Governors

The key role of the governing body is to ensure Ash Church of England School has a clear vision. We support the Christian ethos and strategic direction of the school by holding the senior leadership team to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and for the performance management of its staff. We oversee the financial performance of the school, making sure its money is well spent. The governors recognise that the staff at Ash Church of England School puts in a huge amount of extra time and effort to ensure all children are valued and encouraged to aim high.

Governors are drawn from different backgrounds to get a good mix of talents, skills, opinions and ideas. They are parents, Local Education Authority staff, teachers or Foundation Governors, who are involved or linked with the Church of England in various ways. The Church of England founded our school in 1846 and still actively engages with the running of the school by supporting Governors.

We have organised regular sessions with three or four Governors inviting a few parents chosen at random to ask what they think of the school, and explore ideas with them on how to further improve it! All parents are invited to come in and give us their opinions in a random rotation. These meetings have proved very useful, and we have already implemented some of your ideas, and are working on implementing more.

We welcome you to contact us, via the school office, with any ideas or concerns you may have with your child at the school. We will treat your comments in strict confidence, feed back and discuss thoroughly any suggestions with the Leadership Team and support implementation of improvements as required.

 

Governor Name / Gategory  Appointed by Term of Office  Committee Membership Position of
Responsibilty 
Attendance
Record 
NR Web  Mrs Nicola Roberts Headteacher Post    

 

Value

Quality

Safeguarding

Church School Distinctiveness 

  13 / 13
ELockington Web

Mr Edward Lockington

Appointed Parent

Parents

1.9.17 - 31.8.21

Value

 

Chair of Governing Body

Performance Management Reviewer

9 / 9
VGriffin

Mrs Vicky Griffin

Elected Staff

Staff

1.9.17 - 31.8.21

Quality

 

 
  9 / 9
SWhitehead Web

Mr Steven Whitehead

Foundation

Bath and Wells
Diocesan Board of Education 

29.9.14 - 28.9.18

Value

Church School Distinctiveness

Health and Safety

 

5 / 9 
SCoulter Web 

Mrs Shirley Coulter

Local Authority

Governing Body

15.11.11 - 14.11.19

Quality

Safeguarding

Child Protection

SEN

CLA

Performance Management Reviewer

Early Years

7 / 9
SI Web

Mr Stephen Ives

Co-opted

Governing Body

29.9.14 to 28.9.18

Value

  7 / 9
ACC Web 

Mrs Andrea Cooper-Chadwick

Parent

Parents

10.7.17 - 9.7.21

Value

Appeals

Lieracy  5 / 9 
chrisworledge 

Mr Chris Worledge

Foundation

Bath and Wells Diocesan

Board of Education

6.4.16 - 5.4.20

Quality

Church School Distinctiveness

Safeguarding

Vice Chair of Governing Body

Chair of Quality Committee

Numeracy

Diocese Training

7 / 9 
sueross

Mrs Sue Ross

Co-opted

Governing Body

29.2.16 - 28.2.20

Quality

Safeguarding

Literacy

 

7 / 8
  Mr Colin Parker Co-opted

10/07/17 -
9/07/21

Quality   N/A
  Mrs Margaret Morgan Co-opted 24/09/17 -
23/09/21
Values Chair of Value Committee  N/A
 

Rev David Gent

Foundation Ex-Officio

The Incumbent of
Martock Post
11.12.08 to 29.3.18

Quality

Appeals

Collective Worship

SIAMS

Pupil Premium

Church School Distinctiveness 

9 / 9
 

Mrs Barbara Gadd

Associate Member with voting rights of committes

Governing Body

17.9.13 - 16.9.17

Quality  Early Years  5 / 10 
 

Dr Myriam Groessens  

Co-opted       

Governing Body 29.9.14 - 31.8.17

Value

Quality

School             Performance

Chair of Governing Body

Performance

Management Reviewer

15 / 15
 

Mr. Nigel Humberston

Elected Parent

Parents

1.9.13 - 1.9.16

Value

  1 / 10 
 

Mrs Sowena Hollocks

Co-opted

Governing Body 10.2.15 -
7.6.16

Quality

Literacy

5 / 5
 

Mrs Angela Craggs

Co-opted

Governing Body 29.9.14
to
1.9.16
Quality

SEN (Children Looked After)

Gifted and Talented

Pupil Premium

6 / 10

 

Details of Governor’s Interests
All Governors have completed forms declaring any interests which may impact on their role. These are available for for viewing here.

Clerk - Julie Chant (JChant1@educ.somerset.gov.uk)