Spaxton C of E Primary School - Spaxton C of E Primary School


Governors are like a board of directors and are responsible for ensuring that the school is run effectively. All state maintained schools are accountable to their governing bodies which in turn are accountable to parents and the community.

The governing body is responsible for:

* Working with the school to ensure it delivers a good quality of education.

* Setting the aims and policies of the school together with the headteacher.

* Agreeing the school budget together with the headteacher.

* Appointing the headteacher.

* Monitoring and evaluating the work of the school.

* Holding the headteacher to account for the performance of the school.

It is however the headteacher who is responsible for the day to day running of the school and if any parent has concerns about any aspect of the day to day running of the school they should address themselves to the headteacher and not the governors in the first instance.

In order to fulfil their responsibilities, governors need to know how schools, in general, are required to operate and how their school, in particular, operates. They do this through organised  group training sessions, by attending school governor meetings and by getting to know the school community, for example, by visiting the school during the school day.

Spaxton school governing body

There are 6 full governing body meetings per year -one each half term. In addition there are several sub committees which meet approximately once per term or as necessary.

Current Spaxton School Governors:

Cath Macadam
Role: Chair of Governors.

Category of Governor: Community

Responsible For: Literacy

Term of Office: March 2012-March 2016

Carol Franzen
Category of Governor: Diocesan Board of Education

Responsible For: Safe guarding; Early Years/Foundation

Term of Office: November 2009 - November 2013

Dean Waghorn
Category of Governor: Elected Parent

Responsible For: Art, Science & Technology; P.E.

Term of Office: February 2011 - February 2015

Andy Doran
Category of Governor: Elected Parent

Responsible For: Governor Training

Term of Office: March 2012 - March 2016

Chris Fairbrass
Category of Governor: Elected Parent

Responsible For: Music

Term of Office: March 2012 - March 2016

Jo Walsh-Quantick
Category of Governor: Elected Parent

Responsible For: Numeracy

Term of Office: January 2013 - January 2017

Judi Adcock
Category of Governor: Community

Responsible For: Gifted & Talented

Term of Office: March 2011 - March 2015

Rev. Stephen Morley
Category of Governor: Ex-officio

Responsible For: I.C.T.; R.E.

Term of Office: November 2010 -

Gilly Thomas
Category of Governor: Staff

Term of Office: March 2013 -

Simon Haswell
Category of Governor: L.A. Appointed Governor

Responsible For: Science

Term of Office: October 2013 - September 2017

Angela Barber
Role: Clerk to the Governors


General Information

Spaxton Church of England School
High Street
Telephone: 01278 671409
Fax: 01278 671853

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Emergency Closure Procedures:

We do endeavour to keep the school open but in the case of severe weather, where it would be too dangerous for staff to be travelling in, we may need to close the school. If the school is to be closed you will be notified by text (about 7 am) and the information will be given out via the local radio and on the Somerset Learning Platform via Somerset County Council website. Please ensure we have an up to date mobile number. We will not be able to phone parents via land lines.

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