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Operational Head: Mr Oliver Tuck

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Finlay Governing Body Statutory Documentation

It is the role of the governors of Finlay Community School to hold the school to account by working in partnership with the head teacher and staff. They have a vital role to play in the running of the school and work hard to ensure the school continues to move forward.

The Role Of Governors

Finlay Community School – Governance

Governors at Finlay come from all walks of life and play a vital role in shaping the school and ensuring educational standards are met.


The Governing Body consists of

  •   2 parent governors
  •   1 LA governor
  •   1 staff governor
  •   1 headteacher
  •   2 co-opted governors
  •   2 partnership governors


    What does the Governing Body do?

    Governors are responsible for a number of areas including attainment, finance, policies and procedures. Their role involves working closely with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to ensure children get the best possible education to enable them to reach their full potential, in an environment where they feel safe, valued and where learning is fun.

    Their main functions are to:
    Help set the aims and objectives for the school
    Help ensure the policies and procedures are relevant and achieve their objectives
    Set targets to monitor the progress of the school to ensure it is meeting its aims and objectives
    Be a critical friend to the school and provide a source of challenge and support

    The Governing Body has 3 sub-committees; Standards & Curriculum, Personnel & Finance, Performance Management and Premises including Health & Safety. Other working groups may be set up when needed to address or discuss particular issues or research a particular area and report back to the full governing body.

    The overall purpose of the Standards & Curriculum Committee is to:

    Monitor the standards pupils achieve, making sure they make at least expected progress and that the school is at least in line Nationally.

    Monitor the school’s success in promoting inclusion
    Ensure that the school development plan is focused on appropriate priorities for raising standards at the school

    Ensure that policies are reviewed on a regular basis to promote improved standards
    Advise the Governing Body of the school’s curriculum policies and oversee the National Curriculum statutory obligations are met.

    Contribute to, monitoring and evaluating parts of the self-evaluation summary, the school development plan and policies relating to resources issues, reporting or making recommendations to the full Governing Body

    The overall purpose of the Personnel & Finance Committee is to:

    Formally approve the annual school budget at the start of each financial year. Monitor purchasing and authorise purchases above a set amount.
    Monitor income and expenditure at regular intervals.
    Act as personnel and authorise staff pay rises in-line with the school’s pay policy.
    Audit accounts and act on the schools audit action plan.
    Agree the staffing structure with the Head Teacher

    The overall purpose of the Headteacher Performance Management Working Group is to carry out the Governing Body’s statutory responsibilities for the Performance Management of the Headteacher.

    The overall purpose of the Premises including Health & Safety Committee is to:

    Adopt the H&S policy appropriate to the needs of the whole school.
    Provide support and guidance for the Head Teacher and Site Manager on all matters relating to the school premises and grounds, security and H&S. Inspect the premises and grounds with the Site Manager termly and prepare a statement for the committee.

    Ensure the school complies with H&S regulations, seeking external advice if necessary.
    Complete the Accessibility plan for the school in consultation with either the Site Manager or Head Teacher.

    To review and agree arrangements for school meals

Governor Information

Chair: Martyn Peter Langbridge

Governor Type: Local Authority

Terms of Service: 25.04.2017 – 24.04.2021

Committees: Finance and Premises.

Pecuniary: Governor at Coney Hill School.

Martyn Langbridge, proposed by Sue Stephens and seconded by Andrea McGowan

Vice Chair: Sue Stephens

Governor Type: Co-opted

Terms of Service: 25.04.2017 – 24.04.21

Committees: Standards and Curriculum.

Pecuniary: Governor at Coney Hill School

Sue Stephens, proposed by Martyn langbridge and seconded by Andrea McGowan.

Rachel Louise Lane

Governor Type: Executive Head Teacher

Terms of Service: Executive Head Teacher

Committees: Finance and Premises & Standards and Curriculum.

Pecuniary: Executive Head Teacher At Coney Hill Community Primary School

Kevin Hapeshi

Governor Type: Co-opted

Terms of Service: 01.09.2015 – 31.08.2019

Committees: Finance and Premises

Pecuniary: None.

Rev. Janet Faull

Governor Type: Partnership Governor

Terms of Service: 01.09.2016 – 31.08.2020

Committees: Finance and Premises

Pecuniary: St. Barnabus Church

Michelle Bryce

Governor Type: Associate Member

Terms of Service: 01.09.2015 – 31.08.2019

Committees: Finance and Premises

Pecuniary: Family Liaison Officer at Finlay Community School

Susan Wilkins

Governor Type: Associate Member

Terms of Service: 01.09.2015 – 31.08.2019

Committees: Standards and Curriculum

Pecuniary: Teaching Assistant at Finlay Community School.

Hannah Williams

Governor Type: Associate Member

Terms of Service: Operational Head Teacher

Committees: Finance and Premises & Standards and Curriculum

Pecuniary: None

Oliver John Tuck

Governor Type: Associate Member

Terms of Service: Operational Head Teacher

Committees: Finance and Premises & Standards and Curriculum

Pecuniary: None.

Carl Wooley

Governor Type: Parent Governor

Terms of Service: 20.03.18 – 19.03.22

Committees: Finance and Premises.

Pecuniary: Children attend Finlay Community School

Katie Edwards

Governor Type: Staff governor

Terms of Service: 25.04.17 – 24.04.19

Committees: Standards and Curriculum.

Pecuniary: Teacher at Finlay Community School

Adrian Brixley

Governor Type: Parent governor

Terms of Service: 12.09.17 – 11.09.21

Committees: Standards and Curriculum.

Pecuniary: Children attend Finlay Community School

Andrea McGowan

Governor Type: Partnership Governor

Terms of Service: 06.12.16 – 05.12.20

Committees: Standards and Curriculum

Pecuniary: University of Gloucestershire

Kat Thompson

Governor Type: Clerk To Governors

Terms of Service:


Pecuniary: Clerk at Coney Hill Community Primary School

Governor Attendance

Attendance At Full Governing Body Meetings:

Chair is Martyn Langbridge nominated by S.Stephens and seconded by A.McGowan. Election of Vice Chair – S.Stephens nominated by M.Langbridge and seconded by A.McGowan.

Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings
Full Name 10.10.17 05.12.17 20.03.18 24.05.18 17.07.18
Chair: Martin Peter Langbridge Present  Present Present  Present  Present
Vice Chair: Sue Stephens Present  Present  Present  Present  Present
Rachel Louise Lane Present  Present  Present  Present  Present
Kevin Hapeshi Absent  Present  Present  X  Present
Rev. Janet Faull Present  Present  Present  Present  Present
Andrea McGowan Present  Present  Present  Present  Present
Hannah Williams Present  Present  Present  Present  Present
Adrian Brixley Absent  Absent  Present  Present  Present
Katie Edwards Present  Present  Present  Present  Present
Michelle Bryce Present  Present  Present  Present  Present
Susan Wilkins Present  Present  Present  Present  Present
Carl Woolley Absent Present  Apol  X  X
Olive John Tuck Present  Present  Present  Present  Present
Kat Thompson Present  Present  Present  Present  Present

Attendance At Standards and Curriculum Meetings:

Chair is S.Stephens nominated by R.Lane and seconded by O.Tuck.

Full Name 07.11.17 27.02.18 10.07.18
Vice Chair: Sue Stephens Present Present Present
Rachel Louise Lane Present Present Present
Andrea McGowan Absent Present Present
Adrian Brixley Present Present X
Katie Edwards Present Apol Present
Susan Wilkins Present Present Present
Hannah Williams N/A Present Present
Oliver John Tuck Present Present Present
Kat Thompson Present Present Present

Attendance At Finance and Premises Meetings:

Chair is C.Woolley nominated by M Langbridge and seconded by R.Lane.

Full Name 21.11.17 06.03.18 01.05.18
Chair: Martin Peter Langbridge  Present  Present  Present
Rachel Louise Lane  Present  Present  Present
Kevin Hapeshi  Present  Present  Present
Rev. Janet Faull  Present  Present  Present
Carl Woolley  Present  Present  Present
Michelle Bryce  Present  Present  Present
Hannah Williams  NA  Present  Present
Oliver John Tuck  Present  Present Present
Kat Thompson  Present  Present  Present

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