St Andrews

Governance

Governing Body

The Governing Body consists of 14 members appointed or elected by various bodies and groups including one member appointed by the Local Authority, five members elected by parents of the children at school, three Foundation Governors, one teacher Governor, one non-teaching staff Governor, two Governors co-opted from the community and the Head Teacher.

The full Governing Body meets once per term and in addition there is a sub-committee to deal with curriculum and pupil issues and a Resources Committee which deals with staffing, finance and premises issues. There is also an Appeals Committee.

The Governors work with the Head Teacher, staff and parents to ensure that the children receive the best education possible within a happy, secure environment.

Governors are responsible for:-

1.  The general conduct of the school.

2.  Discipline – in consultation with the Head Teacher.

3. Overseeing the way the Curriculum is taught in school.

4.  Making decisions about particular aspects of the curriculum such as Sex Education.

5. Deciding how the money allocated by the LA to run the school is spent.

6. Interviewing and appointing members of staff.

7.  Making information available to parents.

Mr Gary Walczak

Mr Gary Walczak

Chair Governor
Link Governor for Health and Safety

At St Andrew’s school governors, parents, children and staff work as a team, building on success in a Christian atmosphere where everyone feels valued.
The governors are very proud of St Andrew’s and actively support the Head teacher and school personnel in achieving the schools aims and objectives. The staff are vibrant, highly motivated, caring and professional in all aspects of education and under the leadership of Mrs Judith Rainford, we are fully convinced our children receive the help and guidance to attain their full potential.

It is important that as parents, you feel welcome. A good relationship between school and home helps to build a child’s confidence and assists their development in school. At St Andrew’s we strive to foster a relationship that doesn’t end at the school gate. School days should be the happiest days of your child’s life and we aim to ensure that your child receives a happy, secure and stimulating start to their education.

Councillor Ashley Dearnley

Councillor Ashley Dearnley

Vice Chair Governor

Mrs Cynthia Giles

Mrs Cynthia Giles

Foundation PCC

Mr Alistair Fitton

Mr Alistair Fitton

Foundation Diocesan

Mrs Judith Rainford

Mrs Judith Rainford

Head Teacher

Reverend Rachel Battershell

Reverend Rachel Battershell

Governor

Mr Paul Lynch

Mr Paul Lynch

Teacher Representative

Mrs Sam Stericker

Mrs Sam Stericker

Support Staff Representative

Mrs Lisa Leach

Mrs Lisa Leach

Parent Governor

Mr Ricardo Marcella

Mr Ricardo Marcella

Parent Governor

Mr Amir Khan

Mr Amir Khan

Parent Governor

Mrs Victoria Chappell

Mrs Victoria Chappell

Parent Governor

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