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
30.06.19
 

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

Governor,
Mariposa
Primary
School,
Harrow

None
declared

David
Riddington

FA Trust Appointment
01.07.13
01.07.16
30.06.16
30.06.19
  Resources,
Pupil Discipline,
Employee Grievance/Staff
Dismissal/Pay
Review Appeals,
Staff Dismissal
Appeals,
Complaints Panel

Pay Review

Land Strategy Governor

None None
declared
Jonathan
Pettit

FA Trust Appointment
01.10.13
01.10.16
30.09.16
30.09.19
  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

Annie Branigan

Co-opted
Governing
Body
Appointment

13.07.15
13.07.18
12.07.18
12.07.21
 

Resources, Pupil Discipline, Admissions, Employee Grievance/Staff Dismissal/Staff Dismissal Appeals, Complaints Panel

Vice Chair of Resources Committee

Pay Review

Health & Safety Governor

GDPR Governor

None None declared
Emrys Parry

LA - Local Authority
Appointment
11.07.16 10.07.19   Resources, Pupil Discipline, Employee Grievance/Staff Dismissal/Pay Review Appeals, Staff Dismissal Appeals, Complaints Panel Land Strategy Governor None None declared
Sheila Young

Staff Governor
03.12.18 02.12.21   Resources   None None declared

Rachel Parker

FA Trust Appointment

01.09.17 31.08.20   Learning, Teaching & Standards Chair of LT&S

Safeguarding
Governor
None None declared
Simon White

Co-opted
Governing Body Appointment
17.10.16 16.10.19   Learning, Teaching & Standards, Pupil Discipline, Employee Grievance/Staff Dismissal/Pay Review Appeals, Staff Dismissal Appeals, Complaints Panel Vice Chair of Governing Body

Development  Governor
None None declared

Dr Alison 
Meakes

FA Trust Appointment

 

24.01.18 23.01.21   Learning, Teaching
& Standards, Pupil
Discipline, 
Employee Grievance/Staff
Dismissal/Pay
Review Appeals,
Staff Dismissal Appeals, Complaints Panel
Sixth Form Governor

Careers Governor
None None declared
David Vaccaro

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

Claire Pease

Parent Governor

01.10.18

 

30.09.21

 

    SEND Governor None
None declared

Lore Peters

FA Trust
Appointment

08.02.19 07.02.22       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      
Chaudhry
Shafique
MBE

Associate Governing Body Appointment
23.03.15 20.03.18     Ineligible to vote None None declared
Bishop Alan Wilson

Associate Governing Body Appointment
27.09.13
27.09.17
26.09.17
26.09.20
    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        
Steven Broadbent 27.11.12
27.11.15
26.11.15
25.11.18
24.11.18        
Simon Cuthbert 01.09.17 24.05.19          

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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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