Local Governing Body

The Local Governing Body (LGB) was established by, and reports to, the board of Sapientia Education Trust via its committees. It operates under agreed Terms of Reference and a Scheme of Delegation, meeting, formally, four times within the school year.

Abiding by a Code of Conduct, we monitor the work of the school, focusing on the three core functions of governance:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

We work closely with both the school and the Trust, with each governor focussing on an area of expertise, setting the vision for the school and ensuring that it works efficiently and effectively towards achieving that vision. We do this by building a thorough knowledge of the school and its community, by both supporting and constructively challenging the school, and by ensuring accountability and compliance.  Our focus is on the progress and outcomes of the students and ensuring that the school promotes the highest of standards and aspirations.   

We can be contacted at governors@shs.set.education or via the school office.

SAPIENTA EDUCATION TRUST

STRADBROKE HIGH LOCAL GOVERNING BODY

Register of Interests

Name

SET Governor Position

 

Date of appointment

Business Interest

Nature of interest

Personal Interest

Governor/Trustee roles in other educational institutions

Date of last declaration

Jo Beale

Teaching Staff Governor

01/09/2020

Stradbroke High School

Employee

None

None

23/08/2021

Ian Flintoff

Co-opted Governor

LGB Vice-Chair and SEND Governor

23/11/2018

Self-employed education consultant T/A Affirm

Owner & Sole Proprietor

Member of Chartered College of Teaching

None

23/08/2021

Amanda Havers

Co-opted Governor

Safeguarding Governor

01/12/2017

Havers Development Ltd trading as Tiddlywinks Nursery and Elm Tree Nursery

Director

Child at Trust School

None

14/09/2021

Paula Higgins

Support Staff Governor

01/12/2017

Stradbroke High School

KW & PM Higgins

Employee

 

Partner

Family member exam invigilator

None

15/09/2021

Karen Lynch

Co-opted Governor

LGB Chair & Pupil Premium Governor

01/12/2017

None

None

None

None

17/08/2021

Karen Millar

Headteacher

 

01/09/2019

Stradbroke High School

Employee

None

none

18/08/2021

Eleanor Wigby Parent Governor 19/05/2021 None None

Children at school

None

13/09/2021

 

 

 

  • Term of Office is 4 years for each Governor. The appointing authority for Governors is the Board of Trustees to Sapientia Education Trust (SET)

Governor resignations:

 

Name

SET Governor Position

 

Date of appointment

Business Interest

Nature of interest

Personal Interest

Governor/Trustee roles in other educational institutions

Date of Resignation

Eloise Wilkinson

Parent Governor

23/11/2018

None

None

Children at School

None

12/09/2021

Val Fehners

Co-opted Governor 05/08/2020 Education Consultant

Self-Employed

None None 15/09/2021

Rachel Johnson

Parent Governor

05/10/2020 None None Child at School None 19/11/2020

Brian Goffee

Co-opted Governor

01/12/2017

None None None None 07/07/2021

 

Thinking of joining us?

Have you the time to join us?

I would like to invite you to apply to join the Local Governing Body of Stradbroke High School.  Thinking it’s not for you?  Can I just ask that you read on before you decide?

The LGB works closely with both the school and the Trust, setting the vision for the school and ensuring that it works efficiently and effectively towards achieving that vision. We do this by building a thorough knowledge of the school and its community, by both supporting and constructively challenging the school, and by ensuring accountability and compliance.  Our focus is on the progress and outcomes of the students and ensuring that the school promotes the highest of standards and aspirations.

To do this well, we need members of our community who care about our young people and who want to be involved in making a difference to their years at high school.  Anyone over the age of 18 can apply to be a governor and, while those who no longer work can bring the skills and experiences of a lifetime to the LGB, the younger members of our community can bring vital skills and an insight into the challenges our young people face. 

Our Governors are expected to:

  • Attend 4 formal and, occasionally 2 informal, meetings of the LGB per year
  • Visit the school formally for monitoring purposes
  • Visit the school informally, wherever possible, to attend events such as open evenings, careers evenings, awards evenings, productions, concerts etc.
  • Commit to attend training courses in order to build knowledge, skills and keep up to date with statutory changes
  • Read meeting documentation and data on school standards in advance of meetings
  • Perform additional research as required and assist in monitoring specific areas e.g. Website and Safeguarding

You do not need to be an expert in the field of education to be a governor. A background in or a knowledge of Safeguarding, Audit or Education would be beneficial as would the skills to be able to provide both support and challenge.

What is paramount is having an interest in the school and the welfare of our students and, the time to get involved.

I sincerely hope that you will be interested in joining us.  If you are, then please write to me either via the school office or by email to governors@shs.set.education providing a brief explanation of why you would like to join us and what skills you could bring to the LGB.  If you would like a chat before doing so, please get in touch with the school office on 01379 384387 to leave your contact details so that I can give you a call.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Karen Lynch

Chair of Governors

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR GOVERNORS 03rd Sep 2018 Download
Stradbroke LGB meeting attendance 15th Jul 2020 Download
LGB Terms of Reference and Scheme of Delegation 13th Sep 2021 Download
Gov profiles Sept 21 16th Sep 2021 Download
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