The Governing Board of Newbold School comprises 12 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;

  • 4 Appointed by Stanborough Primary School’s owners (The British Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists)
  • 2 Church Community Governors
  • 1 Foundation Governor
  • 2 Parents elected by parents of registered pupils
  • 1 Staff representative
  • 1 Headteacher
  • The Board is also assisted by a clerk who provides administrative support.

The current Chair of Governors is Pastor Ian Sweeny, and the Vice-Chair of Governors is Mr John Surridge.

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.

Individually, some governors also have specific responsibilities for areas within the school and provide regular reporting to the full Governing Body. See below for details of a school governors and terms of office.

Stanborough Primary School and Conference Schools

BUC/Conference
School
NoElected/
Appointed by
Term
Chair of the
Governors
1Appointed by the Seventh-Day
Adventist BUC/
SEC executive
officers
3 years
Foundation
Governors
1-31-3 (depending on the locality) local
pastors
representing the
local churches,
according to skills and expertise
3 years
Church
Community
Governors
1-31- 3 (depending
on the locality)
selected by the
governing body
on the basis of a
pool of 3 names
from each of the
local named
churches,
according to skills and expertise
3 years
Parent Governors1-2*Elected by the
parents after
distribution of
CVs of those
willing to serve
3 years (must
have children
currently in the
school)
Staff Governor1Elected by secret
ballot by the staff
2 years
Ex Officio
(foundation)
Governors
4The Conference/
BUC President or
their appointee
The Conference/
BUC Secretary or
their appointee
The Conference/
BUC Treasurer or
their appointee
The SEC
Education
Director
Duration of
appointment
The Headteacher1Duration of
appointment

Non-Voting members

The Clerk to the
Governors (non-
voting)
1Position
advertised and
appointed by the BUC/Conference
3 years
Total Governors10-15
Total Non-voting1

Stanborough Primary School Sub-Committees 2019-2020

Sub-CommitteesNames
Strategic
Personnel
Discipline for staff
Ian Sweeney (Chair)
Gina Abbequaye
Tiann Madden
John Surridge
Kaz James (Interim Headteacher SSS)

Finance
Premises
Health & safety
Earl Ramharacksingh (Chair)
Tiann Madden
Sally Aguiar (SPS Bursar) – invitee as
needed
Bernie Holford
SafeguardingGina Abbequaye
Nike Adewole
Parent Governor (TBC)
Curriculum, teaching & acheivementNaomi Ninvalle (Chair)
Gina Abbequaye
Irma Ackie
Tiann Madden
Jill Bartley
Equal opportunitiesNike Adewole (Chair)
Tiann Madden
Irma Ackie
Parent Governor (TBC)
Admissions/appeals & complaintsIan Sweeney (Chair)
Plus two others as required
Discipline of pupilsJohn Surridge (Chair)
Plus any non-staff governor available
Foundation GovernorIrma Ackie
Church communityBernie Holford
Naomi Ninvalle
Ex officioGina Abbequaye