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 the Headteacher 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.
All governors are appointed by the Governing Body. A skills audit is carried out and matched to the needs of the Board.
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 (email@example.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|
|Susie Payne||31/08/2015||4 years||Community||Foster parent of child at Sherwell Valley
|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|
|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.
|Alexandra Watson||27/11/2018||4 years||Co-opted||Partner at Michelmores LLP/ Director of Michelmores Secretaries Ltd and Michelmores Nominees Ltd||Parent of child at Sherwell Valley|
|Emma Thorner||27/11/2018||4 years||Co-opted||Employee of Torbay Council||Parent of child at Sherwell Valley|
|Kelly Bremridge||27/11/2018||4 years||Co-opted||Self-employed Barrister||Parent of child at Sherwell Valley|
|Louise Smillie||27/11//2018||4 years||Co-opted||Parent of child at Sherwell Valley|
|Karina Endicott||27/11/2018||4 years||Staff – non-teaching||Employee of Sherwell Valley Primary School|
|Davina Schwarz||31/08/2015||4 years||Associate||Teacher at Torquay Academy||Parent of child in Sherwell Valley|
|Deborah Gaywood||01/04/2015||4 years||Staff||Employee of Sherwell Valley||Parent of child at Sherwell Valley||31/08/2018
End of term
|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
End of term
|Stephen Parr||25/03/2013||4 years||Parent||Parent of child at Sherwell Valley||25/03/2017
End of Term
|Mark Hughes||25/09/2013||4 years||Parent||Parent of child at Sherwell Valley||21/07/2017
End of term
Governors’ Written Statement of Behaviour Principles
Under the Education and Inspections Act, 2006, the Governing Body is charged with the duty to set the framework of the school’s policy by providing a written statement of general principles relating to behaviour and discipline, taking into account the needs of all pupils.
To read the full statement, click here.
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