Governing Body

The governing body of Ashmole Primary School has 12 governor positions, 2 of which are for parent governors. Parent governors are elected by the parent community and are vital to a governing body, because they ensure that the other governors are kept in touch with the concerns and issues that are of most importance to parents.

The governing body make a positive contribution to the school and the education of its children. They contribute to the effective day-to-day running of the school, have a strategic overview and insight of the schools vision, and have an active involvement in the educational achievements of its pupils.

A governing body's overriding responsibility is to work in partnership with the head teacher and senior leadership team to promote continuous improvement in the performance of the school. This involves the establishment of a development plan, the setting of challenging but achievable targets and the interpretation of information to assess progress and determine appropriate action. 

 

Governing Body Membership

Name and Category

of Governor

Who appointed them

Important

dates

Relevant business/

personal interests 2016 - 2017

Committees served on/ voting rights

Philip Higgins
(Chair)

Governing Body

Appointed: 04.12.2014

Term of office: 4 years

 

Full Governing Body, Achievement, Pupil, Parents and Community, Resources - full voting rights on four committees.

Karen Foster

(Vice Chair and Parent Governor) 

Governing Body – voted for by parents

Appointed: 09.11.2013

Term of office: 4 years

Children used to attend Ashmole

Full Governing Body, Pupils, Parents and Community, Headteacher’s Review - full voting rights on three committees.

Richard van den Berg

(Parent Governor)

Governing Body –voted for by parents

Appointed: 09.11.2013

Term of office: 4 years

Child attends Ashmole Schools in Year 6.

Full Governing Body, Achievement, Headteacher’s Review - full voting rights on three committees.

Kirsty Williams

(Staff Governor)

Governing Body

Appointed: 07.03.2013

Term of office: 4 years 

EYFS Subject Leader & Nursery Teacher at Ashmole School

Full Governing Body, Pupils, Parents and Community - full voting rights on both committees.

Louise Baner

(Co-opted)

Governing Body

Appointed: 02.07.2015

Term of office: 4 years

Children attend Ashmole School in Years 3 and 1

Full Governing Body, Pupils, Parents and Community - full voting rights on both committees.

Josh Hardie

(Co-opted)

Governing Body

Appointed: 02.07.2015

Term of office: 4 years

Children attend Ashmole School in Years 4 and 3

Full Governing Body, Achievement, Headteacher’s Review - full voting rights on three committees.

Juliet Hobday

(Co-opted)

Governing Body

Appointed: 02.07.2015

Term of office: 4 years

Gardening at Ashmole School. Child used to attend Ashmole School

Full Governing Body, Resources - full voting rights on both committees.

Katherine Vik

(Co-opted)

Governing Body

Appointed: 02.07.2015

Term of office: 4 years

Child used to attend Ashmole School

Full Governing Body, Resources - full voting rights on both committees.

Chris Toye (Executive Headteacher)

Governing Body

Appointed: NA (Governor ex-officio)

Term of office: NA

Executive Headteacher for Wyvern Federation.

Full Governing Body, Headteacher’s Review - full voting rights on both committees.

 

Clerk to Governors: Philip West

Two Local Authority governors, Selina Kermode & Mary Santo, stood down in
December 2014.


Committee Membership

Achievement Committee
The Achievement Committee meets to discuss aspects of what is taught in school.
Members: Richard van den Berg (Chair), Chris Toye, Joshua Hardie, Kirsty Williams

Finance and Resources Committee
The Resources Committee oversees finance (including the school budget), staffing, buildings and grounds and Health and Safety.
Members: Juliet Hobday (Chair), Chris Toye, Philip Higgins, Katherine Vik 

Pupils, Parents & Community Committee
The PPC committee's role is to monitor effective communication between the school, parents, pupils & forging community links. This is done through ensuring the use of Pupil Voice, Parent Forums and supporting the use of external groups and organisations to benefit the school community.
Members: Karen Foster (Chair), Chris Toye, Philip Higgins, Kirsty Williams, Louise Baner
 

Register of Business Interests
Juliet Hobday – Gardening work, Katherine Vik – Website management

  

chris-toye

Chris Toye 
Head Teacher

phil

Philip Higgins
Local Authority
Governor
Chair of Governors

karen

Karen Foster  
Vice Chair of  Governors
Parent Governor

juliet

Juliet Hobday
Co-opted Governor

 

 

Kirsty-Williams

Kirsty Williams
Staff Governor

joshua hardie

Joshua Hardie
Co-opted Governor

richard

Richard van den Berg
Parent Governor

katherine

Katherine Vik
Co-opted Governor

louise

Louise Baner
Co-opted Governor

 

 

  

Governors Visits

School governors make regular visits to the school.
You can read reports of these visits below. 

Report of Governor Visit, Stephen Grey, 1 March 2017 (Literacy) 

Report of Governor Visit, Karen Foster, 4 November 2016 (Safeguarding) 

Report of Governor Visit, Louise Baner, 1 November 2016 (Pupil Premium)  

Report of Governor Visit, Phil Higgins, 19 October 2016 (PSHCE) 

Report of Governor Visit, Phil Higgins, 12 October 2016 (Single Central Record) 

Report of Governor Visit, Phil Higgins, 29 September 2016 (Health & Safety) 

Report of Governor Visit, Louise Baner, 1 July 2016 (Ashmole Argus) 

Report of Governor Visit, Joshua Hardie, 15 June 2016 (Maths) 

Report of Governor Visit, Karen Foster, 26 May 2016 (Good To Be Green system) 

Report of Governor Visit, Karen Foster, 26 May 2016 (EHCP)

Report of Governor Visit, Phil Higgins, 15 April 2016 (Literacy) 

Report of Governor Visit, Karen Foster, 10th December 2015 (EHCP) 

Report of Governor Visit, Joshua Hardie, 15th November 2015 (Assessment) 

Report of Governor Visit, Louise Banér, 12th October 2015 (Pupil Premium) 

Report of Governor Visit, Karen Foster, 20th July 2015 (Ben Hollioake Cricket Project) 

Report of Governor Visit, Louise Banér, 26 June 2015 (Pupil Premium) 

Report of Governor Visit, Louise Banér and Joshua Hardie, 26 June 2015 (Sports) 

Report of Governor Visit, Joshua Hardie, June 2015 (Maths) 

Report of Governor Visit, Karen Foster, 20th April 2015 (EHCP)

Report of Governor Visit on 20th April 2015 re Behaviour Policy.doc

Report of Governor Visit, Richard van den Berg, 4th March 2015 (Continuing Professional Development) 

Report of Governor Visit, Phil Higgins, 3 December 2014 (Attendance Panel) 

Report of Governor Visit, Richard van den Berg, 23 September 2014 (Staff Development)

Report of Governor Visit, Richard van den Berg, 15 July 2014 (LMM) 

Report of Governor Visit, Karen Foster, 16 June 2014 (LMM) 

Report of Governor Visit, Karen Foster, 10 June 2014 (PPG) 

Report of Governor Visit, Alice Jeffries, March 2014 (Pupil Voice)

Report of Governor Visit, Phil Higgins, March 2014 (Horniman Museum Trip)

Report of Governor Visit, Phil Higgins, March 2014 

Report of Governor Visit, Phil Higgins, January 2014 

Report of Governor Visit, Selina Kermode, January 2014 (Foundation Subjects) 

Report of Governor Visit, Selenia Kermode, January 2014 (School Council) 

Report of Governor Visit, Selina Kermod, December 2013 

Report of Governor Visit, Katherine Vik, December 2013 

Report of Governor Visit, Selina Kermode, November 2013

Report of Governor Visit, Karen Foster, October 2013 

Report of Governor Visit, Beth Parker, November 2013

Report of Governor Visit, Phillip Higgins, July 2013

Report of Governor Visit, Phillip Higgins, June 2013

Report of Governor Visit, Phillip Higgins, May 2013

Becoming a Governor

Being a Governor can be stimulating, enjoyable and rewarding. If you have the enthusiasm and desire to become closely involved in the running of the school, then please consider putting yourself forward. Please email the Governing Body - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the first instance. 

Governor attendance at meetings

Y Attended meeting
A Apologies sent and accepted by meeting
N Did not attend
X Not a member of the committee

 

  Full Meetings
  Spring Term 2014/15 Summer Term 2014/15 Autumn Term 2015/16 Spring Term 2015/16  Summer Term 2015/2016
Louise Baner

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Richard van den Berg

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

Karen Foster

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Joshua Hardie

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Philip Higgins

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Juliet Hobday

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Chris Toye

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Katherine Vik

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Kirsty Williams

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

Achievement PP&C Resources
Spring Term 2014/15 Summer Term 2014/15 Autumn Term 2015/16 Spring Term 2015/16 Summer Term 2015/16 Spring Term 2014/15 Summer Term 2014/15 Autumn Term 2015/16 Spring Term 2015/16 Summer Term 2015/16 Spring Term 2014/15 Summer Term 2014/15 Autumn Term 2015/16 Spring Term 2015/16 Summer Term 2015/16
Louise Baner

X

X

X

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

X

X

X

Y

X

Richard van den Berg

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

X

X

X

Y

X

X

X

X

X

Y

Karen Foster

X

X

X

Y

X

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

X

X

X

X

Y

Joshua Hardie

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

X

X

X

Y

X

X

X

X

X

X

Philip Higgins

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Juliet Hobday

X

X

X

Y

Y

X

X

X

Y

X

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Chris Toye

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Katherine Vik

X

X

X

Y

X

X

X

X

Y

X

Y

Y

Y

Y

A

Kirsty Williams

Y

Y

Y

X

Y

X

X

X

A

Y

X

X

X

Y

Y

 

Additionally, all Governors have attended Committee meetings of the Committees of which they are not a formal member, as observers.