Welcome to the Governors website
Thank you for visiting our page and showing an interest in who we are and what we do.
Chairs of Governors: Mr Damian Pye (LA governor) and Mr Tony Ward (Trust governor) (Co-Chairs)
The Governing Body works collaboratively with Mrs Eades and her team and meets four times a year as a full governing body to discuss ongoing issues and plans for the school and to review the school’s finances. When we are able, individual Governors will regularly visit the school either to monitor lessons, chat to the children and observe the amazing class assemblies and other fun events the school promotes. We also like to attend the annual Parents’ Evening, which gives us an opportunity to speak to you to hear your views.
The Governing Body is committed in supporting Mrs Eades and her team, all the parents and carers and, of course, all the amazing children at Sunnymede, in order that they each have the opportunity to reach their full potential before they move on to their junior school.
Below you will find more details and links on the role of the Governing body as well as the statutory information about each of the school’s governors that we are required by legislation to provide. In the reception area of the school, you will also be able to see our photos on the photo board so you know who we are if you see us in and around the school.
Governors have excellent attendance at meetings and we have never cancelled a meeting because it was not “quorate” (the number of governors required to attend to ensure that legal decisions can be made). The documents above provide details of individual governors’ attendance at meetings , their roles and responsibilities and any declared interests.
We are always keen to talk to parents and carers and hear their views on the school and we believe that the school can only be really successful if it works together in partnership with governors and parents/carers. Governors are there to assist with issues that affect the whole school, such as policies and targets. If you have any questions about one of the school’s policies, or feel that some changes might be required, or you have any concerns, you are welcome to raise this with a governor. All communication and correspondence is treated in confidence and a response will be given to any issues raised. We would always encourage you to speak to a teacher or Mrs Eades in the first instance if you have a specific concern or complaint, but understand you might be unwilling to do this for any reason, in which case please speak to a governor. During normal school operation, Governors attend all major events such as Harvest Festivals, Christmas Productions, Class Assemblies, World Book Day, Arts Week, Open Evening and some school trips and are available to speak to. Given the current circumstances, you are encouraged to use the contact form below