‘Foundations for Life’
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The school's Governing Body has three core functions:
" To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
" To hold school leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and for the performance management of staff; and
" To oversee the financial performance of the school and to make sure its money is well spent.
We regularly review the effectiveness of our work to ensure that governors have the right mix of skills, experience and capacity. We have carried out an audit of our practice and structures and completed an action plan that has helped us to increase the positive impact that we have on the work of the school.
The full Governing Body normally meets five times during the year and the main Committees meet once a term. Governors regularly visit when the school is in session, observing the day to day work of the school and talking to the children. During 2019 we have introduced a Governors' monitoring day, where we focus on particular aspects of the work of the school, including observing lessons, looking at children's work and identifying both areas of strength and areas for further development.
Much has been achieved during the last year and we believe that the school is now well placed to build on this and to continue raising the outcomes for all our children.
(Chair of Governors)
As a parent of two children who attended AWGS and as a former teacher and SENCO at the school, I have a true passion that all pupils should be given the opportunity to be happy, secure and achieve their potential. I am a Foundation Governor and the named governor for SEND and PPG. I also chair the Personnel Committee. I work as a Head of Learning Support in a Salisbury school (EYFS -
I am a Foundation Governor and Chair of the Governing Body. I chair the Resources Committee and also attend the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee and the Personnel Committee. I meet weekly with Mr Thorpe to discuss the work of the School and I am also the link governor for maths. I have spent my career working in the world of education, including twenty years as a Headteacher. I have worked as a School Improvement Partner and most recently I have held senior roles within a large Multi Academy Trust. I am a member of Alderbury Parish Council and a church warden at St. Mary's Alderbury. I believe strongly in the importance of the School to the life of our villages and I am committed to ensuring the very best outcomes for all of the children of Alderbury and West Grimstead School.
I am the vicar of Alderbury and West Grimstead (and other neighbouring villages). I have been a Governor at AWGS since June 2016 and have previous experience as a Governor at a school in Trowbridge. By the nature of my job, I have a direct input into collective worship, and work with Foundation Governors to monitor worship and identify the impact of the ethos of the school. I am currently link governor for R.E. I am also link governor for Music, one of my great passions. Having been privileged to learn a number of instruments as a child, I long to see all pupils pick up an instrument, whether it is bowed, blown or beaten!
I am a Parent Governor and a member of the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee. As a teacher with over 15 years of experience in local primary schools, I believe I have the expertise to support our school's journey to becoming even more successful. I am committed to the village community and have co-
I have been a resident in Alderbury for the last three years, having lived in Salisbury prior to that. I am a Parent Governor and serve on the Resources committee with link governor status for P.E. I am a hands-
I am a Foundation Governor and a member of the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee. I am a parent of two children who attended AWGS and an experienced teacher.
I am a Local Authority Governor and serve on the Resources Committee. As a parent with four children at AWGS and the pre-
I have 20 years' experience in the Electronics and Construction industries, initially in very hands on roles, but latterly in project and financial management. While I am not from a teaching background, I hope my experience can be used to support the facilities and educational environment for the children and staff.
I am a Foundation Governor for West Grimstead where I have lived for most of my life. My sons attended the old West Grimstead School and I was a governor there in the years leading up to the opening of the new Alderbury and West Grimstead School in 1993. So, it is a real pleasure to be involved here again. My working life has been in education, firstly in pre-
I am a Foundation Governor and Vice-
As a Foundation Governor I am committed to supporting our school ethos of nurturing lives through Christian values. I am passionate about providing a varied, successful learning environment to help each individual child achieve their full potential. I work as a Senior Pharmacist in our local hospital and am the named governor for science. I value the village community and the benefits it brings to Alderbury and West Grimstead School. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to utilise my skills, experience and time to support the increasing success of the school.
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