Governors

The governing body is responsible for working strategically with the school to ensure a high quality education. They make key decisions like appointing the headteacher, and decisions which directly affect the direction of the school and well being of the children. School governors can really make a difference in improving standards throughout the school.

A Governing Body of a School has three main roles in the school:  to be strategic, to act as a critical friend, and to be accountable for the schools best interests financially and academically. 

The expectation of individual governors is to focus on raising standards to help every child achieve their potential, get to know the school and become involved in school life and activities, and respect the professional expertise of the headteacher and staff.  All new governors should attend an induction course and follow ongoing training and development for their individual roles. 

We all lead busy lives but the meetings are held approximately three times a term so can be fitted in to most schedules, and with the odd hour to play an active part in school life to support the school with your own expertise as much as possible. 

Peta Torrance
Chair of Governors

To contact the Chair of Governors please write to:

Mrs Peta Torrance

Care of Katherine Semar Schools
Ross Close
Saffron Walden
Essex
CB11 4DU

Peta Torrance - Chair of Governors

 

Julie Puxley    Headteacher

 

David O'Brien
Parent Governor

 

Nick Osbourne
Governor

 

Robin Laidlaw
Governor

 

Amy Kennedy
Community Governor

 

Matt Rowlands
Parent Governor

 

Polly Lankester Community Governor

 

Sonia Sault
Staff Governor

 

Mary Sheil
Community Governor

 

            Claire Denyer               Staff Governor

 

            Claire Sleep                Parent Governor

 

Paul Sinnott
Governor