School Governors

Welcome to the Cressex Community School website. We are very proud of our students and we hope you will enjoy seeing reflected on our website the achievement, enthusiasm and enjoyment that are part of everyday life in our outstanding new building.

The Cressex Governing Body is committed to ensuring that all our students have the best possible start in life. Working with the Headteacher and his team, we are responsible for setting the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school. We are also responsible for

  • challenging and monitoring the school's performance and
  • ensuring effective management of the way resources are used, so that we know money is being well spent.

We do these tasks by actively asking informed questions at our regular meetings, understanding the data available to us, making regular visits to the school and keeping up to date with good practice in other schools. We are personally committed to high achievement and keep ourselves updated through regular governor training.

We have a range of specialist skills, for example in finance, education  and project management, that we use to benefit the school, through our support for the Headteacher and staff. As people who live locally, we provide a link between the school and our community. We also look outwards to the wider community, through our engagement with the family of Cooperative Schools.

We work together, as volunteers, to ensure that every student at Cressex has as many opportunities as possible for achievement and success.

 

Katy Simmons

Chair of Governors

Governor/
Appointed By

Date of
Appointment

Office Ends Date Stepped
Down
Committee
Membership
Office Held

Governor Roles
At Other
Educational
Institutions

Material
Interests

Dr Katy Simmons

FA Trust Appointment
 

01.07.13
01.07.16
30.06.16
10.06.22
 

Resources,Learning
Teaching & Standards
Admissions,
Strategy,
Pupil Discipline,
Employee Grievance/Staff
Dismissal/Pay
Review Appeals,
Staff Dismissal
Appeals,
Complaints Panel

Chair of Governing Body

Safer Recruitment
Governor

Co-operative
Governor

SEND Governor

None

None
declared

David
Riddington

FA Trust Appointment
01.07.13
01.07.16
30.06.16
10.06.22
 

Resources, Learning, teaching and Standards,Admissions, Strategy, 
Pupil Discipline,
Employee Grievance/Staff
Dismissal/Pay
Review Appeals,
Staff Dismissal
Appeals,
Complaints Panel

Pay Review

Health and Safety Governor

Land Strategy Governor

None None
declared
Jonathan
Pettit

FA Trust Appointment
01.10.13
01.10.16
30.09.16
30.09.22
  Resources, Strategy, Pupil Discipline, Employee Grievance/Staff
Dismissal/Staff
Dismissal Appeals,
Complaints Panel

Chair of Resources
Committee/Pay Review Performance Management
Governor

None None declared
David Hood
Headteacher
21.04.08     Resources, Learning, Teaching & Standards, Strategy, Admissions Headteacher None None declared

Hugh Brown

FA Trust Appointment

03.12.18 02.12.21   Resources, Pupil Discipline, Employee Grievance/Staff Dismissal/Pay Review Appeals, Staff Dismissal Appeals, Complaints Panel

Health and Safety Governor

GDPR Governor

None

None
declared

John Hathaway

FA Trust
Appointment

22.09.19 (leave of absence 09.20 - 02.21) 21.09.22   Resources, Pupil Discipline Employee Grievance/Staff Dismissal/Pay Review Appeals, Staff Dismissal Appeals, Complaints Panel

Careers Governor

Sixth Form Governor

None None 
declared
Simon White

Co-opted
Governing Body Appointment
17.10.16 16.10.22   Learning, Teaching & Standards, Pay Review, Pupil Discipline, Employee Grievance/Staff Dismissal/Pay Review Appeals, Staff Dismissal Appeals, Complaints Panel

Vice Chair of Governing Body

Development  Governor

Performance Management Governor

None None declared

Parveen
Nawab

Co-opted
Governing
Body
Appointment

08.02.21 07.02.24   Resources   None None declared
David Vaccaro

FA Trust
Appointment
01.07.18
01.07.21
30.06.21
30.06.24
  Learning, Teaching & Standards, Pupil Discipline, Employee Grievance/Staff
Dismissal/Pay Review Appeals, Staff Dismissal Appeals, Complaints Panel
Maths Governor None None
declared

Claire Pease

Parent Governor

01.10.18
01.10.21

 

30.09.21
30.09.24

 

  Learning, Teaching & Standards, Resources, Pupil 
Discipline, Employee Grievance/Staff
Dismissal,Pay Review Appeals, Staff Dismissal Appeals, Complaints Panel

Chair of Learning, Teaching & Standards Committee

 

None
None declared

Kamran Raja

FA Trust
Appointment

24.05.21 23.04.24   Learning, Teaching & Standards, Pupil Discipline, Employee Grievance/Staff Dismissal/Pay Review Appeals, Staff Dismissal Appeals, Complaints Panel Pupil Premium/Equalities 
Governor
None None
declared

Hibah Rehman

FA Trust
Appointment

 

13.07.20 12.07.23   Learning, Teaching & Standards, Resources, Pupil Discipline, Employee Grievance/Staff Dismissal/Pay Review Appeals, Staff Dismissal Appeals, Complaints Panel   None None
declared


Nausin Choudhury

Staff Governor

08.02.21 07.02.24   Learning, Teaching & Standards Staff Governor None None
declared

Annie Branigan

Associate Governing Body Appointment

13.07.15
13.07.18
21.10.19
12.07.18
11.07.21
19.10.22
21.10.19

 
  Ineligible to vote None None declared

Steven Broadbent

Associate Governing Body Appointment

27.11.12
27.11.15
26.11.18
26.11.15
25.11.18
25.11.21
25.11.18   Ineligible to vote None None declared

Emrys Parry

Associate Governing Body Appointment

11.07.16
21.10.19
10.07.19
19.10.22
10.07.19   Ineligible to vote None None declared
Bishop Alan Wilson

Associate Governing Body Appointment
27.09.13
27.09.17
26.09.17
15.10.21
    Ineligible to vote None None declared
(Head Girl)

Associate School Appointment
        Ineligible to vote    

(Head Boy)

Associate School Appointment

        Ineligible to vote    
               
Ishfaq
Ahmed
01.07.13   20.10.14        
Emma Turner 11.10.13   19.12.14        
Mohammed Akhtar 26.06.12 19.12.14          
Mohammed
Jameel
14.11.12   23.09.15        
Harj Nijjar 19.10.15   31.12.15        
Reg Rundle 01.08.14   30.06.17        
Lady Cynthia Hall 01.09.13   30.06.17        
Andrea Lewis 13.02.14   30.06.17        
Darren Parker 05.02.15 31.08.17          
Kerri Fox 01.07.14 31.08.17          
Sadia Hussain

01.07.13
01.07.16
(leave of absence 2016-2017)

30.06.17 31.08.18        
Tom Bennett

01.07.14
01.07.17

30.06.17 31.08.18        
Lyndon Ferguson 28.09.17   31.08.18        
Imran Rauf 14.12.15
13.12.18
12.12.18
12.12.21
31.03.19        
Chaudhry Shafique
MBE
21.03.15 20.03.18          
Simon Cuthbert 01.09.17 24.05.19          
Dr Alison Meakes 24.01.18   31.08.19        
Rachel Parker 01.09.17   31.12.19        
Lore Peters 08.02.19 07.02.22 28.01.20        
Sheila Young 03.12.18   31.12.20        
Kathryn Mogford 10.12.19 09.12.22 14.04.21        

Current Governing Body vacancies:

2 Foundation Governors
2 Parent Governors
1 Local Authority Governor

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A note about the appointment of Governors

Governors are appointed to the Governing Body in a number of different ways:
 
Foundation Governors are appointed by the members of the Cressex Cooperative Learning Trust.
Co-opted Governors are appointed by the governing body of Cressex Community School.
The Local Authority governor is appointed by Buckinghamshire County Council.
Parent Governors are elected by ballot of the parent body of Cressex Community School.
Staff Governors are elected by the staff of Cressex Community School.
The Head Boy and Head Girl of Cressex Community School are Associate Members of the Governing Body.
 
Whatever their means of appointment, all governors have an equal voice and do not represent any particular group.
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