The names of the governors are listed below; they meet formally at least once a term.
Name of Governor Governor type Start date End of term of office
Chair of the Governing Body:
Mr Peter Edge Co-opted 07.02.2012 February 2020
Vice-chair of the Governing Body:
Mrs Sandra McCurrach Co-opted 21.01.2002 January 2018
Mrs Heather Gosney Headteacher 01.10.2000
Mrs Joanne Eaton Teacher 01.09.1996 September 2020
Ms Kay Clayton Foundation 19.10.2010 October 2018
Mrs Jan Page Co-opted 11.05.1977 May 2020
Mr Myles Leslie Parent 24.02.2014 February 2018
Mrs Stacey Harland Parent 07.03.2013 March 2017
Mrs Sara McCarthy Parent 07.02.2012 February 2020
Mr Toby Porritt Parent 12.10.2016 October 2020
Mrs Julia Hewgill Foundation 12.10.2016 October 2020
Vacancy Local Authority
Clerk to the Governing Body Miss Gillian Evans
Quorum: 6 – one half of the number of governors in post
Interest arising from relationships between Governors or relationships between Governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives): -
Sarah Williams, Teaching Assistant and Sandra McCurrach, Community Governors = sisters.
What do the governors do?
They have responsibility for the school’s budget under L.M.S. (Local Management of Schools)
They visit the school as often as they can
Where possible, they attend the Christmas, Easter, Harvest Celebrations, End of Year concert and help wherever and however possible with fund-raising
They help with pupils’ visits and activities
Parent governors attend meetings of the Friends of Biggin School
Dedicated governors for Special Needs governor, Health & Safety, Numeracy, Literacy governor and Pre-school link
They have four working committees that report back to the full governing body
Governor monitoring rota 2016 / 17
September Local Authority
October Peter Edge
November Julia Hewgill
December Jan Page
January Toby Porritt
February Sara McCarthy
March Stacey Harland
April Myles Leslie
May Julia Hewgill
June Kay Clayton
July Sandra McCurrach
They meet at least once a term as a full governing body
Governors’ Statement of Aims
The aims of the school are to help pupils: -
To feel welcome and secure in an exciting environment where they want to come to learn.
To encourage curiosity and a desire to investigate, question and understand.
To communicate clearly and confidently with others, particularly through developing listening, speaking, reading, writing, I.C.T. and number skills.
To enjoy the arts, science, technology, history, geography and physical activity.
To be respectful and tolerant of our world and environment, the people and things in it, through working and sharing tasks.
Attendance Record 2015/2016
Heather Gosney Head Teacher 13/13
Joanne Eaton Teacher 7/8
Peter Edge Co- Opted Governor 8/8
Miles Leslie Parent Governor 6/9
Sara McCarthy Parent Governor 7/9
Jacqueline Pearson Parent Governor 4/9
Stacey Harland Parent Governor 4/7
Janice Page Co-Opted Governor 8/8
Sandra McCurrach Co-Opted Governor 8/8
Christopher Ashurst L A Governor 6/10
Howard Kilner Foundation Governor 4/8
Kay Clayton Foundation Governor 6/9
Work of the Full Governing Body 2016 - 17
The Governing Body met in October 2016(AGM), February, March, May and July 2017. At each meeting the Governors received a report from the Head about pupil achievement; other targets in the School Improvement Plan (SIP); activities in school; professional development opportunities for staff; and management meetings. Reports from the Curriculum, Health and Safety, Finance and Personnel Committees were received and recommendations approved and adopted.
Members of the Governing Body recieved direct feedback from the OfSTED and SIAMS inspecotrs, discussed the reports and ensured areas for improvement were added to the School Improvement Plan.
The members also received information about and discussed the following items:
- Safeguarding updates
- Results of the Parental Questionnaire
- Future changes
- Approved the school budget for the financial year 2017 - 18
- SIRR - report from the Local Authority Adviser
- Reports on Headteacher's Performance Management
The SIP was reviewed and new targets agreed for 2017 - 18
The following policies were discussed and agreed directly by the Full Governing Body:
External Contributors Policy;
Drugs/Substance Misuse Policy and Guidance
Equality and Diversity
Succession Planning was discussed at each meeting.
Individual Governors visited the school as part of their monitoring role. They spent time in classes, observed playtimes and lunchtimes and attended open days and school trips. They reported back to the Full Governing Body.