Governors

The governors of Holywell School make up the key body that works with the Head Teacher to ensure that we provide the best education possible to all the children who come here. The governing body sets the strategic direction of the school, advises and challenges the Head Teacher and senior team, sets and monitors the school budget and monitors the quality of its educational provision.

The Full Governing Body generally meets once each half term. In addition, it conducts a great deal of its work through three key sub committees:

  • Academy Business Committee
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Ethos and Pastoral Care Committee

Membership of the governing body is currently made up of:

  • 2 elected parents
  • 10 members who have been placed on the board by one of our two parishes (Cranfield PCC and Wootton PCC)
  • 5 members of staff (the 2 Deputy Heads, Assistand Head as well as an elected member from the teaching staff and one from the non-teaching staff).

We are very fortunate that, as well as the elected parents on the governing body, the overwhelming majority of the members from the two parishes, as well as our Clerk, either have children currently attending Holywell or have had children at the school recently.

The current governors are:    

 

Name

Positions held 2017/18

Status

Appointed by

Date appointed

Date Ends

1

Vacant

Parent

Parents

 

 

2

Sarah King

Parent

Parents

21/10/14

20/10/18

3

Michael Simpson

Headteacher

Statute

N/A

N/A

4

Alison Stewart

Deputy Head

Associate Member   

N/A

N/A

5

Stephan Van Der Merwe

Deputy Head

Associate Member

N/A

N/A

6

Heather Donnellan

Assistant Head

Associate Member

N/A

N/A

7

Colleen Dinner School Business Manager Associate Member

N/A

 N/A

8

Selina King

Staff

Teaching Staff

20/11/14

19/11/18

9

Lynn Jenkins

Staff

Non Teaching Staff

01/10/12

30/09/20

10

Hugh Symes-Thompson

Foundation – Cranfield PCC

Statute

CPCC

01/10/12

30/09/20

11

Stephen Apted

 

Chair of Ethos and Pastoral Care Committee

Cranfield PCC

CPCC

01/10/14

30/09/18

12

Rachel Bacon

Cranfield PCC

CPCC

14/11/14

13/11/18

13

 

Sara Jenkins

Cranfield PCC

CPCC

01/04/16

31/03/20

14

Emma Butterwick

Cranfield PCC

CPCC

01/05/16

30/04/20

15

Martin Sanders

 

Chair of Curriculum Committee

Foundation – Wootton PCC

Statute

WPCC

01/10/12

30/09/20

16

JoJo Ackroyd

Wootton PCC

WPCC

01/10/14

30/09/18

17

Pauline  Kendall

Wootton PCC

WPCC

01/10/14

30/09/18

18

Vacant

Wootton PCC

WPCC

 

 

19

Isabel Turner

Wootton PCC

WPCC

01/10/12

30/09/20

 

   

20

Michael McVitie

Vice-Chair

Co-opted (21/10/14 to 20/10/18)

21

Elaine Cook

Chair

Co-opted (01/10/16 to 30/09/18)

22

Angelina Smith

Clerk (from 29 April 2014)

 

Annual Accounts Return 15/16

Annual Accounts Return 14/15

Disclosure of Governor Interests