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Our Governors

We are immensely proud of our all our governors, who each bring a diversity of knowledge, skills and experience to help in the running of our school and ensure we make best use of all our resources.  The tables below show details of our current governing body and the positions they hold.  Our governors can be contacted via the school office or you can email them at:  mgovs@mrsblands.w-berks.sch.uk.

Full Governing Board minutes are available to view.  Please contact the School Office for assistance with this. 

THE GOVERNING BOARD OF MRS BLANDS COMMUNITY INFANT AND NURSERY SCHOOL
GOVERNORS IN OFFICE FOR THE PERIOD SEPTEMBER 2019 TO AUGUST 2020
Category of governor* Full name Appointed by Term of office Committee membership Any position of responsibility***
Start End
Local Authority Rosemary Sanders-Rose The governing board 26/01/2016 25/01/2020 Finance Vice-Chair & Finance Chair
Head teacher Catherine Nisbet Ex officio 1/9/2013 n/a All committees Head Teacher
Co-opted Julie Spratley The governing board 24/01/2017 23/01/2021 Staff Appraisal & Pay Chair
Staff Sarah Williams Elected by staff 9/10/2017 8/10/2021 All committees None
Co-opted Christopher Rowlands The governing board 11/7/2018 10/7/2022 PP PP Chair
Parent Governor Ruth Bowen The governing board 4/12/2018 3/12/2022 PP  None
Co-opted Governor Ceri Brueton The governing board 27/02/2019 26/02/2023 PP & Finance None
Co-opted Governor Vacancy          
Co-opted Governor Vacancy          
Co-opted Governor Vacancy          
Co-opted Governor Vacancy          
 
GOVERNORS & ASSOCIATE MEMBERS WHO LEFT THE GOVERNING BOARD DURING ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Category of governor* Full name Appointed by Term of office Committee membership Any position of responsibility***
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Co-opted Geoff O’Brien The governing board 3/2/2015 19/11/2018 PP PP Chair
Co-opted Gareth James The governing board 26/04/2017 13/03/2019 Finance  
Co-opted Margaret Baxter The governing board 18/09/2018 02/7/2019 Finance  

* Referenced in the school’s Instrument of Government dated 30th December 2014

*** Chair, Vice Chair of the governing board, Chair/Vice Chair of committees

Committee Membership Key : PP = Pupil Progress  


ASSOCIATE MEMBERS IN OFFICE FOR THE PERIOD SEPTEMBER 2019 TO AUGUST 2020

Category (non-voting position)

Full name

Appointed by

Term of office

Committee membership

Any position of responsibility***

Start

End

Associate Member Margaret Baxter The governing board 24/09/2019 30/09/2020 n/a  
Associate Member   The governing board     n/a  

REGISTER OF BUSINESS INTERESTS - SEPTEMBER 2019 TO AUGUST 2020

Name of governor *

Relevant business interests

Any other educational establishments governed

Relationships with the school staff**

  Catherine Nisbet Headteacher None None
  Sarah Williams Deputy Headteacher None Married to sports coach
  Rosemary Sanders-Rose None   St Mary-Hare School Governor               Member of Sulhamstead Parish  Council None
  Julie Spratley Shareholder in husbands company, which is sponsoring PTA None None
  Christopher Rowlands None None Father is website Administrator
  Ceri Brueton None None None
  Ruth Bowen None None None

  * Every governor and associate member to be included and named. Where there is nothing to declare, write ‘None’

  **       To include spouses, partners and relatives.

ATTENDANCE REGISTER OF FULL GOVERNING BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS

2019 / 2020

Name of governor/associate

Total number attended

FGB

PP

Finance

Catherine Nisbet 7/10 4/5 1/3 2/2
Sarah Williams 10/10 5/5 3/3 2/2
Rosemary Sanders-Rose 4/7 4/5 n/a 0/2
Julie Spratley 10/10 5/5 3/3 2/2
Christopher Rowlands 6/8 3/5 3/3 n/a
Ruth Bowen 6/8 3/5 3/3 n/a
Ritesh Suthar (res 12/11/2019) 0/2 0/2 n/a n/a
Ceri Brueton 8/9 4/5 2/2 2/2
Anita Blagden (res 21/5/2020) 6/6 4/4 2/2 n/a

2018/2019

Name of governor/associate

Total number attended

FGB

PP

Finance

Catherine Nisbet 12/12 6/6 3/3 3/3
Sarah Williams 12/12 6/6 3/3 3/3
Rosemary Sanders-Rose 6/11 3/6 1/3 2/3
Geoff O’Brien (left 19/11/18) 2/2 1/2    
Julie Spratley 10/10 6/6 3/3 1/1
Kate Bessant 12/12 6/6 3/3 3/3
Gareth James (left 13/03/19) 3/5 2/4   1/1
Christopher Rowlands 6/9 4/6 2/3  
Margaret Baxter (left 02/07/19) 2/7 2/5   0/2
Ruth Bowen (wef 4/12/18) 6/7 4/4 2/3  
Ritesh Suthar (wef 27/02) 5/6 3/3   2/3
Ceri Brueton (wef 27/02) 3/5 1/3 2/2  
Anita Blagden (wef 27/02) 4/5 2/3 2/2  

All Updated as at 25th June 2020