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The Governing Body
The Governing Body takes a strategic role, as a critical friend to the school and to be accountable for its decisions. It works with the Headteacher to set aims and objectives for the school, and agree, monitor and review policies, targets and priorities.

The whole governing body is made up of governors appointed by the parents, community, staff and Local Authority. It meets 10 times a year with the different committees usually meeting once a term, with the exception of the hearings, appeals and pupil discipline committees which meet only as required.

Governors' Term of Office 2019-20

 Name  Governor  Start Date  End of Term
 Susan Hayter (Chair) Co-opted September 2018 (3rd term) August 2021
 Kate Rosten (Vice Chair) Parent November 2017 (2nd term) November 2020
 Joanne Moss Co-opted September 2018 (2nd term) August 2021
 Daniel Pettitt Headteacher January 2014  
 Lucy Carter Parent March 2018 March 2019 (Ended)
 Alistair Mayhew Parent September 2017 September 2020
 Emma Grocott Parent September 2018 August 2021
 Hannah Bloom Parent February 2017 February 2020
 Alanna Oxley Staff October 2018 October 2021
 Anita Chapple LEA September 2017 September 2020
 Tammy Patel Associate Governor September 2014  
Ryan Clay Associate Governor September 2018  
Emma Gerry  Associate Governor September 2014  

Pecuniary interests have been declared by all governor and can be seen in the attachment at the bottom of the page.
No relationship to any member of staff have been declared by any governor.
Two Members of the governing body have Committee member interests in the Mighty Oaks Pre-School.

All governors serve on the sub-committees.

Governor Body sub-committees and a brief view of their functions:

Personnel and Communication Committee: Reviews the staffing structure and produces questionnaires for parents, staff and pupils – Joanne Moss (C), Hannah Bloom, Emma Grocott and Daniel Pettitt.

Finance and Premises Committee: Drafts the formal budget plan and establishes and maintains an up-to-date 3 year financial plan, advise the Governing Body on priorities, including Health and Safety and oversees arrangements for maintenanace, repairs and building works – Kate Rosten (C), Hannah Bloom, Susan Hayter, Alistair Mayhew, Daniel Pettitt, Emma Gerry and Tammy Patel.

Learning and Achievement Committee: Considers and advises the governing body on standards and other matters relating to the school’s curriculum and monitors the impact of pupil premium funding – Emma Grocott (C), Susan Hayter, Daniel Pettitt, Anita Chapple, Joanne Moss and Ryan Clay.

Headteacher’s Performance Review: Meets annually with the External Adviser to discuss the Headteacher’s performance targets – Joanne Moss (C) and Hannah Bloom.

Hearings Committee: Makes a determination to dismiss a member of staff – Hannah Bloom (C), Kate Rosten and TBC.

Appeals Committee: Considers any appeal against a decision to dismiss a member of staff – Emma Grocott (C), Joanne Moss and Alistair Mayhew.

Pupil Discipline Committee: Considers the representations from parents in the case of pupil exclusion – Joanne Moss (C), Susan Hayter and Anita Chapple.

Some governors also have a responsibility for a specific area:
Safeguarding – Susan Hayter
Looked After Children/Special Educational Needs – 
Gifted and Talented - Susan Hayter
Link governor – Susan Hayter
Early Years – Reception Governor
Health and Safety – Hannah Bloom

Some governors also have a responsibility for a specific Year within the school;

Reception - Susan Hayter

Year 1 - Anita Chapple
Year 2 - Hannah Bloom
Year 3 - Joanne Moss
Year 4 - Alistair Mayhew
Year 5 - Emma Grocott
Year 6 -Kate Rosten

If you are interested in becoming a governor at the school please speak to the Headteacher or Chair of Governors for further information.

All Governors may be contacted at Freeman Community Primary School by letter or telephone, on 01449 612067. The Chair of Governors, Mrs Susan Hayter, is also our Designated Governor for Safeguarding and can be contacted on 01449 613710.

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