Governing Body

Our school governors, who are either members or trustees of Giffards Primary School, are a team of people who work closely with the head teacher to make key decisions vital to the successful running of the school. The governors appoint the head teacher and make decisions that directly affect the education and well-being of the children. They play an important role in improving standards throughout the school and setting the strategic direction of the school as well as agreeing the school’s budget. In other words, it’s a very meaningful role!

If you would be interested in becoming one of our governors please see here for some information including how to apply.

The governors/trustees meet as a whole governing body at least twice a term, one meeting focusing on Curriculum & Pupil Matters and the second on Finance, Audit & Premises. The Executive Committee meet once a term to discuss, among other things, Personnel and Pay Matters and strategic matters. Other committees will meet as necessary.

Our governance structure and remit is shown here.

Our Accounts that also include our Annual Report, Articles of Association, Memorandum and Funding Agreement can be found on the Financial Information page of this website.

Register of Business and Pecuniary Interests – to ensure that no doubt can be cast on a Governing Body member’s ability to act with complete objectivity with regard to the Academy’s activities we hold a Register of Pecuniary Interests. The full register is available for viewing in school however we can confirm that at this present time there are no governors who have registered a financial interest however it is mentioned on the list of Governors below if they have any other interests.

Once agreed and signed hard copies of the minutes of all meetings are available for you to see on request from the main school office. Please feel free to ask at the office for copies.

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Our governing body is committed, knowledgeable and hard working, attending as many meetings as possible over the academic year, Governor attendance at meetings academic year 2020-21.

Please feel free to contact us if you have require any information or would like to let us know your views of the school. The Governors may be contacted via the Clerk: Mrs Sue Bryant c/o Giffards Primary School or via the Chairman: Mr D Stubbings c/o Giffards Primary School, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Corringham. SS17 7TG.

As a standalone academy there are three Members, they are Mr D Stubbings, Mr J Taylor and Mr S Rhodes. These, along with all governors, can be contacted via the school – Giffards Primary School, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Corringham, Essex, SS17 7TG or 01375 672138 (if calling please ask for the Clerk, Mrs S Bryant, and she will pass on your query and details for one of them to contact you)