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Ashperton Primary Academy

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Governors and Accounts

 Welcome to the Governors' section!

Meet the Governors

 

Ashperton's governors are proud to be part of this fantastic school! We support the pupils, staff and parents in making it even better.

Ashperton School has 11 governors. The full governing body meets four times a year, and subcommittees deal in greater detail with particular areas. There are three sub-committees:
· Finance, Resources & Audit - which includes finance, pay & personnel, health & safety, pupil discipline & exclusions, and the new building project
· Curriculum
· Headteacher's Performance Management Committee


Parent Governors  (1) 

 

Paul Mess Became a parent governor in March 2021.  Paul has governor responsibility of Science and is a member of the Finance, Resources and Audit committee.  He has 2 children at the school of which he declares an interest.


Staff Governors (4) Teaching and non-teaching staff elected by the teaching staff 


Chris Bandfield The Headteacher has the choice whether to be a governor or not; in either case has the right to attend meetings. Chris has opted to be a governor, he has special responsibility for staff training, and is a member of the Finance, Resources and Audit and Curriculum committees. Chris is also the Accounting Officer for Ashperton Primary Academy.


Caroline Bullock  Deputy Head and Teacher of Year 6.  Caroline joined the governing body in April 2018. She is the Mathematics Curriculum Manager and is a member of the Finance, Resources and Audit and Curriculum committee.

Catherine Bushnell Teacher of Year 2. Catherine joined the governing body in July 2018. She is PE Curriculum Manager and Geography Curriculum Manager and is a member of the Curriculum Committee.

 

Julia Baird is a Senior Support Learning Assistant. Julia joined the governing body in July 2022.  She is on the Curriculum committee.

 

General Governors (6) Appointed by the governing body 

 

Jacqueline Dodds - (Chair) Jacqueline joined the Governing Body in January 2016 as a community governor.  She is a former accountant.  Jacqueline has special responsibility for Numeracy Strategy and is also a member of the Finance, Resources & Audit Committee and Curriculum Committee.  No declarations of interest.

 

Geraint Jenkins (VICE CHAIR) became a governor in November 2020. He is also part of the Finance, Resources & Audit Committee.  Geriant has responsibility for EYFS. He has children at school which he declares as an interest.

 

John Taylor is a retired biology teacher and lives very near to the school. He became a governor in March 2011. John is also part of the Finance, Resources & Audit Committee and has responsibility for Pupil Premium and Health and Safety. John has no declarations of interest.

 

Jon Nicklin became a governor in September 2016. Jon has a special responsibility of Safeguarding and is a member of the Curriculum Committee.  He has children at school which he declares as an interest.

 

Sue Snowball became a governor in April 2021. Sue is a Community Governor and has a special responsibility of Literacy and is a member of the Curriculum Committee.  Sue has no declarations of interest.

 

Alan Bowyer  became a governor on 1st September 2022.  He is also part of the Finance, Resources & Audit Committee.  He has children at school which he declares as an interest.

 

 

Phil Hagger  Resigned September 2021 (He is a Member)

Eleanor James - Resigned 15th November 2020

Kate Bishop Resigned 7th March 2022

Ruth Nolan  Resigned 14th July 2022

 

 

2021/2022

 

Governor

16th September 2021

2nd December 2021

17th March 2022

7th July 2022

Governor Category

Total Number of Meetings

% Number of Meetings

Julia Baird

N/A

N/A

N/A

Yes

Staff Governor

(appointed 7/7/22)

1/1

100

Chris Bandfield

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Head Teacher

4/4

100

Kate Bishop

yes

No

N/A

N/A

Staff Governor

(resigned  7th March 2022)

1/2

50

Caroline Bullock

yes

Yes

Yes

No

Staff Governor

3/4

75

Catherine Bushnell

yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Staff Governor

4/4

100

Jacqueline Dodds

yes

Yes

Yes

No

General Governor

(Chair)

3/4

75

Geraint Jenkins

No

No

Yes

Yes

General Governor

(Vice Chair)

2/4

50

Paul Mess

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Parent Governor

3/4

75

Jon Nicklin

Yes

Yes

No

No

General Governor

2/4

50

Ruth Nolan

yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Parent Governor

4/4

100

Sue Snowball

yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

General Governor

4/4

100

John Taylor

No

No

Yes

Yes

General Governor

2/4

50

 

 

The Members of Ashperton Primary Academy

John Taylor - Chair  March 2011

Chris Bandfield  March 2011

Jacqueline Dodds  October 2017

Phil Hagger  March 2022

Kate Ford  March 2022

Ruth Nolan  March 2022

 

 

Declarations of Interest, Pecuniary or Otherwise


Legislation requires all governors to declare any interest in the decisions made by the governing body, pecuniary (financial) or otherwise. We keep a record of annual declarations,  as well as those that crop up at meetings, in the office. Governors who are also parents of pupils at the school, including any staff governors, declare this as an interest and all governors who work or are related to those that work at the school declare this.
 
Clerk to the Governors is Mrs Isobel Gibson    clerk@ashperton.hereford.sch.uk

Our Governors

NameGovernor TypeDeclaration of Interest
Chris BandfieldHeadteacherEmployed by The Academy and Accounting Officer
Jacqueline DoddsGovernor (Chair)None
John TaylorGovernorNone

Julia Baird

Staff GovernorEmployed by the Academy. 
Alan BowyerGovernorChildren at the Academy
Jon NicklinGovernorChildren at the Academy
Caroline BullockStaff GovernorEmployed by the Academy. 
Catherine BushnellStaff GovernorEmployed by the Academy.
Geraint JenkinsGovernor (Vice Chair)

Children at the Academy

Paul MessParent GovernorChildren at the Academy
Sue SnowballGovernorNone

Jacqueline Dodds (Chair) can be contacted c/o Ashperton Primary Academy, Ashperton, HR8 2SE and an email for her attention can sent via The Clerks email address.

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