Governors At Horsley Church Of England School
Please be advised that the Board of Governors was dissolved in July 2022, with a single board being created for The Horsley & Mapperley Federation of Church of England Schools during Term 1, with governors representing both Mapperley CE Primary School and Horsley CE Primary School.
Chair of Governors- Mrs. Rachel Newton email@example.com
School governors make up the largest group of volunteers in the country. They operate as a Board, similar to the Board of Directors of a larger company. Their work is directed by a Government Ministry and the Department for Education.
Governors have a role not a job. This means that they act within a defined way. They are responsible for three core functions in their leadership role.
- Creating a Strategic Vision which informs the direction and development of the school.
- Holding the Head to account for educational and financial outcomes.
- Ensuring that the financial matters relating to the school are compliant and efficient.
Governors appoint and manage the Executive Headteacher of The Horsley and Mapperley Federation of Church of England Schools.
Like the school, we are responsible to, and inspected by, Ofsted on behalf of the Department for Education and by the Diocese of Derby.
Staff and governors work to achieve the right balance for your children so they feel happy and relaxed on the one hand, while working hard with lessons that challenge and stretch them so that they achieve as much as they individually can.
Governors work with the staff to prepare the pupils for the society they will join and to ensure that the transition to other schools is as smooth as possible.
The Federation Board has one governor designated to keeping children safe and another to ensure that those children who are vulnerable and have special educational needs have the best resources we can provide within the constraints of the school budget.
The Federation Board has a governor who is there to ensure that the features of the Anglican faith are part of everything the school does and is reflected in our ethos and culture. Governors are appointed with different strengths and skills to bring to the team.
The board carries out its work in a series of meetings each year
Full Governing Board (FGB)
6 Meetings each year – 15 Hours
There will also be additional meetings held.
As your representatives we are always willing to act in the interests of everyone. If there is something you need further explanations on or an issue to do with our policies and procedures, you are welcome to get in touch.
However, if your issue is to make a complaint about something concerning a child, then the school complaints procedure needs to be followed and a copy of the current policy can be found on the website.
To contact the board please get in touch with our Clerk to Governors,
Mrs. Angela Colclough at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0115 9325386 (Mapperley) or 01332 880782 (Horsley) to speak to the school office.
|Name||Start Date||End Date||Governor Type|
|Mrs Rachel Newton||Local Authority (pending approval) & Chair of Governors|
|Mr Kieran Harrod||Sept 22||Sept 26||Co-opted & Vice Chair|
|Mr Russell Vallance||Foundation (pending Diocese approval)|
|Mrs Joanne Watts||Foundation (pending Diocese approval)|
|Mr Mike Channon||Sept 22||Sept 26||Co-opted|
|Mrs Charlie Dean||Sept 22||Sept 26||Co-opted|
|Mr Pete Haslock||Sept 22||Sept 26||Co-opted|
|Mrs Tina Langsdale||Sept 22||Sept 26||Co-opted|
|Ms Kate Halls||Sept 22||Sept 26||Co-opted|
|Mrs Katy Stuart||Sept 22||Sept 26||Parent|
|Mr Paul Stubbs||Sept 22||Sept 26||Parent|
|Mrs Stacey Hudson||Sept 22||Sept 26||Staff|
|Mr Richard Cripps||whilst in post||Executive Headteacher|
|Mrs A. Corley||4/11/2015||14/12/2020||Co-opted|
|Mr Russell Vallance||1/9/2017||1/9/2021||Foundation|
|Mrs Margaret Beasley||4/11/2015||5/4/2022||Co-opted|
|Miss Donna Bennett||4/11/2015||4/11/2019||Co-opted|
|Mr Miles Dent||16/10/2018||July 2022||Local Authority|
|Mrs Julia Bell||01/12/2016||July 2022||Staff|
|Mr Andrew Vallance||25/4/2017||July 2022||Co-opted|
|Mr James Carver||19/01/2016||July 2022||Parent|
Responsibilities of Governors
SEND – Mrs T Langsdale
EYFS/Curriculum – Mrs K Stuart & Mrs R Newton
Safeguarding – Ms K Halls
H&S/Well-Being – Mr P Haslock & Mr R Vallance
SP- Mr M Channon
PP/Anglican Faith – Mrs J Watts
Complaints/Resources/Finance – Mrs C Dean & Mr P Stubbs
Declaration on Interests
For additional information and Declaration of Interests download the file below.
Statement from our Chair of Governors and Headteacher.