Mere Road, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire MK18 4AR

01280848459

office.3090@finmere.oxon.sch.uk

Finmere Church Of England Primary School

‘Challenging all to shine’

Governors

Dear Parents

Thank you for your interest in Finmere C E Primary School.

This is a small friendly rural school where children, their families and the local community are warmly welcomed.  It is a place where children learn about the world and themselves with the guidance and encouragement of well-qualified and dedicated teachers and teaching assistants.  There is an active ‘Friends of Finmere School Association’ to which all parents belong, which raises substantial funds each year for the school.  We are also able to offer various after school clubs which are run by parents, staff and external tutors

We have two classes, each with two teaching assistants, so our pupil/teacher ratio is exceptionally good.

Finmere School is a place where consideration for others, kindness, good manners and discipline are strongly encouraged and bullying is not tolerated.  We work together to create a happy and enthusiastic school.

I hope that you will find our website informative and that it will give you an insight into the educational opportunities we offer children here. If you would like to visit the school, do not hesitate to contact the office to arrange an appointment.

Yours faithfully

Mrs Barbara Taylor

Chair of Governors

 

2016 - 2017 Governors

 

Name

 

Governor Type

Appointment date

Expiry date

Area of responsibility

Barbara Taylor

Chair of Governors

Local Authority

05/12/2015

04/12/2019

Safeguarding

SEN

Literacy

Rosemary Fiander

Vice Chair of Governors

Co-opted

01/09/2015

31/08/2019

RE

Worship

Music

Science

Early Years

Alice Goodall

 

Foundation

09/03/2016

08/03/2018

PE

PSHE

David Barnes

 

Foundation

10/01/2014

09/01/2018

Humanities

Health and Safety

Caroline Tucker

Headteacher

 

Co-opted

01/09/2016

N/A

 

Nancy Batsford

Teacher

 

Staff

09/03/2016

08/03/2020

 

Jill Williamson

 

Parent

20/09/2016

19/09/2020

Modern Foreign Language

Maths

Katie Woolacott

 

Parent

15/03/2017

14/03/2021

Computing

Art and DT

 

Clare Powell (Clerk to the Governing Body)

 

Governor Information

Instrument of Government 2015

Every governing body has three core functions which are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the Head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

At Finmere CE Primary School we undertake this work by meeting 4 times per year as a Full Governing Body to:

  1. Review what has been achieved against the School Development Plan
  2. Receive information about the school, including information about pupil progress, attendance, staff appraisal, financial information, health and safety and safeguarding.
  3. Ensure our statutory duties are being met
  4. Challenge the school and ourselves.

There is a Committee for Finance and Resources, and a Committee for Performance and Standards, both of which meet at least 3 times per year to consider and challenge the strategies being used to help the school move forward.

Governors also:                                                                                                                                              

  • ensure that policies are reviewed and updated to underpin the school’s work
  • visit the school to speak with staff and children about various aspects of the school
  • ensure that all statutory duties are being met
  • attend training both in and out of school to increase their knowledge about governance
  • prepare for each meeting by reading information to be able ask the challenging questions which help the school show that there is a continuous drive for improvement in all aspects of school life

In the academic year 2015/2016 the Governors at Finmere CE Primary School were:

Name

Mr David Barnes

Governor category

Foundation

Date of appointment

10/01/14

Term of Office

4 years

Date stepped down (if applicable)

N/A

Date of end of term of office

09/01/18

Appointed by whom

Diocese

Committee membership and role

Finance and Resources Committee - Chair

Attendance record at governing body meetings and committee meetings 2015 2016 (from date of appointment)

4/4 Full Governing Body meetings attended

3/3 Finance and Resources Committee meetings attended

 

Relationship with other governors or school staff

None

Governance roles in other educational institutions

None

Nature of any interest

None

  

Name

Ms Nancy Batsford

Governor category

Staff

Date of appointment

09/03/16

Term of Office

4 years

Date stepped down (if applicable)

N/A

Date of end of term of office

08/03/20

Appointed by whom

Staff

Committee membership and role

Performance and Standards Committee

Attendance record at governing body meetings and committee meetings 2015 2016 (from date of appointment)

2/2 Full Governing Body meetings attended

1/1 Performance and Standards Committee meetings attended

 

Relationship with other governors or school staff

None

Governance roles in other educational institutions

None

Nature of any interest

Teacher at Finmere Primary School

 

Name

Mr Paul Buckle - Chair

Governor category

Parent

Date of appointment

01/10/12

Term of Office

4 years

Date stepped down (if applicable)

N/A

Date of end of term of office

30/09/16

Appointed by whom

Parents

Committee membership and role

Performance and Standards

Attendance record at governing body meetings and committee meetings 2015 2016 (from date of appointment)

4/4 Full Governing Body meetings attended

3/3 Performance and Standards Committee meetings attended

Relationship with other governors or school staff

None

Governance roles in other educational institutions

None

Nature of any interest

None

 

Name

Reverend Alice Goodall

Governor category

Foundation

Date of appointment

09/03/16

Term of Office

4 years

Date stepped down (if applicable)

N/A

Date of end of term of office

08/03/2018

Appointed by whom

Diocese

Committee membership and role

Performance and Standards

Attendance record at governing body meetings and committee meetings 2015 2016 (from date of appointment)

2/2 Full Governing Body meetings attended

2/2 Committee meetings attended

 

Relationship with other governors or school staff

None

Governance roles in other educational institutions

None

Nature of any interest

None

 

Name

Miss Esther Harkness

Governor category

Staff

Date of appointment

07.09.15

Term of Office

4 years

Date stepped down (if applicable)

02.12.15

Date of end of term of office

06.09.19

Appointed by whom

Staff

Committee membership and role

Performance and Standards Committee

Attendance record at governing body meetings and committee meetings 2015 2016 (from date of appointment)

2/2 Full Governing Body meetings attended

1/1 Performance and Standards Committee meetings attended

 

Relationship with other governors or school staff

None

Governance roles in other educational institutions

None

Nature of any interest

Teacher at Finmere CE Primary School

 

Name

Mrs Rosemary Fiander

Governor category

Co-opted

Date of appointment

01/09/15

Term of Office

4 years

Date stepped down (if applicable)

N/A

Date of end of term of office

31/08/19

Appointed by whom

Governing Body

Committee membership and role

Performance and Standards - Chair

Attendance record at governing body meetings and committee meetings 2015 2016 (from date of appointment)

3/4 Full Governing Body meetings attended

3/3 Performance and Standards Committee meetings attended

Relationship with other governors or school staff

None

Governance roles in other educational institutions

None

Nature of any interest

None

 

Name

Mr Matthew Morse

Governor category

Parent

Date of appointment

02/10/12

Term of Office

4 years

Date stepped down (if applicable)

N/A

Date of end of term of office

01/10/16

Appointed by whom

Parents

Committee membership and role

Finance & Resources Committee – note taker

 

Attendance record at governing body meetings and committee meetings 2015 2016 (from date of appointment)

4/4 Full Governing Body meetings attended

3/3 Finance & Resources Committee meetings attended

 

Relationship with other governors or school staff

None

Governance roles in other educational institutions

None

Nature of any interest

None

 

Name

Revd William Muncey

Governor category

Foundation

Date of appointment

09/14

Term of Office

4 years

Date stepped down (if applicable)

09/03/16

Date of end of term of office

08/11/17

Appointed by whom

Diocese

Committee membership and role

None

Attendance record at governing body meetings and committee meetings 2015 2016 (from date of appointment)

1/2 Full Governing Body meetings attended

 

Relationship with other governors or school staff

None

Governance roles in other educational institutions

Foundation Governor at Fringford CE Primary School

Nature of any interest

None

 

Name

Mrs Veneeta Rayner

Governor category

Headteacher

Date of appointment

01/09/11

Term of Office

N/A

Date stepped down (if applicable)

14/07/16

Date of end of term of office

N/A

Appointed by whom

Governing Body

Committee membership and role

Finance & Resources Committee

Performance & Standards Committee

Attendance record at governing body meetings and committee meetings 2015 2016 (from date of appointment)

4/4 Full Governing Body meetings attended

3/3 Finance & Resources Committee meetings attended

3/3 Performance & Standards Committee meetings attended

Relationship with other governors or school staff

None

Governance roles in other educational institutions

None

Nature of any interest

None

 

Name

Mrs Barbara Taylor

Governor category

Local Authority

Date of appointment

05/12/15

Term of Office

4 years

Date stepped down (if applicable)

N/A

Date of end of term of office

04/12/19

Appointed by whom

Local Authority – Oxfordshire County Council

Committee membership and role

Finance & Resources Committee

Attendance record at governing body meetings and committee meetings 2015 2016 (from date of appointment)

4/4 Full Governing Body meetings attended

2/3 Finance & Resources Committee attended

Relationship with other governors or school staff

None

Governance roles in other educational institutions

None

Nature of any interest

None

 

 

 

 

Mere Road, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire MK18 4AR

01280848459

office.3090@finmere.oxon.sch.uk