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.

 

Wendy Morgan

Chair of Governors

Ben Walton

Vice Chair of Governors

Peter Carter

Nick Forsyth

Ivan Gideon

Alan Rowden

Nicky Estlea

Jakki Alexander

Details of our Governing body 2019-20

Name Category Responsibility Committee Membership Date Appointed Date for re-election Pecuniary Interests
Wendy Morgan Parent Chair

Pay & Personnel

Pupil Discipline

Curriculum

Staff Dismissal Appeals

28/07/20 27/07/24 None
Ben Walton LEA Vice Chair

Finance, Buildings & Grounds

Pay & Personnel

Performance Management

Staff Dismissals

Pupils Discipline
 

20/05/18 19/05/22 None
Peter Carter Co-opted Health & Safety

Finance, Building & Grounds

Staff Dismissals

Pupils Discipline

27/03/19 26/03/23 None
Nicholas Forsyth Co-opted Safeguarding

Finance, Building & Grounds

Performance Management

Staff Dismissals Appeals
 

16/03/20 15/03/24 None
Ivan Gideon Co-opted     16/05/18 15/05/22 None
Alan Rowden Parent

Website

Development & Training

Finance, Building & Grounds (chair)

Curriculum

Pay & Personnel

20/01/20 19/01/24 None
Nicola Estlea Staff Health & Safety Curriculum 19/03/17 18/03/21 None
Jakki Alexander Headteacher  

Finance, Building & Grounds (chair)

Curriculum

Pay & Personnel

01/01/20   None
Philippa Lane Clerk     01/01/16   None

Governor attendance