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Governor Information

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 


Please find the Terms of Office below which details how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.  We have also provided a Register of Governor Business Interests for your information.

 

You can find our termly newsletter under the 'News and Events' tab.

The Chair of Governors is Miss Jean Holderness and she can be contacted in writing via the school office or by email: office.3228@grove.oxon.sch.uk

 

 

Each member academy has its own Local Governing Body. At Grove our LGB currently is:

  • Susan Gould - Staff Governor (Head Teacher)
  • Donna Blake - Staff Governor
  • Matt Morgan - Parent Governor
  • Melanie Dunford - Parent Governor
  • Elaine Day - Foundation Governor
  • Rev'd John Durant – Foundation Governor 
  • Jean Holderness - Foundation Governor (Chair of Governors)
  • Nicholas Cheeseman  – Foundation Governor 
  • Rae Moss - Foundation Governor
  • Steven Boland - Foundation Governor
  • Valerie Smith – Foundation Governor

 

Our Governing Body meets once each term, and we have two committees which deal with Performance & Standards, and Resources.

 

Governance Structure

Our Governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in our school. Governors appoint the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. It is governors who hold senior leaders to account for the performance of the school and, working with the Headteacher, make the sometimes difficult decisions about balancing resources.

ODST has a Board of Trustees which oversees the work of the Trust including the effectiveness of Local Governing Bodies.
Our Local Governing Body meets up to six times a year. Every governor attends these meetings and is a member of one of our two sub-Committees, both of which meet circa five times a year.

The Performance and Standards Committee monitors the progress and attainment of pupils in the school. They also look at the quality of teaching and learning in the school and ensure that the leadership team are measuring the performance of teachers in line with the school's policy and targets.

The Resources Committee ensures that the school uses its resources to achieve best value, thereby supporting the learning of all our students. This Committee is also responsible for Health and Safety, Premises and Staffing.

 

Minutes from the Full Governing Body meetings can be found on the website, and if you would like to see the committee meeting minutes please ask at the office.

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