• Welcome back to school everyone, in particular our new children, families and new members of staff. Here's to another great year together!

Meet our Governors

Members

Kevin Weise - Chair of Governors

Type: Member Appointed

Appointment Date: 21/09/2017

Expiry Date: 21/09/2021

 

 

AJ Cripps - Vice Chair of Governors & Chair of Curriculum, Standards & Staffing 

Type: Member Appointed

Appointment Date: 02/11/17

Expiry Date: 02/11/2021

 

 

Robin James - Chair of Finance & Premises

Type: Member Appointed

Appointment Date: 01/09/2016

Expiry Date: 01/09/2020

 

 

Jan Milsom

Type: Member Appointed

Appointment Date: 13/09/2014

Expiry Date: 13/09/2018

 

  

Aaron Griffiths

Type: Executive Head Teacher

Appointment Date: 01/09/2016

Expiry Date: N/A

 

 

 

Trustees   

Claire McLaughlin

Type: Elected Parent

Appointment Date: 13/11/2014

Expiry Date: 13/11/2018

 

  

Andy Duncan

Type: Elected Staff

Appointment Date: 01/10/2016

Expiry Date: 01/10/2020

 

  

Melanie James

Type: Elected Staff

Appointment Date: 21/09/2017

Expiry Date: 21/09/2021

 

  

 

Chris McMahon

Type: Co-opted by Governing Body 

Appointment Date: 05/07/2016

Expiry Date: 05/07/2020

 

  

Julia Richardson

Type: Co-opted by Governing Body 

Appointment Date: 02/11/2017

Expiry Date: 02/11/2021

 

 

Clerk to the Governing Body

Jo Shaw 

Type: Clerk 

Appointment Date: 15/07/2016

Expiry Date: N/A

 

 

 

Committees

To ensure that our Governing Body, which meets at least termly, achieves its core strategic purpose, two further committees operate and meet at least once a term to carry out a structured programme of work. These committee groups are as follows:

Finance & Premises      Curriculum, Standards & Staffing   
Chair: Robin James   Chair: AJ Cripps
Kevin Weise   Aaron Griffiths
Aaron Griffiths   Andy Duncan
Chris McMahon   Claire McLaughlin 
Dani Duncan (observer)   Jan Milsom
 

Melanie James

 

Julia Richardson

Our Governing Body is highly effective and together we believe that our contribution to Eastrop’s improvement is excellent. Recent, major achievements include:

  • The appointment of an Executive Head Teacher and the development of a partnership with Southfield Junior School to provide children with a continuous and high quality primary education in Highworth 
  • The production of an ambitious School Improvement Plan (SIP) and accurate SEF 
  • The development of a formal link with one of our feeder nurseries, Vorda Pre-school 
  • The development of new breakfast club provision, in partnership with our School Business Manager

Governors have a very clear understanding of the progress that pupils make from their starting points and they have ambition and an unwavering desire for pupils to receive the very best education and leave the school ready and willing to tackle the challenges that lie ahead. They have high expectations of, and aspirations for, the children who attend the school. Governors have taken full account of all advice given and challenge senior leaders with rigour about the attainment and progress of pupils in the early years and Key Stage 1. This helps them to secure an external view of the school, making sure they keep abreast of where the areas for improvement are. They have helped to oversee improvements in the vast majority of areas.

Ofsted, 2016