Martley Church of England Primary School’s Governing Body supports the school and the Head Teacher. Underpinning our decision making is a strong Christian ethos. We aim to ensure the school has clear aims and values  that are championed by the whole school community. All the work we do has pupil achievement and progress and school improvement at its heart. We work with the Head Teacher and staff in raising standards of achievement, establishing high expectations and promoting effective teaching and learning so that every pupil achieves to the best of his or her ability.

The Governing Body has a role to play in monitoring and evaluating how the school is progressing and in this role we aim to strike a balance between supporting and challenging. We recognise and celebrate the achievements of the school and we provide support and promote encouraging strategies to bring about improvement. We are accountable to the whole school community for the performance of the school. As public office holders, all Governors work within the ‘Nolan principles’, which are the basis of the ethical standards known as the 7 principles of public life.

Governors Information Chart

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Governors Attendance Chart

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Governors Attendance Chart 2015/16 – click here

When do we meet and how do we work?

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Gov flow chart updated 3.5.17

Our full Governing Body meets at least once and sometimes twice a term. In order to delegate and share the responsibilities of the Governing Body effectively, we have two committees which meet separately from the full Governing Body. These committees are; Finance, Premises and Resources (which includes Pay & Personnel, Health & Safety) and Standards, Teaching and Learning.

Every Governor at Martley takes on a Link Governor role which allows individuals to focus on a key area in school, for example, literacy, numeracy, ICT or Health & Safety. Link Governors get to know one area of the school in more detail and reports from each link area enable the Governing Body to learn more about the school and provide information which supports strategic decisions around school improvement.

Subject Links

Gov Subject Links

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Year Planner 2016-2017

Gov Year Planner 2016-17

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Governor Vacancies

There are currently two vacancies for Parent Governors and two vacancies for Co-opted Governors, please click here for further information.

Gov letter

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Gov Job Description

Governors Job Description

Parent Governor Information

Being a Parent Gov

Meet the Governors

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Andrew Massey – Headteacher

Canon Reverend David Sherwin – Foundation/Ex-officio

Michele Humphreys – Co-opted/Chair Person

Pat Finch – Foundation

Hilary Barber – Co-opted

Shena Chilvers – Co-opted

Lucy Cox – Co-opted

Mandy Gardner – LA

Darren Knight – Parent

Claire Maclean – Parent

Lisa Watson – Parent