School Governance

Three groups work together to govern our school; the teaching staff, our Trustee group and parents.

 

Our Teaching Staff

The school has 12 full or part-time staff. Aside from the Headteacher and permanent teaching staff we are supported by a part-time music and drama teacher, four part-time nursery/teaching assistants, two part-time administrative assistants and a caretaker. This dedicated team are supported by parents and the local community who come in to school to listen to the children reading and organise the library.

 

The Trustee Group

An Executive Committee of Trustees, drawn from all walks of the local community, meets twice every term, to provide overall steering and direction for the operations and strategy of the school, and to oversee the working groups of volunteers who perform the critical functions necessary to operate a school. The Trustees also act as the Board of Governors. There is an Annual Peaslake School Review, which provides an opportunity for the village to hear about the progress of the school, meet the Trustees and help shape the role that it plays in the community. The Trustee Body are:

  • Mark Foster - Chairman
  • David Newman - Treasurer
  • Andrew Clayton - Parent Trustee, Legal Counsel and Parent Liaison/Fundraising
  • Wlliam Reid - Free School Establishment
  • Moira Jones - Financial Controller
  • Jo Kelly - Education Policy
  • James Cobb - Health, Safety and Facilities
  • James Dale-Adcock - Education Adviser
  • Paul Rush - Parent Trustee and Nursery Liaison
  • Lucy Mutch - Parent Trustee
  • Andrew Barlow - Technology Adviser

Parents

Being a parent at Peaslake school does bring with it special obligations in line with the uniqueness of our school. Parents play an active role in certain school duties such as lunch and gardening duty and, in particular, form the backbone of our social fundraising initiatives in the village. The Parents Forum is an active body which meets twice a term to discuss key ideas and plans with regard to the school and to share information with the Trustees. CHAPS (Corps of Husbands at Peaslake School) meets monthly to plan and coordinate maintenance and some fundraising activities for the school.

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