Dear Parents and Carers,
You’ll be aware that every school has a Governing Body – a fine collection of individuals working hard as a team to contribute to the experience and outcomes of children. Their role is an unenviable juggle – the Governing Body is responsible for the strategy of the school, and it needs to both support and challenge the Headteacher. Governor’s work might include reviewing the annual budget; agreeing the future IT strategy for the school; revising school policies to ensure they are fit-for-purpose; or examining the attainment and progress of Tubbenden children and agreeing where funds might be best targeted in the future.
Most of the work is done in committees of which there are five, typically meeting twice a term. The Full Governing Body comprises all Governors, also meeting two evenings every term. Quite a workload!
TPS enjoys the experience of Governors with backgrounds in education (including two ex-Headteachers), banking, IT, legal, and marketing. Many have children in the school, some not, but each have with their own value-add and contribution to make.
You’ll see Governors at Open Evenings, ‘Have Your Say’ and many other TPS events so please feel free to introduce yourself and say ‘hello’. The attached picture should give you an idea of your targets! If you’d like to email the Governing Body, please don’t hesitate to do so by forwarding your email in the first instance to the Clerk at email@example.com.
TPS Governing Body October 2013
Governors standing from left to right: Donna Williams, Julie Wheelwright, Emma Spear, Richard Batchelor, Beccy Eggleton, Jon Standring, Rob Samson
Governors seated from left to right: Susan Paine, Alix McCulloch, James Turvey, Kim Neighbour, Jenny Shepherd