Castle Primary School Governing Body
The Full Governing Body of the school meets twice a term and is responsible for setting the strategic framework of the school and monitoring its implementation. It acts as a 'critical friend' by holding school leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils. The Governing Body also oversees the finances of the school; making sure money is well spent. The Governing Body is structured into sub-committees. These consist of the Finance, Personnel and Resources Committee; the Curriculum, Progress and Standards Committee; Pay Committee; and Premises Committee. Chairs of sub-committees and the Chair of Full Governing Body and the Headteacher also meet as a Strategy Committee to oversee the work of the other committees.
Parents wishing to contact the Chair of Governors can do so via a post box held in the school office. Our Governing Body consists of the following members:
Mrs Alison Hodgson - Co-Opted Governor (Chair of Governors)
Responsibilities - Self Evaluation and Development & Training Governor (DGT). Link Governor English, Assessment and Safeguarding.
Committee Membership -Vice Chair of Curriculum, Progress and Standards Committee and member of Strategy; Pay; Dismissal & Appeal Dismissal and Pupil Discipline & Complaints Committees .
Relevant Experience -science teacher in a secondary school.
Pecuniary Interests: None
Term of Office July 2013 - expires Jan 2023
Ms Lauren Stevens - Co-opted Governor
Mr Paul Woodman - Co-opted Governor
Responsibilities - Lettings Governor and link governor for History.
Committee Membership - Member of Finance, Personnel & Resources; Pay; Premises, Health & Safety; Dismissals & Appeals; Pupil Discipline & Complaints and Performance Management & Pay Committees.
Relevant Experience: Staff governor at college, college Communications Officer, Marketing Manager and local community member.
Pecuniary Interests: None
Term of Office: May 2011 - expires May 2023
Mr Ian Ryan - Parent Governor
Responsibilities: SEN and parent questionnaire Governor, . Chair of Curriculum, Progress & Standards committee, link governor for attendance.
Committee Membership- member of Strategy; Dismissals & Appeals, Pupil Discipline & Complaints and Pay committees
Relevant Experience - was a youth worker in the Portchester area and is currently working in a special school bringing SEN skills to the governing body. Previously link governor for IT, PSHE and SEND.
Pecuniary interests: none
Term of Office: Nov 2016 - expires Nov 2020
Mr Neil Hoare- Parent Governor
Responsibilities: Link governor for Mathematics, Science, Design & Technology & Computing and has responsibility for reviewing risk assessments for school trips working closely with the Health and Safety governor. Neil is our representative on the South East Governors’ Forum.
Committee Membership - Vice Chair of Finance, Personnel & Resources Committee & Premises, Health & Safety Committee
Relevant Experience: Neil holds a BSc in Applied Chemistry and PhD in computational drug design from the University of Portsmouth and a postgraduate Diploma in Management from the Open University. For the last 20 years, Neil has worked for AT&T, a major US telecommunications company, in a variety of roles, most recently in its business continuity and disaster recovery group.
Pecuniary Interests: Partner is a member of staff
Term of Office: Nov 2016- expires Nov 2020
Mrs Mandy Maddison - Local Authority Governor
Responsibilities - SEN governor (job share with Ian Ryan) and link governor for RE
Committee Membership - member of Curriculum, Progress & Standards, Pupil Discipline & Complaints and Performance Management & pay committees
Relevant Experience: has served as a governor at other schools and previously Headteacher's PA at a local secondary school.
Pecuniary Interests: spouse employed at school
Term of Office: Jan 2018 - Jan 2022
Mrs Sally Rogers - Co-opted Governor
Responsibilities- Link governor for Art and collection of governor's voluntary contributions
Committee membership - member of Finance, Personnel & Resources Committee.
Relevant Experience: Has served as a staff governor for many years and on all of the committees during this time. Chairperson of the PTA , Friends of Castle School for many years. Over 25 years experience as learning support assistant in primary phase.
Pecuniary Interests: Hirer of the school hall
Term of Office: Nov 2016- expires Jan 2023
Mr Jonathan Stokes - Co-opted Governor
Responsibilities - Governor Link for Health & Safety and Geography.
Committee Membership -Chair of Premises, Health & Safety and member of Finance, Personnel & Resources; Dismissals & Appeals; Strategy, Pay and Pupil Discipline & Complaints Committees
Relevant Experience - Programme Director for The Tree Council - the UK’s lead charity for urban and rural trees. There he helped establish The Tree Council’s Tree Warden Network which now has 8000 volunteers . He has written ten books on trees, speaks at national and international conferences on trees and the environment and has regularly appeared on radio and TV.
Pecuniary Interests: Spouse is a member of staff at the school
Term of Office: - 2011 - expires Jan 2023
Mr John Stringer - Co-opted Governor
Responsibilities: Link Governor for Music and Performing Arts and joint governor link for Assessment.
Committee Membership - member of Curriculum, Progress & Standards Committee.
Relevant Experience: Career exceeding 20 years in information technology. Voluntary experience as a primary school learning support assistant. Recently qualified primary school teacher.
Pecuniary Interests: None
Term of Office: Nov 2016 - expires Jan 2023
|Attendance Records for Governing Body Meetings 2018-19|
|Mr Justin Bartlett||100%||100%||80%||100%|
|Mrs Marie Leonard||50%||20%||60%||60%|
|Mr Neal Hoare||100%||100%|
|Mrs Alison Hodgson||100%||100%|
|Mrs Nadine Ricketts||100%|
|Mrs Mandy Maddison||80%|
|Mrs Sally Rogers||40%||100%|
|Mr Ian Ryan||100%||100%||100%|
|Mr Jonathan Stokes||60%||60%|
|Mr John Stringer||80%||50%|
|Ms Lauren Stevens||100%||100%||100%|
|Mrs Samantha White||40%||75%||100%|
|Ms Catherine Williams||100%||100%|
|Mr Paul Woodman||100%||100%|
|Mrs Angela Thomas||60%||100%|