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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 chair@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 2015-16

Mr David Jackson

Head teacher

Head teacher

C

F&S

BH&S

04.09.14

Ex Officio

None

86%

(As Associate Member)

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

100%

Mr Karl

Schirmer

Chair of Buildings, Health & Safety Committee

Parent Governor

BH&S

10.03.15

04.10.20

Wife Hand2Heart trainer

88%

Mr David

Munro

Chair of Finance & Staffing Committee

LA Governor

F&S

10.08.10

04.09.18

Foundation trustee Gordon’s School.

Employed by Surrey Police

86%

Mrs Lindsey O'Dell

Chair of Curriculum Committee

Parent Governor

C

BH&S

 

04.11.12

04.10.20

Husband treasurer of Friends of the Abbey School

90%

Miss Rachel Barkess

 

Co-opted Governor

C

01.12.12

30.09.17

None

100%

Mr Toby Franklin

 

Co-opted Governor

F&S

20.09.16

19.09.20

None

n/a

Mr Andrew Melbourne

 

Co-opted Governor

F&S

BH&S

18.07.98

28.06.17

Employed by Frensham Heights

70%

Mrs Vicki Nixon

 

Parent Governor

C

03.11.16

02.11.20

Trustee Stepping Stones DS.

Member of Frensham Heights parents committee

n/a

Mrs Janet Pain

Clerk

Clerk to the Governing Body

C

F&S

BH&S

01.09.03

None

100%

Mrs Elizabeth Pamplin

 

Co-opted Governor

C

F&S

25.10.06

30.09.17

None

80%

Mr Andy

Perry

 

Staff Governor

BH&S

06.09.15

05.09.19

Wife employed by Waitrose

86%

 

 

Governors who finished their term of office in the last academic year

             
Mr David Diffey   Co-opted Governor   End of term of office 30.09.17   57%

Mrs Auriel Rankmore

 

Co-opted Governor

 

Resignation 24.03.16

 

66%

Mrs Sharon Mitchell

 

Parent Governor

 

Resignation

22.07.16

 

60%

Mr Iain

Wolloff

 

Parent Governor

 

Resignation 22.07.16

 

100%

Mr David Neal-Smith

 

Co-opted Governor

 

Resignation

05.09.16

 

100%

 

 

 

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