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The Governing Body

Governors Structure

“Governing boards have a significant degree of autonomy in our increasingly school- led system. They are the vision setters and strategic decision makers for their schools. They play a vital role in ensuring the best possible education that takes every child as far as their talents allow. Crucially, that means creating robust accountability for executive leaders by using and being familiar with objective data on the performance of pupils, teachers and finances to ask the right questions. It means ensuring resources are allocated to strategic priorities and safeguarding the highest standards of financial propriety – for example on executive pay and expenses and on related party transactions. It also means ensuring that schools prepare pupils for life and the workplace and implementing their Prevent duty and promoting fundamental British Values to protect them from the risks of extremism and radicalisation.” from the Department for Education Governance Handbook 2017.

Our school’s governing body currently has seven members including the Acting Head Teacher, and two associate governors. Whilst most governors are parents we do have community governors and are currently looking to appoint a local Education Authority governor. The Full Governing Body (FGB) meets every term, there are two sub committees - Teaching and Learning, and Resources which also meet termly.  The sub-committees are subordinate to the FGB, they are delegated some decision making powers but for other matters will report back to the FGB which can then make a decision.

FGB Chairs : Darran Chadwick, Mark Woosey

Teaching and Learning Chair: Karl Stringer

Resource Committee Chair: Darran Chadwick

Mark Woosey - Co-chair of Governors

Mark has worked in the public sector for most of my career with about 6 years in the private sector as a manager, consultant and junior psychologist – he has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Business. Mark joined as a community governor at the start of 2015; with one child in the school he was keen to help where He could. He became Chair of Governors in September that year and in September 2016, as his job regularly takes him away, was joined by a co-chair. He have really enjoyed this new arrangement; being a governor is time consuming getting to grips with lots of new information and ideas, being chair is really challenging and sharing the responsibility has proved more efficient and really effective. Mark declares no special interest (issues which may conflict with his role at Caen)

Darran Chadwick  - Co Chair of Governors

Darran has been a parent governor since September 2016, and is also chair of the Resources Committee. For the past 12 years he has run his own business, opening and operating six Subway franchises in Berkshire and Oxfordshire, and before that spent 10 years at Tesco in various UK and international roles. As a governor he sees his role as supporting the school with his experience in business, project management and personnel. He was elected co-chair of governors in October 2017.


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