Details of the structure and responsibilities of the governing body and its committees

Result of the Parent Governor Election November 2020 Parent Governor Result November 2020

                                    Monksdown Primary School

                                              Governing Board


Governor Type Office Name Appointed Expiry
4 Co-opted (2Years) Chair Martin Reynolds 20-Mar-19 19-Mar-21
  Joanne Leadbetter 09-Oct-19 08-Oct-21
  Josh Cliff 01-Sep-20 31-Aug-22
1 LA (2 Yrs)   Vacancy    
3 Parents (4 Yrs)   Jane Moores 31-Oct-18 30-Oct-22
  Adam Smith 01-Mar-20 29-Feb-24
  Ashley Duffy 02-Nov-20 01-Nov-24
2 Staff (2 Yrs) HT   Jacquie Price N / A N / A
Teacher   Matthew Allen 31-Oct-18 30-Oct-22
Associate Member   Gill Stewart 01-Nov-18 31-Oct-22

Governors’ Committee Structure

Performance & Standards

(Incorporating Teaching and Learning / Inclusion / Curriculum / School Improvement)

  • Jacquie Price
  • Jane Moores
  • Gill Stewart (associate member – no voting rights)

Resources & Health & Safety

  • Jacquie Price
  • Martin Reynolds
  • Vacancy


  • Jacquie Price
  • Martin Reynolds
  • Joanne Leadbetter

Personnel & Staffing

  • Martin Reynolds
  • Jacquie Price
  • Gill Stewart (Associate Member – no voting rights)


Details of Governors and their roles

LEA Representative Governors:



The governing body’s role is to:

  • Provide a Strategic View
  • Act as a Critical Friend
  • Ensure Accountability

In practice this means:


  • Agreeing aims
  • Agreeing policies
  • Setting budget
  • Agreeing improvement plans
  • Responding to inspection


  • Plans
  • Budget
  • Standards of education


  • Recruitment
  • Dismissal
  • Admissions and appeals against exclusion


  • School Profile


  • Supporting and advising the Headteacher


Information about each governor, including their:

  • full name, date of appointment, term of office, date they stepped down (where applicable) and who appointed them (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government)
  • business and financial interests
  • governance roles in other educational institutions
  • any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives)
  • attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year
Name Category 05/11/20 11/03/21   Attendance 2020/21 Declaration of Interest
Martin Reynolds (MR): Chair Co-opted Present Present   1/1 None
Joanne Leadbetter (JL) Co-opted Present Present   1/1 None
Josh Cliff (JC): Vice Chair Co-opted Present Present   1/1 None
Vacancy Co-opted N/A Present   N/A  
Vacancy LA N/A Present   N/A  
Adam Smith (AS) Parent Present Absent   0/1 None
Jane Moores (JM) Parent Absent Absent   0/1 None
Ashley Duffy (AD) Parent Present Apology   0/1 None
Jacquie Price (JP) Staff: HT Present Present   1/1 None
Matthew Allen (MA) Staff: Teacher Present Present   1/1 None
Gill Stewart (GS – Deputy HT) Associate Present Present   1/1 None