Governors play an important role in school leadership.  Providing challenge and support to the school in achieving its ambitious aims and targets.

Governors undertake regular monitoring visits to the school and meet as a full governing body six times per year. Separate committees for Premises and Welfare and Finance and Staffing also meet every term. The committees report back to Full Governor meetings on issues discussed and key decisions taken. Additionally, the Chair and Headteacher meet regularly.

The Governing Body is made up of a combination of appointed, elected and co-opted Governors. The Clerk to the Governors supports the Governing Body by circulating agendas and documentation and taking minutes.

Please see Governor Profiles for further information about Southcote’s Governing Body.

Governor Attendance 2015-16

Governor Business Interests 2016-17

Initial Governor Newsletter November 2016


Southcote Governors – 2016-17
Name Type Term of Office Date of Resignation Committee Attendance 2015-16       Link Governor
Helen Bligh Parent November 2013-2017 Finance and Staffing FGB 6/6

Committees 3/6

Pads Dolphin Co-opt October 2015-2019 Finance and Staffing  FGB 5/6

Committees 5/6

Chair of Finance and Staffing Committee RE/Music
Richard Duckett Parent October 2014-2018 Premises and Welfare  FGB 6/6

Committees 5/6

Co-Chair SEND
Deborah Edwards LA November 2016-2020 Finance and Staffing  FGB 4/6

Committees 5/6

Bridget Fulton Parent November 2013-2017  January 2017 Premises and Welfare FGB 4/6

Committees 6/6

  Pupil Premium/PE
Colin Harbidge Co-opt January 2015-2019 Finance and Staffing FGB 6/6

Committees   4/6

Colette Hodges Associate   (no voting rights)  FGB 6/6

Committees n/a

Sue N’jai Associate   (no voting rights)  FGB 6/6

Committees n/a

Adam Nuckley Parent November 2014-2018 Finance and Staffing  FGB 4/6

Committees 5/6

Vice-Chair of Finance and Staffing Committee Data
Laura Reid Parent November 2013-2017 Finance and Staffing FGB 4/6

Committees 4/6

Early Years
David Taylor Co-opt November 2015-2019  November 2016 Premises and Welfare  FGB 5/6

Committees 5/6

Vice Chair
Lisa Telling Headteacher  FGB 6/6

Committees 12/12

Malcolm Thorne Parent October 2014-2018 Premises and Welfare  FGB 4/6

Committees 6/6

Vice-Chair of Premises and Welfare Committee Health & Safety
Will Vanstone Parent October 2014-2018 Premises and Welfare FGB 6/6

Committees 6/6

 Chair of Premises and Welfare Committee Theme/Science
 Arno Theron Co-opt July 2016-2020 Premises and Welfare FGB 1/1

Committees 1/1

 Cherry Costello Clerk