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Welcome to our Governors’ section.

The Governing Body of Upton Infant School would like to welcome all the users of this website. On this page, we aim to provide you with information and details of the tasks we undertake towards the successful running of the school. Hamwic Education Trust also has its own governance structure. Please click here for more information.

We hope that the information provided throughout this website will provide evidence of how much we all believe and value not only academic achievement, but also how much the children are encouraged to achieve their potential, as well as demonstrating how happy, safe and secure they feel in their learning environment. The Governors are proud to be a proactive part of a very successful and dedicated team. There are two sub committees with two clear roles and the main governing body committee. The learning committee's function is to oversee the curriculum, progress and attainment of children and assessment procedures. The finance and premises committee's responsibilities are budget, human resources, health and safety and buildings. Each 

The Governing Body is always keen to meet and hear the views of both parents and pupils, and can be contacted via the governors' email address (governors@uptoninf.dorset.sch.uk) . Alternatively, contact details for the Chair and Vice Chair can be found at the bottom of each school newsletter. Minutes for each meeting are held in school should anyone wish to read them.

The Governors are actively involved in school life in many ways from appointing staff, overseeing budgetary expenditure and ensuring a safe environment for staff and children.

GOVERNING BODY

 

Duncan Churchill

Date of appointment:  20/02/17

Category of governor:  Headteacher

Committees attended:  All

Responsibilities:  Headteacher

Terms of office:  20/02/17

Attendance 2017/18: 100%

Current Attendance: 100%

Business Interests:  Nil

Financial Interests:  Nil

 

Emilie Hannam

Date of appointment: 05/07/20

Responsibilities: Chair of Governors and Chair of Standards and Curriculum

Category of governor: Parent

Committees attended: Standards and Curriculum

Responsibilities: School Development Plan - Curriculum

Terms of office: 8/10/22

Business Interests: Turbary Trust

Attendance 2017/18: 75%

Current Attendance: 67%

Financial Interests: Nil

 

Gerry Holt

Date of appointment: 1/9/18

Category of governor: Co-opted

Committees attended: Finances and Premises

Responsibilities: Chair of Finance 

Terms of office: 1/9/18

Business Interests: Nil

Financial Interests: Nil

Attendance 2017/18:N/A

Current Attendance: 100%

Governance Roles in other schools: N/A

 

Deborah Sanders

Date of appointment: 01/03/2017

Category of governor: Co-opted

Committees attended: Standards and Curriculum

Responsibilities: Literacy

Terms of office: 28/02/21

Attendance 2017/18: 68%

Current Attendance: 88%

Business Interests: Nil

Financial Interests: Nil

 

Karen Marsh

Date of appointment: 1/1/18

Category of governor:Co-opted

Committees attended:  Curriculum and Standards

Responsibilities: Safeguarding and Pupil Premium

Terms of office: 21/03/22

Attendance 2017/18: 50% (joined part way through the year)

Current Attendance: 75%

Business Interests: Nil

Financial Interests: Nil

 

Dean Cluett

Date of appointment: 1/9/18

Category of governor: Parent

Committees attended: Finance and Premises

Responsibilities: Health and Safety

Terms of office: 12/11/22

Attendance 2017/18: N/A

Current Attendance: 88%

Business Interests: Sister in law is a teaching assistant

Financial Interests: Nil


Avril Perkins

Date of appointment: 16/09/14

Category of governor: Co-opted

Committees attended: Standards and Curriculum

Responsibilities: Inclusion and EYFS

Terms of office: 16/09/14 

Attendance 2017/18: 60%

Current Attendance: 67%

Business Interests: Nil

Financial Interests: Nil

 

Jo Hosking

Date of appointment:  08/10/18

Category of governor:  Co-opted

Committees attended:  Standards

Responsibilities:  Maths

Terms of office:  08/10/22

Attendance 2017/18:  N/A

Current Attendance: 86%

Business Interests: N/A

Financial Interests: N/A

 

Blue Smithers

Date of appointment:  01/10/18

Category of governor: Co-opted

Committees attended: Finance and Premises

Responsibilities: Health and Safety

Terms of office: 01/10/22

Attendance 2017/18: N/A

Current Attendance: 50%

Business Interests: N/A

Financial Interests: N/A

 

Matt Edwards

Date of appointment:  08/10/18

Category of governor: Parent

Committees attended: Standards

Responsibilities: Sports Funding and Wider Curriculum

Terms of office: 03/11/22

Attendance 2017/18: N/A

Current Attendance: 67%

Business Interests:  N/A

Financial Interests: N/A