The Governing Body of The Bellbird School has overall statutory responsibility for the school. The Headteacher has responsibility for the educational performance and daily management of the school. Governors along with the headteacher approve and support the vision and ethos of the school. They develop the strategic direction, ensuring the accountability of the head for educational standards. They ensure that the school makes sound, proper effective use of its financial resources.
The Governing Body is made up from parents, staff, Local Authority and co-opted governors.
All governors except the Headteacher are appointed for a 4 year term. All Governors attend the Full Governing Body meeting which meet twice a term. Each Governor also sit on a sub-committee eg. Resources and Partnerships, Health & Safety, Flash.
Governors visit the schools to view the implementation of various policies and procedures, to gain insight on the daily life of the school and its’ teaching practices.
If you wish to contact any of the Governor’s or have a general question please click here and your email will be forwarded to the appropriate Governor.
We welcome Mrs Maureen Tsentidies and Mrs Elizabeth Taylor as new parent governors from 26th November, 2018.
Please access here for the Governing Body membership and roles – here
Governor attendance at 2017/18 committee meetings can be viewed here
Governor attendance at 2016/17 committee meetings can be viewed here
Disclosure of Business Interests
The Governors have disclosure the following pertinent business & relational interests.
Governor: Mr John Rimell Interest: Employee – Cambridge University Press
Governor: Dr Kate Graham Interest: Employee – Abzena (Science Company)
Governor: Dr. Tim Wreghitt Interest: Employee – Public Health Englad (Virologist)
Governor – Mrs Eileen Wheatley Interest: Trustee – John Huntingdon’s Charity
Governor Body meetings occur most months. Each Governor adopts a portfolio with a focus on a particular aspect of school life, e.g. teaching and learning, assessment, property, finance, e-safety etc. The Governors also convene with working parties on current issues.
2016 Annual Governors Report – View PDF
2017 Annual Governors report – View pdf
Instrument of Government – view pdf
At The Bellbird Primary School we feel that we would be able to listen and answer any reasonable request or concern you or your child may have during their time at the school. However, we also recognise that on a very few occasions when an answer or solution cannot be reasonably dealt with by either the class teacher or Headteacher then a formal complaints procedure will need to be entered into. Please view the documents below for information you might need to follow the complaints procedure. Complaints leaflet – view PDF Complaints procedure – view PDF
Governor visits code of conduct – view PDF
Governor expenses policy – view PDF
Governor induction policy –view PDF
New Governor notes – view PDF