My name is Liz Love and I am the Chair of Governors
here at Swaffield School.
My job is to ensure that the business of the Governing Body is conducted properly and in accordance with legal requirements. I meet regularly with the headteacher and take an active interest in what happens at Swaffield.
Contact the governors
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing via the School Office
The Governing Body is made up of governors from all walks of life and includes:
- head teacher
- elected parent governors
- elected staff governor
- local authority governor
- co-opted governors
Key Governor Information
Our Governance Impact Statement for last academic year (2018-19) is being finalised and will be uploaded early in the Spring Term 2020.
This is our Governance Impact Statement 2017-18 for the previous academic year.
Please see the table below that shows the Governors' Register of Interests and Attendance
Our intention in developing this plan is to set out and communicate our vision and long-term direction for the school, so that we are all clear on where we are going and what we are trying to achieve.
We are proud of the school’s achievements and values and look forward to continuing work with all stakeholders to ensure that we are all working towards a common goal with the children’s’ well-being and future prospects at the heart of everything we do.
We are in the final stages of developing this strategy. You can read the current draft here.
The Governors' Responsibilities
The Governing Body has many specific responsibilities as defined in the School Governance Regulations and laid out in the school's Delegation File. These responsibilities include:
- The responsibility for the conduct of the school
- Setting targets in standards and achievement
- Statutory responsibilities regarding Special Educational Needs & Disability
- Ensuring policies relating to the school’s operation are prepared and are reviewed regularly
- Providing information for parents
- Financial management and meeting the SFVS
- Personnel matters, including staff appointments as appropriate
- Management and maintenance of buildings
- Pupil discipline and behaviour
- Monitoring and evaluating the activities of the school
- Drawing up an Action Plan after an inspection by Ofsted and overseeing its implementation
- The Governing Body delegates all of its functions to a committee and most of the day to day decisions to the Headteacher.
You can read/download our Governors' Code of Conduct here.
Are you interested in becoming a governor?
Then contact either myself or Miss Hamilton in the first instance and we can arrange to meet for a chat. There is always a need for dedicated and committed members of the public, the local community and parents to serve as governors supporting this wonderful school that is definitely 'In a Class of its Own'.
Swaffield Board of Governors
The members of our Board of Governors are listed below.
You can find out more information about each governor including the committees they serve on, the areas for which they are link governors, terms of office and the register of business interests or relationship with staff by opening this PDF document.
If you'd prefer a Word version, you can open one here.
If you'd like to have a paper copy of this document, please email the School Office on email@example.com or call us on the number at the top of the page.
- Ms Julia Hamilton
Local Authority Governor:
- Mr Yusuf Chadun (SEND Governor) [Chair, Curriculum & Performance Committee]
- Mr Milton Cogheil
- Mr Oliver Saunders
- Mrs Sue Medhurst
- Ms Liz Love: Chair of Governors (Safeguarding)
- Mrs Leah Gwynne: Vice Chair of Governors
- Mrs Jennifer Townsend [Chair, Finance & Resources Committee]
- Mr Jonathan Fox
- Mr Jon Lane
- Mr Brendan Conway
- Ms Anna Pierssene
- Mrs Deborah Nejand
- Mr David Ring
- Mr Sumeet Pillai
Clerk / Advisor:
- Mr Mark Suter
Operational Committees include:
- Curriculum & Performance
- Finance & Resources
- Families & Community Committee
Statutory Committees include:
- Performance Management
- Staff Discipline & Dismissals
- Pupil Discipline & Exclusions
- All committees report directly to the Full Governing Body.
- The Curriculum & Performance Meetings are also once a term and start at 5pm.
Details for governors and their attendance for last academic year can be read here.
Details for the current academic year (2019/2020) are shown below.
Serving on Committee
|Attendance Record 2019/20||Position of Responsibility||Link||Appointed By / Category of Governor||Term of Office Expires||Register of Business Interests or Relationship with Staff Declared|
|Liz Love||2006||F&R, C&P, Pay||4 of 4||Chair of Governors||
||Co-opted by Governing Body||27/11/2020|
|Julia Hamilton||1/9/18||F&R, C&P, Pay||4 of 4||Head Teacher||Head Teacher||-|
|Yusuf Chadun||2016||C&P||1 of 2||Chair of C&P Committee (to 21 May 2019)||
||LA Appointed||21/06/2020||Director The Third Door (Workspace) Ltd; Director Cloudcare Management Systems|
|Anna Pierssene||2011||C&P||2 of 2||Deputy Head (Inclusion)||Co-opted by Governing Body||01/12/2023|
|Debbie Nejand||N/A||C&P||2 of 2||Head of Early Years||Co-opted by Governing Body||12/07/2021|
|Jonathan Fox||2014||F&R, Pay||1 of 2||Health & Safety||Co-opted by Governing Body||15/11/2021|
|Jennifer Townsend||2014||F&R||2 of 2||
Chair of F&R
|Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS)||Co-opted by Governing Body||20/03/2023|
|Leah Gwynne||2014||C&P||3 of 3||Vice Chair (elected 28.11.18) and Chair Families & Community Committee||
||Co-opted by Governing Body||27/11/2021|
|Brendan Conway||2013||C&P||1 of 2||Co-opted by Governing Body||01/03/2021||Property Development & Technology Companies|
|Sue Medhurst||2010||C&P||3 of 3||
||Staff - elected||01/03/2021|
|Jonathan Lane||2015||C&P||1 of 2||
||Co-opted by Governing Body||02/12/2023|
|Milton Cogheil||22/3/17||C&P||2 of 2||Chair of C&P Committee (elected 21 May 2019)||Y1 - Y3 Maths||Parent - elected||01/02/2021|
|Oli Saunders||22/3/17||F&R||2 of 2||Parent - elected||01/02/2021||Director DBMC - IT service co.|
|David Ring||20/3/19||C&P||2 of 2||Deputy Head (Teaching & Learning)||Co-opted by Governing Body||20/3/2023|
|Sumeet Pillai||26/6/19||F&R||2 of 2||Co-opted by Governing Body||26//6/23|
Meeting dates for Academic Year 2019/20*
Autumn Term 2019 Meeting
Curriculum & Performance Committee - Wednesday 16th October at 5pm
Finance & Resources Committee- Wednesday 6th November at 6pm
Full Governing Body - Wednesday 27th November at 5pm
Spring Term 2020
Family & Community Committee - Wednesday 29th January
Curriculum & Performance Committee - Wednesday 5th February at 5pm
Finance & Resources Committee - Wednesday 4th March at 6pm
Full Governing Body - Wednesday 25th March at 6pm
Summer Term 2020
Family & Community - TBC
Curriculum & Performance Committee- Wednesday 20th May at 5pm
Finance & Resources Committee - Wednesday 10th June at 6pm
Full Governing Body - Wednesday 1st July at 6pm