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 
NR Web  Nicola Roberts Headteacher Post    

 

Value

Quality

Safeguarding

Church School Distinctiveness 

 
ELockington Web

Edward Lockington

Appointed Parent

Parents

1.9.17 - 31.8.21

Value

 

Chair of Governing Body

Performance Management Reviewer

VGriffin

Vicky Griffin

Elected Staff

Staff

1.9.17 - 31.8.21

Quality

 

 
 
SCoulter Web 

Shirley Coulter

Local Authority

Governing Body

15.11.11 - 14.11.19

Quality

Safeguarding

Child Protection

SEN

CLA

Performance Management Reviewer

Early Years

SI Web

Stephen Ives

Co-opted

Governing Body

29.9.18 to 28.9.22

Value

Health and Safety 
ACC Web 

Andrea Cooper-Chadwick

Parent

Parents

10.7.17 - 9.7.21

Value

Appeals

Lieracy

Health and Safety

G Griffiths WEB 

Georgina Griffiths

 

 

 

 

  Clair Robins        
sueross

Sue Ross

Co-opted

Governing Body

29.2.16 - 28.2.20

Quality

Safeguarding

Literacy

 

MargaretM Web 

Margaret Morgan

Co-opted

Governing Body 24/09/17 -
23/09/21
Values Chair of Value Committee 
 

Philippa Bellows

Associate

Governing Body       

 

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

 

Steven Whitehead

Foundation

Bath and Wells
Diocesan Board of Education
29.9.14 - 28.9.18

Value

Church School Distinctiveness

Health and Safety
  Colin Parker Co-opted 10/07/17 -
9/07/21
Quality  
 

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 

 

Barbara Gadd

Associate Member with voting rights of committes

Governing Body

17.9.13 - 16.9.17

Quality  Early Years 
 

Dr Myriam Groessens  

Co-opted       

Governing Body 29.9.14 - 31.8.17

Value

Quality

School             Performance

Chair of Governing Body

Performance

Management Reviewer

 

Nigel Humberston

Elected Parent

Parents

1.9.13 - 1.9.16

Value

 
 

Sowena Hollocks

Co-opted

Governing Body 10.2.15 -
7.6.16

Quality

Literacy

 

Angela Craggs

Co-opted

Governing Body 29.9.14
to
1.9.16
Quality

SEN (Children Looked After)

Gifted and Talented

Pupil Premium

 

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)