Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263

admin@beaford-primary.devon.sch.uk

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Organisation of Governors

The school has a 'portfolio' of Governors.  Each Governor has delegated areas of responsibility which they are required to monitor and evaluate the effectivness of.  The areas of responsibility fall under 5 categories:

        • Leadership and management
        • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment
        • Outcomes for pupils - achievement
        • Personal development, wellbeing and safety 
        • Finance and personnel

 Governors work collectively to ensure the school achieves its aims, continues to improve and develop and secure best value .

Beaford Community Primary & Nursery School Governing Body

Name

 Type of

Governor

Appointing

Body

 Office  Term  Committee(s) & Responsibilities Registered interests
 

Alison Bennett

 

Co-Opted

 

Governing Body

 

Chair of FGB

Chair of Data and School Improvement

04/02/2015-03/02/2019 Data and School Improvement
Curriculum
EYFS
Pupil Discipline
Staff Pay, Discipline and Capability
 
 

Jeffers Mayo

 

Parent

 

Elected by parents

 

Vice Chair

 

09/05/2014-08/05/2018

 

Data and School Improvement

Attendance & Behaviour

Child Protection, Health & Wellbeing

Pupil Discipline

Staff Pay, Discipline and Capability

 

Wife is a teacher
in the school

 

Annette Yates

 

Headteacher

 

Ex officio

   

04/09/2007 - present

   
Matthew Millichope

 

 

Co-Opted

 

Governing Body

 

 

03/01/2017 - 03/01/2021

Health, Safety & Security

Finance, Premises & Personnel

Pupil Discipline

Staff Pay, Discipline and Capability

 

 

 

Samantha Doidge

 

Parent

 

Elected by Parents

Chair of Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee  

03/11/2014-02/11/2018

 

Parent Engagement & Cohesion

Curriculum

EYFS

Finance, Premises & Personnel

 
 Alex Heal  LEA  Governing Body   18/11/2015-18/11/2019

Data and School Improvement

Finance, Premises & Personnel

 
 

Liesa Down

 

Staff

 

Elected by Staff

   

02/02/2015-01/02/2019

   
       Governors who have left or resigned in the last year

 

Katie Cross

  
Co-Opted 

 Governing Body

  04/02/2015-24/07/2016    

Mark Bowen

Parent

Elected by Parents

 

25/06/2012-24/06/2016

Sells eggs to the
school 

Attendance at Meetings for 2016/2017 Academic Year

 

 

Full Governing Body

 

Finance, Premises and Personnel

 

School Improvement

Governor

29/6/17

9/3/17

23/2/17

23/11/16

 21/9/16

22/6/17

9/3/17

26/1/17

10/11/17

17/7/17

24/4/17

9/1/17

19/9/16

Bennett Alison

No

Yes Yes

 

Yes

 Yes

 

 Yes

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 Yes

Bowen Mark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doidge Sam

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 Yes

 Yes

Yes 

 Yes

Yes 

 

 

 

 

Cannon Liesa

 Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heal Alex

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes 

 Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No 

Yes

Yes

 Yes

Mayo Jeffers Yes

 No

 Yes

 No

 No

 

 

 

Yes

 Yes

Yes 

 Yes

Millichope Matthew Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

Wright Helen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yates Annette Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

 

Attendance at Meetings for 2015/2016 Academic Year

 

Full Governing Body

 

Finance, Premises and Personnel

 

School Improvement

Governor

6/7/16

23/6/16

27/4/16

10/2/16

19/11/15

23/9/15

26/05/16

14/4/16

21/1/16

12/11/15

18/7/16

12/4/16

14/12/15

22/9/15

Bennett Alison

 Yes

Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 

 

 

 

 

Yes

Yes

No

Yes 

Bowen Mark

Yes 

Yes  No Yes  Yes  Yes 

Yes 

Yes  Yes  Yes 

 

 

 

 

Cross Katie

Yes 

Yes  Yes  No

Yes  

Yes 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doidge Sam

Yes

 Yes 

Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 

 Yes 

Yes  Yes  Yes 

 

 

 

 

Down Liesa

Yes 

 Yes 

Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 

 

 

 

 

 

Heal Alex

No Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 

 Yes 

Yes  

Yes  

 Yes 

 Yes

 No

 Yes 

 

Mayo Jeffers

Yes 

No Yes 

Yes  

Yes  Yes 

 

 

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes 

Wright Helen

Yes 

Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

Yates Annette

Yes 

Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes 

Chair of Governors - Alison Bennett
  • School Improvement, Data, Curriculum,  EYFS. 
  • Staff pay, discipline and capability committee.

I have been a governor at Beaford since 2011 and Chair from 2012.

Professionally I trained as a physiotherapist and worked in this field for ten years until my youngest son arrived. In the past two years I have set up a retail business partnership in Torrington.

I have been a parent at the school since 2001 when my daughter started in nursery and from that point I was very involved in helping out in the classroom and the various PTA and school events. The decision to become a Governor came from a need to give something back to the community that had given my children the best possible start.  In this role I have gained a greater understanding of the internal workings of a school and the many challenges faced by the Head Teacher and staff in growing a school to be proud of whilst keeping within the boundaries set by the authorities. Being a Governor has meant that I am able to provide support whilst helping to ensure that the school provides the best possible learning environment for the children in its care.

   

 

 Deputy Chair of Governors - Jeffers Mayo  
  • School Improvement, Data, Attendance & Behaviour, Safeguarding, Health and Wellbeing, Pupil Discipline.
  • Staff pay, discipline and capability committee.
 
     
Matthew Millichope  
 
  • Finance, Personnel & Premises
  • Health & Safety

I have worked in local government for 23 years, currently in the employment of Torridge District Council as an Environmental Protection Officer.

 I have two sons who attend Beaford Community Primary and Nursery School and, since their admission, have watched and experienced their impressive development assisted in the main by the attentive and caring nature of the teaching staff.  I have a very keen interest to ensure the school continues to deliver high standards of education in a caring and supportive environment. As well as being keen to promote a good education to all children, I also recognise the need to have and participate in activities and interests outside of the school environment.  For example, my sons attend swimming lessons and show a general interest in sport.  Recently as a family we participated in a charity run raising a significant amount of money in the process. 

 

 

 

   
 Sam Doidge 

 

 
 
 
  • Finance, Premises and Personnel, Parent Engagement, Community Cohesion.
  • Staff pay, discipline and capability committee. 
As a Mum to a child starting education, I wanted to be involved in school life somehow.  Governors felt the right way to go, as I work as an Accountant in a large food manufacturing company and I felt I could bring these skills to the board.  However, I feel being a Governor at Beaford School has certainly taught me more than I could ever bring to them!! 
     
Alex Heal

 

 

 
 
  • School Improvement, Data, Finance, Premises and Personnel. 

I have experience of working for a finance broker which required an understanding of company finances and an  element of risk analysis to ensure all information provided was accurate and correct. I was also the manager of my department so I was responsible for the team working with me. This provided me with valuable knowledge and experience to which I can put to good use as a school governor.

 I currently work for the family farm where I am responsible for managing the bank account and I volunteer at Beaford school to assist the pupils with their reading skills. I frequently assist with and partake in PTA fundraising events.

 

 
     
Liesa Down    
Staff Governor   
     
Head Teacher - Annette Yates  
Clerk to Governors - Helen Wright    

 

Contacting the Governing Body

 

Governors can be contacted via the Clerk to Governors on 01805 603263 or email admin@beaford-primary.devon.sch.uk