Tirlebrook Governors

The Work of the Governing Body

The governing body at Tirlebrook Primary School focuses on the challenges and opportunities for school development. The governors operate at a strategic level to govern the school, leaving the Headteacher and senior school leaders responsible and accountable to the governing body for the operational day to day running of the school.

The three key roles of the governing body are:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher and other school leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure that its money is well spent

Structure

At Tirlebrook Primary School the governing body formally reconstituted in 2015. The governing body comprises:

  • 3 Parent Governors
  • 1 Local Authority Governor
  • 3 Co-opted Governors
  • 3 Partnership Governors
  • 1 Staff Governor
  • the Headteacher

Governors are volunteers, who serve a term of office of 4 years, and should have the skills, knowledge and experience the governing body needs to be effective and contribute to the success of the school.

They meet as a full governing body at least once a term, i.e. 6 times per year. At the first meeting in each academic year the Chair and Vice Chair are elected. The structure and membership of the committees is also considered and reviewed.

Committees

To aid effective governance, 3 committees have been established on which various governors with specific skills sit. The full governing body delegate particular roles and responsibilities to these committees.

There are currently three committees, each with delegated powers:

  • Standards & Curriculum
  • Finance & Premises
  • Staffing & Pay

All governors are contactable through the School Office.

Meet Our Governors

Mr John Badham

Governor Role: Chair of Governors

Governor Type: Co-opted

Responsibilities: Finance & Behaviour

Curriculum Link: Humanties

Date of Appointment: February 2014

Term of Office: February 2022 - February 2026

Committees: Ex officio member of all committees

Registered Interests: None

Mr Simon Lockley

Governor Type: Headteacher

Date of Appointment: September 2019 (governor since September 2012)

Committees: Ex officio member of all committees

Registered Interests: None

Mrs Jean Charlton

Governor Role: Joint Vice-Chair of Governors; Finance & Premises Chair

Governor Type: Partnership

Responsibilities: Finance, Relationships & Sex Education, Health & Safety

Curriculum Link: Humanties

Date of Appointment: November 2019

Term of Office: November 2023 - November 2027

Committees: Finance & Premises, Staffing, Pay

Registered Interests: None

Mrs Sue Moysey

Governor Type: Partnership

Responsibilities: Attendance, Pupil Premium

Date of Appointment: May 2003

Term of Office: May 2019 - May 2023

Committees: Standards & Curriculum, Finance & Premises, Staffing, Pay

Registered Interests: None

Mrs Fran Valentine

Governor Type: Partnership

Responsibilities: Finance, Relationships & Sex Education, Health & Safety

Curriculum Link: STEM, including Maths

Date of Appointment: March 2021

Term of Office: March 2021 - February 2025

Committees: Standards & Curriculum

Registered Interests: None

Mrs Catherine Badham

Governor Role: Joint Vice-Chair of Governors

Governor Type: Co-opted

Responsibilities: Finance, Data Protection

Curriculum Link: Arts, including English - Reading

Date of Appointment: January 2020

Term of Office: January 2020 - January 2024

Committees: Finance & Premises, Staffing, Pay

Registered Interests: None

Mrs Julia Gardiner

Governor Role: Standards & Curriculum Chair

Governor Type: Co-opted

Curriculum Link: Arts, including English - Writing

Date of Appointment: November 2015

Term of Office: November 2023 - November 2027

Committees: Standards & Curriculum, Staffing, Pay

Registered Interests: Employee at Bishops Cleeve Primary School

Miss Tanya Jaryczewski

Governor Type: Staff

Date of Appointment: February 2021

Term of Office: February 2021 - February 2025

Committees: Standards & Curriculum

Registered Interests: None

Mrs Louise Akerman

Governor Type: Local Authority

Responsibilities: EYFS, Pastoral & SEMH, Safeguarding & Child Protection

Date of Appointment: October 2023

Term of Office: October 2023 - October 2027

Committees: Standards & Curriculum

Registered Interests: None

Mrs Charlie Bullock

Governor Type: Parent

Responsibilities: SEND, Sports Premium

Curriculum Link: PE & OPAL

Date of Appointment: February 2020

Term of Office: February 2020 - February 2024

Committees: Standards & Curriculum

Registered Interests: Tutor at Stablemates, Tewkesbury

Mrs Anna Wilson

Governor Type: Parent

Responsibilities: EYFS, Sports Premium

Curriculum Link: PE & OPAL

Date of Appointment: November 2021

Term of Office: November 2021 - November 2025

Committees: Standards & Curriculum

Registered Interests: None

Mr Dan Dimond

Clerk to the Governors

clerk@tirlebrook.gloucs.sch.uk

Mr Tom Eckersley

Governor Type: Parent

Curriculum Link: STEM

Date of Appointment: April 2023

Term of Office: April 2023 - April 2027

Committees: Finance & Premises

Registered Interests: None