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Cauldwell School
Edward Road
Bedford MK42 9DR

Tel: 01234 301400
Fax: 01234 301401

For general enquires please contact Miss S Aspey

schooloffice@cauldwell.org.uk

 
 

 

 

 

For School Governors:

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Cauldwell School Governors

What is the purpose of the Governing Body?
 
The School Governors have responsibility for guiding the school in its aims and for overseeing the budget which has been allocated by the council.  We do this by maintaining close contact with the Head Teacher and working with the staff to ensure that as far as possible and practicable, they all have the facilities and resources needed to do their jobs effectively.

Who are the Governors?

Governing bodies are a mixture of elected and appointed persons representing various aspects of the community. So there are Parent Governors elected by parents of pupils who attend the school, Staff Governor elected by the staff at Cauldwell, Co-opted Governors appointed by the existing Governors and there are Governors delegated by the Borough / Local Authority to represent the authority's interests.  If you are interested in becoming a Governor, please enquire at the school office.

Structure of the Governing Body

The Cauldwell School governing body has 2 full governors meetings per term, one of which is a training meeting. There are also 3 sub committees:

Finance and Personnel              Chair: Mr Steven Lambert                    2 meetings per term

School Improvement                  Chair: Mrs Jane Knapp                        2 meetings per term

Pay Committee                                                                                      1 meeting per year

 

 

Our School Governors

Name

Date of Appointment

Position
Pecuniary Interests Declared

Average Attendance

2015-2016

Mrs Jane Knapp

01/04/2005

 

Chair / Co-opted Governor

Chair of School Improvement Sub Committee

Pay Committee

Safeguarding Link Governor

None 100%

Mr Steven Lambert

01/03/2011

 

Vice Chair / Parent Governor

Chair of Finance and Personnel Sub Committee

Pay Committee

None 91%
Mrs Judith Apps

Head Teacher

School Improvement Sub Committee

Finance and Personnel Sub Committee

Pay Committee

Husband 's company Creative Windows 100%

Mrs Sarah Degning

30/09/2011

 

Staff Governor

School Improvement Sub Committee

None 90%

Mrs Julia Wetherilt

30/09/2011

 

Co-opted Governor

School Improvement Sub Committee

None 70%

Mrs Sharon Stevens

13/01/2016

Parent Governor

Finance and Personnel Sub Committee

Stepped down 08/12/20196

 

  88%

Miss Di Parton

01/04/2009

 

Co-opted Governor

Finance and Personnel Sub Committee

None 80%

Mr Mike Roberts

01/07/2015

 

Co-opted Governor

Finance and Personnel Sub Committee

Member of Chartered Institute of Waste Management 64%

Miss Sharon Aspey

01/09/2012

 

Clerk to Governing Body None 100%

Miss Tina Chambers

01/09/2016

 

Parent Governor

School Improvement Sub Committee

Autism Support Group; family member works at Bedford Borough Council.  
       

 

How do we do our job?

Governors, who are unpaid, are people who give up their spare time to help in managing the school. This is done by meeting together at least once each term and by forming a number of committees to monitor and guide various areas of activity - such as Finance & Personnel and School Improvement. Each committee will also meet each term and report back to the Governors as a whole, on what is happening, what decisions have been taken and recommending courses of action which may be outside the terms of reference of the committee.  For example, the Finance & Personnel committee will work with the Head Teacher to set a budget each year but the budget has to be ratified by the whole governing body before being sent to the council.

Another important aspect of the governors' role is in setting targets and monitoring the progress that the school makes in achieving them. The School Development Plan and the School Improvement Plan are working documents which set out what the school aims to do in the academic year, who is to do it and how it will be monitored and achieved. Each Governor has one or more areas of activity to which he or she is linked and will make periodic official visits to the school to observe what is happening in that area and report back to the rest of the Governors.

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Governors also set and agree policy documents relating to such things as Staff Pay, Behaviour, Health & Safety, Financial Management and several others. Each of these documents may be seen by enquiring at the school office.

How you can contact us?

You can contact us by calling in at the school office  and requesting a meeting with one of our Governors or by email. We will always respond as soon as we hear from you but please remember that if you have a complaint, it should first be raised with a member of staff or the Headtacher.

 

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