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Governors


'Governors are committed to the sustainability of this small school and have supported the headteacher...' SIAMs Report March 2020

Welcome to Bawdsey CEVCP School Governors

At Bawdsey School the Governors are proud to support the school and staff as critical friends. We help with the direction and aims of the school, and we helped to write and now uphold the School's Vision and three I statements. We ensure the school follows these principles in all it does and that it is a safe and happy environment for all the pupils, staff and visitors to learn in.

The Governors uphold Nolan's seven principles of public life. *Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty and Leadership.'

All the Governors feel it is important to give back to their communities, and they have helped the school in many ways through this dedication.

Helping with School safety and larger building works:

We have helped to source funding and provided hands on help with the new teaching kitchen, we have assisted in ensuring necessary big building works have come to fruition like the new filtration system under the field, the roof repairs and pinnacle replacement. The new school fencing has been the next big project being orchestrated by the Governors and funded with the school budget.

Cutting costs going to families:

We have been supporting the Leadership team's ideas in supporting families financially. We try to keep costs low for Parents/ Carers; like offering matched funded childcare for 3+ year olds, not charging for after school clubs or music tuition and for offering four years worth of swimming for two terms each year for the children in KS2 (this is, so they can be safe being at a school so close to the Sea) and by agreeing to reduce all Breakfast club and After School Care club costs when the financial crisis hit the UK in 2022. 

Due diligence:

Part of our role is also to ensure due diligence in everything the school does. Like ensuring the school has enough in the budget to be able to succeed in its vision for the pupils year-on-year and in widening its opportunities, experiences and academic offer to the pupils, We benchmark what the school is planning against other schools Nationally with a similar context, to check it is using Government funding as it should be, 

 

Overall we are friendly and approachable and if you wish to speak to one of our Governors, please ask through the school office, or catch us at pickup time.

We are proud of all Bawdsey school offers its stakeholders and our part in this.


Mrs Katherine Butler

Mrs Katherine Butler was appointed Headteacher governor on 1st September 2016.


Mr Anthony Gibson

Mr Anthony Gibson was appointed as a Parent governor in June 2018 for a period of 4 years by the Full Governing Body. His term of office will end June 2026, he is now the Chair of Governors.

Mr Gibson is Chair of the Resource Committee.

Registered Pecuniary and Business Interests: None


Mr Karl Harris

Mr Karl Harris was appointed first as a Parent Governor and then as a Foundation Governor. Term 16th September 2020 - 15th September 2024. 

Mr Harris is a member of the Resource Committee.

Registered Pecuniary and Business Interests: None


Mr Mike Locke

Mr Mike Locke was appointed first as a Co-Opted Governor and now as an LA Governor. Term 16th September 2020 - 8th March 2027. . He is the Governor Safeguarding Officer and the Governor for CiC.

Mr Locke is a member of the Children's Committee. 

Registered Pecuniary and Business Interests:: Community Action Suffolk – Trustee; Bawdsey Parish Council – Parish Councillor.


Miss Emily Mee

Miss Mee is a  Staff Governor and a member of the Children's Committee.

 


Revered Simon Cake

Reverend Cake was appointed as Ex-Officio Governor on 24th October 2022. He is the Governor for SEND and for Safeguarding.

Reverend Cake is a member of the Children's Committee.

Registered Pecuniary and Business Interests: Parish Priest


Ms Sarah Tattersall

Ms Sarah Tattersall was appointed as a Parent/ Carer Governor. Term 15th November 2022- 14th November 2026.

Ms Tattersall is the Vice Chair of Governors and is a member of the Children's Committee.

Registered Interests: None.


Mrs Laura Evans

Mrs Laura Evans was appointed as a Parent/ Carer Governor. Term 11th May 2023- 10th May 2027.

Mrs Evans is a member of the Children's Committee.

Registered Pecuniary and Business Interests: None.


Mrs Elizabeth Mann

Mrs Elizabeth Mann was appointed as a Parent/ Carer Governor. Term 11th May 2023- 10th May 2027.

Mrs Mann is a member of the Resources Committee.

Registered Pecuniary and Business Interests: None.


Mrs Megan Stevens

Mrs Megan Stevens was appointed as a Parent/ Carer Governor. Term 4th July 2023- 3rd July 2027.

Mrs Stevens is a member of the Resources Committee.

Registered Pecuniary and Business Interests:None.


Governor Attendance of Meetings 

2020/2021 

 

 

Full governing board

Full governing board

Full governing board

Full governing board

Resource Committee

Resource Committee

Resource Committee

Resource Committee

Children  Committee

Children  Committee

Children  Committee

Children  Committee

Children  Committee

Governor

Governor Type

16 Sep 2020

02 Dec 2020

14 April 2021

06 July 2021

09 Sept 2020

27 Nov 2020

19 Mar 2021

27 May 2021

14 Oct 2020

14 Jan  2021

17 Mar 2021

13 May 2021

12 July 2021

Katie Butler

Headteacher

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Malcolm Clark (to 23/11/20)

Co_Opted

Y

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tony Gibson

Co-Opted

 Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

 

Karl Harris

Parent

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

 

Carol Kill (to 280121)

Co-Opted

Y

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

N

Y

 

 

 

Mike Locke

Co-Opted

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

N

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

 

Helen Rankin

Teacher

N

Y

N

Y

 

 

 

 

N

Y

 

Y

 

Rob Thurkettle

Parent

Y

Y

N

Y

 

 

 

 

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

The Revd Giles  Tulk

Foundation Ex-Officio

N

Y

Y

N

 

 

 

 

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Jim Wyllie

Foundation

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021/2022 

 

 

Full governing board

Full governing board

Full governing board

Full governing board

Resource Committee

Resource Committee

Resource Committee

Resource Committee

Children  Committee

Children  Committee

Children  Committee

Children  Committee

Children  Committee

Governor

Governor Type

11 Nov 2021

25 Jan 2022

22 Mar 2022

 

16 Jun 2022

 

08 Oct 2021

10 Feb 2022

18 Mar 2022

27 May 2022

04 Nov 2021

 

10 Mar 2022

 

14 July 2022

 

 

Katie Butler

Headteacher

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Tony Gibson

Co-Opted

 Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

Y

 

 

Karl Harris

Parent

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

Y

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Locke

Co-Opted

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

 

Christina Joyce

Co-Opted

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

Helen Rankin

Teacher

Y

N

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

Rob Thurkettle

Parent

 

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y

 

 

The Revd Giles Tulk (28/02/22)

Foundation Ex-Officio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Revd Brian Jolley

Foundation Ex-Officio

 

 

 

Y

 

 

 

 

 

Y

Y

 

 

Jim Wyllie

Foundation

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

Y

 

 

Y

Y

Y

 

 

 

 

2022/2023

Full Governor Meetings              
               
Governor   26/9/22 15/11/22 26/01/23 24/03/23 11/05/23 04/07/23
Katie Butler   X X X X        X X
Jim Wyllie Chair X X X n/a      n/a n/a
Tony Gibson Vice Chair/ Chair X X X X        X X
Karl Harris   X X X X        X A
Mike Locke   X A X X        X X
Rev Simon Cake      n/a X X X        X X
Emily Mee   X X A X        X X
Sarah Tattersall      n/a  X X X        A X
Laura Evans      n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a        X X
Elizabeth Mann      n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a        X X
Resource Committee Meetings   4/11/22 20/01/23 05/05/23 30/06/23    
Katie Butler   X X X X    
Tony Gibson Chair X X X X    
Jim Wyllie   X A n/a n/a    
Karl Harris   X X X X    
Mike Locke   X X X n/a    
Sarah Tattersall       n/a X X n/a    
Elizabeth Mann       n/a n/a n/a X    
Children Committee Meetings   3/11/22 19/01/23

11/05/23

In FGB

14/07/23    
Katie Butler      X X        X X    
Jim Wyllie      X X      n/a n/a    
Rob Thurkettle Chair    X n./a      n/a n/a    
Louise Mock      X X      n/a n/a    
Rev Simon Cake      X X        X X    
Emily Mee     A X        X X    
Laura Evans   n/a n/a        X X    
Sarah Tattersall         X    
Mike Locke Chair n/a n/a        X X    

 

2023/2024

Full Governor Meetings              
               
Governor   21/09/23          
Katie Butler   X          
Tony Gibson Chair X          
Karl Harris   X          
Mike Locke   X          
Rev Simon Cake   X          
Emily Mee   X          
Sarah Tattersall   X          
Laura Evans   X          
Elizabeth Mann   X          
Megan Stevens   X          
Resource Committee Meetings   15/09/23          
Katie Butler   X          
Tony Gibson Chair X          
Karl Harris   X          
Elizabeth Mann   A          
Megan Stevens   X          
               
               
Children Committee Meetings   14/09/23          
Katie Butler   X          
Rev Simon Cake   A          
Emily Mee   X          
Laura Evans   X          
Sarah Tattersall   X          
Mike Locke Chair X          
               
               
               

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