Governor information table
Quick Overview of our Local Governing Body
We would like to welcome you to the Governors’ section of the school website and thank you for your interest.
We, the Pebsham Primary Academy Governors, are a diverse group of people from a range of backgrounds, including education, human resource management, retail work, legal work and finance. We aim to use our skills to support the school so that we attain our vision of a school where every child can shine. We are not paid, but can claim expenses for some activities.
We meet as a Local Governing Body, independent of the TKAT Board of Directors, but accountable to TKAT for everything we do, and our main functions are to set the strategic direction for the Academy and to hold its leadership to account.
We also meet in committees (Business Committee and Standards Committee) to examine aspects of the school’s work in closer detail.
The Business Committee is chaired by Chris Cole.
The Standards Committee is chaired by Moira Swinbank.
We visit the school regularly to monitor its progress and we ask challenging questions to ensure that the school is meeting the needs of all the children and providing an education that will enthuse and inspire them. We regularly speak to children, parents and staff to find out their views.
There are three categories of Governor: ‘Appointed Governors’ are approved and appointed by TKAT; Parent Governors are elected by parents of pupils in the school; and Staff Governors are chosen by the school staff (both teaching and non-teaching staff). We also have a Clerk who is appointed by TKAT to co-ordinate and to keep records of our work, and to advise us on legal matters.
Being a school governor is a rewarding and fulfilling role; helping to provide a suitable, safe, and exciting environment for learning is critical to giving every child the chance they deserve.
If you would like to know more about us and our work, please click on the handbook in the useful documents above.
If you are interested in being a school governor or would like to speak to us at any time, please contact Jen Homewood through our School Office on: 01424 215175 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A direct email for myself, Moira Swinbank is email@example.com
Moira Swinbank (Chair)