Who are the Governors?
Ordinary people from all walks of life. You don’t have to wear a suit, carry a briefcase and have a string of formal qualifications to be a Governor. You do need an interest in young people and this school and be able to commit some of your valuable time. Any particular skills and expertise are also always welcome.
What do Governors do?
Our key role is to support the school, its Principal and the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). They are the professionals employed by Governors to lead and manage the Academy. We also challenge what goes on by questioning, asking for explanations and making sure students get the best possible deal from their school. This is called being a “critical friend”. We hold the school to account and help to shape and approve plans for Stanchester’s development.
How do Governors do their work?
- By visiting the Academy regularly and as work and other commitments allow, to find out and understand more about what happens and why
- By attending 2 evening meetings (5.30pm to 8pm latest) of all Governors each term
- By belonging and contributing to a Governors’ committee and attending 2 termly meetings (5pm to 7pm approx)
- By contributing in other ways e.g. attending events such as concerts, drama productions, celebration assemblies, helping to appoint new staff, linking with students and parents to find out their views – students in particular are never short of things to say!
To find out more about being a Stanchester Governor, please contact the Clerk to Governors, Teresa Oulds – Tel 01935 827231 or e mail TOulds@educ.somerset.gov.uk. Governors don’t have to be parents of Stanchester students. We welcome people from the wider community, so if you have friends, neighbours or colleagues who might be interested in joining us, please encourage them to get in touch.
Full list of Governor
|Richard Barker (Chair)||Community||Finance and Buildings (Chair)||05.12.13||04.12.17|
|Lynn Benfield||Community||Leadership and Management||05.12.13||04.12.17|
|Sue Chant||Community||Leadership and Management||06.02.15||05.02.19|
|Sue Collard||Community||Leadership and Management
|Sam Crabb||Community||Finance and Buildings||05.12.13||04.12.17|
|Simon Darley (Vice Chair)||Community
|Finance and Buildings
|Gemma Glentworth||Staff||Leadership and Management||03.12.15||02.12.19|
|Andy Hall||Parent||Leadership and Management||07.12.16||06.12.20|
|Nikki Holt||Community||Leadership and Management (Chair)
|Amy Joynes||Principal, Ex officio||01.09.16|
|Mairi Todd||Staff||Leadership and Management||05.12.13||04.12.17|
|Leadership and Management||06.02.15||05.02.19|
|Richard Weeks||Parent||Finance and Buildings||03.12.15||02.12.19|
|Colin Tyler||Parent||Finance and Buildings||21.05.15||13.03.2017|
|Jennifer Schina||Parent||Finance and Buildings||22.10.15||26.01.17|
|Steve Barrow||Staff||Finance and Buildings||13.10.11||12.10.15|
|Andy Draper||Parent||Finance and Buildings||13.10.11||12.10.15|
|Charlotte Hall||Parent||Leadership and Management||13.10.11||08.07.15|
|Leah Mitchell||Staff||Leadership and Management||01.02.15||19.05.16|
|Dennis Ryan||Parent||Leadership and Management||10.02.11||09.02.14|
FGB Composition (in line with the Academy Articles of Association): 9 x community, 3 x parent, 5 x staff, 1 x ex officio, 1 x sponsor, 1x co-opted.
Trustees of the Academy Trust: Richard Barker, Sue Collard, Sue Chant, Simon Darley and Judy Watson.
Clerk to the Governing body: Teresa Oulds (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Register of Interest
Name of Business/ Organisation
Nature of Business
Nature of Interest
Any other interests declared
|Lynn Benfield||Sound Thinking Ltd
|Specialist Teaching & Learning Consultant||Family Member||None||None|
|Sam Crabb||Somerset County Council||Local Authority||Councillor||None||None|
|South Somerset Partnership Schools||Education||Chair of Management Committee, Member of HR, Buildings and Finance and Pay Committees||None||None|
|Andy Hall||SureStart Autos||Automotive Repairs||Close Friend||None||Parent|
|Gemma Glentworth||None||None||None||None||Staff Member|
|Amy Joynes||Mark Joynes Property Maintenance||Property Maintenance||Spouse||None||Acting Principal|
|Sarah Jane Morris||None||None||None||None||Staff Member|
|Tim Olivey||Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services||Information Technology provider||Employee||None||Parent|
|Mairi Todd||None||None||None||None||Staff Member|
|Sarah Todd||None||None||None||None||Staff Member|