The Governing Body
The Governors of Oxspring Primary School are elected as a legal requirement in order for the school to be effective and successful.
The co-chairs of the Governing Body are Mrs Gemma Mahoney and Mr Colin Gratton-Rayson
The vice chair is Mrs Hannah Goldingay-Jordan. You can see the entire Governing Body team further down this page.
Role of Governors
All schools are required by law to have a Governing Body and the Department for Education (DfE) decides what categories of governors there should be and the minimum numbers of these. At Oxspring there is provision for 13 governors, consisting of 2 parent governors; 1 staff governor; 1 Local Authority governor; 8 co-opted governors and the Headteacher. Once they become members, the governors are there to represent the children not the people who elected or co-opted them.
The Purpose of Governance
“The purpose of governance is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.
All boards, no matter what type of schools or how many schools they govern, have three core functions:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.”
To download a copy of the latest DFE Governance Handbook, please click here.
Any communications for the Governing Body should be addressed to:
The Chair of the Governors, c/o Oxspring Primary School, Sheffield Road, Oxspring, Sheffield, S36 8YW. To email please use the form on our Contact page.
A summary of attendance at governing body meetings are listed below. Minutes from all meetings are available on request from the school office.
Governor meeting dates 2022-23
The list of Governors’ dates for 2022-2023 can be downloaded here.
Links to the annual statement, governor year planner and governor development plan are listed below.
Terms of reference
Links to the terms of reference for each committee can be found below.
- Oxspring Primary School terms of reference committee Complaints
- Oxspring Primary School terms of reference committee pupil discipline
- Oxspring Primary School terms of reference committee SAM
- Oxspring Primary School terms of reference committee staff dismissal
- Oxspring Primary School terms of reference barring
Meet our Governors
The governing body is part of the wider leadership team of our school and members work closely with the Headteacher to realise our ambition for the school as outlined in the vision for the learning community. Our governors are a well informed and committed group of people from varying professional backgrounds with a wide range of experiences and interests. We are actively involved in school life and are dedicated to improving the learning opportunities for all our children. We are committed to maintaining and developing our school’s distinctive character, where each child is valued and offered a welcoming, safe, happy and stimulating community environment, enabling the best possible learning outcomes.