Meet the Governors

What our Governors do
The Frieth School Governing Body is made up of parents, members of staff and members appointed by the diocese who are committed to the promotion of high standards of educational achievement.
Governors bring a wide range of experience, interests and skills to the role, but more importantly, they bring enthisiasim and a vested interest in supporting our school.
 
The Governing body acts as a critical friend to the school and is responsible for its strategic direction, policy and overall management and has legal duties and responsibilities. We work collectively and do not take individual responsibility- the day to day management of the school rests firmly with the headteacher and school staff. Governors are appointed to work in partnership with the headteacher and staff to:-
  • Promote high standards to education and attainment
  • Monitor aspects of the curriculum and the school policies
  • Promote the welfare of all the pupils, including those with special needs
  • Celebrate differences in heritage and faith, developing links with the wider community
  • Review and monitor the school development plan
  • Assist with recruitment of staff
  • Manage the schools budget and provide good value for money
Our governors have the chance to develop new skills, actively participate in meetings, asking challenging questions, suggestions and working as part of our school team.
Governors are encouraged to visit their curriculum area leader termly reporting back on their findings.

Governors’ details and the Register of Interests 

 

Name of Governor 

Category  & term of office

Appointing body

Membership of    committees?

Positions of responsibility

Any business interests that could present a conflict of interest 

Personal relationship  with members of school staff e.g. spouse, partner, relative

Krisztina Tyzack

Co-opted 15/05/2020

Governing Body

  • Admissions and Appeals
  • Premises

Teacher & KS2 leader

Class Teacher

Gill Sandeman

F.A.

20/06/2022

 

Foundation Governor

  • Curriculum

 Safeguarding Governor

None

None

Nicola Brown

F.A.

08/01/2023

Foundation Governor

  • Public Relations
  • Finance
  • Admissions and Appeals

 

Maths Governor

Assessment Governor

Governor Induction

None

None

 

 

Michael Cox

F.A.

12/06/2021

Foundation Governor

  • Finance
  • PRP 

Chair of Finance committee

None

Neil Ashcroft

P.A.

18/11/2022

Elected

  • TBC

 

None

None

 Stephen Southgate

Ex-officio

ongoing

Diocese

None

 RE Governor

None

None

Anne Lazur

L.E.A. 

01/09/2022

Local Authority Governor (BCC)

  • Performance Management Reviewer
  • PRP

 

None

None

Jo Reid

Ex-officio

Head teacher

  • All committees

 Head teacher

Head teacher

None

Melanie Sharpe

F.A.

11/01/2022

Foundation Governor

  • Premises
  • Finance

 

Chair of Premises Committee

Science governor

None

None

Lorna Sparks

Staff

31/12/2021

 

Elected

  • Pupil Admissions  & Appeals
  • Curriculum

 Class teacher

Class teacher

None

Merelina Tebbot

F.A.

02/12/2022

Foundation governor

  • Premises
  • Performance Management Reviewer

 Chair of Governors

Collective Worship Governor

 

None

None

Christine Weaving

F.A.

19/02/2023

 

Foundation Governor

  • Finance
  • Curriculum

 

None

None

Catherine Yoxall

P.A.

19/07/2019

Elected

  • Public Relations

 Chair of PR committee

Equalities, SMSC and PSHE governor

None

None

Jill Dean

F.A.

20/01/2020

Foundation Governor

 

  • Performance Management Reviewer
  • PRP
  • Public Relations

 Vice Chair of Governors

English Governor

PE Governor

None

None

Rachel Lawson

Clerk to Governors

Governing Body

  • FGB meetings

Clerk

LA Clerking Agency

None

 Terms of office as set out in the Instrument of Government

Parent and Staff Governors – 4 year term of office

Co-opted and Authority Governors – 4 year term of office

Headteacher- ex-officio

 

Governing Body Committees and Meetings
 
The full governing body meets 6 times per year. In addition to this, there are sub-committees that meet at least once per term, or more often as necessary. Minutes of meetings are made available upon request.
The sub committees are as follows:
Premises, Health and Safety
Curriculum
Finance
Pay Review & Personnel
Admissions
Headteacher appraisal
Public Relations 
 
Attendance by governors at these meetings is monitored and is available below.