The purpose of a School’s Governing body is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.
The three core functions of our Governing body at Twyford St Mary’s are:-
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
- Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent
The Governing Body at Twyford St Mary’s is instrumental in working with the Head Teacher and school staff to make the school the best it can be. We are lucky to have such a dedicated team of volunteers who offer their time and expertise freely and enthusiastically.
The Governing Body welcome dialogue with members of the school community and take every opportunity to get involved in School life. However, if you have any concerns relating to the day to day running of the school, these should in the first instance be referred to the Head Teacher.
Twyford St Mary’s Primary School
Governors’ Details/ Pecuniary Interests Register Academic year 2017/18
|First Name||Surname||Category||Appointed by||Term of Office
(no. of years & end date)
|Tim||Barker||Parent||Parents||4||27/06/2020||Standards and Curriculum||N/A||N/A||None|
|Hannah||Beckett||Foundation||Ex-Officio||N/A||N/A||Standards and Curriculum, Resources||N/A||N/A||None|
|Jane||Chuhan||Parent||Parents||4||27/11/2018||Standards and Curriculum||Chair of Standards and Curriculum||N/A||Works at Intech Science Centre|
|Cynthia||English||Foundation||Diocese of Winchester||4||31/12/2017||Resources, Standards and Curriculum||N/A||N/A||None|
|Etheridge||Staff||Staff||4||19/01/2020||Standards and Curriculum||N/A||N/A||None|
|Bruce||Greig||Co-opted||Full Governing Body||4||16/12/2018||Resources and Head Teacher Performance Management||Vice Chair Full Governing Body||N/A||Wife employed as a Learning Support Assistant at the school|
|Lucy||Hutchin||Parent||Parents||4||20/01/2018||Resources, Standards and Curriculum, Head Teacher Performance Management||Chair Full Governing Body, Head Teacher Performance Management||N/A||None|
|Jenny||Lomas||Co-opted||Full Governing Body||4||16/12/2018||Resources||Chair of Resources||N/A||None|
|Linda||Snoswell||Foundation||Diocese of Winchester||4||31/07/2020||Standards and Curriculum, Head Teacher Performance Management||N/A||N/A||None|
|Phillip||Wilson||Parent||Parents||4||29/20/2019||Standards and Curriculum||N/A||N/A||None|
|Helen||Witt||Co-opted||Full Governing Body||4||14/12/2020||Resources||N/A||N/A||Works at P&H HR Management/Partnership|
Full Governing Body meetings are held once every half term. Minutes of the Full Governing Body (FGB) meetings are held in school. You may make a request to view the minutes via the school office or by email to the Clerk to the Governors at the following email email@example.com
The Resources committee deals with all HR, finance and Buildings & Grounds matters. It is a sub-committee of the Governing Body. Matters of Standards & Curriculum are discussed within the Full Governing Body meetings.
Below is a link to the Resources Terms of Reference document
There is also an additional committee which reviews the Head Teacher’s performance.
Working groups are set up occasionally to review specific areas, as and when required.
Hannah Beckett is our Head Teacher and a Governor. Hannah attends all Governors meetings.
Sophie Etheridge is a Staff Governor. Sophie is a member of the Standards & Curriculum committee.
Lucy Hutchin is the Chair of Governors. Lucy was a parent Governor for 4 years and in January 2018 was appointed as the Local Authority Governor. Lucy sits on the Standards & Curriculum, Resources & HT Performance Management committees, has a son and a daughter at the School and has a background in Marketing.
Bruce Greig is the Vice Chair of Governors. Bruce has been a Parent & Co-opted governor for the last 7 years and was the Chair of Governors for 4 years. Bruce sits on the Resources and HT Performance Management committees, has two children at the school and has expertise in Business & Finance.
Jane Chuhan is the Chair of the Standards & Curriculum subcommittee. Jane has been a Parent Governor for 3 years and has a son at the school. Jane is the Link Governor for Science and DT, our Development and Training Governor and she has expertise in Science due to her work at the Winchester Science Centre
Jenny Lomas is the Chair of the Resources committee. Jenny has been both a parent governor and Co-opted governor for the last 16 years, was Chair of Governors for 8 years and both of her children attended the school. Jenny focuses on financial matters and has expertise in Retail banking.
Cynthia English was a teacher at Twyford St Mary’s for 40 years and has been a Foundation governor for 42 years. Cynthia sits on the Standards & Curriculum and Resources committees and has responsibility as the RE link governor and the Health & Safety Governor.
Linda Snoswell joined the Governing body as Foundation Governor in 2017. An ex secondary school teacher, Linda sits on the Standards & Curriculum and HT Performance Management committee and has responsibility as the PSHE Link governor. She also has a granddaughter at the school.
Rev Damon Draisey is the Vicar of Twyford St Mary’s Church and is also on the Governing Body
Tim Barker is a Parent Governor and has three daughters at the school. Tim sits on the Standards & Curriculum committee and is the Maths & SEN Link Governor. Tim has expertise in Business and Finance.
Philip Wilson is a Parent Governor and has a daughter at the school. Philip sits on the Standards & Curriculum committee and is the PE link governor. Phil’s background is a sport physio to Saints Football so brings sporting knowledge to our Governing body.
Helen Witt joined the Governing body as a Co-Opted Governor in 2017. Helen sits on the Resources committee, she is the Safeguarding Governor and she brings a wealth of HR experience to our Governing body.
Twyford St Mary’s Primary School
Governor Attendance Record for the Academic Year 2016/17
|Full Governing Body||Curriculum Committee||Resources Committee|
|Name||Number of meetings the governor should have attended||Number of meetings attended||Attendance rate (%)||Number of meetings the governor should have attended||Number of meetings attended||Attendance rate (%)||Number of meetings the governor should have attended||Number of meetings attended||Attendance rate (%)|
|Sarah Hawkins (left August 2017)||6||5||83%||6||5||83%||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Wendy Sullivan (left August 2017)||6||2||33%||6||3||50%||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Jonah Watts (left September 2017)||6||6||100%||N/A||N/A||N/A||6||2||33%|
|Helen Witt (Joined December 2016)||4||3||75%||4||4||100%||3||3||100%|
- Instrument of Government – http://www.twyford-pri.hants.sch.uk/images/Governors/Instrument_of_Government_Decemeber_2014.pdf
- Governors Code of Conduct – http://www.twyford-pri.hants.sch.uk/images/Policies/Gov_code_of_conduct_Approved_Summer_2017.pdf
- Governors Expenses Policy – http://www.twyford-pri.hants.sch.uk/images/Policies/Governors_Allowances_Policy.pdf