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Smallwood Primary School and Language Unit

Governors

What we do

The Governing Body works with Mrs Loudon and the senior leaders of the school to provide an excellent learning experience for all of our children. We are all unpaid volunteers from different walks of life but what we have in common is our commitment to making Smallwood an outstanding school.

We provide a strategic overview of the school and help the school to identify key areas for improvement. It is not our job to deal with the day to day management of the school. Instead, we use our own knowledge and experience to help the school identify and achieve its aims and objectives. These targets are included in a document called the School Improvement Plan. The document is constantly updated as the school evolves and the Governors and Senior Leaders of the school use it to ensure that their work is focussed towards achieving the goals that are identified in it.  We act as critical friends of the school. This means that we support and constructively challenge the work of the Headteacher and staff. We evaluate the progress of the school in the light of Ofsted expectations and then make changes as necessary to work towards our high expectations of what Smallwood can achieve.

Who we are

  • Councillor James Daley
    Chair of Governors. Chair, Premises & Human Resources Committee
  • Fiona Loudon
    Headteacher. Member, Finance & Planning, Premises & Human Resources, Teaching & Learning, Curriculum & Standards, Children, Families & Community Committees
  • Judy Hague
    Vice Chair of Governors. Chair, Children, Families & Communities Committee, Member Premises & Human Resources Committees
  • Andrew Rudd
    Vice Chair of Governors. Chair, Teaching & Learning, Curriculum & Standards, Committee
  • Lynsey Hedges
    Chair, Finance & Planning Committee
  • Austin Erwin
    Member, Teaching & Learning, Curriculum & Standards, Finance & Planning Committees
  • Stephanie Glenister
    Member, Children, Families & Community Committee
  • Nichola McGuire
    Member, Children, Families & Community Committee
  • Daniel How
    Member, Finance & Planning Committee
  • Mark Gulliford
    Member, Teaching & Learning, Curriculum & Standards Committee
  • Gary Gibbs
    Member, Finance & Planning, Premises & Human Resources Committees
  • Farzana Syed
    Member, Teaching & Learning, Curriculum & Standards Committee
  • Alexandra Newman
    Member, Children, Families & Community Committee
  • Johanna Haffenden
    Member, Children, Families & Community Committee
  • Adelise Easter

In addition to the committee structure, certain Governors have a special responsibility.

Special Educational Needs: Andrew Rudd

Safeguarding: James Daley, Judy Hague

Health and Safety: Gary Gibbs

School Website: Gary Gibbs

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
There is a legal duty on all governors to declare an interest likely to lead to questions of bias when considering any item of business at a meeting and for the governor concerned to withdraw, if necessary, whilst the matter is considered. Please click the document link to see the Governors declared interests.