About the Governing Board

Our Governing Board plays a key role in developing the strategic direction of the school and we are fortunate to have a committed, diverse and caring team of people.

Governors have a vital role in the school, and work together to achieve the following:

  • ensuring the school has a clear vision and strategic plan,

  • holding Mrs Beard, as headteacher, to account for the educational performance of the school and the performance management of the staff and

  • overseeing the financial performance of the school and ensuring money is well spent

All governors join at least one of the four Committees (Teaching & Learning, Resources, Leadership & Teachers’ Pay and Admissions) and will, within these Committees, hold a specific Lead Governor role. The Board currently has Lead Governors for the following areas:

  • Data and Curriculum
  • Early Years
  • Parent and Christian Community Links
  • Safeguarding
  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Inclusion
  • Premises and Health and Safety
  • Staffing
  • Finance

The Teaching & Learning Committee, the Resources Committee and the Leadership and Teachers’ Pay Committee all meet once a term. The Admissions Committee meets twice a year.  Lead Governors report back to Committees and identify any actions to take forward to the Full Governing Board.

Governors play a key role in monitoring the progress of the School Improvement Plan, which involves discussions and meetings with staff, visiting the school, identifying actions and questions and contributing to the School Improvement Review at the end of each year. The Governing Board meets as a whole twice a term and also supports the Headteacher with preparing for OfSTED and SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican & Methodist Schools) inspections.

The Governing Board produces an annual Impact Statement to provide information on their work from the previous year. The Impact Statements from the last two years are available to read via the link below:


2016-17 GB Impact Statement

Should you have any queries regarding the work of the Governing Board, please contact the Clerk to Governors at clerk@stmartinscranbrook.devon.sch.uk.

To view the Governing Board’s Scheme of Delegation please click here.

Current membership of the Governing Board is detailed in the tables below :

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