Meet Our Governing Board

Remit of the Governing Board

The Governors are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the school, ensuring that the Headteacher and other leaders are held to account for educational performance of the school, and ensuring financial health, probity and value for money.  As a Voluntary Aided Church School, the Governing Board have the additional responsibilities of appointing staff, setting their own Admissions Policy for pupils, agreeing the curriculum for RE and ensuring the Christian distinctiveness of the school.

What does the Governing Board do?

Governors are responsible for a number of areas including attainment, finance, policies and procedures. Their role is to ensure enrichment, creativity and enjoyment are key to the children's learning. They work closely with the Headteacher and all the staff to ensure the children get the best possible education.

The Governing Board has 1 additional committee - Ethos Committee

All Governors have identified key priorities for monitoring and reporting to the Full Governing Board.

Charlotte Rawlings, Foundation Governor: Chair of Governors

Charlotte is a  Foundation Governor of Minsterworth C of E School since 2012and is now in  her   second term of Governorship. Her experience of having worked within the school as the Preschool Manager from 2013-2016 allows her a good insight into the day to day running of school and a knowledge of the key issues that present challenge for school on a wider scale. 

Phil Awford, Local Authority Governor: Joint Vice-Chair

Phil Awford has been the County Councillor for the area for over ten years and a Governor at Minsterworth School for over five years. Phil was appointed as Chair of Governors in May 2015 following a year as Chairman of the County Council. Phil has served as a Chairman of the Children and Young People's Scrutiny Committee at the County Council and is currently Chair of Scrutiny at Tewkesbury Borough Council. He also serves on the County Health Scrutiny Committee and Planning.  Phil is now joint Co-Chair of the Governing Board.

Mervyn Cowdrey, Foundation Governor: Joint Vice-Chair

Mervyn Cowdrey has been a Foundation Governor since March 2015 and is Chair of the Finance and Building Committee and a member of the Ethos Committee. He is a member of St Peter’s Church, Minsterworth, a Trustee of the Diocese of Gloucester Multi-academy Trust and an assessor for the Diocesan Development Fund, which awards grants to Christian organisations.

 

Martin Slatter, Foundation Governor

Martin joined the Governing Board having been a governor at another school.  He has a keen interest in the education of our pupils and involved in supporting invigilation at other Secondary Schools.

Rev. Steve Taylor, Foundation Governor, Ex-Officio

Rev. Steve Taylor leads Collective Worship in school each week and supports pupil-led services at the Church. He supports the school to maintain close ties between the school and the local church in Minsterworth.

Nicola Griffiths, Staff Governor

Mrs Griffiths was voted staff governor from September 2017.  She has a commitment to the development of the school and supporting all pupils and staff at Minsterworth C of E Primary School.

Jo Munn, Headteacher and Governor

Miss Munn has many years of experience as a school governor: in her previous Headships in a voluntary aided Church School and a Community School;and earlier in her career as the nominated staff governor of a school in East Sussex.  She is currently a member of the governing board at English Bicknor Primary School.

 

The names and terms of office of the members of the governing body are shown on the membership list below:

Name: Mr Philip Awford

Category of governor: Local Authority

Which body appoints you: Governing Body

Term of office:31/01/13-30/01/17

Details of position of responsibility: Joint Co-Vice Chair of FGB

Business or Pecuniary interests: Elected member of GCC and Tewkesbury Borough Council 

Governor at another school:No

Any relationships between governor and staff: None

Attendance FGB 16-17:

 

Name: Mr Mervyn Cowdrey

Category of governor: Foundation

Which body appoints you: Diocese of Gloucester

Term of office: 01/07/15 - 30/06/18

Details of position of responsibility: Joint Co-Vice Chair of FGB

Business or Pecuniary interests: Trustee of the Diocesan Academy Trust

Financial interests: None

Governor at another school: No

Any relationships between governor and staff: Married to Anne Cowdrey

Attendance FGB 16-17:

 

Name: Mrs Charlotte Rawlings

Chair of Governors

Category of governor: Foundation

Which body appoints you: Diocese of Gloucester

Term of office: 28/02/16 - 27/02/19

Details of position of responsibility: Safeguarding Governor and SEND

Business or Pecuniary interests: None

Financial interests: None

Governor at another school: No

Any relationships between governor and staff: None

Attendance FGB 16-17: 100%

 

Name: Mr Martin Slatter

Category of governor: Foundation

Which body appoints you: Diocese of Gloucester

Term of office: 01/12/16 - 30/11/19

Details of position of responsibility: Safeguarding

Business or Pecuniary interests: None

Financial interests: None

Governor at another school: No

Any relationships between governor and staff: None

Attendance FGB 16-17:

 

Name: Reverend Steve Taylor

Category of governor: Foundation

Which body appoints you: Diocese of Gloucester

Term of office: As long as position of local vicar is held

Details of position of responsibility: Chair of Ethos Committee

Business or Pecuniary interests: None

Financial interests: None

Governor at another school: Westbury Primary School

Any relationships between governor and staff: None

Attendance FGB 16-17:

 

Name: Miss Jo Munn (started January 2017)

Category of governor: Head Teacher

Which body appoints you: Governing Body

Term of office: As long as position of head teacher is held

Details of position of responsibility: Head Teacher

Business or Pecuniary interests: None

Financial interests: None

Governor at another school: Yes, English Bicknor C of E Primary School

Any relationships between governor and staff: None

Attendance FGB 16-17: 100%

 

Name: Mrs Anne Cowdrey

Category of governor: Foundation

Which body appoints you: Diocese of Gloucester

Term of office: 01/09/16 - 31/08/19

Details of position of responsibility: None

Business or Pecuniary interests: None

Financial interests: None

Governor at another school: No

Any relationships between governor and staff: Married to Mervyn Cowdrey

Attendance FGB 16-17: 90%

 

Name: Mrs Nicola Griffiths

Category of governor: Staff

Which body appoints you: Staff

Term of office: 01/09/17-31/08/2019

Details of position of responsibility: None

Business or Pecuniary interests: None

Financial interests: None

Governor at another school: No

Any relationships between governor and staff: None

 

We have vacancies for 2 Parent Governors and 1 Foundation Governor.