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 2018/19
|First Name||Surname||Category||Appointed||Term of Office
(no. of years & end date)
|Freya||Fixler||Co-opted||17/12/2018||4||16/12/2022||Resources and Head Teacher Performance Management||Chair of Governing Body|
|Bruce||Greig||Co-opted||12/12/2018||4||11/12/2022||Resources and Head Teacher Performance Management||Chair of Resources
Vice Chair Full Governing Body
|N/A||Wife employed as a Learning Support Assistant at the school|
|Linda||Snoswell||Foundation||03/08/2016||4||02/08/2020||Head Teacher Performance Management||N/A||N/A||None|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Tim Barker is a Parent Governor and has three daughters at the school. Tim is the Maths & SEN Link Governor. Tim has expertise in Business and Finance.
Hannah Beckett is our Head Teacher and a Governor. Hannah attends all Governors meetings.
Rev Damon Draisey is the Vicar of Twyford St Mary’s Church and is also on the Governing Body.
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 Resources committee and has responsibility as the RE link governor and the Health & Safety Governor.
Freya Fixler is the Chair of Governors. She also sits on the Resources committee and the HT Performance Management committee. Freya has two children at the school. Her expertise lies with Human Resources and Health and Safety.
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 is Chair of the Resources committee and sits on the HT Performance Management committee, has two children at the school and has expertise in Business and Finance.
Sophie Keating is a Staff Governor.
Tonia Ralls is a co-opted member of the board of governors. She has three children still in secondary/further education. Tonia is a barrister specialising in family law and sits as a Deputy District Judge and in the Property Tribunal.
Linda Snoswell joined the Governing body as Foundation Governor in 2017. An ex secondary school teacher, Linda sits on the HT Performance Management committee and has responsibility as the PSHE Link governor. She also has a granddaughter at the school.
Philip Wilson is a Parent Governor and has a daughter at the school. Philip is the PE link governor. Phil’s background is a sport physio to Saints Football so brings sporting knowledge to our Governing body.
Twyford St Mary’s Primary School
Governor Attendance Record for the Academic Year 2017/18
|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 (%)|
- Instrument of Government – http://www.twyford-pri.hants.sch.uk/images/Governors/Instrument_f_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’ Allowances Policy – http://www.twyford-pri.hants.sch.uk/images/Policies/Governors_Allowances_Policy.pdf