Welcome from the School Governors

School Governors are volunteers who want to make a positive contribution to children's education.

Governors play an important part in overseeing the running of the school in the interests of the community it serves.

Governors govern rather than manage. The governing body is made up of a cross-section of the local community and includes parent representatives of children at the school.

Estcots has 11 governors who have been elected and co-opted into the governing body. Parents and carers are actively encouraged to talk to governors and put forward any views, comments and opinions that you may have about the school.

You can contact the Governors via the school office (office@estcots.co.uk).

Being a School Governor

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school.

Time and time again Ofsted has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management – including by the governing body.

What do Governors do?

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body. Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body.

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)
Mrs Rachel Brock<br>

Mrs Rachel Brock
Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Miss Georgina Chadd<br>

Miss Georgina Chadd
EYFS Teacher and Staff Governor

Mrs Jackie Jones<br>

Mrs Jackie Jones
Deputy Headteacher and Deputy DSL

Mr Paul Meads<br>

Mr Paul Meads
Co-Opted Governor and Chair of the Governing Body

Canon Julia Peaty<br>

Canon Julia Peaty
Governor Appointed by LA and Safeguarding Governor

Mrs Stephanie Gibson<br>

Mrs Stephanie Gibson
Co-Opted Governor

Mrs Claire Smith<br>

Mrs Claire Smith
Co-Opted Governor

Mr Robert Taylor<br>

Mr Robert Taylor
Co-Opted Governor and Chair of the Finance, Premises and H&S Committee

Mr Carl Morris<br>

Mr Carl Morris
Parent Governor

Mrs Elizabeth Coster<br>

Mrs Elizabeth Coster
Co-Opted Governor and Curriculum Committee

Mrs Pauline Jones<br>

Mrs Pauline Jones
Co-Opted Governor and Chair of the Curriculum Committee

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