Gloucester Road Primary School

Governors

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about your governors and the work of the Governing Body.

The role of the Governing Body at Gloucester Road Nursery&Primary School

 

“The role of school governors is to set strategic direction, to hold school leaders to account for improving performance, and to make sure money is well spent”

Department for Education

What does this mean at Gloucester Road Primary School?

We support

Governors at Gloucester Road work alongside the Headteacher to ensure that the needs, aims and priorities of the school are targeted and implemented. This focus is not just from an academic perspective but considers the school community as a whole.

We challenge

As Governors we ask questions, we challenge and we monitor what is going on in the school. We do this through committee meetings at all levels, school visits, talking to staff and looking at data associated with the school.

We are accountable

The Governing Body is legally responsible for the conduct of the school. To ensure that we are effective in terms of governance we monitor learning and staff performance, we make sure that money is being spent wisely and we document all that we learn.

If you are interested, the Department for Education has a wealth of information about school governance here.

Who Governs the school?

Governor committees include Resources, Strategic, Curriculum and Standards (C&S). 

 

Name

Category

Appointed by

Term of Office

Committees

Responsibilities

Interests / relationships / governance roles

Mrs Gayle Fletcher

 

Head teacher

N/A

N/A

C&S

Resources

Strategic

 

Husband / Applewood Ltd complete maintenance work at the school

Mr Kit Perona-Wright

 

Co-Opted

Governing Body

2/3/2018 - 1/3/2022

C&S

Resources

Strategic

Chair of Governors

Safeguarding Governor

None

Mrs Ruth Swinton

Parent

Parents

18/12/2017 -  17/12/2021

RESIGNED- 31/7/19

C&S

Strategic

Vice-Chair of Governors

Chair of C&S

Staff Pastoral

Parent of pupil at school 

Mrs Emily Tuck

Staff

Staff

29/03/2018 - 

09/01/2019

RESIGNED

C&S

 

None

Mrs Patricia Hopkins 

Co-Opted 

Governing Body

20/03/2017 - 19/03/2021

C&S

SEND and Inclusion 

None

Miss Shelley Davis

Co-Opted

Governing Body

14/09/2015 – 13/09/2019

C&S

 

None

Mrs Kate Shepherd

       

C&S

Resources

Strategic

 Clerk to Governors

 

 None

Mrs Colette Dobbs

 

Co-Opted Governing Body 20/03/2017 - 19/03/2021  Resources  Staff pastoral   None

Mrs Victoria Beevers

Co-Opted Governing Body 18/09/2017  - 17/09/2021 Resources None  

Mrs Rachel Channon

Parents Parent 18/12/2017 to 17/12/2021 C&S Parent of pupil at school 

Mr Brent Morgan

Co-Opted Governing Body

17/9/2018 to

16/9/2022

Resources

Mr Steve Lomax

  

Co-Opted Governing Body

19/09/2016 - 18/09//2020

Resigned :31/10/18

C&S Director of Max the Maths Ltd

Mr Adam Carey

 

Co-Opted Governing Body

23/11/2015 – 22/11/2019

Resigned: 16/6/2018

Resources

Vice-Chair of Govs

Chair of Resources

Employee of EDF Energy

Mrs Sarah McKee

 

Co-Opted Governing Body

19/01/2015 – 18/01/2019

Resigned: 3/5/2018

Resources Strategic Employee of Kier Ltd

 Mr. David Head

 

 

Co-Opted Governing Body

 18/03/2019-

17/03/2023

Resources  None

 Mrs. Lauren Haines

 

Staff

Staff 

 15/03/2019-

14/03/2023

 Curriculum and Standards

 

 None

 

 

Should you wish to contact the Governing Body, please email clerk@gloucesterroad.gloucs.sch.uk

Governor Newsletters are available to read in our Newsletter section on this website. 

If you want to know more, a description of each type of school governor can be found here.

Attendance at Meetings 

You can see the Governor attendance at meetings below. 

Governor Attendance 2018-2019

Governor Attendance 2017-2018

Governor Attendance 2016-2017

Governor Attendance 2015 - 2016 

Governor Attendance 2014 - 2015 

How we work


As a full Governing Body we meet together six times a year.  The bulk of the work of the Governing Body is carried out by committees and working groups, where specific issues are discussed and decisions made. At Gloucester Road, we have two committees.  The Resources committee has responsibility for the budget and ensures that the school’s money is being spent wisely.  The Curriculum and Standards committee has responsibility for the children’s learning and for monitoring standards. In addition to these core committees other working groups may be formed depending on the current issues. Each governor serves on one or more committees.

Working together


To ensure Gloucester Road is successful, children, parents, staff and community partners must work together to make it possible for every child to succeed and reach their potential. To achieve this, and to carry out our role as governors effectively, we need to know what issues are important to you (so we remain responsive) and ensure that you know what issues the governors are discussing (so that we remain accountable). 

Keeping in touch


If you have an enquiry that you wish to raise with the Governors, please email Mrs Kate Shepherd on  clerk@gloucesterroad.gloucs.sch.uk and this will be reviewed and responded to as appropriate. Please note that your feedback is important so if you have any concerns, questions or suggestions please let us know.