Our governing body is responsible for a wide range of matters which come under three main headings: Strategic Direction; Support Monitoring and Evaluation; and Ensuring Accountability. Duties include management of the school budget, school effectiveness, preparation for Ofsted inspection/formulation of post-Ofsted Action Plan and involvement in a variety of personnel and pupil issues.
The governing body works well together as a group, meeting at least three times per year. Their time is given voluntarily and we are grateful to the valued contributions our governors make to the running of our school.
Our governors are below along with method of appointment and end of term of office:
Mrs Laura Duggin (Staff Governor) appointed 1/9/2018. End of Term of Office 31/08/2022. Mrs Duggin has worked at the school since 1/9/2014. She is PE coordinator and is also Deputy Head.
Mrs Oonah Ridgway (LA Governor and Vice Chair) appointed 1/9/2015. End of Term of Office 31/8/2019. Mrs Ridgway has lived in East Markham since 1997 and her three boys all attended East Markham Primary. When her children were small she was actively involved in the running of the East Markham Under Fives (now Pippins) and now chair the After School Club Committee. She works as a Secondary Science Teacher in a small independent school.
Mrs Sarah Osborne (Co-Opted Governor) appointed 23/2/16. End of Term of Office 23/2/2020 Mrs Osborne has two children at the school. She is a Company Director and can bring experience to support and contribute to our strategic goals. She is also Vice Chair of our PTFA.
Mr David Booth (Parent Governor) appointed 23/11/2015. End of Term of Office 22/11/2019. Mr Booth has lived in East Markham all his life and his family are farmers in the village - he attended the school. He is Vice-Chair of the Almshouses charity and also Vice President of Tuxford Young Farmers. Both his children attend the school.
Mr Luke Dixon (Parent Governor). Appointed 01/07/2018. End of Term of Office 31/06/2022. Mr Dixon has a child at our school.
Mr Mark Thomas (Parent Governor) Appointed 22/10/18. End of Term of Office 21/10/2022. Mr Thomas has two children at our school and works as a Nurse at Rampton Hospital. He has been Chair of Governors at another school and therefore brings all round experience to the board of governors.
Mr Chris Fitzpatrick (Co-Opted Governor)
Mr Guy Le-Geyt (Parent Governor)
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