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Bedwell School,
Bedwell Crescent,
Herts, SG1 1NJ 01438 351198


Miss E Shaw

© Bedwell Primary
School, 2019

School Governors

    "The curriculum is creatively designed and is enriched by a wide range of clubs and other activities"

    Although headteachers are responsible for running schools on a day-to-day basis, all schools are ultimately run by a board of governors. A range of different people are included on the Governing Body, including staff, parents, business people, community leaders and local councillors – you can find out more about our Governors below.

    Our Governing Body has five main roles:

    • To work with the school community to provide a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction for the school
    • To monitor the School’s progress towards key development priorities, as set-out in the School Development Plan
    • To promote the welfare of children, ensuring that the school has effective Child Protection policies in place and that all Safeguarding procedures are being adhered to. Governors regularly review the School’s policies on Behaviour, e-safety, Prevent, Anti-Bullying, Recruitment, Health and Safety and Whistleblowing.
    • To hold the Headteacher and other School leaders to account for the performance of the School in a supportive but challenging way, and ensure the best possible education is provided for every pupil
    • To set and monitor school budgets, ensuring that school finances are managed in a way that achieves best value for money with maximum benefit for our children.

    Governors also carry out a number of other important duties, which include:

    • Hearing appeals and complaints
    • Forming policy on the school’s curriculum
    • Setting standards for pupils’ attendance, behaviour and discipline
    • Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe
    • Taking part in recruitment processes, particularly those involving leadership positions

    If you would like to contact the Chair of Governors you can write to him at the school and mark your envelope confidential, or email the school at admin@bedwell.herts.sch.uk.

    How does our governing body work?
    The full governing body meets every half-term. In addition to their main meetings there are two committees, which meet at least once a term:

    • Finance – this committee plans and monitors spending, checking that the school provides value for money. It also monitors and advises on staff recruitment, appraisals and pay.
    • Curriculum - this committee oversees standards of attainment and the academic, social and emotional progress of all pupils.

    Who are our governors?
    A full break-down of our governors, their roles, relevant financial interests and curriculum membership can be found here, in our Governing Information report.

    Our Governing Body currently comprises:

    • Scott Crudgington – co-opted member and Chair of Governors
    • Russell Sparrow – parent governor and Vice-Chair of Governors
    • Lindsay Sweeney – parent governor
    • Michelle Waite – co-opted governor
    • Maxine Woods – co-opted governor
    • Emma Shaw – Headteacher
    • David Roberts – staff governor
    • Dean Humber – staff governor
    • Chris Amoss – associate governor (non-voting)

    We also have vacancies for 4 more co-opted governors (people from outside of the school community who the Governing Body feel could add useful skills, knowledge or experience to the board) and a local authority governor.

    If you are intersted in joining the Governing Body, please contact us at admin@bedwell.herts.sch.uk or drop into the School Office.


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