Ashdown Primary School has a governing body made up of volunteers from the parent body, staff and local community.
The Governing Body is answerable to parents and the wider community. It is the schools’ accountable body and when the school undergoes an Ofsted inspection the governing body is included by Ofsted as part of the Leadership & Management element of the inspection.
School governors perform a valuable job in helping to ensure that children learn in a safe stimulating environment. Governors are an integral part of the school team, helping to drive forward continuous improvement by supporting, challenging and holding to account the Executive Headteacher and other members of the school’s leadership team.
The Full Governing Body (FGB) is split into sub committees with the two key ones being Leadership & Management (L&M) which monitors the school’s finance, premises, health and safety, etc; and Standards & Data (S&D) which reviews the quality of learning and teaching, standards and progress in learning, attendance data, etc. The chairs of these committees are Ian Stewart (L&M), and Andrew Whiteley (S&D). The FGB meet four times per year and the sub-committees meet 3 times a year. Other committees, such as the Pay Committee, meet as they are required.
All governors are concerned with the safeguarding of children however Greg Jeffes is our Safeguarding Lead governor and Andrew Whiteley is the school's Health & Safety governor. Kate Williams is the governor with responsibility for SEND, Looked-After Children and Inclusion.
Our Chair of Governors is Kate Williams, she can be contacted directly on: email@example.com
Our clerk (Cheryl Adams) can be contacted directly on: firstname.lastname@example.org