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Governors

The smooth running of a successful school is the Partnership with parents and the community as well as our strong, skilled Governing Body facilitates the smooth running of our successful school.

The Governing Body work in close partnership with the school, and their role is essentially a strategic one: managing the budget and staffing, and helping the school to set and achieve its long-term and strategic aims. 

Claygate's Governors are from five categories: parent governors, co-opted governors, a staff governor (plus the Headteacher), a local authority governor and two foundation governors of the Ember Learning Trust.  Claygate's Governing Body also has Associate Members, who are not full governors but share their expertise at full GB and committee meetings. All governors serve for a four year term.

Claygate has a very active Governing Body, and all governors visit the school regularly and have active links with classes and subjects.

The Co-Chairs of the Governing Body are Brian Howells and Linda Wells, the Vice Chair is Mark Aulds. The position of Clerk is currently available.

Governing Body, as at January 2018: 

Governor Details

Type

Role/Status

Start Date

End Date

Mr Mark Aulds

Parent Governor

Coopted Governor

Vice Chair (Sep 2016)

Health & Safety Monitoring

Resources committee

21st March 2013

21st March 2017

20th March 2021

Mrs Sinead Clark

Parent Governor

Resources Committee

23rd November 2017

22nd November 2021

Ms Sandra Cunningham

Head Teacher

Ex Officio

Pay Committee

Resources Committee

1st September 2018

 

Mrs Aine Gee

Staff Governor

Not Applicable

13th December 2017

12th December 2021

Mr William Harvey

Associate Member

Foundation Governor

Website Monitoring

10th March 2015

20th June 2018

2nd May 2018 (status change)

20th June 2022

Mrs Victoria Hewett

Coopted Governor

 

7th December 2013 (Staff)

25th November 2014

24th November 2018

Mr Brian Hornsby

Coopted Governor

Chair Resources Committee

22nd September 2015

21st September 2019

Mr George Brian Howells

Coopted Governor

Foundation Governor

Co-chair of Governors Sept 2018

SEND

Headteacher Review Panel

3rd May 2007

25th November 2014

2nd May 2018 (status change)

24th November 2018

20th June 2022

Mr (George) Andrew Paterson

Coopted Governor

Resources Committee

Pay Committee

25th November 2014

24th November 2018

Mrs Helena Tuffin 

Parent Governor

Health and Safety Monitoring

SEND

23rd November 2017

22nd November 2021

Mrs Linda Wells

Coopted Governor

Co-Chair of Governors Sept 2018

Headteacher Review Panel

June 2013

25th November 2014

24th November 2018

Catherine Wotton

Parent Governor

Child Protection/ Safeguarding

Training

14h January 2016

13th January 2020

Nicola Perrin

Associate Member

Resources Committee

Pay Committee

Headteacher Review Panel

10th March 2015

LA Governor (Nov 16 to 6/11/17)

7th November 2017

9th March 2019

Ada Rugg LA governor

Child Protection

Safeguarding

26th September 2018 26th September 2022

Governors who have served since September 2016:

Name and Category of Governor

Committees/ responsibilities

 Date of appointment Attendance 2016/2017 Relevant business & pecuniary interests & other governorships

Mr Mark Aulds

Co-opted Governor

Vice Chair of GB; Resources Committee; H&S  21/03/2013 100% Trustee 1st Claygate Scouts Group; Trustee Esher District Scouts Executive; Trustee and Chair, Friends of Claygate Primary School

Ms Sinead Clark

Parent Governor

  23/1/2017 N/A  

Mrs Aine Gee

Staff Governor

  12/12/2017 N/A  

Mr Andrew Gilchrist

Parent Governor

SEND, Data Analysis

18/12/2013-22/11/2017 100%  

Mrs Victoria Hewett

Co-opted Governor

  25/11/2014 83%  

Mr Brian Hornsby

Co-opted Governor

Resources Committee (Chair); Staffing Working Group (Chair) 22/09/2015 83% Treasurer, Claygate Recreation Ground Trust

Mr Brian Howells

Co-opted Governor

Chair of Head Teacher Appraisal  25/11/2014 (Governor since 2007) 100% Trustee, Holy Trinity Church; Trustee, Claygate Village Hall Association, Trustee, The Dylan Howells Foundation

Mrs June Lynch

Co-opted Governor

Pay Committee; Link for Training; Safeguarding 25/11/2014 (Governor since 2002) 100%  
Mr Andrew Patterson Pay Committee, Resources Committee

25/11/2014 (Governor since 2003)

83%  

Mrs Rowena Sisterson

Staff Governor

  04/02/2014-31/08/2017 100%  

Mr Darryl Taylor

Head Teacher            (Ex Officio)

All Committees 01/09/1997 100% Trustee; Friends of Claygate Primary School

Mrs Helena Tuffin

Parent Governor

  23/11/2017 N/A  

Mrs Linda Wells

Co-opted Governor

Chair of Governing Body, Head Teacher Appraisal 25/11/2014 (Governor since 2013) 100% Trustee; Claygate Village Assocation

Mrs Catherine Wotton

Parent Governor

Staffing Working Group, Safeguarding 14/01/2016 100% Trustee; Friends of Claygate Primary School

Mrs Nicola Perrin

Associate Member

Resources Committee, Pay Committee (Chair), Head Teacher Appraisal, Staffing Working Group 10/03/2015 67%  

Mr William Harvey

Associate Member

Partnership Working Group 10/03/2015 100%