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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 September 2019: 

Mr Mark Aulds

Parent Governor

Coopted Governor

Vice Chair (Sep 2016)

Health & Safety Monitoring

Resources committee

21 March 2013

21 March 2017

20 March 2021

Ms Sandra Cunningham

Head Teacher

Ex Officio

Pay Committee

Resources Committee

01 September 2018

 

Mrs Aine Gee

Staff Governor

Not Applicable

13 December 2017

12 December 2021

Mr William Harvey

Associate Member

Foundation Governor

Website Monitoring

10 March 2015

20 June 2018

02 May 2018 (status change)

20 June 2022

Mr Brian George Howells

Coopted Governor

Foundation Governor

Co-chair of Governors Sept 2018

SEND

Headteacher Review Panel

3 May 2007

25 November 2014

02 May 2018 (status change)

24 November 2018

20 June 2022

Mr Andrew Paterson

Coopted Governor

Resources Committee

Pay Committee

25 November 2014

24 November 2018

Mrs Helena Tuffin 

Parent Governor

Health and Safety Monitoring

SEND

23 November 2017

22 November 2021

Mrs Linda Wells

Coopted Governor

Co-Chair of Governors Sept 2018

Headteacher Review Panel

01 June 2013

25 November 2014

24 November 2018

Mrs Catherine Wotton

Parent Governor

Child Protection/ Safeguarding

Training

14  January 2016

13 January 2020

Mrs Ada Rugg LA governor

Child Protection

Safeguarding

26 September 2018 26 September 2022
Mrs Katy Kidd Parent Governor   02 May 2019 01 May 2023
Mrs Jo Farthing Co-opted Governor   21 November 2018 20 November 2022
Sarah Fry Co-opted Governor Resources committee June 2019 June 2023
Helen Snowden Co-opted Governor   25 September 2019 24 September 2023
Chris Hawley Associate member   25 September 2019 24 September 2023
Terry Ha Associate member   25 September 2019 24 September 2023

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%  

Nicola Perrin

Associate Member

 

 

 

 

Resources Committee

Pay Committee

Headteacher Review Panel

10/03/2015

 

 

Mrs Victoria Hewett

Co-opted Governor

  07/12/2013