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The Governing Body

Governors are appointed by different bodies who have an interest in the school and serve for a period of four years. Full Governors’ meetings take place twice termly with detailed discussion taking place in a range of sub-committees.

Further Information, including records of attendance, may be found in the downloads section of this website.

Name

Appointed by

Tenure

Mr Steve Pearce 

Ely Diocesan Board of Education

7.9.14-6.9.18

Mrs Polly Stanton

Ely Diocesan Board of Education

1.9.14-31.8.18

Mrs Claire Grigson

Little Shelford P.C.C.

1.9.14-31.8.18

Mrs Gillian Scahill

Ely Diocesan Board of Education

15.10.14-14.10.18

Mr Nick Pett

Ely Diocesan Board of Education

1.09.14-31.8.18

Mrs Anna Caroe

Great Shelford P.C.C.

1.09.15 -31.8.19

Mrs Sarah Bullock

Parent Governor

1.09.15-31.8.19

Dr James Doubleday

Parent Governor

1.09.15-31.8.19

Mrs Dawn Scott

Staff Governor

1.12.12-30.11.16

Mr Peter Ede (Chair)

Co-opted Governor

1.9.15-31.8.19

Mrs Liz Jenkin

Local Authority

 1.9.13-31.8.17

Mrs Alison Evans

Head Teacher

Ex officio

Rev Simon Talbott 

Vicar, St Mary's Great Shelford

Ex officio

Rev Simon Scott

Rector, All Saints Little Shelford 

Ex officio 

Dr Laura Humphreys

Clerk to the Governors

 

Andrew Read Diocesan Director of Education

Curriculum links

Every Governor is linked to an area of the curriculum. These curriculum links often form the basis for the formal visits made by Governors to the school each term.

Governor

Subject

Teacher

Simon Scott

PE

Music

Amy Beck

 

Nick Pett Modern Foreign Languages

Romina Plava

Simon Talbott

Early Years/Foundation Stage

RE

Sue Jenkins

Gillian Scahill

History/Geography

 Dawn Scott

James Dloubleday

Art

Outdoor Learning

Rosamund Ashton

Tim Walker

Steve Pearce

DesignTechnology/ICT

 Mike Paduano

Anna Caroe

Maths

Global Dimension/Links

Mike Paduano

Jenny Unwin

Sarah Bullock

PSHE/SEAL

Inclusion (SEND/G&T)

Caroline Cross

David Dagnall

Polly Stanton

Assessment

Tim Walker

Claire Grigson

Drama

 David Dagnall

Liz Jenkin

English

Romina Plava

Peter Ede

Science

 Mike Paduano


The Headteacher, staff and Governors all work to maintain and improve the standard of education provided in Shelford School. The Headteacher is responsible for the leadership and management of the school whereas the role of the governing body is to support, monitor and share in the strategic direction of the school.

The activities of the governing body are reported to parents through the published minutes of Governors’ meetings and the Governors’ News section of school letters.

Shelford Governor Objectives

As governors we focus on:

  • setting goals for school improvement
  • monitoring progress towards them
  • acting as a critical friend for the school

We help the school to maintain its ethos, fulfil its legal obligations
and achieve its aims.

To help set the most appropriate goals for school improvement, as
governors we:

  • know enough about the school to be able to suggest areas for improvement
  • work with the Senior Leadership Team to pick the right goals and frame them in the most helpful way
  • know how to check progress towards the goals and use those feedback mechanisms

We see staff well-being as critical to school improvement. Through the well-being working party we will engage with staff in finding practical ways to improve well-being. This includes stripping away non-essential governor activities and, wherever possible, using documents for governor business that staff have prepared for other purposes. Focussing on what is essential will also help to reduce governor workload.

We are clear on the skills needed to act as effective Governors.
Individual governors are clear on the skills they need to perform their roles efficiently and well. Governors also know where they most need training and regularly seek training to bridge those gaps.

 

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