The Governors have responsibility for the overall effective management of George Abbot School and work in partnership with the GEP multi academy trust. Governors act within the framework of national legislation. They do not make day to day decisions on the running of the Academy as this is the responsibility of the Headteacher.

They meet regularly through the term to give strategic challenge and support. Their aim is to work in partnership with the Headteacher and Senior Leaders of the school to maintain and improve the standards at George Abbot School for every young person.

The Term of Office for any Governor is 4 years, although a Governor may choose to resign prior to the end of their term. The Governing Body appoint Community Governors, however an election is held for the positions of Parent and Staff Governors.

The Committee cycle runs termly, and includes three sub-committees:

Curriculum & Outcomes

Pay Committee (Autumn term only)

Finance & Resources

There are also evenings set aside for training and planning. Please click on the following to review the duties undertaken by each committee:

Terms of Reference – under review

 

Governors at George Abbot School are as follows:

Parent Governors

Appointed by self-nomination and parent vote (where necessary):

Julie Dickson* – Office Ends – 27.11.18

*Vice Chair of Finance & Resources

Jeremy Hoar – Office Ends – 27.11.18

Nicola Mead*– Office Ends – 16.12.19

*Vice Chair of Curriculum & Outcomes

Douglas Spinks*– Office Ends – 30.11.20

*Chair of Curriculum & Outcomes

Jackie Thompson  – Office Ends – 30.11.20

 

Community Governors

Appointed by the Local Governing Body:

Richard Hubbard*– Office Ends – 04.12.21

*Chair of Finance & Resources

Vivienne Johnson*– Office Ends – 13.01.21

*Vice Chair of Governors

Jeremy Pattison*Office Ends– 05.02.21

*Chair of Governors

Gabrielle Holgate– Office Ends30.04.19

 

Staff Governors

Appointed by staff self nomination and vote (where necessary):

Kate Carriett*– Office EndsEx-officio

*Headteacher

John Hardy – Office Ends – 05.10.20

Angela Barker-Lewis – Office Ends15.01.21

 

KEY DOCUMENTS

Governors’ Impact Statement 2016 -17

 

 

Constitution of the Local Governing Body

 

 

Register of Interests

 

 

Guildford Education Partnership (GEP Academies) Scheme of delegation/terms of reference for local governing bodies. Please click HERE

 

 

Guildford Education Partnership (GEP Academies) overview document

 

 

For information on the governance of the trust (members/trustees) please click HERE.

For each trustee and local governor who has served at any point over the last 12 months please click HERE

For further information on governance at the school, please contact Miss Lauren Hughes, via email: clerktogovs@georgeabbot.surrey.sch.uk

If you wish to contact the Chair of Governors, Jeremy Pattison, please contact the school office on 01483 888000 or email: office@georgeabbot.surrey.sch.uk in the first instance for them to redirect your query.