Governors

Every aspect of the life and conduct of our school is overseen by the Governors.

Our purpose

The main aim of Little Paxton Primary School (like all schools) is to raise the educational achievements of all children, ensuring all pupils make good progress from their starting points. The Governing Body is committed to providing a good education for local children at the village primary school.  Legally the Governing Body is required to support and challenge the school by:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

In addition, governors are responsible for ensuring that the school fulfils its statutory duties.

LPPS Instrument of Government 

 

How do we organise our work?

Full Governing Body meetings are minuted by the Clerk to the Governing Body. The minutes of each meeting are reviewed and agreed at the following meeting. Agreed minutes will be posted on the school website as soon as is practicable.

Governor Meeting Minutes 

The agenda for each meeting is drawn up in advance and circulated at least one week prior to the meeting. Agendas for meetings are set by the Chair in consultation with the Clerk and the Head teacher. They follow an annual cycle of agreeing, then monitoring and evaluating the plans for school improvement. Agendas also include items that reflect local and national priorities and initiatives.

As well as attending formal meetings, the Governors spend much time in school, meeting and working with staff and children. Governors make regular visits to school to enable them to get to know more about how it operates and also to monitor aspects of the improvement plans that have been agreed.

Governors are always pleased and ready to talk to parents.  Governors can be contacted either through the school office or by contacting the Clerk, Alice Davis clerk@littlepaxton.cambs.sch.uk

Our meetings 

Much of our work is done through meetings of the Full Governing Body  with particular responsibilities as set out in its Terms of Reference. The Chair of Governors is elected each year. Full Governing Body meetings are held once a month (except August). Currently Paul Warmington is the Chair and Richard Fairbairn is the Vice-Chair. The FGB is responsible for monitoring school performance. The FGB receives regular reports from the Head Teacher and discusses monitoring carried out by link governors.

Governor Meeting Dates 2021-2022

Statutory Committees

There are also some statutory committees (Salary, Performance Management, Appeals, Discipline, etc.) which meet as necessary.

Composition of Committees 2020-2021

Terms of Reference 2020

 

current membership of the governing body

02.–Governors’ terms of office indicated in brackets.

The term of office of all Governors (other than the Head Teacher) is four years.

Local Authority Governor:

Mr Paul Warmington (04.12.20 – 03.12.24)

Parent Governors:

Mr Timothy Gawler (15.11.19 – 14.11.23)

Mr Austin Willett (15.11.19 – 14.11.23)

Mr Ian Cunningham (27.11.20-26.11.24)

Mrs Sam Byers (02.22-02.26)

Mr Andrew Kinglake (02.22-02.26)

 

 Head Teacher:

Mrs Nickie Moore (01.09.18 –     )

Staff Governor:

Co-opted Governors:

Mr Neil Donoghue (04.03.19 – 03.03.23)

Mr Richard Fairbairn (30.09.19 – 29.09.23)

Mrs Victoria McAuley-Eccles  (01.09.19 – 31.08.23)

Mr Stephen Robinson (22.3.21-21.3.25)

Mr Alex Simkin  (02.22 – 02.26)

 

 

Associate Members:

Mrs Alice Davies (02.22-26.04.26)

Information about current Governors

Information about Governors 2020 – 2021

Information about Governors 2019 – 2020

governors with specific responsibility

Finance – Austin Willett

Safeguarding – Stephen Robinson

Pupil Premium – 

SEND – Ian Cunningham

Effectiveness of Leadership & Management – Paul Warmington

Curriculum/Quality of Education Richard Fairbairn, Tim Gawler & Neil Donoghue

Facilities, Health & Safety – Neil Donoghue

Also, Governors attend other meetings with, for example, the School Improvement Adviser or Local Authority Education Officers, or serve on  working groups for specific tasks as the need arises.

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Years Established

Get in touch

Location: Gordon Road, Little Paxton, PE19 6NG

Telephone: 01480 375600

Email: office@littlepaxton.cambs.sch.uk

School Hours: M-F: 8:50am - 3:15pm

School Office open: M-F: 8.15am - 4pm