Board of Governors
The role of the Board of Governors is a strategic one, achieved through having strong focus on three core functions:
Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its
Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Each Governor is a member of either the Finance and Resources Committee, or a Link Governor through the Monitoring Impact, Planning Change process.
MIPC (Monitoring Impact, Planning Change) Process
Our MIPC brings together aspects of school development planning, self-evaluation and responding to performance information.
Section A- School Development Plan- contains the Development Plan for the year, and monitors impact towards achieving the objectives set out, as well as giving a snap shot of progress towards actions.
Section B- Responding to Performance Information- Notes any key performance indicators that are of concern, plus follows through any previous concerns to track progress. A note of what intervention is needed is also made here.
Section C- Monitoring and Evaluation – Considers the work of teach team (each teacher for a Faculty or each Faculty for SLT), RAG rates each team member or Faculty, then sets out what further development is needed, and how and when that will be monitored. This shapes future priorities for monitoring such as lesson observation, work scrutiny and student feedback.
The MIPC is updated fully three times per year, after a Data Capture and is circulated as part of the Headteacher’s Report to Governors for each Full Board Governors Meeting.
Three times a year, we have Governor Link Meetings where the Link Governor attached to each member of the Senior Leadership Team meets with a group of Faculty Leaders and member of the Leadership Team to review the MIPC’s for their teams. This meeting is then followed by all of the Link Governors coming together to share what they have learnt about the impact of Teaching and Learning and to be informed of the work of the school.
Finance and Resources Committee
Purpose: to focus on ensuring that the school is efficient, effective and economic in the way it deploys its physical, IT, personnel and financial resources to achieve the vision of the school.
|Governor||Membership Category||Date of Appointment||Term of Office||Responsibilities and Committees|
|Mr Nigel Sellars||Headteacher||Governor by virtue of holding office since 11/04/2016||–||Finance and Resources, MIPC and MAT|
|Mr Adrian Mark Corness||Parent||14/12/2015||13/12/2019||Safeguarding Link, MIPC Link (Safeguarding, Single Central Record)|
|Miss Hayley Curtis||Staff||28/02/2017||27/02/2021||Staff Governor|
|Mr Andrew Gauld||Parent||13/10/2017||12/10/2021||Chair of Governors, MAT|
|Mrs Elaine Millard||Parent||28/11/2016||27/11/2020||MIPC Link (CBL and CAPE)|
|Mr Brian Moss||Governor||05/02/2018||04/02/2022||Finance and Resources|
|Mrs Geraldine Shepherd||Governor||01/09/2016||31/08/2020||Finance and Resources, MIPC Link (SEN, Alternative Provision and Pupil Premium)|
|Mr Adrian Thomas||Parent||08/05/2017||07/05/2021||Vice Chair of Governors, MIPC Link (Science)|
|Mrs Kay Usher||Staff||28/02/2017||27/02/2021||Staff Governor|
|Mr Clive Walsh||Governor||23/11/2016||22/11/2020||Finance and Resources, Health and Safety Link|
|Mrs Stephanie Woodley||Parent||18/03/2018||17/03/2022||Finance and Resources|
Governors who have been in post during the last 12 months:
|Name||Date of Appointment||Term of Office||Date Stepped Down||Appointed by|
If you wish to contact a governor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter to Gosford Hill School FAO the Clerk to the Governors who will forward your letter to the appropriate governor.
Download the draft Board of Governors Meeting Schedule 2018/19 here.
Download the Board of Governors Meeting Attendance 2017/18 here.
Download the Board of Governors Register of Pecuniary Interests here.