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Governors

The Governors in any school carry a great responsibility in ensuring that their school is run properly. They challenge and support the Headteacher in making the major decisions affecting the school and its students. The Governors do not manage the school on a day-to-basis, but focus on strategic and policy matters. We try not to get drawn into operational issues and concentrate on the big picture.

At Avon Valley School, the Governors share the Head and Senior Leaders’ ethos of always putting the student first. Our decisions will always be based on what is best for our students. We take a long term view and make decisions about the future development of the school.

Governors are volunteers. We give up our free time, and sometimes work time, to fulfil our duties. It is not a role to be taken up lightly. At Avon Valley, we are fortunate to have an excellent board of governors who bring their valuable skills and knowledge to their role. We meet every half term to discuss the matters of the day and make decisions when required. Our decisions focus on ensuring that the Headteacher has the resources needed to give all our students the best opportunity to thrive, and to realise their potential during their time at Avon Valley. Resources alone are not enough. We also challenge and support the quality of teaching throughout the school. We are kept busy!

We do part of our work through committees. Currently we have two: Resources and Performance & Standards. The former looks after the financial side of the school and the latter, the input and outputs concerned with the achievement of our students. It is not all about grades!

It is an honour to be the Chair of Governors at The Avon Valley School. The commitment of time and occasionally feeling daunted by responsibility, is far out-weighed by the satisfaction of seeing our students rewarded for their efforts within school, leaving with the skills and qualifications that they need to make their chosen onward journey in life.

Karen Powell

Chair of Governors


Current Governor Details

CH = Chair, VC = Vice Chair, FGB = Full Governing Body, P&S = Performance & Standards Committee, RM = Resource Management Committee, SEN = Special Educational Needs, LAC = Looked After Children, H&S = Health & Safety, HT = Head Teacher

Term of office for governors is 4 years.  See Office Ends column for specific end dates.

Governor Types

 Partnership  Partnership Governor - appointed by FGB - nominated by parents and community
 Co-opted  Co-opted Governor - appointed by FGB
 Staff  Staff Governor - elected by staff at the school
 LA  Local Authority Appointed Governor - recommended by Coventry City Council
 Parent  Parent Governor - elected by parents at the school

 

Governor Name Type Responsibilities Staff Connections Office started Office Ends Other School Governor Posts Business Interests
Alison Davies Headteacher,
Resource Management Committee,
Performance & Standards Committee
n/a n/a
Karl David Challenger Staff Governor,
Resource Management Committee
Health & Safety 09/11/15 08/11/19
Pat Chamberlain Co-opted Governor,
Resource Management Committee
Governor Visits 18/01/19 17/02/23
Brian John Cheney Co-opted Governor,
Resource Management Committee (Chair)
Headteacher Appraisal, Pay Committee 18/01/19 17/01/23
Rachel Ann Cunningham Parent Governor,
Performance & Standards Committee
Special Education Needs Nigel Cunningham - Husband 01/10/12 21/10/20
Nikki Hartley-Dowling Parent Governor 12/10/15 11/10/19
Andrew Arnold Gabbitas Partnership Governor,
Performance & Standards Committee
Pupil Premium Link, HeadTeacher Appraisal, Pay Committee 16/07/18 15/07/22
Janet Ruth Gilbert Co-opted Governor,
Vice Chair of Governors,
Resource Management Committee
Headteacher Appraisal, Pay Committee 18/01/19 17/01/23 Rugby High School
Andrew Mark Jones Partnership Governor,
Performance & Standards Committee
17/09/13 18/09/21 Warwickshire College Employee
Neil James Owen Partnership Governor,
Resource Management Committee
Training 16/07/18 15/07/22
David Mark Pearson Co-opted Governor, Deputy Headteacher,
Resource Management Committee,
Performance & Standards Committee
18/01/19 17/01/23
Ramesh Mohan Lal Srivastava Co-opted Governor,
Resource Management Committee
Training 17/01/19 17/01/23
Darren Andrew Thomas Walden Co-opted Governor, Deputy Headteacher,
Resource Management Committee,
Performance & Standards Committee
18/01/19 17/01/23
Lisa Claire Walker Co-opted Governor,
Performance & Standards Committee
Safeguarding, Attendance 26/02/18 25/02/22 Employee of feeder school
Karen Elizabeth Powell Local Authority Governor,
Chair of Governors,
Performance & Standards Committee (Chair)
Headteacher Appraisal 18/01/19 17/01/23 Kokoro Y11 Employability Programme

Term of office for governors is 4 years.  See Office Ends column for specific end dates.

 

Governor Meeting Attendance


Date 24/09/2018 08/10/2018 15/10/2018 22/10/2018 19/11/2018 26/11/2018 03/12/2018 14/01/2019 25/02/2019 11/03/2019 01/04/2019 29/04/2019 20/05/2019 24/06/2019 01/07/2019
Committee FGB Resources P&S FGB FGB P&S Resources FGB FGB Resources P&S FGB FGB FGB FGB
Challenger Karl Present Present Present Present Present  Present Present  Present  Present  - - -
Chamberlain Pat Present Present Absent Present Absent Present Present Present  Present  - - -
Cheney Brian Present Present Present Absent Present Present Present  Present  Present   - - -
Cunningham Rachael Present Absent Present Absent Absent Present Present Present   - - -
Davies Alison Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present  Present   - Present   - - -
Gabbitas Andrew Absent Present Present Present Present Present Present - Present   - - -
Gilbert Janet Present Present Present Present Present Present  Present  Present  Present   - - -
Hartley-Dowling Nikki Present Absent Absent Absent Absent Present  Present  -      
Jones Andrew Present Present Present Present Present Present  Present   - Absent - - -
Owen Neil Present Present Present Present Present Present  Present  Present  Present  - - -
Pearson Dave Present Present Present Absent Present Present Absent Present  Present  Present   - Present   - - -
Powell Karen Present Present Present Present Present Present Present  Present  - Present   - - -
Srivastava Ram Present Present Present Present Present Present  Present  Absent Present       
Walden Darren Present Absent Present Absent Absent Present Present  Present  Present  - Present  - - -
Walker Lisa Present Present Present Present Present Present  Present  - Present  - - -

Date 18/09/2017 02/10/2017 09/10/2017 20/11/2017 27/11/2017 05/12/2017 22/01/2018 29/01/2018 26/02/2018 12/03/2018 19/03/2018 19/03/2018 30/04/2018 14/05/2018 21/05/2018 11/06/2018 25/06/2018 02/07/2018
Committee FGB Resources P&S FGB P&S Resources P&S Resources FGB Resources P&S FGB FGB P&S Resources FGB P&S Resources
Challenger Karl Present Present Absent Cancelled due to snow Present Absent Present Present Present Present Present Present
Chamberlain Pat Present Absent Present Absent Present Present Present Present Present Present Present
Cheney Brian Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present
Cunningham Rachael Present Present Absent Present Absent Present Present Present Present Absent Present Present
Davies Alison Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present
Gabbitas Andrew Absent Present Absent Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present
Gilbert Janet Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present
Hartley-Dowling Nikki Present Absent Present Absent Present Absent Absent Absent Absent Present Present Present
Jones Andrew Present Present Present Present Absent Present Present Present Present Absent Present Present
Moulton Karen Present Present Absent Present Present Absent Present Present Present Present Present Absent Absent Present Absent Absent Absent
Moulton John Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Absent Absent Absent Absent
Owen Neil Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present
Pearson Dave Present Present Present Absent Present Present Present Present Absent Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present
Powell Karen Absent Present Absent Absent Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present
Srivastava Ram Present Absent Present Present Absent Absent Absent Absent Present Present Present


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