Email: office@grimleyholt.worcs.sch.uk | Telephone: 01905 640325

Governors’ Information

The school is a VC Maintained school and it constituted in line with the Statutory Guidance.

  • 3 Parents Governors
  • 1 Nominated by the Local Authority
  • 2 Staff Governors (one to be Headteacher)
  • 3 Community Governors
  • 2 Foundation Governors, appointed (if applicable)

The three core strategic functions of Grimley and Holt CE Primary School Governing Body are:

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

Governors are also responsible for ensuring that the School meets statutory requirements with regard to Safeguarding, Health and Safety, the Curriculum and Finance.

The Full Governing Body meets 5 times a year; Governing Body committees also meet twice.

The Governing Body has established a number of committees to which it delegates day to day responsibility for the oversight of various aspects of the running of the school:

  • Management Committee: The Chair is Mike Saunders
  • Teaching and Learning Committee: The Chair is Rachel Welch

Declaration of Interest for Governors, 2023 -2024

Full name of Governor

Governor Type

Committees & roles

Initial start date

Start date for current term

End date

Appointing body

Declared Interests

Andrew Richards

 

Ex Officio

Headteacher

–        

 –

n/a

Ex officio

None

Michael Saunders

Co-opted

Chair of Governors

Chair of Management Committee

H&S Link Governor

 

01/01/2019

 

21/09/2023

20/09/2027

FGB

Trustee at White Rose Trading Community Interest Company since 2017

Director at White Rose Community Interest Company since 2017

Treasurer at Barty’s Preschool, Grimley since 2018

Rachel Welch

 

 

Local Authority

Vice Chair

Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee

 

01/09/2019

 

30/11/2021

29/11/2025

Local Authority

Manager of Barty’s Preschool, Grimley

Daughter works at the school

Rachael Watkins

 

Associate

Teaching & Learning Committee

 

01/09/2017

 

08/10/2021

07/10/2025

Staff

None

Tanya Beckett

 

 

Co-opted

Management Committee Safeguarding Link Governor

 

01/09/2015

21/09/2023

20/09/2027

FGB

Employed by West Mercia Police since 1996

Joanna Pennell

 

Parent

Teaching & Learning Committee

SEND Link Governor

 

01/01/2022

01/01/2022

01/01/2026

Parents

None

Christopher Hallam

 

 

Co-opted

Teaching & Learning Committee

English Link Governor

 

03/07/2022

03/07/2022

02/07/2026

FGB

Employed by National Star Foundation, Heart of Worcestershire College

Emma Hallam (Spouse) employed by HSBC

Jason Carpenter

 

Staff

Teaching & Learning Committee

 

08/10/2021

08/10/2021

07/10/2025

Staff

Parents are trustees of 2nd Worcester Scout Group

Kalantha Brewis

 

 

Foundation

Management Committee

 

01/02/2020

n/a

n/a

Ex Officio

Vicar of 4 PCCs, which are not registered as charities but have charitable status. This includes the PCC of St Bartholomew’s Grimley

 

Rebecca Edwards

 

Parent

Teaching & Learning Committee

Science Link Governor

 

01/12/2019

01/12/2019

01/12/2023 term ended

Parents

Teacher at RGS 

Branch Secretary at the local Pony Club

Daniel Usman

Parent

tbc

07/12/2023

07/12/2023

06/12/2027

Parents

Facilitator FGC /Coordinator Lifelong links (Birmingham Childrens Trust)

Sarah Ridge

Foundation

Teaching & Learning Committee

21/01/2024

21/01/2024

20/01/2028

PCC/

Diocese

Head of Prep School Bowbrook House School

 

Historic membership

Full name of Governor

Governor Type

Committees & roles

Initial start date

Start date for current term

End date

Appointing body

Declared Interests

Rebecca Edwards

 

Parent

Teaching & Learning Committee

Science Link Governor

 

01/12/2019

01/12/2019

01/12/2023 term ended

Parents

Teacher at RGS 

Branch Secretary at the local Pony Club

Timothy Richards

Foundation

Management Committee

Maths Link Governor

 

01/09/2019

01/09/2019

01/09/2023 term ended

Diocese

Friends of Bishops Wood and Bishops Wood Education Centre since 2003

 

Governor Attendance

Governor Name Governor Type  Meeting /date
Management  FGB T&L Management T&L EFB FGB T&L Management  FGB
01/11/22 01/11/22 06/12/22 17/01/23 08/02/23 08/02/23 21/03/23 10/05/23 20/06/23 05/07/23
Mike Saunders (Chair) Community N/A N/A N/A
Tanya Beckett Parent N/A did not attend  N/A apologies apologies N/A
Kalantha Brewis Foundation (Ex Officio) apologies apologies N/A N/A apologies N/A apologies
Jason Carpenter Staff N/A apologies N/A N/A
Rebecca Edwards Parent N/A N/A N/A
Haley Hale Parent N/A N/A N/A resigned         
Chris Hallam Community N/A N/A N/A
Jo Pennell Parent N/A N/A N/A N/A
Andy Richards Ex Officio/Headteacher
Timothy Richards Foundation N/A N/A apologies apologies
Rachael Watkins Associate N/A N/A apologies apologies N/A
Rachel Welch LA Rep

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