Christina Webster (Chair of Governors)
Gordon Danks (Vice Chair)
Kate Gemmell (Headteacher)
Jen Chapman (Staff Governor)
Tom Hodgson (Parent Governor)
Yasmin Knight (Parent Governor)
John Irwin (Co-opted Governor)
Jonathan Stanlake (Co-Opted Governor)
Damelza Whitbread (Parent Governor)
Vacancy (Parent Governor)
Carol Stoddart (Clerk to Governors)
School governors are volunteers who help to run the school. Most schools work with a group of school governors - together they’re called the 'governing body'. They’re involved in decisions about all aspects of managing the school – such as running buildings and budgets, supporting staff and setting standards of school discipline. Governors also help to make big decisions about the school’s long-term goals. They support headteachers, but also ask questions and make sure the headteacher is taking the school in the right direction.
Here are the email addresses of the chair and vice chair of Bamford Primary School:
Chair of Governors
Vice Chair of Governors
Gordon Danks (Safeguarding and Health & Safety)
This is a subcommittee of the FGB, with delegated tasks relating to Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Premises and Financial management. It meets termly.
This is a subcommittee of the FGB with delegated tasks relating to the Curriculum (Intent, Implementation and Impact) through reviewing the school's approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. In particularly, this board also has a remit to ensure that vulnerable children are fully supported so that they may have any disadvantages diminished. This includes having a particular interest in the needs of our pupils with special educational needs (SEND) and/or those in receipt of Pupil Premium Grant.
Historical information is available on request from the office.
Following votes at Full Governing Body meetings at both Grindleford and Bamford we are pleased to announce that the decision has been made to form a federation of the two schools.
The consultation responses, summary attached, were useful and again we thank those who responded. The governors are conscious that although the majority of stakeholders were supportive there are those who were not and we will be mindful of the various views expressed.
The target date for the federation commencing is 1 January 2024, on which date the existing governing boards will be disbanded. During the autumn term the new federation governing body will be formed, which will involve elections of the parent/carer and staff governors.
We would like to thank Mrs Gemmell and the staff at both schools for all of their hard work since the collaboration began in September 2022 and look forward to building upon this as we go forward.
The Governing Board Diversity Review was completed in eth Summer Term 2023. This is available for inspection upon request. Contact Carol Stoddart, Clerk to Governors at email@example.com
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