Skip to content ↓

Governors

The governing body would like to offer you a warm welcome to the governors section of the school website.

The governing body fulfils it's role through full governing body meetings and a number of 'Governor Days' across the school year. It is there to support the school and to be the 'critical friend'. Visits to the school are made by governors on both formal and informal occasions.

All governors at Norwood school are highly committed to its success. Many have had a long association with the school and some were pupils themselves. All share in the strong caring ethos and the desire for all pupils to achieve their academic, social and emotional potential.

We welcome the opportunity to meet with parents/carers.

If you wish to contact the governors, this can be done either by sending a letter (via the school office) or email office@norwoodschool.co.uk  Please mark any correspondence for the attention of either Chair of Governors-Lisa Andrews or Clerk to the Governing Body-Isabel Clark.

A school governor duties include:

  • setting the strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the budget
  • reviewing progress against the budget and objectives
  • challenging and supporting senior staff
  • playing a part in appointing staff

The governing body in schools and colleges is made up of:

  • staff representatives
  • community governors, including parents or students
  • other local sponsors, like businesses

Governing bodies make their decisions based on the advice of committees. Governing bodies in schools and colleges are accountable for:

  • the use of public funds
  • the quality of education provided
  • the wider contribution to the community

The full governing body meets approximately 6 times per academic year for our Full Governing Body meetings with at least 4 full Governor Days in school each year which are scheduled for Mondays.

Our Governing Body, as well as meeting as a Full Governing Body, have 2 committees.

The Resources Committee focusses upon finance, health and safety, personnel and any related policies.

Chair

Chris Sutton

Vice Chair

TBC

Members

Jo Bennett

Lisa Andrews

Helen Barsham

Deborah Reynolds

 

The School Effectiveness Committee focusses upon curriculum, standards of attainment and achievement, children and staff’s welfare and well-being, SEND and Pupil Premium and related policies.

Chair

Helen Barsham

Vice Chair

Annie Gill

Members

Julie Piergianni

Lisa Andrews

Stacey Chapman

Deborah Reynolds

Governors also have the responsiblity and accountablity of holding a Link Governor role as follows.

Child Protection and Safeguarding

Lisa Andrews

SEND

Stacey Chapman

Health and Safety

Helen Barsham

Pupil Premium

Chris Sutton

Children in Care

Stacey Chapman

Mental Health and Well-being

Lisa Andrews

Equality

Lisa Andrews

GDPR

Julie Piergianni

 

Governors spend an average of 6 to 8 hours per school month on related activities including the meetings and preparatory reading.

For copies of minutes of governor meetings, please contact the clerk to governors on office@norwoodschool.co.uk 

 

Full name

Appointed by

Start date

End date

Role

Deborah Reynolds

Head Teacher

n/a

n/a

Ex-officio

Lisa Andrews

LGB

21/01/2019

20/01/2023

Co-opted Governor

Ann Elisabeth Gill

LGB

09/02/2010

30/09/2022

Co-opted Governor

Christopher Robert Sutton

LA

20/01/2020

19/01/2024

Local Authority Governor

Stacey Chapman

Parent election

20/01/2020

19/01/2024

Parent Governor

Julie Piergianni

LGB

09/03/2020

08/03/2024

Co-opted Governor

Helen Barsham

LGB

27/04/2020

26/04/2024

Co-opted Governor

Jo Bennett

LGB

27/04/2020

26/04/2024

Co-opted Governor

Gee Mills

Staff election

08/10/2016

07/10/2020

Staff Governor

Sarah Button

Parent election

15/11/2019

07/10/2020

Parent Governor

Janet Harris

LGB

20/01/2020

12/03/2020

Co-opted Governor

Neil Gavin

LGB

07/12/2010

20/01/2020

Co-opted Governor

Sarah Button

Parent election

11/03/2019

10/10/2019

Parent Governor

Sarah De Bell

Parent election

03/04/2017

20/09/2019

Parent Governor

Governor Bios

Lisa Andrews

Hi, my name is Lisa Andrews and I am the Chair of Governors. 

Having worked for the BGL Group for 20 years my current role is an Apprenticeship Business Partner, during which I also qualified as a Mental Health First Aider. In my spare time, I volunteer as an Apprenticeship Ambassador working with the National Apprenticeship Service. 

With a wealth of experience in working with Children and Young Adults for 25 years, I'm passionate about supporting Norwood's strategic goals for the benefits of our children. 

I have been married for over 17 years and have 3 children and a very big dog called Bear. 

Helen Barsham

Helen Barsham is an experienced Headteacher of both primary and all through schools. An educator of 24 years and passionate about lifelong learning, Helen is currently about to submit an EdD / PhD on the topic of Primary Pupil Well-Being with the University of Cambridge.  Helen is married with two daughters, a dog (called Pluto), a cat (called Harry) and Humphrey the hamster.

Stacey Chapman

I’m Stacey. I am mum to 2 girls, 1 attends Norwood and 1 has recently moved up to secondary school. I am a qualified primary teacher and also have many years voluntary experience working with children in Scouting. I am currently a primary supply teacher and also Children’s University Manager for Peterborough & Cambridgeshire.

Julie Piergianni

Currently a committed Leadership Coach coming from a background of managing the quality of Teacher Education in FE and curriculum project management. Previously I have taught Business Studies at secondary level and managed the quality of high performing teams within the apprenticeship world.

Annie Gill

I am Annie Gill and have been a governor at Norwood School for over 10 years.  I have experience with SEND, Pupil Premium and Safeguarding. During my association with the school, I have served as Chair of the PTA, and am currently employed as a Teaching Assistant. I have two daughters, aged 17 and 20, both of whom attended Norwood.

Chris Sutton

I am 24 and currently work at Grafham Water Centre for Cambridgeshire County Council. I have experience of Outdoors Education and the benefits this can bring for young people as well as experience working with Looked After Children and Care Leavers.

Jo Bennett

I have been a member of the Norwood School Community for over 11 year now, I have 3 children 2 of whom went from Reception all the way through to year 6 with Norwood and a current year 3. I have worked in Education for 5 years, starting with attendance in a primary school. For the last few years I have worked for the Pupil Referral Service which has very recently merged with TDET now known as The Richard Barnes Academy an Alternative Provision. My strengths are Safeguarding, Permanent Exclusions and Data Protection. 

Isabel Clark

My name is Isabel Clark and I am Clerk to the school's governing body.  I work for Peterborough City Council's Governor Services and am a Clerk to several other Peterborough and Cambridgeshire schools.  I have a background in education having been a senior officer at the City Council responsible for Admissions, Assets, School Commissioning and place planning before I 'retired'.  I am responsible for making meetings happen and I record the minutes of each of the Full Governing Body and Committee meetings.  I also advise the governing body on any legal or procedural matters.

I live in the local area and am looking forward to working with the governors and staff of Norwood School.