+++ Well done everyone for the excellent Harvest Festival assembly. We hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for the many  donations of food which will be passed on to the Northam Food Bank +++ Don’t forget that half term starts at the end of school on Friday 18th October. School starts again on Monday 28th October +++ After school clubs will resume immediately after the half term break. Please note that gardening club has now ended until the spring and craft club will now be on a Thursday and not a Tuesday +++ Have a great half term!! +++
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

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

Our school governors for 2018/19 are:

Mr Nick Alford
Mr Nick Alford
Head Teacher
Mr Brian Bowler
Chairman
Appointed to September 2019
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

Full Governing Body:

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