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Archway School

Governors

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.

We are currently looking for a member of the community to take on the role of a co-opted governor. If you would like to find out more about this role click here.


Archway School Governors

Governor Name

Governor Type

Start of term of office

End of term of office

Miss Anne-Marie Delrosa (Chair)

Co-opted

3/12/2015

2/12/2019

Mr Barnes Clutterbuck (Vice Chair)

Parent

24/1/2017 20/01/2021

Dr Pam Swindell

Co-opted

12/3/2015

11/03/2019

Mr Colin Belford

Headteacher

ongoing

ongoing

Mrs Clare Hankey

Coopted

12/3/2015

11/03/2019

Mr Victor Lewis

Co-opted

12/3/2015

11/03/2019

Mr Alan Potter

Co-opted

12/3/2015

11/03/2019

Mrs Lesley Ryall

Co-opted

12/3/2015

11/03/2019

Mr Gavin Townsend

Co-opted

22/6/2016

21/6/2020

Mr Barry Upward

Co-opted

12/3/2015

11/03/2019

Mr Nigel Cooper

Local Authority

28/10/2017

28/10/2021

Mrs Georgia Boon

Parent

22/4/2016

21/4/2020

Mrs Anna Ellis

Parent

20/1/2016

19/1/2020

Mrs Natasha Rolls

Parent

1/11/2016

31/10/2020

Mrs Sarah Warner Parent 17/11/2017 16/11/2021
Dr Martin Ansell Parent 17/11/2017 16/11/2021
Click here for further information about the Archway School Governors.

Emma Bradshaw (parent governor) and Kerry Davies-Brenchley (staff governor) resigned from the governing body on 31st August 2017.

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
2017-18

Curriculum and Standards
Pam Swindell (Chair)
Clare Hankey
Martin Ansell
Barry Upward
Anne-Marie Delrosa
Georgia Boon
Colin Belford
SLT co-opted members: Deputy Heads, Rachel O’Bryan (Assistant Head)

Staffing and Finance
Nigel Cooper (Chair)
Lesley Ryall
Vic Lewis (Premises Lead)
Barnaby Clutterbuck
Anna Ellis
Colin Belford
Anne-Marie Delrosa
SLT co-opted member: Hazel Morgan (Business Manager)

 Welfare and Discipline
Natasha Rolls (Chair)
Sarah Warner
Alan Potter
Gavin Townsend
Anne-Marie Delrosa
Co-opted SLT member: Damian Barry (Assistant 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


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 for more information.

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