School Development Board (SDB)

Introduction

Cam Woodfield Junior School is part of the Cotswold Beacon Academy Trust (a Multi Academy Trust) together with Berkeley Primary School and Marling School. 

www.cbat.academy

In each school, the Board of Trustees has delegated some of its governance responsibilities to School Development Boards, with the provision that each Board shall comprise not less than 9 and not more than 13 local Governors, as follows:

  • The Headteacher
  • A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 Parent Local Governors
  • A minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 Staff Local Governors
  • Other Local Governors appointed by the Trustees.

At Cam Woodfield Junior School, the membership of School Development Board is as follows:

CATEGORY NAME   TERM STARTED TERM ENDS
Headteacher Louise Bennett Headteacher 01/09/2017 Ex-Officio
Parent 1 Heather Arnold   20/03/2017 19/03/2021
Parent 2 Gary Tatnell   10/01/2020 09/01/2024
Staff 1 Lee Hitchman   01/01/2019 31/12/2023
Staff 2 (not enacted)      
Appointed 1 Emma Irvine Co-Chair 23/04/2018 22/04/2022
Appointed 2 Nicola Evered Co-Chair 23/04/2018 22/04/2022
Appointed 3 Daniel Holmes   03/07/2019 02/07/2023
Appointed 4 Kathleen McGillycuddy   04/09/2019 03/09/2023

The School Development Board normally meets at least once every half term, usually 7 times a year. 

Full details of the Trust’s Scheme of Delegation may be found here:

CBAT Scheme of Delegation

Mrs Emma Irvine

CO-CHAIRPERSON

CMailbox@Camwoodfield-jun.gloucs.sch.uk

Emma lives and works locally in Cam as a self-employed designer. She has been a Governor at Cam Woodfield Junior School since January 2016 and Co-Chair since January 2017. The Co-Chairs work closely together and with Mrs Bennett, lead the team of governors and staff at CWJS, providing effective leadership and strategic direction for the school.

Date 4-year Term Started:
23/04/2018

Appointed/Elected by:
Appointed by the Board of Trustees

Office(s) held and Nominated/Link Roles:
Co-chair of the School Development Board; Headteacher’s Performance Management Panel; Pay & Conditions Committee; Safeguarding & Child Protection; Link Governor for Art, English, MFL, Music, PSHE and RE; Community links

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests:
Self employed as ‘Emma Grove Design’ – may occasionally undertake commissioned work for the school, appropriately quoted and invoiced; Trustee for Dursley Tabernacle URC; Executive Chair and Trustee for 1st Dursley Scout Group; Trustee of the Nest Preschool & OOSC, and Trustee of the Vibe Youth Centre.

Other Relevant Information (e.g. related to school staff; governor of another school):
N/A

Mrs Nicola Evered

CO-CHAIRPERSON

CMailbox@Camwoodfield-jun.gloucs.sch.uk

Nicola lives in Cam and became a parent governor in September 2016. She believes passionately in giving our children the best start in life which is why she volunteered to join the governor team, taking on the co-chair role following the Ofsted judgement in January 2017.
As a senior manager in the Civil Service Nicola bring skills around strategic planning, H&S, risk and performance management to the school, all of which enable her to challenge effectively.
She is also a qualified run leader at Dursley Running Club and is looking forward to supporting the increased sporting activities this year.

Category of Governor:
Appointed

Date 4-year Term Started:
23/04/2018

Appointed/Elected by:
Appointed by the Board of Trustees

Office(s) held and Nominated/Link Roles:
Co-chair of the School Development Board; Headteacher’s Performance Management Panel; Pay & Conditions Committee; Link Governor for Maths, PE and Sport

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests:
A qualified run leader at Dursley Running Club

Other Relevant Information (e.g. related to school staff; governor of another school):
N/A

Mrs Louise Bennett

Headteacher

Louise started with the school as a seconded Executive Headteacher in September 2017. In October 2017, Louise was appointed substantive Headteacher for Cam Woodfield Juniors. She has been a Headteacher for over 7 years and has been described by Ofsted in her last school, as having 'An Uncompromising Drive for Excellence.'
Joined Governing Team: September 2017
Category of Governor:
Headteacher

Date 4-year Term Started:
01/09/2017

Appointed/Elected by:
Ex-offico as Headteacher of Cam Woodfield Junior School

Office(s) held and Nominated/Link Roles:
N/A

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests:
Employee of the school
Other Relevant Information (e.g. related to school staff; governor of another school):
N/A

Mrs Kathleen Mcgillycuddy

Kathleen has worked in education in the South West for over 17 years and is currently the principal of a secondary school. She has a particular interest in levelling the playing field for disadvantaged students.

Category of Governor:
Appointed

Date 4-year Term Started:
04/09/2019

Appointed/Elected by:
Appointed by the Board of Trustees

Office(s) held and Nominated/Link Roles:
Link Governor for Pastoral, Pupil Premium and Children in Care

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests:
N/A

Mrs Heather Arnold

Heather moved to Cam in December 2016 and has been a Parent Governor at Cam Woodfield Junior School since March 2017 and very much enjoys the role, combining it with working part time for a large Bristol employer.

Category of Governor:
Parent Governor

Date 4-year Term Started:
20/03/2017

Appointed/Elected by:
Elected by parents

Office(s) held and Nominated/Link Roles:
Pay & Conditions Committee; SEND and Inclusion (including Attendance and Behaviour); Link Governor for Geography and History.

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests:
None

Other Relevant Information (e.g. related to school staff; governor of another school):
Parent of a child or children attending the school; Governor of Field Court Church of England Infant Academy (part of the Diocese of Gloucester Multi Academy Trust)

Mr Daniel Holmes

Daniel moved to Cam in August 2016 and now lives in Dursley. He has worked in HR Strategy & Technology since 2014, both in Local Government as well as spending some time consulting across sectors and industries. He currently works as an HR Analytics & Systems Officer within the Civil Service. Daniel believes passionately that there is no problem we cannot solve through great education.

Category of Governor:
Appointed

Date 4-year Term Started:
03/07/2019

Appointed/Elected by:
Appointed by the Board of Trustees

Office(s) held and Nominated/Link Roles:
Link Governor for Computing, Design & Technology

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests:
None

Other Relevant Information (e.g. related to school staff; governor of another school):
N/A

Mr Lee Hitchman

Staff Governor

Category of Governor:
Staff Governor

Date 4-year Term Started:
01/01/2019

Appointed/Elected by:
Elected by Staff
Office(s) held and Nominated/Link Roles:
Link Governor for Health & Safety

Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests:
Employee of the school

Other Relevant Information (e.g. related to school staff; governor of another school):
N/A

Mr Gary Tatnell

Parent Governor

Category of Governor:
Parent Governor

Date 4-year Term Started:
10/01/2020

Appointed/Elected by:
Elected by Parents

Office(s) held and Nominated/Link Roles:
Communication and Parental Engagement.


Relevant Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests:
Parent of child or children attending the school

Other Relevant Information (e.g. related to school staff; governor of another school):
N/A

Statement/Pen-Portrait:
TBC

Mrs Tammi Wainwright

Support & Advise SDB

Mr Roger Slater

Clerk to Governors

clerk@camwoodfield-jun.gloucs.sch.uk