|Name||Term of Office & Appointed as||Term expiry||Relationship school staff||Current employment/business & financial interests||Other establishments governed|
|Jane Barrow||21/09/2017||21/09/2021||None||SENDCO at The Meadows Primary School, Birmingham||None|
|Jane Baker||15/09/2014||07/09/2022||Supply Teacher||Retired teacher||Lickey End First School|
|Louise Beck||05/01/2004||16/01/2021||Secretary at school||Secretary at Meadows First School||None|
|Georgina Chancellor||15/09/2014||17/09/2022||None||Solicitor Gowling WLG||None|
|Miles Jones||08/07/2013||21/09/2021||None||Commercial Finance Manager - NEC Ltd||None|
|Polly Reed||21/09/2017||21/09/2021||None||Business Services Manager - WM Police & Crime Commission||None|
|Carol Taylor||24/09/2015||24/09/2023||None||TA at Witton Middle School||None|
|Samantha Preece||27/05/2011||10/04/2023||None||Head of Marketing - G Tech Solutions||None|
|Andi Lynch||23/01/2012||30/09/2022||none||Associate Assistant Head, Learner Welfare and Inclusion. St James Academy, Dudley||None|
|Elisa Parker||10/04/2019||10/04/2023||None||Finance Assistant - Bitters 'n' Twisted||None|
|Scott Sanderson||10/04/2019||10/04/2023||None||Fly By Nite Conferences Ltd||None|
|Caroline Tilsley||18/01/2010||10/04/2023||None||Avon Freight Group||None|
|Wendy Dwyer||01/12/2015||01/12/2019||deputy head||Deputy Head at Meadows First School||None|
The Governing Body works with the Head Teacher and creates a clear understanding of the challenges faced in managing the school. The governing body's role is to question and challenge. A good working relationship is essential as a real critical friendship is only achieved where there is trust and mutual respect.
The Governing Body sets the general direction of the school, looking at how it should best develop and improve. This is done by reviewing and agreeing policies, setting targets and priorities and monitoring and reviewing aims and objectives.
Click here for the statutory duties of our Governing Body.
Each school in the state system has a Governing Body. The Governing Body plays a key role in helping oversee the strategic direction of the school and works in partnership with the Head Teacher and Senior Management Team. The main aim of a Governing body is to ensure the delivery of a high standard of education for all pupils in its care.
The Governing Body has a professional attitude and uses their collective skills to benefit our learners. It gathers views, asks questions and decides what is best for the school and the children. They hold full meetings each term and assign specific tasks and responsibilities to individual governors as listed below. We hold a general meeting each term, which covers strategy, buildings/finance, personnel and curriculum. We also hold a separate meeting each term which has a specific focus on Finance and Buildings.
Please click here for the Terms of Reference of the Governing Body and for the Finance & Buildings sub committee and Individual roles. Other Terms of Reference are available on request from the school office for Appeals, Discipline Committee, Head Performance Management, Hearings Committee.