Meet the Governors

Governors are a voluntary body of people who guide and support the strategic direction of the school. They are members of the school team and their contribution to the school is highly valued. They seek to uphold the school’s vision: Pembridge is a school where we encourage everyone to be inspired through faith in God and to live by Christian values so that our teaching and learning is of the highest quality, our whole community flourishes and we reflect all that is worthy of praise.

School Governing Body

The instrument of government states that the governing body shall consist of:

  • 8 *Foundation Governors
  • 2 Parent Governors
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • 1 Headteacher
  • 1 Co-opted Governor

*Foundation Governors are appointed by either the Parochial Church Council (5) or Diocesan Board of Education (2), plus the Incumbent.

Each Governor will serve for an initial term of 4 years.

The role of the Governing Body is a strategic one; its key functions are to:

  • Set the aims and objectives for the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • Be a source of both challenge and support to the head teacher (a critical friend)                

Introducing the Governing Body

 

ARBER Tony- Local Authority Governor

Responsibilities:

Committees: Resources, Teaching & Standards

Term of Office: 25/9/2020 - 24/9/2024

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Hon member of CIPFA and Associate member of the BCS.

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: None.

Meetings Attended in the Academic Year 2020/2021: FGB 4 of 5 Res. 4 of 4, T&S 3 of 3


BRANSTON Rev. Anna - Foundation Governor (Incumbent, Ex-Officio)

Responsibilities:

Committees: FGB and Ethos

Term of Office: 1/9/2018

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests:  Rector of the Arrowvale Group of Parishes.  Ordained member of the Church of England.

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: None.

Meetings Attended 2020/2021: FGB 2 of 5,  Ethos 1 of 1

 

GOODE Sharron - Foundation Governor (Diocese)

Responsibilities: Chair of Governors (re-appointed 13.10.21)

Committees: FGB and Teaching & Standards

Term of Office: 27.1.2021 to 26.1.25

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: Teacher at Lucton School.  Midlands Association of Safeguarding in Education.

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: None.

Meetings Attended 2020/2021: FGB 5 of 5,  T&S 3of 3

 

HOLLIS Robert - Head Teacher (ex-officio)

Responsibilities: Everything!

Committees: FGB, Resources, T&S, Ethos

Term of Office: 24/8/2017

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: Pembridge Pre-school Trustee, PCC of St Peter’s, Bromyard.

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: None.

Meetings Attended: Academic Year 2020/2021: FGB 5 of 5,  Res. 4 of 4,  T&S 3 of 3, Ethos 1 of 1

 

INGHAM Steve – Foundation Governor (PCC)

Responsibilities: Ethos Committee Chair, Vice-Chair of T&S, PCC/Governor Representative

Committees: FGB, T&S, Ethos

Term of Office: 1/6/2018 to 31.5.22

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: Awaiting Declaration of Interest return.

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: None.

Meetings Attended 2020/2021: FGB 5 of 5,  T&S 3 of 3,  Ethos  1 of 1

 

JAQUES Steven - Foundation Governor (PCC)

Responsibilities:

Committees: FGB and Resources

Term of Office: 8/2/2020 – 7/2/2024

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: Awaiting Declaration of Interest return.

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: None.

Meetings Attended 2020/2021:

 

KLEISER Will – Parent Governor (Appointed)

Responsibilities:

Committees: FGB and T&S

Term of Office: 30/9/2020 – 29/9/2024

Business, Personal and Pecuniary Interests: Awaiting Declaration of Interest return.

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: None.

Meetings Attended 2020-2021: FGB 2 of 5,  T&S 2 of 3

 

LLOYD Anita – Foundation Governor (PCC)

Responsibilities: Chair of Resources, Vice-Chair FGB

Committees: FGB and Resources

Term of Office: 30/6/2021 - 29/6/2025

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Solicitor with Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP. Friends of Pembridge Primary School.

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: None.

Meetings Attended 2020/2021: FGB 5 of 5,  Resources 4 of 4 as an observer.

 

MURDOCH Iain – Co-opted Governor

Responsibilities:

Committee: FGB only

Term of Office: 30/9/2020 – 29/9/2024

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None registered.

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: Governor at Weobley School Term of Office 3/10/2018 – 3/10/2022.

Meetings Attended 2020/2021: FGB 4 of 5

 

NORMAN Sarah - Foundation Governor (PCC)

Responsibilities:

Committees: FGB, T&S and Ethos

Term of Office: 18/12/2017 - 17/12/2022* (Re-appointment approved by Diocese 18/10/21)

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Awaiting Declaration of Interest return.

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: None.

Meetings Attended 2020/2021: FGB 3 of 5, T&S 2of 3,  Ethos 0 of 1

 

TARGETT Melissa – Staff Governor

Responsibilities: School Business Manager

Committees: FGB and Resources

Term of Office: 29/9/2021 - 28/9/2025

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None registered.

Governance Roles in other Educational Institutions: None.

Meetings Attended:

 

Vacancies:

Foundation Governor (Diocese)

Foundation Governor (PCC)

Parent Governor

 

HUGHES Maryjane (Janie) - Clerk to the Governing Body

 

For more information on the role of the Governing Body please contact the Chair of Governors via the school office or go to the Herefordshire Council Website (Education & Learning).

Our Structure

Our Full Governing Body and committees meets five times a year.  We also have three additional committees:

Resources (Res.): This committee, which meets six times a year, provides strategic direction to ensure the school is safe, well-maintained and financially sound. It monitors all aspects of school spending to ensure good financial management. It approves budgets and spending set for the year and oversees any capital spend projects.

Teaching and Standards (T&S): This committee meets termly and monitors how the schools secures the highest achievements of all groups of pupils through the monitoring and evaluation of the curriculum, progress of pupils and assessment procedures.

Ethos: This committee, which also meets once a term, ensures the school remains true to its historic Church of England foundation, lives by its Christian values and is at the heart of Pembridge and its wider community.

There are also panels that meet as required to deal with matters such as Admissions, Recruitment, Performance Management, Staff Dismissals, Pupil Discipline, Complaints and Appeals.

Our Priorities

Over the next 12 months, the Governing Body and committees will continue to work closely with staff, pupils and the wider community to:

  • Maintain and develop the ethos that creates a strong staff team, ensuring that our values are modelled, talents are shared and Pembridge ‘essentials’ are followed.
  • Ensure reviewed curriculum 3Is are in place for new question-led topics during Year A rolling programme – a continual reflection and review of procedures to be completed.
  • Ensure new EYFS curriculum is fully adopted and baseline assessments supported, with support given to Pre-school and transition opportunities explored.
  • Provide support to enable a robust catch-up operation for those children who are not yet at year expectations (and who are not SEN), including those targeted at greater depth following a period of Covid-19 disruption.
  • Ensure all staff work to secure the highest of achievement so that all pupils (in every group) meet or exceed the national expected standard at the end of each Key Stage – and rigorously focus children in Years 1, 3, 4 and 5 to maintain or exceed end of year expectations
  • Ensure all staff focus on closing the gaps between the achievements of children with SEND, in receipt of pupil premium and FSM, and boys with the rest of the children.
  • Ensure the school’s assessment, monitoring and tracking systems are consistently and effectively used to raise achievement.
  • Bring about opportunities to work and make links with other schools (inner city?) to share curriculum ideas, staff training and encourage wider pupil engagement and cultural learning.
  • Ensure that all staff have the necessary skills and abilities to lead to their strengths, coach and develop others in the team, signposting opportunities for personal CPD.
  • Increase Governor responsibility within school where possible, bridging links with staff and children.
  • Ensure the school is ready for a successful SIAMS outcome.