The purpose of a School’s Governing body is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.
The three core functions of our Governing body at Twyford St Mary’s are:-
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
- Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
- Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent
The Governing Body at Twyford St Mary’s is instrumental in working with the Head Teacher and school staff to make the school the best it can be. We are lucky to have such a dedicated team of volunteers who offer their time and expertise freely and enthusiastically.
The Governing Body welcome dialogue with members of the school community and take every opportunity to get involved in School life. However, if you have any concerns relating to the day to day running of the school, these should in the first instance be referred to the Head Teacher.
Twyford St Mary’s Primary School
Governors’ Details/ Pecuniary Interests Register Academic year 2022/2023
|First Name||Surname||Category||Appointed||Term of Office
(no. of years & end date)
|Sophie||Davies||Head Teacher||14/12/2020||N/A||N/A||Resources and Health + Safety||N/A||N/A||None|
|Freya||Fixler||Co-opted||17/12/2022||4||16/12/2026||Resources and Head Teacher Performance Management||Chair of Governing Body||None|
|Carola||Breuning||Foundation||07/09/2022||4||06/09/2026||FGB, Foundation Subjects||None|
|Damon||Draisey||Foundation||17/10/2018||N/A||FGB, Well being||None|
|Jo||Robb||Co-opted||04/12/2019||4||03/12/2023||Resources, SEND and English||Vice Chair of Governing Body||1 Declared|
|Hannah||Greenberg||Parent||16/10/2020||4||15/10/2024||FGB, Maths, Science, Equalities||None|
|Bruce||Greig||Co-opted||03/01/2023||4||02/01/2027||Resources and Head Teacher Performance Management||1 Declared|
|Luke||Ince||Co-opted||12/02/2020||4||11/02/2024||Resources, Health + Safety and Head Teacher Performance Management||N/A||None|
|Foundation Governor Vacancy||None|
|Parent Governor Vacancy||None|
Full Governing Body meetings are held once every half term. Minutes of the Full Governing Body (FGB) meetings are held in school and on Governor Hub. You may make a request to view the minutes via the school office or by email to the Clerk to the Governors at the following email email@example.com
Our school governing body has two sub-committee’s.
The Resources committee deals with all HR, finance and Buildings & Grounds matters. It is a sub-committee of the Governing Body. Matters of Standards & Curriculum are discussed within the Full Governing Body meetings.
Below is a link to the Resources Terms of Reference document
The Head Teacher’s performance management committee reviews the Headteachers targets and outcomes for the academic year.
Working groups are set up occasionally to review specific areas, as and when required as per the Governing bodies Terms of Reference.
Sophie Davies is our Head Teacher and sits on the Governing body.
Rev Damon Draisey is the Vicar of Twyford St Mary’s Church and is also on the Governing Body.
Freya Fixler is the Chair of Governors. She also sits on the Resources committee and the HT Performance Management committee. Freya has two children at the school. Her expertise lies with Human Resources and Health and Safety.
Hannah Greenberg is a Parent Governor and has two children at the school. Hannah is an A&E doctor with experience in supporting and integrating vulnerable children and adults with Head Injury and Learning Disability, LGBT children and young adults.
Luke Ince is a Co-Opted Governor and previously had two children at the school. Luke has expertise in engineering, finance, leadership and management and has taken on the role of Health & Safety Governor, whilst chairing the resources committee.
Sophie Keating is a Staff Governor and Senior Teacher to the school.
Jo Robb is a Co-opted Governor. Jo has expertise in business consultancy and retail leadership, specialising in digital and ecommerce. Jo latterly ran digital strategy and change for B&Q, and now runs her own independent content consultancy. Jo has had long term volunteer roles with the Twyford Playgroup Committee, the Winchester chapter of the NCT and as secretary of the TSM PTA. JO monitors English and SEND provision at TSM.
Carola Breuning is a Foundation Governor. Carola is a key volunteer and parent of our community who has expertise in marketing and advertising. Her role with the TSM Governing body is monitoring foundation subject learning in the school and the Designated Training Governor.
Bruce Greig is a Co-Opted Governor, who has a long standing relationship with TSM that spans over a decade! Bruce supports the school with financial leadership and has expertise in business, law and SEND mediation.
Rachael Nicholls is the Clerk to our Governing body.
Twyford St Mary’s Primary School
Governor Attendance Record for the Academic Year 2022-24
|Full Governing Body||Resources Committee|
|Name||Number of meetings the governor should have attended||Number of meetings attended||Attendance rate (%)||Number of meetings the governor should have attended||Number of meetings attended||Attendance rate (%)|
|Keri Billen (Left May 2023)||5||4||80%||5||4||80%|
|Bruce Greig (Joined Nov 2022)||4||4||100%||4||4||100%|
- Instrument of Government – http://twyford-pri.hants.sch.uk/images/Governors/Instrument_f_Government_Decemeber_2014.pdf
- Governors’ Code of Conduct – https://twyford-pri.hants.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/Governor-Allowances-Policy-23-24.doc
- Governors’ Allowances Policy – http://twyford-pri.hants.sch.uk/images/Policies/Governors_Allowances_Policy.pd