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Governors at The Abbey School are volunteers from the school and the community who ensure that the school is run to the highest of standards. To do this Governors meet on a regular basis and also come into school to monitor quality, making sure that their three core functions are being met effectively and ensuring that pupils at The Abbey School get the best education possible.

 

The Governing Body’s three core functions are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff;
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

Parents can always contact the Chair by writing to her via the School Office or email to enquiries@abbey.surrey.sch.uk .

 

The governing body has two committees: Finance & Resources and Teaching & Learning. Each committee meets once per term, the full governing body also meets termly, usually towards the end of a term following committee meetings. Governors undertake training provided by Surrey's contractor Babcock International. Public copies of governing body minutes are available on request from the school office.

 

The current make up is as follows:-

 

Name

Areas of Responsibility

Governor Type

Committee Membership

Date of Appointment/ current term of office ends

Declaration of Business/ Pecuniary Interest

Mrs Katie

Hewett

Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

F&R

T&L

11.03.19/

10.03.23

None

Mr Christian Lewis

Vice-Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

 

T&L

23.05.16/

22.05.20

None

Mrs Lindsey O'Dell

Chair of Teaching & Learning

Parent Governor

F&R

T&L

05.11.16/

04.11.20

Husband Treasurer of Friends of the Abbey School

Mr Karl

Schirmer

Governor with special responsibility for Buildings Health & Safety

Parent Governor

F&R

06.10.16/

05.10.20

Wife Hand2Heart trainer

Mr David Jackson

Headteacher

Ex-officio: Headteacher from 01.04.17

F&R

T&L

04.09.14 as Associate

Now

Ex-officio

None

Mr Toby Franklin

Chair of Finance and Resources

Co-opted Governor

 

F&R

 

20.09.16/

19.09.20

None

Mrs Carol Gardiner

 

Staff Governor

 

 

12.09.17/

11.09.21

None

Mrs Elizabeth Pamplin

 

Co-opted Governor

F&R

T&L

12.09.17/

11.09.21

None

Mrs Vicky Nixon

 

Parent Governor

F&R

T&L

03.11.16/

02.11.20

Trustee Stepping Stones DS.

Member of Frensham Heights parents committee

 

 

Governors who finished their term of office since September 2016

 

 Mr Andrew Melbourne

Co-opted Governor

  Resignation 10.12.18
 Mr David Munro   LA Governor   End of term of office   04.09.18

Mr David Neal-Smith

Co-opted Governor

Resignation

05.09.16

Mr David

Diffey

Co-opted Governor

Resignation

31.03.17

Mr Nathan Aspinall

Head teacher

Left the school 31.03.17

Miss Rachel Barkess

Co-opted Governor

End of term of office 30.09.17

Mr Andy

Perry

Staff Governor

Resignation 14.03.18

 

 

 

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