As Victoria School is in Federation with Cherry Oak School we have one Governing Body for both schools. The Governing Board of the Federation has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Board of Victoria College, enabling the College to benefit from being associated with the Federation.
The Governors have a great deal of experience and offer us both challenge and support as necessary.
All the Governors are extremely dedicated and give generously of their time to both schools in the Federation.
Our Governors are made up of representatives from key stakeholder groups - parents, staff, the Local Authority and the local community.
We generally have two full Governing Body meetings a term and we also have committees for Finance, Personnel, Teaching & Learning and Buildings, Health & Safety (including the Resilience Team).
You can contact the Governing Body through the Clerk to the Governors - Mr Tim Bennett on the main school telephone number : 0121 476 9478 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Governor Types and Terms of Office
Chair of Governors Co-opted Governor
Vice Chair Co-opted Governor
Executive Head Teacher
Elected Staff Governor
Elected Parent Governor
Elected Parent Governor
Councillor Eddie Freeman
|Jackie Tonge||Co-opted Governor||08/12/24|
Governing Board Committees 2020-2021
Lesley Jackson (Chair), John Pemberton (Vice Chair), Charlotte Bull, Mark Cottam, Martin Carpenter, Jackie Tonge, Julie Fardell
Charlotte Bull (Chair), Hannah Barton (Vice Chair), Clare Mills, Kristin Sanders, Sue McCorkindale, Julie Fardell
Teaching & Learning
Clare Mills (Chair), Sadie Bolton (Vice Chair), Sue McCorkindale, Ann Ellis, Lisa Wootton, Julie Fardell
Buildings, Health & Safety
Martin Carpenter (Chair), John Pemberton (Vice Chair), Jackie Tonge, Julie Fardell
School Resilience Planning Team
Pauline McKenna, Julie Fardell, John Pemberton, Martin Carpenter, Jackie Tonge, with various co-opted members depending on the focus on the resilience scenario
|Head Teacher Performance Management||Ms Bull, Ms Mills, Mr Pemberton|
|Discipline||All non-staff governors shall be enrolled as members of this committee, and a panel of three governors drawn from the list should a meeting be required.|
|Appeals||All non-staff governors shall be enrolled as members of this committee, and a panel of three governors drawn from the list should a meeting be required.|
Link Governors 2020-21
Safeguarding Sadie Bolton
SEND & Curriculum Sue McCorkindale
Medical Needs & Looked After Children Kristen Sanders
Stakeholder Engagement Lisa Wootton
Pupil Data & Pupil Premium Ann Ellis
Human Resources Hannah Barton
Governor Training Charlotte Bull
COVID Response Clare Mills
Welcome to our Governors’ section.
Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.
A Christmas message to the families of Victoria School 2020
Dear Parents, Carers and Pupils,
It has been a very difficult year for most of us. Not only have we faced a global pandemic in which some of us may have suffered the loss of loved ones, but the lives of our very special children have been severely disrupted.
I am proud to say that Victoria School has served its families well and a great deal of appreciation has to go out to Julie and every member of staff for the time and effort put into continuing to provide contact, resources and learning under the most challenging circumstances.
Up until recently we were feeling quite smug as we had not had to deal with the numbers of COVID-19 cases that other schools were facing. Unfortunately, this changed very suddenly and we found ourselves in the position of having to close 3 bubbles. Luckily this is now behind us and we thank all the staff, students and families concerned for their co-operation in isolating and keeping the other members of the school safe.
I know that for many of you it has been a long, hard year and many students have faced long periods at home. Hopefully with the vaccine and continued care we can look forward a little to a better 2021.
During the year staff have been using any gained time or periods of working from home to improve their own professional development and have been working on producing curriculum improvements and resources. I think that everyone is looking forward to a bit of a rest over the holiday and I hope that all of our families will be able to enjoy their time together whilst still taking care during the period of lesser restrictions.
Finally, thank you for sharing your beautiful children with us at Victoria and I wish you a heartfelt Merry Christmas from all of the Governors.
Clare Mills Chair of Governors.