Our Governors

Sywell CEVA Primary Governing Body

Governing bodies are responsible for the strategic management of their school, working to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the head teacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school's aims and policies.

They also carry out a number of other important duties, including:

  • Managing the school's budget
  • The appointing and dismissing of staff
  • Making decisions around exclusions
  • Forming policy on the school's curriculum
  • Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies  

 

All governors are appointed for a 4 year term. Local Authority Governors are appointed by the Local Authority (Northamptonshire County Council).  Parent and Staff Governors are appointed by the Governing body following an election.  Foundation governors are appointed by the Peterborough Diocese.

Details of our Governing Body can be found below. 

Governing Body Information

Current Governors

Annette Ray              Local Authority Governor

Russell Lunn             Head Teacher

Rachel Fearnley        Foundation Governor

Paul Groom               Foundation Governor

Tony Noble                Foundation Governor

Neil Botterill               Foundation Governor

Rachel Campbell       Foundation Governor

Darren Parnell           Parent Governor

Jo Shortland              Staff Governor 

 

Dates of Governors meetings 2017- 2018- All meetings start at 7pm

Autumn Term 2017

Full Operations Resources Ethos Other

14th September

Safeguarding Training: All governors who have not had training in the last year must attend

9th October 17th October 25th September  

Wednesday 20th September

       

Wednesday 8th November  

27th November

Data

21st November 13th November Pay and Performance October

Spring Term 2018

Full Operations Resources Ethos Other
Wednesday 10th January 29th January 23rd  January 15th January Admissions to fit with date provided by NCC procedure
Wednesday 28th February

19th March

Data

27th March

Budget meeting

5th March HT Performance management

Summer Term 2018

Full Operations Resources Ethos Other
Wednesday 25th April 21st May 15th  May 8th May  
Wednesday 6th June   

2nd July

Data

26th June 11th June  
Wednesday 11th July        

 

Governor Committee Membership and Responsibilities 2017 - 2018

 

Governor Name Type of Governor Committees Special Responsibilities
Annette Ray Local Authority

Chair of Governors

The Chair attends all committee meetings

Chair of Admissions

Safer recruitment

Deputy safe guarding governor 

Russell Lunn

 

Head Teacher Attends all committee meetings  
       
Darren Parnell Parent Governor

Joint Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Resources

Safeguarding
Rachel Fearnley

Foundation Governor

(parent)

Ethos

Operations

SEN governor
Tony Noble Foundation Governor

Chair of Operations

Ethos

 
       
 

 

   
Paul Groom Foundation Governor

Chair of Ethos

Resources

Health and safety

Jo Shortland

 

Staff Governor Resources  
Neil Botterill

Foundation Governor

(parent)

Ethos

Resources

 
Rachel Campbell

Foundation Governor

(parent)

Vice Chair of Ethos

Operations

 

 

 

Governor membership details September 2016 - present

Governor Name Type of Governor Nature of Appointment Date of Appointment Term of Office Date Stepped Down
Annette Ray Local Authority By LEA November 2014 4 years  
Russell Lunn Head Teacher Head Teacher September 2013 4 years  
Portia Wilson Foundation By Diocese January 2014 4 years March 2017
Darren Parnell Parent By Parent Election November 2014 4 years  
Rachel Fearnley Foundation By Diocese January 2014 4 years  
Tony Noble Foundation By Diocese June 2014 4 years  
Lisa Pearce Parent By Parent Election November 2014 4 years  September 2017
Jeremy Allcock Foundation By Diocese December 2012 4 years December 2016
Paul Groom Foundation By Diocese June 2014 4 years  
Jo Shortland Staff By Staff Election September 2013 4 years  
Neil Botterill Foundation By Diocese March 2016 4 years  
           
Rachel Campbell Foundation By Diocese October 2016 4 years  

 

Register of Governor Business Interests - September 2017-2018

Name Business Interest Other Governing Bodies Personal relationship with staff/pupils – Yes or No

Foundation Governor

(Vacancy)

     

Foundation Governor

(Vacancy)

     
Rachel Fearnley None None Yes
Russell Lunn None None No

Parent Governor

(Vacancy)

     
Anthony Noble Jema Publications None Yes
Rachel Campbell None None Yes
Paul Groom  None None No
Annette Ray

School Support

Consultant,

Peterborough Diocese

Associate Governor Millbrook Junior School No
Darren Parnell None None Yes
Jo Shortland None None No
Neil Botterill None None Yes

 

Attendance at Governors’ Meetings - Academic Year 2016-2017

Name September/ October * November  January March May June July
Annette Ray

Present

Both meetings

Present  Present Present   Present  Apologies  Present
Russell Lunn

Present

Both meetings

Present  Present  Present  Present  Present  Present
Jo Shortland

Present

Both meetings

Apologies  Present  Present  Present  Present  Present
Paul Groom

Apologies

Both meetings

Present Apologies   Present  Present  Present  Apologies
Tony Noble

Apologies

Both meetings

Apologies  Present  Present Apologies   Present  Present
Darren Parnell

Present

Both meetings

Present  Present  Apologies  Present  Present  Apologies
Lisa Pearce

Apologies September

Present October

Present  Present  Present  Present  Present  Apologies
Neil Botterill

Apologies September

Present October

Present  Present Present   Present  Present  Present
Portia Wilson

Present

Both meetings

Apologies  Apologies  Present  Resigned March 2017 N/A   N/A
Rachel Fearnley

Present September

Apologies October

Present  Present  Present  Apologies  Present  Apologies
Rachel Campbell

Present October

Term of office began October 2106 

Present

 Present  Present  Present  Present  Present
Jeremy Allcock

Present

Both meetings

Present

 

 N/A

Term of Office finished December 2016

 N/A  N/A  N/A N/A 

*The date of the September meeting was changes at very short notice so many people were not able to attend. The meeting in October was an additional meeting to approve the work of the September meeting 

Attendance Data Academic Year 2015-2016

Full Governors Meetings

Governor September November January March April June July
Annette Ray Present Present Present Present Present Present Present
Russell Lunn Present Present Present Present Present Present Present
Jo Shortland Present Present Present Present Present Present Present
Paul Groom Present Present Present Present Present Present Apologies
Tony Noble Present Apologies Present Apologies Apologies Apologies Present
Darren Parnell Present Present Present Present Apologies Present Present
Lisa Pearce Present Apologies Present Present Apologies Apologies Apologies
Neil Botterill N/A N/A N/A Appointed 18/03/16 Present Apologies Present
Portia Wilson Present Present Present Present Present Present Present
Rachel Fearnley Present Present Present Present Present Present Present
Duncan Beet Leave of absence Leave of absence Present Apologies   Present Present
Jeremy Allcock Apologies Present Present Present Present Present Present

Jo

Bradley

Apologies Present Present Present Present Present Apologies
Douglas Muir Present Apologies Present Present   Present Apologies

Operations Committee Meetings

Governor October November February April May July
Jo Bradley Present Apologies Present Present Apologies Present
Rachel Fearnley Present Present Present Present Present Present
Russel Lunn Present Present Present Present Present Present
Tony Noble Present Present Present Present Present Present
Portia Wilson Present Present Present Present Present Present
Lisa Pearce Apologies Present Present Apologies Present Apologies
Annette Ray Present Apologies Present Present Present Apologies
Duncan Beet N/A N/A Present Apologies Present Present

Resources Committee Meetings

Governor October December February April May June
Russell Lunn Present Present Present Present Present Present
Paul Groom Present Present Present Present Present Present
Douglas Muir Present Present Present Present Apologies Present
Jo Shortland Present Apologies Present Present Present Present
Jeremy Allcock Apologies Present Apologies Apologies Present Present
Darren Parnell Present Present Present Present Present Present
Annette Ray Present Present Present Present Apologies Apologies

Ethos Committee Meetings

Governor October March May
Russell Lunn   Present Present
Douglas Muir   Present Present
Paul Groom   Present Present
Duncan Beet   Present Present
Portia Wilson   Present Present
Rachel Fearnley   Apologies Present
Douglas Muir   Present Present
Tony Noble   Apologies Apologies
Jeremy Allcock   Apologies Apologies
Annette Ray   Present Present