federation Governors||None||1/3|
|Laura Knight||Associate Governor||Staff at Saxlingham|
|Rebecca Orford||Parent Governor||24th January 2019||23th January 2023||Parents||None||3/3|
|Georgina Rich||Associate Governor
School Effectiveness Committee
|Staff at Preston and Saxlingham|
|Claire Smith||Staff Governor
Health and Safety
|24th January 2019||23rd January 2023||Elected by staff||Staff at Saxlingham||3/3|
|Daisy Sutcliffe||Parent Governor||21st February 2022||20th February 2026||Parents||None||1/1|
|Matthew Walker||Headteacher||1st January 2022||N/A||Headteacher||3/3|
|Fiona Webb||Co-opted Governor||28th March 2022||27th March 2026||Tas Valley Federation Governors||None||1/1|
|Matt Williams||Associate Governor
|Christopher Perry-Yates||Clerk||Provides clerking services through Educator Solutions and privately.||1/1|
|NAME||ROLE||DATE OF RESIGNATION|
|Marie Francis||Co-opted Governor||March 2022|
|Sarah Norman||Foundation DBE/PCC||March 2022|
|Stuart Purling||Parent Governor||March 2022|
Currently, our Governors meets as a Full Governing Board three times a year. Three committees are in operation: School Effectiveness, Ethos and Resources.
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.
If parents have any problems or queries that they feel the Governing Board may be able to help with, they are welcome to contact any of the members listed above. Contact details are available from the School Office.
Our Chair of Governors, Diane Perry-Yates, can be contacted via the School Office.