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Governing Board: Shelton Lower School

On behalf of the governors, a very warm welcome to our school website and the information about governance.  Our purpose is to provide an outstanding education and excellent pastoral care for the whole school community.  We are committed to delivering an exciting and challenging curriculum made accessible to all in a caring, family school environment.

We work with school leaders and all staff to ensure that we provide the best possible education for all our pupils.

The Role and Responsibilities of the Governing Board
Governing boards are the key strategic decision makers and vision setters in every school, helping to set the school’s aims and values. In all types of schools, governing boards should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Our Chair of Governors, Maxine Ward was appointed in June 2018 by the Local Authority. Maxine is a National Leader of Governance and brings considerable experience as a governor and Chair of Governors. Her passion for effective governance goes back to when she was a parent governor when her son started at a Lower School in 2003. She has since been a Chair in maintained schools and academies and is passionate about ensuring every single child receives the best possible education.

We are a small governing board meeting approximately 6 times per year.  Our constitution has nine governor positions as set out in the Instrument of Government.

Governors can be contacted through the office at Shelton Lower School.  sheltonoffice@sheltonandsouthillschool.co.uk

Governor

Name

Governor

Type & responsibility

Date Appointed

End Date

Business and

Pecuniary

Interests

Links to other Educational Establishments

Personal

relationships with

the school staff or

other governors

Date

Interest

Declared

Maxine Ward

Chair (appointed by the LA)

 

Safeguarding & Health and safety

25 February 2019 following the dissolution of

Southill and

Shelton

  Federation

24 February

2023

Director/Owner

Hallam

Learning

Consultancy Ltd

 

Director GLM

Partnership

Ltd.

•Governor/Trustee at

Vandyke Upper

School

 

•Director PRIME7 MAT

 

• Adviser to Diocese of St Albans MAT (until1st February 2019)

 

•Designated Leader of Governance (NLG)

 

•Governance

Professional,

Peterborough

Diocese Education

Trust

 

June 2018/

Updated

Sept 2019

Jane Anderson

Interim

Headteacher

  Ex Officio

25 February 2019 following the dissolution of

Southill and

Shelton

  Federation

 

 

 

 

Staff in school

July 2018/ Updated

Sept 2019

Ros Keech

Staff

Appointed 1

September 2019

 

31 August

2023

 

 

 

September 2019

Sue Howley

MBE

Co- opted

 

SEND

25 February 2019 following the dissolution of

Southill and

Shelton

  Federation

24 February

2023

 

•Chair Regional Board

for Diocesan MAT

 

•Governor at Fairfield

Park Lower School

 

•Designated Leader of

Governance (NLG)

 

•Schools Forum

Member

 

•Member of

Partnership Vision for Education

 

July 2018/ Updated

Sept 2019

Nandi Mellor

Parent

25 February 2019 following the dissolution of

Southill and

Shelton

  Federation

24 February

2023

Property interest

 

Shelton School PTFA

Secretary

 

Parent of children at

Shelton

July 2018/ Updated

Sept 2019

Robert Morris

Vice Chair

Co-opted

25 February 2019 following the dissolution of

Southill and

Shelton

  Federation

24 February

2023

 

•Vice Chair of

Governors Thomas

Johnson Lower

School

 

•Central Beds Ward

Councillor

 

•Director/Trustee

Vale of Marston

Schools

Trust

 

July 2018

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