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The governing body consists of a group of appointed volunteers who use their individual experience to work with the head teacher to ensure that pupils receive the best education possible whilst at the school.

The governing board has three core functions:

  • Setting the strategic direction

  • Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school

  • Ensuring financial health, probity and value for money

Governors meet regularly and the board is made up of members from four categories: staff, parents, community and local authority.

Governing Body Organisation

The core functions of the governing body are performed by the following groups, all of which meet once a term:

  • The Full Governing Body: Set, Implement and monitor the strategic direction of the school

  • The Teaching, Learning and Achievement Committee: To consider and direct all matters relating to pupils' education and well being

  • The Resources Committee: To consider and direct all matters relating to the agree budgets and resource needs to meet the requirements of the curriculum and maintain the fabric of the buildings and grounds.

Separate groups will be formed to deal with specific projects. these groups can include members of the community and others with relevant experience to help.

Governors are involved in specific monitoring activities linked to the School Improvement Plan and will visit the school termly to review progress in these areas. Visits could include talking to pupils and staff, reviewing pupils work and observing work in progress.

Current List of Governors

Name Appointing Authority Responsibility 

Toby Anscombe

Parent Governor Chair, FGB
Vacant Local Authority  
Katie Henson Ex Officio Head Teacher
Allison Davey Staff Governor Staff Member
Tracey Norman Foundation (PCC) Deputy Chair, TLA Committee
Kate Collin Foundation (PCC)  
Rev. Jaimee Summers Foundation (DBE)  
Roger Lowry Foundation (PCC)  
Celia Samson Foundation (PCC)  
Natalie Kelberman Foundation (DBE) Vice Chair, FGB
Chair, TLA Committee
Kate Cant Foundation (DBE) Chair, Resources Committee
Natasha Scott Parent Governor Vice Chair, Resources Committee
Jenny Berriman Parent Governor  
Rev Lee Baston Ex Officio  

Governors are appointed from different areas of the community:

  • Foundation Governors are either Diocesan appointments (DBE) or governors appointed by St Andrews Church (PCC).
  • Local Authority Governors are appointed by Essex County Council.
  • Parent Governors are voted for by the parents of children attending St Andrew's School.

How can I contact the Governing Body?

Please contact  the School Office by email or telephone 01992522283 or use the links above.

Governor Attendance

Governor attendance at meetings can be seen here