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Governors

The Board of Governors work tirelessly throughout the year to support the school.

The Full Governing Body meets five times a year. There is also a range of sub-committees which meet twice per term to oversee the progress made with the school development plan, the implementation of our various policies and to help determine the strategic direction of Furze Platt Senior School.

FPSS Governors Annual Statement to Parents – July 2019 

This academic year has been full on from the start; we welcomed a new Headteacher Dr Morrison who has now finished his first year with us, are nearing completion of the new classroom block and have had numerous successful events showing how talented our Students are.

There have recently been a few changes in Governors and we were sorry to say goodbye to David Holloway after some 9 years, David has been an active member and chaired our pupils and parents committee for several years.

We welcome back Jo Lakovic (Staff Governor) as well as Yvette Shervell and Shane Woodhatch who have just joined us. We will be holding parent governor elections in September to further strengthen the governing body. Do please get in touch if you are interested in becoming a parent governor.

Governors were also sorry to say goodbye to Mr Towill after his many years of diligent and committed service to the School. We wish him well in his new headteacher role and now look forward to some future collaboration with his new school Denefield.

The new teaching block is nearly finished and work on the new hall should be underway shortly. Governors have committed over £280,000 from School Reserves to fit out both projects and are looking forward to the additional opportunities these facilities will present to students.

Whilst the School will have one month’s expenditure in reserves (after this expenditure) finances remain challenging. There is still much refurbishment and replacement work to be done on the site and governors remain committed to providing the best possible facilities for our young people.

To ensure that governors are as effective as possible we recently had an external governance review and in addition in early July held a strategy meeting to agree our priorities over the next few years. 

On behalf of Governors I was delighted to present this years’ governor awards (nominated by colleagues) for outstanding commitment to: Rhonda Gorton, Sarah Crisford, Adam Oliver and Sarah Helmsley. There are of course many others on both the teaching and support staff who daily go above and beyond our expectations. It is this commitment from so many that continues to make Furze Platt such a great school for our children.

 

Gavin Tisshaw

Chair of Governors


       

Furze Platt Senior School Governing Body 

The Governing Body works in a committee structure. Governors are members of the full governing body and belong to one or more committee, depending on their skills, experience and interests.

Committees 

Teaching Learning 

Pupil & Parents (P&P)

Governance

Resources

Staffing

Governing Body as of September 2019

Name

Position

Appointing Body

Date of appointment

End date/

Leaving Date

Committee

Mr Gavin Tisshaw

Member/Chair of Governors

FGB

26/09/2018

25/09/2022

Resources

Governance

Mr Hugh Boulter

Member/Vice Chair of Governors

FGB

22/05/2017

21/05/2021

Chair Governance

Staffing, Salaries and Disciplinary

Resources

Dr Andrew Morrison

Member/Headteacher

FGB

01/09/2018

 

All

Mr Michael Clayton

Governor

FGB

19/05/2016

18/05/2020

Resources

 

Mrs Katie Donnison

Governor

FGB 27/09/2017 26/09/2021

Chair T & L

Chair Staffing, Salaries and Disciplinary

Acting Chair P & P

Governance

Mrs Jacqui Edwards

Parent Governor

Parents

07/10/19

06/10/23

T & L

Mrs Laraine Holdsworth

Governor

FGB

24/10/2016

23/10/2020

T & L

Mrs Sue Le Page

Governor

FGB

24/10/2016

23/10/2020

T & L

P & P

Michele Scott

Staff Governor

Staff

27/09/2017

26/09/2021

T & L

Roger Smith

Governor

FGB

27/09/2017

26/09/2021

Resources

Hugh Steed

Governor FGB 26/09/2018 25/09/2022

Chair Resources

Governance

Staffing, Salaries and Disciplinary

Jo Lackovic

Staff Governor Staff 09/05/2019 08/05/2023

T & L

Resources

Diane Flood

Governor (Co-opted) FGB 27/09/2017 26/09/2021

P & P

Governance

Shane Woodhatch Governor (Co-opted) FGB 09/07/2019 08/07/2023 Resources
Yvette Shervell Governor (Co-opted) FGB 09/07/2009 08/7/2023 P & P
           

Pecuniary interests:  No Governors declared pecuniary interests. 

No governors declared a governorship at another school