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Archway School

Governance

Welcome

This page tells you who the Governors of Archway School are, what they do and how they do it. You can also read minutes of the Full Governors' Meetings at the bottom of this page.


Archway School Governors

Governor Name

Governor Type

Start of term of office

End of term of office

Miss Anne-Marie Delrosa (Chair)

Co-opted

09/10/2019

08/10/2023

Mrs Sarah Warner (Vice Chair)

Parent

17/11/2017 16/11/2021

Mr Colin Belford

Headteacher

ongoing

ongoing

Dr Pam Swindell

Co-opted 06/03/2019

05/03/2023

Mr Gavin Townsend

Staff

29/11/2017

28/11/2021

Mr Christopher Berry Co-opted 22/05/2019 21/05/2023
Mr George James Co-opted 22/05/2019 21/05/2023
Ms Julie Brindle Co-opted 22/05/2019 21/05/2023
Mrs Nicola Farrow Co-opted 03/07/2019 02/07/2023

Mr Nigel Cooper

Local Authority

04/10/2017

03/10/2021

Mrs Anna Ellis

Parent

20/01/2016

19/01/2020

Mrs Natasha Rolls

Parent

01/11/2016

31/10/2020

Mr Barnes Clutterbuck Parent 24/01/2017 23/01/2021
Dr Martin Ansell Parent 17/11/2017 16/11/2021
Click here for Archway School Governor profiles.

Clare Hankey, Barry Upward, Vic Lewis and Lesley Ryall resigned from the governing body February 2019. Suzanne Ryder and Alan Potter resigned from the governing body September 2019. Georgia Boon resigned from the governing body October 2019. 

Contact the Chair or Clerk of Archway School Governors

The chair of the Governors is Anne-Marie Delrosa

Email: chairofgovernors@archwayschool.net

The clerk of the Governors is Angela Lamond

Email: clerktogovernors@archwayschool.net

To write to any of the Governors, please send letters to the school, addressed to the named Governor, or the Governing Body.


What is a school governor?

There are various types of governors drawn from different areas of the community including parents, staff, the local authority and other groups.

Governors are volunteers who spend about six hours each month attending meetings and working to further the school's development. Parent governors and school staff governors are elected, other governors are appointed by the local authority or selected by the governing body to represent the wider community.

Click here for information about becoming a school governor.


What do governors do?

School governors make a positive contribution to your children's education. Together with the head teacher, they set the direction of the school and decide how the school's budget should be spent. Governing bodies make decisions on matters such as school policies and the school's Development Plan.

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP – ARCHWAY SCHOOL
2019-20

Curriculum and Standards
Pam Swindell (Chair)
Martin Ansell
Colin Belford
Julie Brindle
Anne-Marie Delrosa
Nicola Farrow
SLT co-opted members: Kay Young; Dominic Salmon (Deputy Heads); Rachel O’Bryan (Assistant Head)

Staffing and Finance
Nigel Cooper (Chair)
Colin Belford
George James
Barnes Clutterbuck
Anne-Marie Delrosa
Anna Ellis
SLT co-opted member: Hazel Morgan (Business Manager)

 Welfare and Discipline
Natasha Rolls (Chair)
Christopher Berry
Anne-Marie Delrosa
Gavin Townsend
Sarah Warner
Co-opted SLT members: Julian Young (Assistant Head); Dominic Salmon (Deputy Head)

Click here to see governors' attendance at committees and full governing body meetings during the school year 2015-16

Click here to see governors' attendance at committees and full governing body meetings during the school year 2016-17

Click here to see governors' attendance at committees and full governing body meetings during the school year 2017-18

Click here to see governors' attendance at committees and full governing body meetings during the school year 2018-19


Archway School and your child

The Governors work with the headteacher and staff to ensure your child has a happy and successful time at Archway.

Through regular surveys at parents' evenings we know that the vast majority of students, their parents and carers are happy with Archway School. However, we are aware that situations may arise where you want to ask further questions or bring matters to the attention of the school.

To help you do this, the school has procedures to help resolve any issues that you, as a parent or carer, may have.

Please click here to go to the Parents' section of the Archway School website and select the section on 'Policies' where you will find the Complaints Policy.

If, having gone through the agreed procedures you feel you need to contact the Governing Body, please send a letter to the school, or leave a letter at the school reception, addressed to the Chair of the Governors (or another named Governor from the list above) or email:chairofgovernors@archwayschool.net  or  clerktogovernors@archwayschool.net .


Election of Governors

Parent Governors: Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school. When a parent governor vacancy/vacancies occurs, nominatios are invited from the parent body.If the number of nominations is equal to, or fewer than the number of vacancies to be filled, a ballot need not be held. The nominee(s) is/are automatically elected unopposed. If there are more nominations than there are vacancies,  arrangements are made for a secret ballot to be held. 

Staff Governors: a notice to all staff is circulated if a vacncy for a staff governor occurs. Staff can nominate a candidate or self-nominate. If only one nomination is received, the nominee will be deemed to have been elected unopposed. if more than nomination is made, an election is held by secret ballot.

Local Authority Governors: Local Authority Governors are nominated by the Local Authority but appointed by the Governing Body.

Co-opted Governors: co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body.  They are people who, in the opinion of the governing body, have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance of the school.


More information

  • Up to date school policies covering a wide range of issues of interest to parents and carers are available on the Parents' section  of this website
  • For more information about the different types of governor or how you could become a governor at Archway or any other school in the county, please visit the Gloucestershire County Council's Governor webpages
  • This national Government website  has a lot of useful information for parents
  • The term of office for governors is four years