Welcome to our Governors’ section.
Our Governing Body consists of fourteen members:
Three of these are foundation governors who are linked to the Church and appointed by the Leicester Diocesan Board of Education. At Sheepy these are our vicar, Reverend Julia Hargreaves and Sue Houghton, who is a member of the Church community. We currently have a vacancy for one more foundation governor.
Two parent governors, Bob Armour and David Wright.
One Local Authority governor, this is our Chair of Governors Chris Smith.
We have up to six co-opted governors; currently these are: Anji Forsyth, Lynda Croxton (who is the school office manager), Carl Jacobs and Kate Reece. We have co-opted governor vacancies.
Nicola Olds is our Staff governor.
The Head Teacher, Alison Field is also a governor although she has no voting rights.
The full governing body meets three times per year, usually once a term. There are also four committees that all meet at least once a term. At Sheepy our committees are:
This committee look at the financial state of the school as well as formulating the budget each year. We have an independent bursar who comes into school weekly.
This committee monitor the teaching and learning in school. They monitor the data across each year group and also the curriculum, its effectiveness and suitability.
This committee works with the Premises Officer to ensure that the buildings and grounds are safe and legal. They put the many health and safety policies, procedures and risk assessments together. This committee only meets twice a year.
This committee agrees to staff pay increases and monitor whether the Head Teacher is carrying out their performance management effectively.
Three governors also manage the Head Teacher’s performance management with an independent adviser. These currently are Chris Smith, Sue Houghton and Anji Forsyth with our external adviser being Gill Weston.
Mike Armstrong is our Clerk and he attends full governors meetings only. The minutes of the other meetings are taken by one of the committee members and each committee reports back at the full governors meeting.
We have an annual School Improvement Plan that is written to support continuing development. Each governor has an area of this to monitor and they are linked to a member of staff responsible for this element of school improvement. It is the expectation that all governors visit school to carry out their monitoring duties and then write a brief report.