Governing body of Speen School - old

Speen C Of E School Governors:


Mrs Denise J Nayna – Head Teacher

Mr Eamonn Barrett – Chair of Governors, Child protection Governor

Mrs Julie Cooper – Vice Chair / Foundation Governor, PSHE Governor

Mr Alistair Scott – Parent / Pupil Premium and Numeracy Governor

Mrs Amanda Cleaver – Equality & Diversity Governor / Foundation Governor

Mrs Deborah O’Brien – Development Governor / Foundation Governor

Mrs Helen Lidington – Staff Governor

Mrs Katherine Matthews – Parent Governor / Early years Governor

Mrs Christine Rooney – Foundation Governor / Literacy and RE Governor

Mr Simon Floyd – Associate Governor

Canon Tony Bundock – Ex-Officio Governor / SEN Governor


Introduction to the work of the Governing Body in Speen School

The Governing Body at Speen School is formed from a variety of areas within the community. It is made up of Foundation Governors, Parent Governors, a Staff Governor and representatives from the Church. Foundation Governors are appointed either by the Parochial Church Council or the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education. Governors play a vital role in the support of our school. They meet regularly together and work closely with the Headteacher and the school staff.

Agendas and minutes of all governor meetings are available for inspection in the school office.


School leadership and Management responsibilities

Head Teacher:

The Head Teacher is accountable to the Governing body and is responsible for the:-


Governing Body

The Governing body has three main responsibilities:-


The governing body sets out the aims and overall objectives of the school, looking at how it should best develop. This is achieved through the agreement of the annual school improvement plan, which sets out the school’s priorities for the year, school policies and various targets. These are monitored and reviewed on a regular basis against the stated aims and objectives.

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The governing body works with the Headteacher so that a clear understanding of the challenges faced in managing the school is used in setting the school’s aims and objectives. The governing body shall sensitively question and challenge in a positive manner, and it is the governing body’s intent that these challenges will be accepted as a positive input into school management. The governing body sets out to achieve trusting and mutually respectful relationships with the Headteacher and staff.


The school has many stakeholders – the primary ones being the pupils. The governing body shall adopt a professional attitude and ensure that its competence and efforts are used collectively to deliver benefit to the school’s pupils and other stakeholders

The governing body is accountable and answerable to the pupils’ parents/carers, and the wider community. The governing body has numerous statutory responsibilities including being responsible for the conduct of the school.

There are various school policies and processes that support the specific responsibilities of the governing body within Speen School. The governing body sets the school’s policies and targets, and regularly monitors and evaluates how the school meets its objectives and targets.

Speen School Governors can be contacted on the following email address which is also the school’s out of hours first point of contact: