Meet the Knightlow Governors
Rob Hoyle (Chair) Local Authority Governor Elected 23rd June 2021*
Nicola Haywood (Vice-Chair) Foundation Governor, Bourton Re-elected 1st Sep 2019
Louisa Brown Staff Governor Re-elected 8th Nov 2019
Vicky Deasley Foundation Governor, Stretton charities Re-elected 1st Sep 2019
Simon Farley Foundation Governor, Stretton Elected 9th Dec 2019
Russel Hartland-Shaw Parent Governor Elected 1st Sep 2021
Janet Paget Foundation Governor, Marton Elected 1st Sep 2020
Alec Ross Foundation Governor, Stretton Re-elected 30th May 2021
Beverley Suffell Foundation Governor, Priest in Charge Ex-officio (stand in)
Jill Vavasour Head Teacher Governor Ex-officio
Christopher Whiteley Parent Governor Elected 12th Nov 2021
Foundation Governor, Frankton - vacant
Note: all non ex-officio governors serve a term of 4 years.
*Rob Hoyle was previously a Knightlow Parent Governor
Governors retired or stood down within last 12 months / last school year:-
Angie Maffey Foundation Governor, Frankton Retired Sept 2021
Marie-Claire O’Brien Parent Governor stood down Sept 2021
Brenda Sparrow Local Authority Governor Retired Mar 2021
Governing Body remit:
Please note that the Governors are concerned as a whole body with the strategic development of Knightlow to continue to deliver school improvement and secure excellent outcomes for all pupils.
- For school operational issues please talk to the school office.
- For specific concerns about your child's education or their class please talk to the class teacher in the first instance and then the headteacher.
Contacting the Governors:
If you wish to speak to the Chair of Governors, please contact him via the school, or directly at email@example.com
Full Governing Body Meeting Chair Rob Hoyle
Governors meet 4 times a year as a full Governing Body, to discuss and make decisions upon a range of matters regarding the strategic planning of the school. The whole purpose of school governance is school improvement, and there are three key areas where governors can make a difference.
To provide a strategic view: working with the headteacher to help decide the school's strategy for improvement so that pupils learn most effectively.
To monitor and evaluate (challenge and support): The GB provides the headteacher and staff with support, advice and information, drawing on GB members' knowledge and experience. The Governing Body work to promote the interests of the school and its pupils and work with the staff with this common interest.
To ensure accountability: The headteacher and staff are accountable to the Governing Body, and report on the school's performance. The Governing Body is in turn accountable for its actions to the parents and the wider community, in respect of the school's overall performance.
At Knightlow School the Governing Body delegates key tasks to two sub committees.
Teaching & Learning Committee Chair: Louisa Brown
The committee meets 3 times a year with a focus on learning and school improvement. Key documents reviewed are the school Self Evaluation Form (SEF) which drives the Learning Improvement Plan (LIP) which is the road map that sets out the changes a school needs to make to improve the level of pupil achievement. Key discussions take place on the curriculum, Safeguarding, Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND), parent consultation and embedding BLP in all aspects of pupil learning. Certain school policies are delegated to this committee for review and approval.
Resources Committee Chair: Alec Ross
The committee meets 3 or 4 times a year and works with the head teacher to review the annual school budget, and monitor income and expenditure against the budget, identifying any significant financial risks & implications for the school. Key discussions take place around staffing levels and pay, Health and Safety & the school premises. Certain school policies are delegated to this committee for review and approval.