Governance 

Governors at Sapperton Church of England Primary School have three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff;  
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

In order to do this effectively, our governing body is made up of 13 members who attend Full Governors Meeting at regular times throughout the year. These governors are from a wide variety of backgrounds in order to enable Sapperton to meet the core functions above.

Governing Body Structure

  • 6 Foundation governors - 
  • 2 Parent governors - elected by parents and carers of children at the school
  • 1 Local Authority governor - appointed by the LA
  • 1 Staff governor - elected by staff
  • 1 Associate governor 
  • 2 Ex-officio governors - the headteacher and Rector of Thameshead Benefice

Full governors meetings are also attended by the clerk to the Governing Body, Mrs Claire Lilly.

Each governor is also a member of at least one sub-committee which focus on specific areas of our school. 

Curriculum & Standards

Finance & Premises

Christian Ethos

Cath Fowler (Chair)

Michelle Hughes

Pepita Walker

Dickie Randall

Julie Morton

Fay Britton

Dickie Randall (Chair)

Trevor Kemp

John Matthews

Sophie Moss

Susanna Austin 

Pepita Walker (Chair)

Julie Morton

Trevor Kemp

Fay Britton

Curriculum and Standards Committee

Focus on the quality of teaching and learning at Sapperton, ensuring that the curriculum is broad, balanced and ambitious. Monitor the developments in these areas, challenging the headteacher to ensure that the children have the best possible opportunities and leave us ready for the next stage of their education. 

Finance and Premises Committee

Focus on the financial side of the school and strategic direction in terms of site development and capital spending. It is their job to ensure that the school is 'value for money' and remains financial sound. 

Christian Ethos Committee

Focus on Sapperton as a church school, ensuring that we develop and maintain positive links with the parish, benefice and diocese which benefit the community as a whole. 

Governor Profiles

Dickie Randall (Chair)

Foundation

1.9.18-31.8.22

Profile

Fay Britton (Vice-chair)

Foundation

1.6.20-31.5.24

Profile

Reverend Trevor Kemp

Ex-officio

Indefinite

Profile

Susannah Austin

Parent

24.5.19-23.5.21

Profile

Cath Fowler

Foundation

1.6.19-31.5.23

 

Profile

Julie Morton

Foundation

1.6.20-31.5.24

Profile

Sophie Moss

Foundation

 1.12.19-30.11.23

Profile

Reverend Pepita Walker

Foundation

1.12.16-30.11.20

Profile

Michelle Hugh

Associate

23.9.19-22.9.23

 

Profile

Zoey Dunn 

LA Governor

Resigned

May 2020

 

John Matthews

Parent

24.5.19-23.5.21

 

Profile

Vacant position

Staff Governor