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 Mark van der Lande - Chair of Governors    

 

 

Dear Parents and Friends

 

At Great Waldingfield CEVC School, Governors, staff, parents and children work together in a happy, creative and high attaining environment.  We recognise each child as an individual: their happiness and fulfilment is our priority.

 

The whole school community is committed to providing learning opportunities of the highest standards based on a foundation of Christian values and practice. Our respectful culture promotes compassion, honesty, self-confidence and pride in our children.  Our Christian Values, which interweave so much with British Values, underpin the life of our school.

 

The children in our school achieve high standards across the curriculum. We are justifiably very proud of them and thank the parents for the encouragement and support they give their children. During the early years of primary education, academic, personal, social and creative skills are nurtured and developed.  In a good school, such as ours, parents take a great interest in their child’s learning and development; we welcome their interest and support.

 

The last two years have been very challenging for all in our community, including our school’s staff, parents and pupils.  As governors, we have been inspired and impressed by the dedication of the staff, the support of parents, and the enthusiasm and dedication of the pupils themselves to continue to make such strong progress during the pandemic.  We have seen this at first hand in our visits to the school. 

 

The Governing Body comprises some staff members, parents and members of the local community and is involved with our school at every level. This includes finance, safeguarding, and premises management. As Governors, we consider our most important role to be the safety, welfare and education of our pupils.

 

Our roles as Governors are to ensure that objectives are met and that future planning is visionary and realistic. We provide strategic direction for the improvement of the school; monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the school; and hold the school to account for the standards achieved and the quality of education. We are here to support and encourage our Headteacher, her Senior Leadership Team and all school staff and to ensure that every one of our children has access to an enriched education and to all the opportunities that they deserve.  As governors of a Church of England school, we also have responsibilities for the appointment of staff and for the Christian ethos of the school.

 

Should you wish to contact me to discuss any matter further, I can be reached via admin@greatwaldingfield.suffolk.sch.uk   I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible throughout the school year.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Mark van der Lande CBE

 Chair of Governors

Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories and responsibilities for each Governor.  We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests for your information.

 

If you would like to contact the governors, please do so by either telephoning or emailing the school.

 

Telephone: 01787 374055

Email : admin@greatwaldingfield.suffolk.sch.uk

 

Name

Category of Governor

Committee Membership

Tina Hosford

Headteacher

Education,

Resources

Salaries

Rev Faith Marsden

Foundation

Education

Resources,

Salaries (Chair)

Rev Ruth RidgeFoundationEducation
David SandfordStaffEducation
Vashti DavisParentEducation

Wayne Mayes

Co-Opted

Resources (Chair)

Mark Van de Lande

Chair of Governing Body

Co-Opted

Resources

Renuka Baldwin

Co-Opted

Education

Jenny Antill

Vice Chair of Governing Body

Local Authority

Resources

Salaries Appeals

Rev James RidgeAssociateEducation

 

 

 

 

Name

 

Category of

Governor

 

Appointed by

which body

Term of

Office

 Started  

Term of

Office Ends

Committee

Membership

Position of

Responsibility

All relevant

Business interests

Member of another

Governing Body

Any relation to Staff members?

 

Tina Hosford

 

Headteacher

 

By virtue of office

01/09/2013

 

Education,

Resources

Salaries

 

Weldpool Fab Ltd

No

None

 

Rev Faith Marsden

 

Foundation

By virtue of 

office

01/03/2016

29/02/2024

Education

Resources,

Salaries 

PE, Sports Premium

RE & Collective Worship

HTs Perf Review

Attendance

Trustee New Life Church 

Trustee & Chair of Future Vision

No

None

David SandfordStaffLGB20/10/201431/10/2022Education NoneNoNone
Vashti DavisParentLGB08/02/202107/02/2025EducationSafeguardingNoneNoNone

Wayne Mayes

Co-Opted

 

LGB

 

25/09/2018

24/09/2022

Resources

Assessment

None

No

Yes

 

Mark van der Lande

Chair of Governing Body

 

Co-Opted

LGB

29/10/202028/10/2024

Resources

Pupil Premium

Link Governor

Director AV4U Limited

No

No

Renuka BaldwinCo-OptedLGB12/02/202111/02/2025EducationTeaching and LearningChair of Great Waldingfield Parish Council NoNo

Jenny Antill 

Vice-Chair of Governing Body

Local AuthorityLGB19/10/201521/10/2025

Resources

Salaries

Appeals

GDPR

E-Safety

SEND

None

No

None

Rev Ruth RidgeFoundationLGB14/02/202213/02/2026Education 

None

No

None

Rev James RidgeAssociateLGB16/11/202115/11/225Education NoneNoNone
Mike CouldridgeCo-OptedLGB20/10/201628/09/2020Resources NoneNoNone
Karen HaywardCo-OptedLGB18/04/2018Stepped downEducationEYFSNoneNoNone
Hilary TaylorCo-OptedLGB18/04/2018Stepped downEducation

SEND

PSHE

English

NoneNoNone
Rev Caroline HallettFoundation

By virtue of

office

01/01/201001/08/2021

Education (Chair)

Salaries

Safeguarding/LAC

HTs Perf Review

Collective Worship

NoneActon CEVC Primary SchoolNone

 

Jason Embery

 

Parent

LGB

25/09/2018

Stepped down

Resources 

 

Health & Safety

Maths

None

No

None

 

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