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Governance

Epiphany School Governors

The Epiphany School Governing Body is made up of 7 Foundation Governors appointed by the Bishop of Winchester, 2 elected parent representatives and 2 staff representatives as well as the Headteacher. 

 

The full Governing Body meets twice a term and is responsible for: 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction:
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff:
  • Overseeing financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

 

In addition, the Governing Body is responsible for the admission of children to the school in accordance with the published Admissions Policy.

 

The Chair of Governors can be contacted through the school office.

 

Vanessa Webster - Headteacher

Responsibilities:  Finance, Premises & Staffing Committee, Admissions Committee

Term of office: ongoing

Pecuniary Interests : Epiphany School Headteacher / Meetings attended (21/22): 90%

 

Claire Wheeler Foundation Governor (Diocese of Winchester)

Responsibilities: Chair of Governors, 

Term of Office: 10 December 2018 - current

Pecuniary Interests: None| Meetings attended (21/22): 95%

                              

Andy Saunders - Foundation Governor (Diocese of Winchester)

Responsibilities: Finance, Premises & Staffing Committee, Admissions Committee, RE and Collective Worship Governor

Term of Office:  1 March 2021 - Current

Pecuniary Interests: Lighthouse Ministries - contracted to provide pastoral support for the school|

Meetings attended (21/22): 80%


Neil Johnson -  Foundation Governor (Diocese of Winchester)     

Responsibilities: Vice Chair of Governors, Finance, Premises & Staffing Committee, Admissions Committee

Term of Office: December 2018- current

Pecuniary Interests: None | Meetings attended (21/22): 93%

 

Tristan Murchie - Parent Governor (elected by the parents)

Responsibilities: Safeguarding and LAC Governor

Term of Office: April 2019 - current

Pecuniary Interests: None |Meetings attended (21/22): 92%

 

Jacquie Featherstone - Staff Governor (elected by the staff)

Responsibilities: Epiphany School Business Manager

Term of Office: 4 December 2018 - current

Pecuniary Interests: Company Secretary and Director of FR Actuarial Services Ltd | Meetings attended (21/22): 100%

 

Vicky Goode - Staff Governor (elected by the staff)

Responsibilities:

Term of Office: 3rd March 2022 - current 

Pecuniary Interests:  None Meetings attended (21/22) - 100%

     

Jo Trenchard - Parent Governor (elected by the parents)

Responsibilities:  

Term of Office: December 2019 - current

Pecuniary Interests: None |Meetings attended (21/22): 83%

 

Angela Spokes - Foundation Governor (Diocese of Winchester)

Responsibilities: SEND link governor

Term of Office: December 2020 - current

Pecuniary Interests: Daughter is a teacher at the school |Meetings attended (21/22): 83%

              

Ian Tyrrell - Foundation Governor (Diocese of Winchester)

Responsibilities: Curriculum link governor

Term of Office: 8 June 2022 - current

Pecuniary Interests: 

 

Emma Perry - Foundation Governor (Diocese of Winchester)

Responsibilities: 

Term of Office: 1 September 2022 - current

Pecuniary Interests: 

 

Helen Thomas - Foundation Governor (Diocese of Winchester)

Responsibilities:

Term of Office: 16 July 2022 - current

 

Former governors:

Dave Simpson: Headteacher

Term of Office: ended 28 February 2022

Chris Burge - Foundation Governor (Diocese of Winchester)

Term of Office: ended 13 July 2022

 

Members

 

The Epiphany School, as a registered company, also has a number of members.

  • Rev Jim Findlay (1 October 2020) (no other school governance roles)
  • Mr Michael Henderson (1 March 2021) (no other school governance roles)
  • Rev Michael Smith (1 March 2021) - (also a member at Moordown St Johns School and Coastal Learning Partnership)
  • Mr Keith Jewell (1 March 2021) - (no other school governance roles)
  • Mrs Claire Wheeler (23 September 2020) (no governance roles at other schools, Chair of Governors at The Epiphany School)

 

 

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