Y1/2 Performance Wednesday 11 December

Governing Body

Our Board of Directors, who govern the school, is legally constituted to maintain a general overview of such matters as curriculum, premises, finance, staffing, and the general conduct of the school. They meet regularly to consider matters affecting the school and to receive a report from the Headteacher concerning the operation of the school. As an Academy, the Directors are the employers of all the staff and are directly responsible for the premises.

Mrs Heather Byron is the Chair, and Mrs Pam Macfarlane the Vice-Chair.

Mrs Louise Layzell is the Clerk, should you wish to make contact with the Board please do so via the Clerk.  She may be contacted by e-mail LLayzell@educ.somerset.gov.uk or via the school office.

The full Board consists of 14 directors.

You do not have to be a parent of a child at the school to join the Board as there are various categories of director. You will need time to fullfil the role and a commitment to provide the very best for our children.  If you are interested in discussing the possibility of joining when a vacancy arises, please make initial contact through the Clerk – Louise Layzell (LLayzell@educ.somerset.gov.uk).

Please click here to access the document ‘Qualifications and Disqualifiation Regulations for those Governing in an Academy’.
Please click here to access ‘Roles and Responsibilities’ document.

Director Vacancies
We have two vacancies on our Board of Directors – one Parent Director and an Appointed Director.  The roles and responsibilities of each category are the same.  Please see link above.
Parent Director/Governors are parents or carers of a pupil attending the school who are elected by the parents/carers to give a parental perspective in discussions and decisions.
Appointed Directors are appointed by the ‘Members’ of the Board.  You do not have to be a parent to apply for this role.
Directors bring a range of skills that will help them to contribute effectively to the work of the Board.  Experience of HR and/or finance would strengthen our Board at this time but please do not refrain from nominating yourself if your strengths lay elsewhere.

If you would like to know more about these opportunities please contact the Clerk (LLayzell@educ.somerset.gov.uk).