Our Governance

The Federation Governing Body

The Governing Body is legally responsible for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.  The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013 set out core functions which the Governing Body must strongly focus on and retain oversight of.

The Governing Body will:

  • Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Operate in such a way that statutory duties are met and priorities are approved
  • Provide challenge and hold the Headteacher and other senior leaders to account for improving the quality of teaching, pupils‟ achievement and pupils‟ behaviour and safety
  • Use performance management systems, including the performance management of the Headteacher, to improve teaching, leadership and management
  • Support and strengthen school leadership
  • Contribute to the school’s self-evaluation and understand its strengths and weaknesses
  • Engage with key stakeholders
  • Ensure solvency and probity and that the financial resources made available to the school are managed effectively
  • Use the pupil premium and other resources to overcome barriers to learning, including reading, writing and mathematics.

 

Membership of Federation Governing Body:

Co-opted Governors x 7

Headteachers X 5

Local Authority Governor x 1

Foundation Governor x1

Parent Governors X 2

Staff Governor x 1

 

Federation Governing Body

Governor Name Type of Governor Term of Office End Date  

Designated Governor Role

Committees Other School Governor Posts Held Connections to Staff Business Interests

Declared

Mark Roberts Co-opted Governor 31/03/2020  

 

 

Chair of Governors

 

  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
  • Personnel
None No Yes

Senior Manager of Interserve Construction Ltd

Peter Davenport LA Governor 31/03/2020  

 

 

Vice Chair

 

  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
  • Personnel
None No Yes

Employee of Staffs County Council

Sarah Milner Parent Governor Resigned 9/01/2017
  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
None No No
Sue Buckle Parent Governor 30/04/2021
  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises

Full Governing Body

None No No
Denise Wilde Parent Governor 31/03/2020
  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
  • Personnel – Appeals
None No No
Michael Poulsom Co-opted Governor 31/03/2020
  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
None No No
Nikki Booth Staff Governor 31/03/2020
  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
None Yes No
Jan Jeffries  

Co-opted Governor

 

31/03/2020  

 

 

Safeguarding/Looked After Children & Prevent

  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
  • Personnel – Appeals
Vice-Chair at St Johns Bishops Wood No Yes

Parish Councillor,

Independent Monitoring Board,

Stafford Prison (MoJ)

Debbie Wynn Jones Co-opted Governor 31/03/2020  

Pupil Premium

  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
 

None

 

No

 

No

Sally Griffin Co-opted Governor 31/03/2020
  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
  • Personnel – Appeals
None No No
Sharon Mason Co-opted Governor 31/03/2020
  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
  • Personnel

 

None No No
Heidi Bayliss Co-opted Governor 31/03/2020  

 

Special Educational Needs

  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
  • Personnel – Appeals
None No No
David Dee Foundation Governor 30/04/2021
  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
None No No
Emma Challiner Headteacher 30/04/2021
  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
 

None

 

No

 

No

Helen Johnson Headteacher 31/03/2020
  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
None No NO
Dawn Spiers Headteacher 31/03/2020
  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
None No Yes

Penkridge Turf

Phil Tapp Principal/Headteacher 31/03/2020
  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
  • Personnel
None No No
Natalie Frost Headteacher 31/03/2020
  • Standards & Performance
  • Finance & Premises
  • Full Governing Body
None No No

 

 

Each school within The Penk Valley Federation will also retain an Individual School Committee.  The Associate Members on this committee will meet at least 3 times per year and provide reports to the Federation Governing Body. Information about each ISC can be found on the individual school websites.