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GOVERNORS

School governing bodies are responsible for working with the school to ensure that it delivers a good quality education. Together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for day-to-day management, they set the school’s aims and policies.

Furzedown has 13 full Governing Body members drawn from the staff, parents and local community. Our governing body consists of 8 co-opted governors, 2 parent governors, 1 local authority governor, 1 associate member, 1 staff governor and the Headteacher.

The full governing body meets meets once a term. In addition governors belong to sub-committees who also meet at least once a term.

GOVERNORS HAVE THREE MAIN ROLES:

  • To provide strategic direction for the school
  • To act as a critical friend to the Headteacher
  • To ensure accountability

THEY ALSO CARRY OUT A NUMBER OF OTHER IMPORTANT DUTIES, WHICH INCLUDE:

  • Determining how the school’s budget is spent
  • The appointing and dismissing of senior staff
  • Hearing appeals and grievances
  • Forming policy on the school’s curriculum and collective worship
  • Setting standards for pupils’ behaviour and discipline
  • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
  • Setting and monitoring the school’s aims and policies

WE HAVE 3 GOVERNING BODY SUB COMMITTEES

Pupils and curriculum

Finances and staffing

Premises and extended provision

Name Photo Position Appointed by Sub-Committee Business/Financial Interests

 Term

expires

Relationship between governors and staff Role in other schools
Alastair Cowie Co-Chair

Co-opted

Governor

Premises and Extended Provision None

 

01/01/26

 

None None
 Simon Hill Simon Hill  Co-Chair Co-opted Governor Finance and Staffing  Business manager for an educational company

 

05/09/25

None None

Jack

Talbot

Associate member

 

Premises &

extended Provision

Works for an educational company.

 

31/12/22

 None None
Ishbel Maclean

Co-opted

Governor

03/01/25  None None
Sophie Anderson

Co-opted

Governor

 

13/12/24

None none

Nicholas

How

Chair of finance and staffing

Co-opted

Governor

 

Finance and staffing None

 

13/06/23

None None
Charley Jarrett  Charley Jarrett  Co-opted Governor  Pupils & Curriculum  None 24/06/22 None None

Adnan

Bajwa

 Parent Governor  None

 

05/09/25

 None None

Rebecca

Wilson

Parent Governor  None

 

05/09/25

None None
Deborah McFarlane  Local authority Governor  None

 

21/11/25

 None

None

 

 

Caron Heywood caron Co-opted  All  None

 

01/09/22

None None
Clare Harkey   Vice -chair

Co-opted

Governor

  Pupils & Curriculum None

 

05/09/25

None None
Nick Dutton nick-d  Staff governor  Pupils & Curriculum  None

 

21/11/25

 None None

Governors Annual
Report 2021
   Governors Report
2019-2020
   Governors’ Report
2019
Governors’ Working Day
Report 2019
Governors’ Report
2017
Governors’ Report
2016

Governors’ Meeting
Attendance 2019-2020
  Governors’Termly
Attendance
2019-2020