Christ Church New Malden

Primary School

What do governors do?

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, is responsible for the conduct of the school and must promote high standards of educational achievement. Governing bodies have often been described as critical friends of schools.  By this we mean governors help and support the school but will hold the head and staff to account for performance of the school.

Who are the governors?

Christ Church School has 14 governors. The Department for Education instructs that governors should be recruited for the skills they can bring into service of the school.  The 14 governors are made up of 8 foundation governors (5 nominated by the parish, 2 by the diocese and the vicar), 1 nominated by the borough, 1 member of staff, 2 elected by the parents, 1 co-opted and the Headteacher.  This gives a majority of 2 foundation governors as required by legislation. 

How do I contact governors?

If you wish to contact the governors you can leave a letter at either office, mark your letter confidential if you do not want it opened by the office staff. Alternatively, contact one of the governors directly who will bring the matter to the attention of the governing body.  Email to the school office office or the clerk to the governors is also useful, if the matter is not confidential.  The office will forward to the chair of governors.

How often do governor meet?

There is a full governors meeting (FG) every term and there are 4 subcommittees:
  • Pupil Impact (PI) deals with any aspects of school life that impacts on the children, it monitors standards, checks policies such as health, sex education, equality and diversity, special needs and many more.
  • Business Impact (BI) deals with anything that affects the operation of the buildings and covers health and safety, maintenance and finances.
  • Human Resources (HR) covers appointments, staff appraisal and HR policies.
  • Christian Ethos (CE) is important to us as a church school and monitors how our Christian faith is presented to the children, in conjunction with pupil impact it also ensures personal social and sex education are delivered in line with Christian principals.
Subcommittees meet at least once per term but also visit the school to see how work is progressing, check the building is sound and to be part of the school community.


Governors & Meeting Attendance 16-17 Academic Year
Governors FG
PI
BI
HR
CE
Peter Bodley-Scott(1)1/1
X1/1
XX
Lucy Bond 1/1
1/1
XX
0/1
Jenny Cropper (1)

X
XX
Mike Green 1/1
1/1
0/1
X
X
Paula Holden-Farr0/1
0/1
X
1/1
X
Nick Hudson 1/1
1/1
1/1
X
0/1
Revd Stephen Kuhrt
0/1
X
X
X
1/1
Janette Lawrence
0/0
1/1
X
1/1
X
John Matthews0/1
1/1
1/1
X
X
Andrew Rankin 1/1
1/1
1/1
1/1
1/1
Rachel von Reitberg 1/1
1/1
X
1/1
1/1
David Ryder-Mills 1/1
X
X
1/1
0/1
Emma Scott1/1
1/1
1/1
X
X
Rob Shrimpton 1/1
1/1
X
1/1
1/1
Tabitha White 1/1
1/1
1/1
1/1
1/1

Associate Members
FB
PI
BI
HR
CE
Andrew Burkinshaw 1/1
X1/1
X1/1
Ian Duncan XX1/1
XX
Jenny Greenfield XXXX1/1

Governors & Meeting Attendance 15-16 Academic Ye
ar
Governors FG SA* PI BI HR CE
Peter Bodley-Scott 2/3 2/2 X 3/3 X X
Lucy Bond 3/3 2/2 3/3 X X 3/3
Mike Green 3/3 2/2 2/3 3/3 X X
Paula Holden-Farr 2/3 2/2 2/3 X 2/3 X
Nick Hudson 3/3 2/2 3/3 1/3 X 2/3
Revd Stephen Kuhrt 1/3 2/2 X X X 2/3
John Matthews 3/3 1/2 2/3 3/3 X X
Andrew Rankin 3/3 2/2 3/3 3/3 2/3 3/3
Rachel von Reitberg 3/3 2/2 2/3 X 3/3 3/3
David Ryder-Mills 3/3 2/2 X X 3/3 3/3
Emma Scott(2) 2/2 2/2 2/2 2/2 X X
Rob Shrimpton 3/3 1/2 1/2 X 2/3 3/3
Nicola Tickner 3/3 1/2 3/3 X 1/3 X
Phil Thorne (2) 1/1 X 0/1 0/1 X X
Tabitha White 3/3 2/2 3/3 3/3 3/3 3/3

Associate members
FG SA PI BI HR CE
Andrew Burkinshaw 3/3 2/2 X 3/3 X 3/3
Ian Duncan X X X 3/3 X X
Jenny Greenfield X X X X X 3/3
Izzy Rickards 3/3 2/2 X X X 3/3

* SA: Special Admissions Meetings

(1) Peter Bodley-Scott resigned October 2016 and Jenny Cropper was appointed to the Governing Body.

(2) Emma Scott was elected as a parent governor in the Autumn term, replacing Phil Thorne. She began attending meetings at the start of 2016.

Associate Members have no voting rights

X indicates that the governor does not sit on this committee.


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