Spurcroft Primary school

Spurcroft Primary school

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The Governing Board

Message from the Chair of Governors

I am pleased to introduce myself as Chair of Governors at Spurcroft Primary School. I was elected Chair in September 2017, having been a Governor since 2010. 

My professional background is in HR, in both the Corporate and SME sector. I have held senior roles with both Premier Foods and Centrica (British Gas). In 2010 I decided to focus on raising my family. I now work part time for a small HR Consultancy supporting small and medium size businesses without their own HR function.

The role of the Governing Board is a strategic one, meaning that with the School Leadership Team, we set the vision and school targets. We hold school leaders to account for delivery of these targets by scrutinising and monitoring plans and results. Our role is to provide both support and challenge.We do not get involved with the day to day running of the school which is the remit of Mrs Flowerdew and her team.

The current education landscape is complex and at times challenging, but it is also a time of change and opportunity. As Governors we share a common objective with the wider school community – to ensure that every child can succeed and reach their full potential. Governors work as a team. We sometimes differ in our opinions and experiences but we are united by our commitment to the school and the pupils in it, and the responsibility we share for the school’s long term success. 

It is a privilege and a pleasure to serve as Chair of Governors and I will work with Mrs Flowerdew, Staff, Governors, Parents and Pupils as we strive to make Spurcroft Primary School an Outstanding School.

With very best wishes, 

Camilla Woodrow

cwoodrow@spurcroft.w-berks.sch.uk

Members of the Governing Board 

Name Current Term Commenced Current Term Expires Designation Link Role Committee

Nic Carroll

19th September 2018 18th September 2022 Staff EYFS Strategic Development

Sara Dutfield

13th July 2016

12th July 2020

Co-opted

Vice-Chair of the Governing board

KS1 (Temp) & UKS2

Strategic Development

Kate Flowerdew

1st Sept 2017

On-going with role

Headteacher

Safeguarding

Resources & Strategic Deveopment

Catriona Francis

23rd March 2015

22nd March 2019

Parent

Chair of Resources Commitee 

Disadvantaged Pupils

Resources

Nina Hopkinson

23rd March 2015

22nd March 2019

Co-opted

Safeguarding, Health & Safety & LKS2

Resources & Strategic Development

Steve Patrick

20th Sept 2017

20th Sept 2021

Co-opted

Vice Chair of Resources Committee

Finance

Resources

Louise Purdy

8th Feb 2017

16th Feb 2021

Co-opted

Vice Chair of Strategic Development Committee 

SEND

Strategic Development

Anthony Wood

17th June 2015

16th June 2019

Parent

Chair of Strategic Development Committee

Data

Strategic Development

Camilla Woodrow

23rd March 2015

22nd March 2019

Parent

Chair Of Governors

Sports & Wellbeing

Resources & Strategic Development

Sally Osmond 

19th September 2018

18th September 2022

Local Authority

UKS2

Strategy

Strategic Development

Phil Spray

7th Feb 2018 

 6th Feb 2022

Co-opted

Communications 

Data Protection

Resources 

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Committee Structure

Committee Remit Chair Vice-Chair
Resources
  • Budgets
  • Financial Management
  • Premises
  • Health and Safety
  • Sports Premium
  • Business Management
  • Marketing
  • Organisational Structures
  • HR
  • Partnerships
  • Extended Services (WWC)
Catriona Francis Steve Patrick
Strategic Development
  • Recommending targets
  • Detailed attainment and progress analysis
  • Monitoring the quality of teaching and learning
  • Curriculum
  • Pastoral
  • Attendance/Punctuality
  • Personal Development & Well-Being
  • Behaviour
Anthony Wood Louise Purdy
Staffing
  • In partnership with the School Improvement Advisor, to undertake performance management of the Headteacher
  • To review and approve as required teachers pay recommendations
Camilla Woodrow