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Governors

The Role of the Governing Body

The role of the Governing Body is an intrinsic part of the leadership of the school, although often unseen by parents and other community stakeholders. The Governing Body is made up of a group of dedicated volunteers, who invest a huge amount of good will and hard work for the sole purpose of improving the education of every child in our school. The government expects governing bodies to be a dynamic group of highly skilled individuals who focus on supporting the headteacher to shape the strategic direction of school. As governors we are accountable for the performance of our school; we are measured by four core strategic functions: 

  •  Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos, and strategic direction
  •  Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  •  Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure the money is spent well
  •  Ensuring that the voice of all stakeholders is heard

 

Training
All members of Governing Body receive significant training. The impact of this is that the Governing Body are kept abreast of their responsibilities with regard to the latest requirements and expectations. Learning and actions from training are shared and implemented at Full Governing Body meetings.

 

Impact Statement

This impact statement is one way in which the Governing Body articulates their role in school leadership, the impact they have had on school improvement, and be transparent about their activities. 


Impact of Full Governing Body meetings
Each term Governors attend two Governing Body committee meetings. Meetings are also held for Finance and Resources, Health and Safety, Pay and Personnel and Curriculum. In addition, Governors attend a subject or area visit at the school, the purpose of which is to monitor and evaluate teaching and learning. The impact of this is that governors understand the areas of strengths and actions for improvement in teaching and practice within the school. This enables them to challenge the headteacher on how good practice within school is being shared for whole school benefit and how improvement are being made.


Headteacher’s appraisal
The Governing Body carries out the head teacher appraisal annually. The appraisal process allows us to look closely at the performance of the headteacher, have discussions about areas of strength and development in performance and set new targets against which the headteacher’s performance will be evaluated.

 

At Cedar Park, we welcome new governors from all backgrounds, so that we have a committee of people with diverse life experiences. If you are interested in becoming a governor, please do contact the school. 
 

For any urgent enquiries addressed to our governors, please contact the co-chairs on c.governors@cedarpark.bucks.sch.uk. 

You can read more about what being a Governor means on the National Governors Association website by clicking here.

If you want to find out more about what our governors do or have any other questions please click here to contact the school office.

There is currently vacancies on the governing board.  If you are interested in becoming a governor please contact the Chair of Governors via the school office.

Governing Body Membership 2021-2022

Mr Luke Redman

Mr Redman is the Cedar Park Headteacher

His term of office is as long as he is Headteacher

No business or pecuniary interests 

 

Miss Ellie Barker 

Miss Barker is a Staff Governor

Term of office from 1 Sep 2023 to 31 Aug 2027

No business or pecuniary interests

 

Miss Alison Michie

Chair of Governors

Miss Michie is a Co-opted Governor

Roles: SHE/SMSC/HTPM and English 

Term of office from 28 September 2022 to 27 September 2026

No business or pecuniary interests

Contact- A.Michie@cedarpark.bucks.sch.uk

 

Mr Neil Maddock

Chair of Governors

Mr Maddock is a Parent Governor

Roles: Inclusion/GDPR/SEND/HTPM/Pupil Premium 

Term of office from 6 Feb 2021 to 8 Feb 2025

No business or pecuniary interests

Contact- NMaddock@cedarpark.bucks.sch.uk

 

Mr Paul Treadwell

Clerk

Mr Treadwell is an Associate Governor

Term of office from 01.12.20 to 01.12.24

 

Mr Liam Warmington-Holder

Mr Warmington-Holder is a Parent Governor

Roles: Equality

Term of office from 17.03.22 to 17.03.26

No business or pecuniary interests

 

Sophie Bell

Ms Bell is a LA Governor

Roles: RE and PSHE

Term of office from 28.09.22 to 28.09.25

No business or pecuniary interests

 

Ms Michelle McKenna

Ms McKenna is a parent Governor 

Roles: EYFS and Art

Term of office from 15 Jul 2021 to 14 Jul 2025

No business or pecuniary interests

 

Mrs Rebecca Benning

Mrs Benning is a parent Governor 

Roles: Child Protection/Safeguarding and Finance Committee

Term of office from  1 Feb 2021 to 31 Jan 2025 

No business or pecuniary interests

 

Mr Stuart Michie 

Mr Michie is a parent Governor 

Roles: Maths/French and Finance Committee Chair  

Term of office from  1 Feb 2021 to 31 Jan 2025

No business or pecuniary interests

 

Mr Steve Spicer

Mr Spicer is a co-opted Governor 

Roles: Finance Committee/Health and Safety 

Term of office from 20 March 2023 to 20 March 2027

No business or pecuniary interests

 

Mr Richard Dixon

Mr Dixon is a co-opted Governor 

Roles: E-Safety 

Term of office from 25 May 2023 to 25 May 2027

No business or pecuniary interests

 

 

 

 

Attendance at FGB meetings 2022/23FGB1FGB2FGB3FGB4FGB5FGB6       
Neil Maddock      
Alison Michie      
Luke Redman      
Michelle McKenna       
Rebecca Benning      
Stuart Michie      
Liam Warmington-Holder      
Sophie Bell       
Steve Spicer       
Richard Dixon      
Ellie Barker       

 

 

 

Attendance at FGB meetings 2022/23FGB1FGB2FGB3FGB4FGB5FGB6
Neil Maddock
Alison Michie 
Luke Redman
Martin Smith
Michelle McKenna  
Rebecca Benning
Stuart Michie  
Liam Warmington-Holder  
Sophie Bell
Steve Spicer n/an/an/a
Richard Dixonn/an/an/an/a

 

Attendance at 2021-22 FGB Meetings Aut 1Aut 2Spr 1Spr 2Sum 1Sum 2
Neil Maddock 
Alison Michie  
Luke Redman
Martin Smith
Andrew Bondn/an/an/a
Stuart Michie
Rebecca Benning 
Michelle McKenna 
Mike Smith   n/an/a
Liam Warmington-Holdern/an/an/a