Committee Membership and Meetings

The Local Governing Body meets regularly throughout the year.  The Local Governing Body has agreed that certain duties may be delegated to committees.  The terms of reference for these committees are reviewed and approved annually by the Local Governing Body.  The main committees are Impact, Resources, Strategic Curriculum & Integrated Financial Planning and Strategy & Planning.

The Sub Committees include Admissions, Appraisals & Pay, Appeals & Complaints, and Headteacher Performance Management.

Committee Membership is as follows:

 

Strategy & Planning

Aim: To provide support and guidance to the Executive Head, Head of School and LGB in all matters and to actively encourage the whole LGB to fulfil their strategic role, be a critical friend and maintain accountability by providing strategic guidance to the LGB and committees, and ensuring alignment of the governing body strategy with the overall school strategy and that of the AST.

Sarah Wynde (Chair)

Kirsty Jennings (Chair of Resources)

Jack Mayhew (Executive Headteacher)

Jennifer Obaditch (Vice Chair and Chair of Impact)

Gavin O'Grady (Chair of Strategic Curriculum & Integrated Financial Planning)

Steve Smith (Head of School)

Impact

Aim:  to provide a strategic overview of Teaching and Learning, student behaviour, student wellbeing and safeguarding of the members of the school community.

Jennifer Obaditch (Chair of Impact)

Simon Bettles (Vice Chair of Impact)

Sarah Bohn

Cassia Howells

Jack Mayhew (Executive Headteacher)

Andy Milner

James Relph

Carol Smith

Steve Smith (Head of School)

Carry Stephenson

Adrian Woodman

Resources

Aim:  to ensure that the provision of assets, infrastructure and staff to support learning and teaching is monitored and reviewed, including: financial information and management,improvement initiatives, estate and premises management, financial governance and quality assurance, GDPR, health & safety, creative arts provision, provision for vulnerable learners, pupil numbers and pupil profile, stakeholder views and human resources.

Kirsty Jennings (Chair of Resources)

James Callanan (Vice Chair of Resources)

Tim Closs

Alison Curtis

Mark Grimmett

Gavin O'Grady

Jack Mayhew (Executive Headteacher)

Steve Smith (Head of School)

Indrajit Sugunasingha

Carole Weston

Sarah Wynde (LGB Chair)

Strategic Curriculum & Integrated Financial Planning

Aim: to provide a strategic overview of Curriculum development and planning, integrated with data-informed financial planning, to support the development of a broad and balanced curriculum curriculum in line with the aims of the school and AST, in a way that is sustainable within its resource constraints.

Gavin O'Grady (Chair of Strategic Curriculum & Integrated Financial Planning)

Simon Bettles (Vice Chair of Strategic Curriculum & Integrated Financial Planning)

Kirsty Jennings (Chair of Resources)

Jack Mayhew

Andy Milner

Jennifer Obaditch (Chair of Impact)

Steve Smith (Head of School)

Indrajit Sugunasingha

Carole Weston

Sarah Wynde (LGB Chair)

Appeals & Complaints

Sarah Bohn (Chair of Appeals & Complaints)

Simon Bettles

Adrian Woodman

Admissions

Indrajit Sugunasingha (Chair of Admissions)

Mark Grimmett

Jack Mayhew (Executive Headteacher)

James Relph

Steve Smith (Head of School)

Executive Headteacher Performance Management

Sarah Wynde (LGB Chair - Chair)

Pauline Johnson

Jennifer Obaditch

Head of School Performance Management

Jack Mayhew (Executive Headteacher)

Sarah Wynde (LGB Chair - Chair)

Pauline Johnson

Jennifer Obaditch

Officer Roles

Health & Safety Officer - Alison Curtis

GDPR Officer - Alison Curtis

Safeguarding Officer - Cassia Howells

SEN Officer - James Callanan

Audit Officer - Dominy Hope

CPL Officer - Mark Grimmett

Local Governing Body Meetings

Resources Committee - 16/9/19, 2/12/19, 27/1/20, 30/3/20, 11/5/20, 29/6/20

Impact Committee - 21/10/19, 10/2/20, 15/6/20

Admissions Committee - 9/12/19, 10/2/20

Appraisals & Pay Committee - 6/11/19

Governor Visits - 18/11/19, 14/1/20, 4/3/20, 30/4/20, 12/6/20

News

22nd August 2019

GCSE Results 2019

Thursday 22 August 2019 Guildford County School is celebrating another set of excellent GCSE results today, with 61% of all students gaining a Grade 5 or more including English and Maths and 82% of all students achieving a Grade 4 or more including English and Maths. With 33% of all grades awarded at 9-7, it is difficult to single out individual students. Deserving of a special mention is James Giles, for holding a clean sweep of Grade 9’s in all his subjects as well as an A*^ in Further Maths. We are also tremendously proud of Sadie Edmeads, Stephanie Hughes, Grace Jolliffe, Tuesday Lovegrove, Dylan Smith and Archie Prime who topped the value added charts, achieving well above their individual target grades – a fantastic achievement. Guildford County School is also delighted with many outstanding individual results from students – Emily Wolfenden (10 Grade 9s, 1 Grade 8 and an A*^ in Further Maths), Rachel Doran (10 Grade 9s and an A*^ in Further Maths), Chloe Muir (9 Grade 9s, 2 Grade 8s and an A in Further Maths) and Charlie Payne (7 Grade 9s, 2 Grade 8s and an A* in Further Maths). The school also recognises the performance of the following students who achieved 5 or more Grade 9s – Joshua Brennan, Jack Faulkner, Anna Mitchell. Guildford County School Head of School Steve Smith welcomed the exam successes of County’s students: "we are absolutely delighted with the results that once again remind us how talented are the children that we serve here at County.  Early indications suggest that rates of student progress are well above national averages and we are very pleased that so many have elected to stay on and study with us at A level for the next two years.  Staff, parents and the students themselves have worked tirelessly over the last 5 years and the results achieved are a fitting recognition of these endeavours.  Most pleasing for me is that it is possible, every year, to achieve such excellent results, whilst still enjoying a rich school experience, an experience that places high value on study alongside co-curricular activity”. Jack Mayhew, Executive Headteacher commented positively on the results. “Many congratulations to the students on their fine achievements and to the staff who have worked tirelessly to help them achieve such successes. The reputation of the school builds still further as one of academic excellence in a caring community”. The Farnham Road school, which has recently expanded its main school and has undergone significant investment in its buildings and premises, with a new Sports Hall complex currently under construction.  The school attracts an increasing number of students to its academic, vibrant and successful GCSE and A level courses. For further information, please contact Antonella Bosco-Reid on 01483 504 089 or e-mail abosco-reid@guildfordcounty.co.ukRead Full Article
15th August 2019

A Level Results 2019

Thursday 15th August 2019 Guildford County School is celebrating another set of excellent A-level results today, with over 57% of students achieving an A*-B, and an impressive 30% gaining an A*-A.  Overall, the students enjoyed a pass rate of over 99%. 80% of all grades were A*-C grades. Individual successes were many, in a range of subjects. This year nineteen students hold three or more As or better. This is nearly a fifth of the cohort. Guildford County School is particularly proud of several outstanding individual results from students – Bo Beynon (A* A* A* A*), Lucy Neal (A* A* A*), Matthew Doran (A* A* A* A*), James Wolfenden (A* A* A* A), Katie Winchcombe (A* A* A), Harry Digby (A* A* A*) and Sam Dauncey (A* A* A and a Distinction in Advanced Extension Award for Maths).  Helen Nurton, Director of Sixth Form said “I am delighted with this year’s exam results and these are the students that led the school to raise over £10,000 for charity earlier in the year. They have been a fabulous year group. We will miss them and we wish them every success in the future.”  We are delighted that all students who have applied to University have secured places at prestigious universities across the country and 44% achieving places to Russell Group Universities including Durham, Exeter and Manchester.  Two County students holding Oxbridge offers have achieved their places. Bo Beynon has secured a place at Jesus College, Cambridge to read Natural Sciences. Matthew Doran has secured a place at Brasenose College, Oxford to read Geography.  Guildford County Head of School Steve Smith welcomed the exam successes of County’s A-level students: “I am delighted that we have once again seen results that will allow our students to successfully transition into the next stage of their lives.  100% of Oxbridge applicants achieved the grades that they need to take up their places and huge numbers got the top A* grade at A level.  I thank our staff for their dedication, our students for their hard work and their parents and carers for their tireless support.” The Farnham Road School, operates a mixed sixth form where the vast majority of students stay into the sixth form and attracts an increasing number of external students to its academic, vibrant and successful A’ level courses. Executive Headteacher Jack Mayhew is proud of Guildford County School’s reputation and is delighted to see so many students progressing to some of the best institutions in the country. “Our students deserve credit for their hard work and I wish them every success in their further studies and chosen career paths.”  Read Full Article
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