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||Appointed||Term||Appointing Authority||Responsibility||External Interests||Material Interests|
|Toby Anscombe||15/04/2022||14/03/2026||Local Authority||
Chair of Governors,
Charr of Pay Committee,
Chair of Resources Committee,
Deputy Safeguarding Lead,
|Katie Henson||01/01/2021||31/12/2025||Ex Officio||Head Teacher||Husband is employed as LSA||None|
|Jane Day||29/03/2023||28/03/2027||Staff Governor||Staff Member||None||None|
|Kate Collin||31/01/2025||Foundation (PCC)||Open Box Education Centre Member and Governor||None|
|Roger Lowry||01/04/2021||31/03/2025||Foundation (PCC)||Heath and Safety Link||None||None|
|Fred Rylah||24/02/2022||23/02/2026||Parent Governor||None||None|
|Shehzaad Khan||24/02/2022||23/02/2026||Parent Governor||None||None|
|Jenny Berriman||01/03/2021||28/02/2025||Parent Governor||
Vice-chair of Governors, Safeguarding Lead,
|Name||Appointed||Term||Appointing Authority||Date Stepped Down|
|Rev. Jaimee Summers||16/03/2021||16/03/2025||Foundation (DBE)||05/07/2023|
|Rev Lee Baston||16/03/2021||Ex Officio||05/07/2023|
Observers / Associate Governors
The following Observers are recorded as attending meetings:
Amanda Lansley - School Business Manager, Attends Resources Committee meetings
Benjamin Sharp - Deputy Headteacher, Attends Resources Committee and Teaching, Learning and Achievement meetings.
Who can be a governor?
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 at meetings can be seen here