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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 three committees: Curriculum, Finance & Staffing and Buildings, Health & Safety. 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

Percentage attendance 2016-17

Mrs Katie

Hewett

Chair of Governors

Parent Governor

C

F&S

BH&S

10.03.15/

09.03.19

None

100%

Mr Christian Lewis

Vice-Chair of Governors

Co-opted Governor

 

C

23.05.16/

22.05.20

None

90%

Mrs Lindsey O'Dell

Chair of Curriculum

Parent Governor

C

BH&S

 

05.11.16/

04.11.20

Husband Treasurer of Friends of the Abbey School

100%

Mr David

Munro

Chair of Finance & Staffing Committee

LA Governor

F&S

10.08.10/

04.09.18

Governor at Gordon’s School.

Employed by Surrey Police

86%

Mr Karl

Schirmer

Chair of Buildings Health & Safety

Parent Governor

F&S

BH&S

06.10.16/

05.10.20

Wife Hand2Heart trainer

90%

Mr David Jackson

Headteacher

Associate member/ Headteacher from 01.04.17

C

F&S

BH&S

04.09.14 as Associate

Now

Ex-officio

None

75% as Associate member

100% as Headteacher

Mrs Janet Pain

Clerk

Clerk to the Governing Body

C

F&S

BH&S

01.09.03

Clerk at Portesbery School

 

85%

Mr Toby Franklin

 

Co-opted Governor

C

F&S

 

20.09.16/

19.09.20

None

73%

Mrs Carol Gardiner

 

Co-opted Governor

 

C

12.09.17/

11.09.21

None

N/A

Mr Andrew Melbourne

 

Co-opted Governor

 

F&S

BH&S

18.07.98/

27.06.21

None

91%

Mrs Elizabeth Pamplin

 

Co-opted Governor

C

F&S

12.09.17/

11.09.21

None

73%

Mrs Vicky Nixon

 

Parent Governor

C

F&S

BH&S

03.11.16/

02.11.20

Trustee Stepping Stones DS.

Member of Frensham Heights parents committee

100%

Vacancy

 

Co-opted Governor

 

 

 

 

Vacancy

 

Staff Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governors who finished their term of office since September 2016

 

Mr David Neal-Smith

 

Co-opted Governor

 

Resignation

05.09.16

 

100%

Mr David

Diffey

 

Co-opted Governor

 

Resignation

31.03.17

 

50%

Mr Nathan Aspinall

 

Head teacher

 

Left the school 31.03.17

 

100%

Miss Rachel Barkess

 

Co-opted Governor

 

End of term of office 30.09.17

 

72%

Mr Andy

Perry

 

Staff Governor

 

Resignation 14.03.18

 

86%

 

 

 

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