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Our Governors

T​he Governing Board has several statutory duties including appointment of the Headteacher as well as agreeing some of the school policies and procedures.  It is accountable for its decisions and reports on the school's overall performance, decisions and actions to those with a legitimate interest such as Ofsted inspectors.

All Governors receive induction training upon appointment and continuous updates and training are provided by Somerset County Council and the Diocese to ensure that Governors receive the information they require to execute their duties to the best of their abilities.

It is essential that the Governing Board maintains high standards at all times, it has committed to a Code of Conduct and declares pecuniary interest where relevant.  It is committed to ensure confidentiality is observed at all times.  

The Governing Board is not involved with the day-to-day running of the school and as such any enquiries of this nature should be directed initially to the class teachers and the Headteacher in accordance with the school's policies and procedures.

If you would like more information about becoming a school Governor, please contact the Clerk to the Governing Board via our email address below or via the school office.

Copies of non-confidential minutes of Governing Board meetings ar​e available upon request.  Please contact the Clerk to the Governing Board via the school office.

Governors can be contacted via the School Office or by email: stbensgovernors@educ.somerset.gov.uk (this is a confidential email address, administered by the Clerk to the Governing Board).

Governing Board Constitution​​​

Governor Type​

​Link Governor for:

​Name

Term of Office​ End Date​
 

​Appointed​ by:

 
​Attendance
 

​Executive

Headteacher

​Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee

Mr Andy Tarrant

​N/A

​Termly full GB meetings
Termly Finance committee meetings
Personnel & Pay committee meetings
T&L committee meetings

​Elected Parent Governor

​Chair of Governors; Performance Management appointed governor

​Mr Jon Stratford

​September 2021

​Bishop of Clifton ​Termly full GB meetings
Termly Finance committee meetings
Personnel & Pay committee meetings
T&L committee meetings

​Foundation Governor

​Vice Chair; Chair of Finance & Buildings Committee; Performance Management appointed governor; Pupil Premium governor​; PE Link governor​

​Mr Vince Schwartz

​August 2021

​​Bishop of Clifton ​Termly full GB meetings
Termly Finance committee meetings

​Foundation Governor

RE Link Governor

​TBC

​​Bishop of Clifton ​Termly full GB meetings
T&L committee meetings
Personnel & Pay committee meetings​​​

​Foundation Governor

​Numeracy Link Governor; Chair of Personnel & Pay Committee

​Mr David Byrne

​April 2020

​​Bishop of Clifton ​Termly full GB meetings
Personnel & Pay committee meetings
Admissions committee meeting

​Foundation Governor

​Child Protection and Literacy Link Governor

​Mrs Hannah Richards

 

​Bishop of Clifton

​Foundation Governor

​Training Governor; Health & Safety governor; Chair of Admissions Committee

​Mr Peter Tatar

​September 2020

​​Bishop of Clifton ​Termly full GB meetings
Termly Finance committee meetings
Admissions committee meeting

​Elected Parent Governor

SEN and G&T Link Governor

​Mrs Carleigh Down

​November 2020

​​Bishop of Clifton ​Termly full GB meetings
Admissions committee meeting

​Local Authority Appointed Governor

​PE Link Governor

​Mr Nathan Robertson

​September 2021

​​Bishop of Clifton ​Termly full GB meetings
 

Elected Staff Governor

​Mrs Katherine Mitchell

​September 2019​

​Termly full GB meetings
T&L committee meetings

​​Clerk to the Governing Body

​Mrs Nicola Cherry

​N/A

​Termly full GB meetings

​Pupil Premium Governor

​Mr Vince Schwartz

  Child Protection Governor Mrs Hannah Richards     ​Termly full GB meetings
​T&L committee meetings
  Literacy Link Governor Mrs Hannah Richards     Termly full GB meetings
​T&L committee meetings

Governors' Register of Interests

Mr P Tatar - spouse employed at the school Term ended

Mr J Stratford - spouse employed at the school

Mr V Schwartz - daughter employed at the school

Mrs C Stockting - grandchildren attend the school Retired in August 2021

Mrs C Down - son and niece attend the school; related to Mr N Robertson

Mr N Robertson - British Gas employee; grandchildren attend the school​​​; related to Mrs C Down​ 

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