Governors

Governors play an important part in the life of the school – this is mainly strategic; setting policy, monitoring progress, supporting staff and challenging where necessary. This is sometimes described as being a ‘critical friend’ to the Head Teacher.

It is important to understand that it is the role of the Head Teacher and his staff to run the school on a day-to-day basis. As Chairman of Governors I work closely with Mr Gower to ensure the success of the school.

Governors are unpaid volunteers who come from a range of backgrounds. They contribute their knowledge, skills and experience for the benefit of the school.

In addition to being part of one or more committees governors also take responsibility for a subject area. Performing this aspect of the role involves meeting with the teacher who leads this subject developing specialist knowledge and monitoring performance.

In this section of the website you’ll be able to download details of the different types of governors, our current governors and the committee structure.

If you would like to contact me please e-mail the Clerk to the Governors (admin@svps1.com)

David Lewis – Chairperson of Governors

The Governing Body

Name

Date of appointment

Term of office Category Business interests Material interests

Date of leaving

David Lewis 12/07/2016 4 years Co-opted Deputy Head at Churston Grammar School Parent of child in Sherwell Valley
Davina Schwarz 31/08/2015 4 years Community Teacher at Torquay Academy Parent of child in Sherwell Valley
Susie Payne 31/08/2015 4 years Community Foster parent

Governor at Torquay Boys’ Grammar School

Maria Beer 01/09/2016 4 years Co-opted Employee of Torquay Academy Parent of child at Sherwell Valley
Matthew Briant 01/09/2016 4 years Staff Employee of Sherwell Valley Parent of child at Sherwell Valley
Deborah Gaywood 01/04/2015 4 years Staff Employee of Sherwell Valley Parent of child at Sherwell Valley
Christopher Nelson 29/11/2016 4 years Co-opted Husband of owner of Jack & Jill Childcare.

Branch Secretary of Unison Ambulance branch.

Parent of child at Sherwell Valley
Michael Turner 29/11/2016 4 years Co-opted Employee of Lloyds Bank Ltd Parent of child at Sherwell Valley
Andrew Martin 01/09/2017 4 years Co-opted Kulinda Solutions Ltd.

Safeguarding Network Ltd.

Parent of child at Sherwell Valley
Carol Bollard 20/09/2016 4 years Co-opted Parent of child at Sherwell Valley 27/02/2017
Jan Chopping 31/08/2015 4 years Co-opted Governor at Churston Grammar School 21/07/2017
Stephen Parr 25/03/2013 4 years Parent Parent of child at Sherwell Valley 25/03/2017
Mark Hughes 25/09/2013 4 years Parent Parent of child at Sherwell Valley 21/07/2017

 

For more information on the school governing body, please download the documents using the following links:


Downloads: 

Full Governing Body

The Governing Body Terms of Reference

Cyclical plan of business: proposal for 2017 – 2018

Minutes: 11th July 2017

Minutes: 16th May 2017

Minutes: 23rd March 2017

Minutes: 29th November 2016

Minutes: 20th September 2016

Community Committee

Community Committee Terms of Reference

Minutes: 6th June 2017

Minutes: 4th October 2016

Curriculum Committee

Curriculum Committee Terms of Reference

Minutes: 6th June 2017

Minutes: 4th October 2016

Finance and Safety Committee

Finance and Safety Committee Terms of Reference


 

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