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 The Governing Body of Vermont act as a 'critical friend' by holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils. The Governing Body also oversees the finances of the school; making sure money is well spent. 

 

They meet as a full governing body every half term. They also meet as part of the School Improvement Committee and Resources Committee 5 times a year.

 

Adrian Smith (our Chair) is available to meet and discuss any questions or concerns you may have. He pops into school regularly, so if you would like to arrange to meet him, please contact the school for an appointment.

 

We aim that all of our governors are DBS checked every 2 years. If you would like to read the minutes of the Governor's Meetings or would like information relating to the external interests of our Governors, please see below or contact the school office. 

 

They can be contacted via their email addresses or by sending your enquiry into school in a sealed envelope addressed to the individual governor.

GOVERNORS OF VERMONT SCHOOL

 

 

 Adrian Smith

– Co-Opted Governor/ Chair of Governors

Responsibilities

- Resources Committee/SEND

Pecuniary Interests

- None

Term of Office

- July 2016 – Present       |   Meeting Attendance 2017-18 – 110%

                                        |   Meeting Attendance 2018-19 - 100%

   

Maria Smyth

– Headteacher

Responsibilities

- Resources Committee/School Improvement Committee/Pay and Review Committee

Pecuniary Interests

- Strategic Headteacher

Term of Office

- Sept 2014 – Present     |   Meeting Attendance 2017-18 – 93%

                                       |   Meeting Attendance 2018-19 - 100%

 

Mary Leslie

– Co-Opted Governor

Responsibilities

- School Improvement Committee/Safeguarding/Pay and Review Committee

Pecuniary Interests

- None

Term of Office

- July 2015 – Present       |   Meeting Attendance 2017-18 – 90%

                                        |   Meeting Attendance 2018-19 - 100%

 

Cesia Moran

– Co-Opted Governor

Responsibilities

- School Improvement Committee/Assessment

Pecuniary Interests

- Deputy Head of Cedar – another Southampton Special School

Term of Office

- Dec 2015 – Present       |   Meeting Attendance 2017-18 – 30%

                                       |    Meeting Attendance 2018-19 - 0

 

John Aldrich

– LA Governor (Vice Chair)

Responsibilities

- Resources Committee (Chair)/Pay & Review Committee

Pecuniary Interests

- None

Term of Office

- Sept 2015 – Present     |   Meeting Attendance 2017-18 – 100%

                                       |   Meeting Attendance 2018-19 - 100%

 

Mauro Narduzzo

– Co-Opted Governor

Responsibilities

- School Improvement Committee (Chair)/Maths

Pecuniary Interests

- None

Term of Office

- Sept 2016 – Present     |   Meeting Attendance 2017-18 – 80%

                                       |   Meeting Attendance 2018-19 - 100%

 

  Kelly King 

– Staff Governor

Responsibilities

- School Improvement Committee

Pecuniary Interests

- Unqualified Teacher - Vermont doing Teaching Apprenticeship 

Term of Office

- July 2018 – Present       |   Meeting Attendance 2017-18 – 100%

                                        |   Meeting Attendance 2018-19 - 100%

 
  Laura Hutchings 

– Parent Governor

Responsibilities

- School Improvement Committee

Pecuniary Interests

- Social Worker for Hampshire CC

Term of Office

- Nov 2017 – Present      |   Meeting Attendance 2017-18 – 25%

                                       |    Meeting Attendance 2018-19 - 0

 

Gordon Dennett

– Associate Governor

Responsibilities

- Resources Committee

Pecuniary Interests

- School Business Manager at Vermont

Term of Office

- July 2015 – Present       |   Meeting Attendance 2017-18 – 90%

                                        |   Meeting Attendance 2018-19 - 100%

 

Lynne Mckeown

– Associate Governor

Responsibilities

- School Improvement Committee

Pecuniary Interests

- Deputy Head at Vermont

Term of Office

- Sept 2015 – Present     |   Meeting Attendance 2017-18 – 110%

                                       |   Meeting Attendance 2018-19 - 100%

 

Stan Fitzgerald

– Associate Governor

Responsibilities

- Health and Safety/Pay and Review Committee

Pecuniary Interests

- None

Term of Office

- Sept 2015 – Present     |   Meeting Attendance 2017-18 – 40%

                                       |   Meeting Attendance 2018-19 - 0

 

Ian Taylor

– Attending Headteacher/Guest

Responsibilities

- None 

Pecuniary Interests

- Headteacher of a local Primary School

Term of Office

- Nov 2016 – Present     |   Meeting Attendance 2017-18 – 40%

                                      |   Meeting Attendance 2018-19 - 0

 

There are vacancies for 3 further co-opted governors and a further parent governor

 

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