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Current Governors (updated September 2020)

Governor Mr David Butler
Category Co-Opted
Appointed by Governing Body
Office held None
Term of office 25/06/2019 - 24/06/2023
Committees Teaching & Learning; School Improvement
Responsibilities Community, Staff & Parental Links Co-Lead; Class 3 Link Governor
Pecuniary Interest Monkleigh - Parish Councillor, Parochial Church Council, Village Hall Committee, Neighbourhood Watch
   
Governor Mrs Charlotte Boundy
Category Parent
Appointed by Parents
Office held None
Term of office 25/11/2019 - 24/11/2023
Committees Resources
Responsibilites Premises, Security and Health & Safety Joint Lead
Pecuniary interest Catalyst Homes Ltd (share holder / company sec.); Bird and Bear Ltd
   
Governor Rev. Marisa Cockfield
Category Co-Opted
Appointed by Governing Body
Office held None 
Term of office  26/03/2019 - 25/03/2023
Committees Resources; Pay & Performance; Headteacher Appraisal
Responsibilities Premises, Security and Health & Safety Joint Lead;  FSU Link Governor
Pecuniary Interest Team Vicar for Bideford, Landcross, Littleham, Monkleigh, Weare Giffard
   
Governor Mr Austen Donnellan
Category Parent
Appointed by Parents
Office held Vice Chair of FGB, Chair of Resources
Term of office  26/03/2019 - 25/03/2023
Committees Resources; Pay & Performance
Responsibilities  Personnel Lead
Pecuniary Interest Marketing Director (Employment)
   
Governor Mr Jonathan Gifford
Category Co-Opted
Appointed by Governing Body
Office held Vice-chair Resources
Term of office 25/06/2019 - 24/06/2023
Committees Resources; Pay & Performance
Responsibilities  Finance Lead; Class 2 Link Governor
Pecuniary Interest  Accountancy Business in village (sponsor of school minibus); parent of child in school
   
Governor Mr James Hogan
Category Co-Opted
Appointed by Governing Body
Office held None
Term of office 06/06/2017 - 05/06/2021
Committees Teaching & Learning; School Improvement
Responsibilities Safeguarding Deputy Lead; PE/Sport Link Governor
Pecuniary Interest Parent of children in the school,  Casual 1:1 employment in school
   
Governor Mrs Leah Paiano
Category Local Authority
Appointed by Local Authority
Office held Chair Full Gov. Body
Term of office 25/11/201 - 24/11/2023
Committees Teaching & Learning; School Improvement
Responsibilities Safeguarding Lead; GDPR Lead; B&T Club Link Governor
Pecuniary Interest Spouse of staff (site senior)
   
Governor Mrs Karen Reeves
Category Headteacher
Appointed by Ex-Officio
Office held None
Term of office 16/01/2014 - present
Committees Resources; Teaching & Learning; School Improvement
Responsibilities N/A
Pecuniary Interest None
   
Governor Miss Grace Rodgers
Category Parent
Appointed by Parents
Office held None
Term of Office 10/05/2019 - 09/05/2023
Committees Teaching & Learning; School Improvement
Responsibilities SEND Lead; Community, Staff & Parental Links Co-Lead;  Pupil Premium Lead; Class 1 Link Governor
Pecuniary Interest Company Director - Phil Saunders Creative Ltd
   
Governor Mrs Kate Slocombe
Category Staff
Appointed by Staff
Office held None
Term of office 01/10/2020-30/09/2024
Committees Teaching & Learning; School Improvement
Responsibilities None
Pecuniary Interest None
   
Governor Mr Christopher Stevens
Category Co-Opted
Appointed by Governors
Office held None
Term of office 13/05/2020-12-05-2024
Committees Resources; Pay & Performance; Headteacher's Appraisal
Responsibilities None
Pecuniary Interest None
   
Governor Mrs Margaret Claire Stevens
Category Co-Opted
Appointed by Governors
Office held Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee
Term of office 13/05/2020-12-05-2024
Committees Teaching & Learning: School Improvement; Headteacher's Appraisal
Responsibilities Curriculum Lead
Pecuniary Interest None
   
RESIGNED / TERM OF OFFICE EXPIRED IN THE LAST YEAR
Governor Mr Brian Evans (24/11/2019)
Category Parent
Office held Chair of Resources
Committees Resources; Pay & Performance
Responsiblities Finance lead, Premises lead
   
Governor Mrs Bethany O'Donoghue (30/09/2020)
Category Staff
Office held None
Committees Teaching & Learning
Responsiblities Curriculum Lead

Governor Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings (& Minutes) 2020-2021 

Date  CB DB MC  AD JG JH BO'D LP KR GR CS KS MCS Minutes
29/09/20 Y x Y Y ap Y Y Y Y Y Y G Y pdfDraft
07/12/20                            

Y=present; ap = apologies (sanctioned); x = absent      (G = guest)

Governor Attendance at Resources Committee Meetings 2020-2021 

Date  CB MC  AD JG KR CS Minutes
20/10/20              
               

Governor Attendance at Resources Committee Meetings 2020-2021

Date  DB JH LP KR GR KS MCS Minutes
09/11/20                
                 

Governor Attendance at Meetings & Minutes of Full Governing Body meetings - 2019-2020

 (FGB=Full Governing Body, RES= Resources, T&L=Teaching & Learning)

Date  CB DB MC  AD BE JG JH BO'D LP KR GR CS MCS Minutes
10/09/19  FGB  ap  ap Y Y Y Y Y Y ap Y   pdfapproved
01/10/19  Res N/A  Y ap ap Y N/A N/A Y Y N/A      
15/10/19 T&L N/A N/A N/A N/A      
05/11/19 FGB Y ap Y Y Y Y Y Y Y     pdfapproved
27/11/19 FGB Y X Y Y Y Y ap Y Y Y     pdfapproved
27/11/19 Res Y N/A Y Y Y N/A N/A Y Y N/A      
27/11/19 P&P N/A N/A Y Y Y N/A N/A Y - N/A      
21/01/20 T&L N/A X N/A N/A N/A Y Y Y Y Y      
25/02/20 FGB Y Y Y Y ap Y Y Y Y Y     pdfApproved
04/03/20 Res Y N/A Y Y Y N/A N/A Y Y N/A      
15/04/20 Res  Y N/A  Y  X N/A N/A  Y  Y N/A      
21/04/20 FGB Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y     pdfApproved
05/05/20 T&L N/A N/A N/A N/A      
13/05/20 FGB Y Y Y Y   Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y pdfApproved
20/05/20 FGB Y Y Y Y   ap Y Y Y Y Y Y Y pdfApproved
29/05/20 FGB Y Y Y Y   ap Y Y Y Y Y Y Y pdfApproved
17/06/20 FGB Y Y Y ap   ap Y Y Y Y Y ap Y pdfApproved
14/07/20 FGB  Y  Y  Y  Y    Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y Y   Y pdfapproved

Y=present; ap = aologies (sanctioned); x = absent; N/A = not on committee

Governor Attendance at Meetings & Minutes of Full Governing Body meetings - 2018-2019      

 (FGB=Full Governing Body, RES= Resources, T&L=Teaching & Learning)

Date Meeting MB LB DB MC AD BE (JG) JG JH MJ MK BO'D LP KR GR MINUTES
25/04/2018 FGB X X ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
02/05/2018 FGB AP AP ✔ AP AP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔  -
27/06/2018 RES AP X ✔ N/A N/A ✔ N/A N/A ✔ ✔  -
18/07/2018 FGB X X ✔ ✔ AP ✔ AP AP ✔ ✔ APPROVED 
26/09/2018 FGB X X ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ AP AP ✔ ✔ APPROVED
30/10/2018 T&L N/A N/A N/A ✔ ✔ N/A ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔  -
13/11/2018 RES N/A X ✔ N/A N/A ✔ N/A N/A ✔ ✔  -
20/11/2018 FGB X X ✔ ✔ X ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ APPROVED 
29/01/2019 T&L N/A N/A ✔ X N/A AP ✔ ✔ ✔  -
20/03/2019   RES ✔ N/A ✔ N/A N/A ✔ ✔  -
26/03/2019 FGB X ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ APPROVED
04/06/2019  T&L  ✔  N/A N/A N/A ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔  -
18/06/2019  RES  N/A  ✔ ✔ ✔ N/A N/A  AP  ✔  -
25/06/2019  FGB  ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ APPROVED
16/07/2019 FGB ✔ ✔ ✔ X AP ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ APPROVED

✔ = Present, X=Absent without apologies, AP=Apologies(sanctioned), N/A=not on committee

Previous minutes (Full Governing Body):

24th January 2018  pdfDraft Minutes 
22nd November 2017 pdfApproved minutes
20th September 2017 pdfApproved minutes
Wed 12 Jul 2017 pdfApproved minutes
Tue 6 Jun 2017  pdfApproved minutes 
Wed 3 May 2017 pdfApproved minutes
Wed 19 Apr 2017 pdfApproved minutes
Wed 18 Jan 2017 pdfMinutes approved 19/04/2017
Wed 16 Nov 2016 pdfMinutes approved 18/01/2017
Wed 21 Sept 2016 pdfMinutes approved 16/11/2016
Wed 22 Jun 2016  pdfApproved minutes 
Wed 20 Apr 2016 pdfApproved minutes
14th March 2016 pdfApproved minutes (extraordinary meeting) 
22nd February 2016 pdfApproved minutes (extraordinary meeting) 
Wed 03 Feb 2016 pdfApproved minutes (part 1)
Wed 25 Nov 2015 pdfApproved minutes
Wed 16 Sep 2015 pdfApproved minutes

Governor Attendance at Meetings 2017-2018:

Meeting Date MB LB DB BE JG JH MJ MK BO'D LP KR ?
FGB 20/09/17 P P Ap P P P P P Ap P P na
Pay/Perf 20/09/17 P P na P na na na na na P na na
RES 10/10/17 P(L) X na P na na na na na P P na
T&L 16/11/17 na na P na P P na na na P P na
FGB 22/11/17 Ap P P P P P P Ap P P P na
RES 06/12/17 P P na P na na P na na P P na
FGB 24/01/18 P Ap Ap P(L) Ap P P P Ap P P na
T&L 31/01/18 na na  Ap na Ap  P na P P P P na
RES 21/02/18  X X na P na na P na na P P na
RES 21/03/18  X P na P na na P na na P P na

 P=Present, L=Late, Ap = Apologies, X = Absent (no apologies), IA = In Attendance, NA = Not on committee

2016 - 2017

  Full Govering Body Resources Teaching & Learning Pay & Performance
Governor Possible Attended Possible Attended Possible Attended Possible Attended
Baxter, Mrs Marci
4
4 2 1 0 0
Beer, Miss Rosie 2 2        
Butler, Mr David 5 3      
Evans, Mr Brian 5 5 4 4        
Gierke, Mrs Jess 5 5
  2 1    
Jones, Mrs Marie 5 5 4 4        
Kingdon, Mrs Martha 2 2
  0 0    
McRoberts, Mr David 4 4 4 4      
O'Donoghue, Mrs Bethany 5 5   2 2    
Paiano, Mrs Leah 5 5 4 4 2 2 0 0
Reeves, Mrs Karen 5 5 4 4 2 2    
Smith, Mrs Elizabeth 2 2 2 2        
Smith, Rev. Gwen 4 3 4 2        

 2015-2016 

  Full Governing Body Resources Teaching & Learning
Governor Possible Attended Possible Attended Possible Attended
Baxter, Mrs Marci
 6
 5  4  3 4 3
Beer, Miss Rosie  6  5        
Butler, Mr David  6  5  4    
Evans, Mr Brian  5  5  3  2    
Gierke, Mrs Jess  6  5
 1
 2** 2** 
Jones, Mrs Marie  6  5  4    
McRoberts, Mr David  6  4    
O'Donoghue, Mrs Bethany  6  6  4  1  4
Paiano, Mrs Leah  6  6  4  4  4
Pettifer, Mrs Hannah  6  6  4  4
Reeves, Mrs Karen  6 4* 4*  4
Smith, Rev. Gwen  6  4    

 *Not a member of committee - attends in capacity of headteacher   ** Associate member of committee

 2014-2015

Full Governing Body Resources Teaching & Learning
Governor Possible Attended Possible Attended Possible Attended
Baxter, Mrs Marci 4 4 2 1
Beer, Miss Rosie 2 2
Butler, Mr David 1
Connor, Mrs Sarah 6 3 4 3 3 1
Gierke, Mrs Jess 6 4 4 0
Jones, Mrs Marie 6 5 4 4
McRoberts, Mr David 6 5 3 3
O'Donoghue, Mrs Bethany 6 5 4 4 3 3
Paiano, Mrs Leah 6 6 4 4 3 3
Pettifer, Mrs Hannah 6 5 4 4 3 3
Reeves, Mrs Karen 6 6 4* 4* 3 3
Smith, Miss Emma 4 3 1 1 2 1
Smith, Rev. Gwen 6 4 4 3

*Not a member of committee - attends in capacity of headteacher