Governors

Our Board of Governors (also known as the Full Governing Body) acts as an important link between the school, parents / carers and the local community so that the school can grow from strength to strength every single year.

The three main functions of the Governing Body are to:

- provide strategic leadership

- act as a critical friend

- monitor and gather evidence to show what progress has been made towards the school development plan

The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013 says that "the 'board of governors’ should operate at a strategic level, leaving the head teacher and senior school leaders responsible and accountable to it for the operational day-to-day running of the school.  The board should avoid its time being consumed with issues of secondary importance.

To carry out their strategic functions, the governors attend meetings at least termly and complete activities such as learning walks and pupil perception interviews.  Our governors come from a range of backgrounds but all have a vested interest in the school's progression. 

We have an instrument of government which outlines the key principles of the governing body's remit and the overall vision for the school. 

School Instrument of Government, dated 15th January 2018

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.  The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.  It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

We warmly welcome your comments and feedback about our school and, as parents, your involvement with the Governing Body.

If you would like to contact any of our governors, please contact Mrs. Barrett in the office who will happily support your request:

Telephone: 01638 780336              Email:  office@isleham.cambs.sch.uk

Please see below full details of our current Governing Body:

 

Please see below full details of our current Governing Body:

Name

Category

Appointing body

Date of appointment & (Term of office ends)

Committees

Other functions 

Fiona Borley

Co-opted

LA

Sept 2015 (Aug 2019)

All

Chair of Governors

Esther McVee

Foundation

ED

Sept 2016 (Sept 2020)

All

Chair of P&S Committee
HTPM

Lucy Bird

Co-opted

GB

Sept 2017 (Sept 2021)

All

Vice Chair of Resources
HTPM

Kelly Gray

Parent

GB

Nov 2018 (Nov 2022)

Full GB

-

Annette May

Foundation

ED

Sept 2017 (Aug 2021)

P&S

SEN/ Safeguarding

David Cleugh

Foundation

ED

Sept 2017 (end of clergy role)

P&S

LGBT

Richard Radcliffe

Co-opted

GB

April 2017 (March 2021)

Resources

Chair of Resources
HTPM

Stephen Smith

Co-opted

GB

May 2108 (April 2022)

H&S
Resources

Health & Safety/ Compliance

Stuart Haggett

Co-opted

GB

Sept 2017 (Aug 2021)

P&S

-

Glenda Preece

LA

LA

Sept 2015 (Aug 2019)

All

Vice Chair of GB
Early Years

Lisa Dennis

Co-opted

GB

Sept 2015 (Aug 2019)

Resources

Finance Manager

Rachel Rayner

Staff

SE

Sept 2018 (Aug 2022)

P&S

HLTA

Sarah Skillern

LA

LA

Sept 2016 (end of headship)

All

Headteacher

 

Key:
LA - Local Authority
AE - Auto-elected (when there is a single parent applicant / nomination)
GB - Governing Body
ED - Ely Diocese / Fordham parish
PE - Parental election
SE - Staff election
P&S- Performance & Standards
HTPM- Headteacher’s Performance Management

 

Details of pecuniary interest declarations are found below as well as the terms of reference for both our Performance & Standards and Resource Committees,and committee attendance records