Structure and responsibilities

of the Governing Board

The Governing Board of Newbold School comprises 11 governors who are responsible for the strategic direction of the school, playing a key role in ensuring that every child who attends the school receives the best possible education. 

 

The Governing Board is made up of the following types of governor;

  • 3 Appointed by Newbold School’s owners (The South England Conference of Seventh-day Adventists)

  • 2 Appointed by the local church

  • 2 Parents elected by parents of registered pupils 

  • 1 Staff representative 

  • 1 Headteacher 

  • 1 Co-opted governor appointed by the governing board (new 2018)

  • The Board is also assisted by a clerk who provides administrative support. 

 

The Chair of Governors and Vice-Chair of Governors are elected annually at the first meeting of each academic year (usually September). The current Chair of Governors is Pastor Marcel Ghioalda, and Vice-Chair of Governors is Mrs Erica Hole.

 

The responsibilities of the Governing Board can be summarised by three core strategic functions;

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; 

  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; 

  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure money is well spent.

 

Whilst the governing board has a general responsibility for the effective management of the school, it is the Headteacher who takes the detailed decisions for day-to-day management and running of the school, utilising the support of the Senior Leadership Team and staff.

 

The Governing Board meets at least once per term with all statutory responsibilities being discharged through the full governing body. The Board is also divided into 3 subcommittees - Finance; Achievements/Standards/Teaching & Learning; Behaviour and Safety. The school does not practice performance-related pay, as this does not motivate the staff. Rather, the staff are motivated through the rewards of good results.

 

Individually, some governors also have specific responsibilities for areas within the school and provide regular reporting to the full Governing Body. Details of these individual responsibilities are as follows:

Newbold School Governors' Details for 2020-2021

Name: Marcel Ghioalda

Category: Church Pastor

Appointed by: SEC

Term of Office: 4

Committee Membership No. of years: 0.5

Committee Membership End date: Permanent

Responsibilities: Chair

Voting rights: Full

Name: Giles Barham

Category: Bursar

Appointed by: SEC

Term of Office: Ex-officio

Committee Membership No. of years: n/a

Committee Membership End date: Sum 2019

Responsibilities: Finance Chair

Voting rights: Full

Name: Gina Abbequaye

Category: Education Director

Appointed by: SEC

Term of Office: Ex-officio

Committee Membership No. of years: n/a

Committee Membership End date: n/a

Responsibilities: ASTL

Voting rights: Full

Name: Paula Bold

Category: Co-opted

Appointed by: Board

Term of Office: 4

Committee Membership No. of years: 1.5

Committee Membership End date: Spr 2022

Responsibilities: Behaviour & Safety Committee

Voting rights: Full

Name: Lois Proud

Category: Deputy

Appointed by: Staff

Term of Office: 2

Committee Membership No. of years: 3

Committee Membership End date: Sum 2020

Responsibilities: ASTL

Voting rights: Full

Name: Erica Hole

Category: Church member

Appointed by: Church

Term of Office: 4

Committee Membership No. of years: 2

Committee Membership End date: Sum 2020

Responsibilities: Vice Chair

Voting rights: Full

Name: Douglas McCormac

Category: SEC Secretary

Appointed by: SEC

Term of Office: 4

Committee Membership No. of years: 1

Committee Membership End date: Sum 2021

Responsibilities: Finance committee

Voting rights: Full

Name: Elliot Clark

Category: Parent Governor

Appointed by: Parents & Board

Term of Office: 1

Committee Membership No. of years: Re-elected

Committee Membership End date: Sum 2019

Responsibilities: Behaviour & Safety Committee

Voting rights: Full

Name: Gifford Rhamie

Category: Parent Governor

Appointed by: Parents & Board

Term of Office: 1

Committee Membership No. of years: 1.5

Committee Membership End date: Sum 2020

Responsibilities: Behaviour & Safety Committee

Voting rights: Full

Name: Elena Telyukina

Category: Deputy Bursar/Clerk

Appointed by: Co-opted

Term of Office: n/a

Committee Membership No. of years: n/a

Committee Membership End date: n/a

Responsibilities: Finance

Voting rights: None

Name: Jaki Crissey

Category: Head

Appointed by: SEC

Term of Office: Ex-officio

Committee Membership No. of years: n/a

Committee Membership End date: n/a

Responsibilities: All committees

Voting rights: Full

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