Bocking Church Street Primary School

Who's who on the Governing Board

 
Dear Parents and Carers,
 
On the Governing Board we share a highly-aspirational vision for the photo Stephanie Taylor_zps85wvlnnf.jpg
school with the Leadership Team and the teaching staff at Bocking. We believe in developing children's learning in a safe, respectful, happy and creative environment whilst also having a commitment to achieving the very highest standards of teaching and learning with a real ambition for each child to achieve their potential. We do this by supporting the Head teacher to achieve ambitious plans for the school and by closely monitoring progress in all key areas.
 
We are committed to continuous improvement and to ensuring that all governors have the knowledge and confidence to consistently engage in supporting and challenging the achievement of plans in an effective way. A key factor in this is to build good relationships between staff, pupils and governors and we are working with Ms Crabb to make this one of our priorities this year so we work even more effectively together.
 
As well as a commitment to monitoring progress and achievement, one of our aims is to support the Head teacher in building closer collaboration with parents and carers and we look forward to talking to you about working more closely as a community. Meanwhile, please feel free to contact us through the school office, if you have any suggestions or questions.
 
Regards
Stephanie Taylor
Chair of Governors
 

Alexandra Bayley

Governor

A professional copywriter and editor, I now teach English at Essex Adult Community Learning and support student literacy at Braintree College. As the English Link Governor at Bocking I take a special interest in literacy progress, achievement and enjoyment, and help to ensure that these remain high on the school's agenda. I am a Parent Governor, with two daughters on roll, and am a member of the Standards Committee.

 

Andrew Sherry

Governor

I am Vice Chair of the Resources Committee and Monitoring Governor for Sports, PE
& Dance provision and the best use of Sports Premium Funding. I have a passion for a variety of sports and believe this can assist with childrens development in future life. I am a senior manager for a corporate organisation and accountable for the operational compliance with key legislation which focuses on reducing/mitigating disruption throughout London.
 

Ian Clark

Governor

I am Vice Chair of the Pupil Outcomes and Achievements Committee. I am a qualified scientist and have worked in industrial environments with roles covering safety, quality, manufacturing and senior leadership. This has enabled me to work with the staff to develop school improvement strategies and ensure safety within school. I am also currently responsibility for monitoring health and safety in the school.
 

Jeremy Southgate

Governor

I sit on the Pupil Outcomes and Achievement Committee, head-up the temporary Online Working Group and am responsible for Governor Training and Communication. My career has predominately been in media, publishing and corporate communications within senior leadership roles. I have also worked part-time within education as an associate lecturer at Middlesex University and North West Kent College. 
 

Matthew Kelly

Governor

I chair the Pupil Outcomes and Achievement Committee which works with the school leadership team to monitor and improve the attainment and progress of pupils. I have lived in Bocking for over 13 years and my daughter and son were both pupils at the school. I work in marketing and communications for a multi-national company.

Father Rod Reid

Governor

I have been a Governor at Bocking School since Summer 2015 and I am thoroughly enjoying working with the staff, fellow Governors and children so that together the school flourishes. I have particular responsibility as the Safeguarding Governor and Chair the Pay Committee.
Bocking is a great place to be and alongside my Governor role, I also have the privilege of being the local Church of England minister working at St Mary's Church here in the village and also at neighbouring Panfield Church. I hope through both of these roles to best serve this wonderful community.

Robert Spedding

Acting Chair of Governors

"I am a relatively recent appointee to the board of governors at Bocking Church Street Primary School and I am now the vice chair.  I originally volunteered as a co-opted governor because I think it is important to support schools and the education of young people.  I have two young children in primary school and so know the kind of pressures on primary schools, which have to deal with budgeting, legal and safeguarding concerns, parental expectations and a set curriculum, amongst other things. I have a lot of experience in the legal and commercial world and would like to use this, as well as my commitment to high aspiration for all children generally, to support the success of the school." 

 

Sarah Weeks

Governor

I joined the Governing Body in April 2014. I have two daughters at Bocking School.

I have trained and worked in Finance for 12 years but am currently on a career break.

I am Chair of the Resources Committee and I have recently joined the Pupil Outcomes and Achievements Committee. I am responsible for the monitoring of SEN and Pupil Premium.

Stephanie Taylor

Governor

After a varied and fulfilling career in international education businesses, I am now working as a non-executive director and thoroughly enjoy using my leadership and governance experience to help support the school as Chair of Governors, a role I have held for the past two year. I meet regularly with the Head teacher and am a member of our ‘core’ committees: Strategy and Planning, Pupil Outcomes and Achievement and Resources, in addition to the Head teachers’ Performance Management Committee. I am also currently responsible for EYFS monitoring. I am committed to continuous improvement and high aspiration for all and it is inspiring to work with staff and governors who share this vision and commitment and to see the results of everyone’s hard work. My regular contact with pupils and staff is a particular joy and reinforces my belief in the importance of what we are working to achieve together.