School Governors are unpaid volunteers who help the Head Teacher manage Saxon Wood School. They meet formally twice each term for about one and a half hours. Amongst other tasks, Governors help

  • monitor the curriculum and how the school operates
  • set a financial budget, monitor spending and approve actions where new costs are involved
  • set School Improvement Targets and help formulate the School Development Plan
  • receive and discuss the Head Teacher's termly reports on the school
  • approve School outings programmes.

There is one Local Authority appointed Governor, two Parent Governors, (one Parent Governor vacancy), four Co-opted Governors, one Staff Governor and the Head Teacher on the Governing body.

 

Ivan Gideon

Ben Walton

Nick Forsyth

Peter Carter

Wendy Morgan

Nicky Estlea

Jakki Alexander

Dave Beere

Alan Rowden

Details of our Governing body 2019-20

Name Category Responsibility Committee Membership Date Appointed Date for re-election Pecuniary Interests
Ben Walton LA Chair Finance
Performance Management
Staff Dismissals
Pupils Discipline
Curriculum
May-18 May-22 None
Dave Beere Co-opted Vice-chair Buildings & Grounds
Curriculum
Sep-16 Sep-20 None
Peter Carter Co-opted Health & Safety Finance
Pay & Personnel
Buildings & Grounds
Staff Dismissals
Pupils Discipline
Curriculum
Mar-17 Mar-21 None
Nicholas Forsyth Co-opted Safeguarding Finance
Pay & Personnel
Performance Management
Staff Dismissals Appeals
Curriculum
Mar-16 Mar-20 None
Ivan Gideon Co-opted   Pay & Personnel
Buildings & Grounds
Curriculum
May-18 May-22 None
Wendy Morgan Parent Finance Finance
Pay & Personnel
Pupils Discipline
Staff Dismissals Appeals
Curriculum
Jul-16 Jul-20 None
Alan Rowden Parent Website Curriculum Jan-20 Jan-24 None
Nicola Estlea Staff   Buildings & Grounds
Curriculum
Mar-17 Mar-21 None
Jakki Alexander Interim headteacher   Finance
Pay & Personnel
Buildings & Grounds
Curriculum
Jan-20   None
Philippa Lane Clerk     Jan-16   None

Governor attendance