+++ Thanks for all the Christmas fair donations. We hope the children enjoyed wearing their own clothes +++ The Christmas fair takes place on Thursday 5th December starting at 3pm. Hopefully everyone will be able to attend. Please see newsletter for pick up arrangements +++ Well done Josh who had the winning design for the Christmas edition of Reflecting Shebbear +++ Please also see the newsletter for the latest details of upcoming Christmas events including tickets for the Christmas show +++ Craft and Football club have both ended until the new year. Film Club on Monday is the final one and there is no Zumba next Friday +++ Updated 29.11.19 +++
Shebbear Community School

Shebbear, Beaworthy,

EX21 5SG

09:00 - 15:30

Monday to Friday

Shebbear Community School

Shebbear, Beaworthy,

EX21 5SG

09:00 - 15:30

Monday to Friday

Governing Body

The Governing Body has the statutory duty to regulate the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement. To do this, governors must have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

1. Ensuring the clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school;

2. Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Our school governors for 2019/2020 are detailed under the ‘Governor Information’ section of this website.

From September 2019 we hold half termly full Governing Body meetings (chaired by Mrs C Coward), and termly Resources committee meetings.  The Resources committee (chaired by Mr A Goode), has delegated responsibility for Finance, Premises, Personnel and Health & Safety within the limits of various school policies, such as the Finance Policy.

We also have the statutory committees in place, however these meet on an ‘as and when’ basis as need demands.

Mr Nick Alford
Mr Nick Alford
Head Teacher
Mrs Gill Cooper
Appointed to September 2020
Mrs Carla Coward
Parent Governor
Appointed to March 2021
Miss Rachel Curtis
Miss Rachel Curtis
Co-Opted Governor
Appointed to September 2020
Mrs Gill Fowler
Parent Governor
Appointed to April 2020
Mr John Franklin
Co-Opted Governor
Appointed to January 2022
Mr Andrew Goode
Co-Opted Governor
Appointed to September 2022
Mrs Patricia Kirby
Local Authority Governor
Appointed to September 2021
Mrs Leanne Marshall
Parent Governor
Appointed to March 2020
Mrs Sue Hawker
Mrs Sue Hawker
School Business Manager and Clerk to the GB

What do the governors do?

The Governors provide challenge, leadership, support and direction for the Headteacher, determining the values and policies of our school. They do this in a number of ways through full governing body meetings, committee meetings, learning walks, monitoring visits, risk assessments and general support of our daily activities. They decide the school structure and staffing requirements, ensuring that we deliver the best possible education to the children at our school within the confines of the budget allocated to us for this purpose. They monitor and evaluate the school’s performance and put strategies into place to address areas that they feel need improvement at any given time.

We are fortunate to have dedicated and committed governors all of whom are extremely supportive of our school. Their work and excellence was recognised in June 2011 when they successfully applied for the GovernorMark Award and seven years a number of those governors remain on our Board – a wonderful achievement for our school.
You are warmly invited to attend the general part (Part One) of the Governors’ meetings, the dates of which will be published in the school newsletter.

Any confidential matters will be discussed in Part Two of these meetings. The Chair or Clerk to the Governors may be contacted by writing to c/o Shebbear Community School, Shebbear, Beaworthy, Devon EX21 5SG. Telephone: 01409 281220.

Minutes of Governing Body Meetings 2018/19 and 19/20

Full Governing Body:

Draft Part One Minutes 25th November 2019

Agreed AGM Part One Minutes 12th September 2019

Agreed Part One Minutes 20th May 2019

Agreed Part One Minutes 25th March 2019

AGM Part One Minutes 1st October 2018

Agreed GB Minutes 26th November 2018

Part One Minutes 28th January 2019