The Governing Body at Colham Manor Primary School is made up of individuals who have taken a keen interest in the school. Governors work closely with the Headteacher and senior staff and duties include:
- agreeing policies
- monitoring the school’s results
- agreeing budgets and financial arrangements
- acting as a ‘critical friend’ to the school's leadership.
Governors take into account the views of parents, carers and children, and collectively work to ensure that children at Colham Manor get the best education possible.
Governing Body meetings are scheduled throughout the school year. In order to fulfill some of our duties, we divide into sub-committees. Current sub committees for 2023/24 are:
- Curriculum & Achievements Committee
- Finance, Premises & Personnel Committee
Committee meetings are held on a termly basis.
Governors do not manage the school – that is the role of the Headteacher. The Governors aim to support her in doing this but do not shy away from being a ‘critical friend’ and asking searching questions.
Governors are responsible for the strategic vision of the school and for supporting the Headteacher and her staff in achieving that vision. Governors have responsibility for appointing the Headteacher, managing the school’s budget, setting annual targets and monitoring performance against those targets, all in the interest of raising standards of achievement. In addition to these statutory responsibilities, governors monitor the impact of policies and do a wide variety of other things, either through formal committee activity or through personal involvement with the day-to-day life of the school.
The Governing Body may also be called upon to consider complaints from parents.
The Chair of Governors and Clerk to the Governors can be contacted via the school office on 01895442879.
|Governor Name||Category||Term of Office||Roles||Disclosure of Interests|
|Nisha Sankrecha - Mistry||Co-opted||Nov 2021 - Nov 2025|
Chair of Governors
Pupil premium link governor
Safeguarding link governor
Attendance and behaviour link governor
|No interests declared|
|Sarbjit Nijjar||Co-opted||Mar 2023 - Mar 2027|
Vice Chair of Governors
Chair of C&A Committee
English link governor
|Dimitra Balatsou||Co-opted||May 2023 - May 2027|
Chair of F&P Committee
EYFS link governor
|No interests declared|
|Richard Perry||Co-opted||July 2022 - July 2026||Maths link governor||No interests declared|
|Asma Aslam||Parent||May 2023 - May 2027|
Science link governor
Health and safety link governor
|Sheree Eley||Parent||Nov 2021 - Nov 2025||SEND link governor||No interests declared|
|Lisa Noel||Staff||Nov 2022 - Nov 2026||Wellbeing link governor||Interests declared|