School Governance Committee (SGC) members are interested members of the community, including parents of children at the school.
The current membership reflects a wide range of expertise and interest, and includes representation from parents; teaching and non-teaching staff; Unit/stations; HQ MOD Schools and St John’s School Senior Leadership Team.
We work with the Head Teacher and school staff to assist in making key decisions vital to the successful running of the school, contribute to decisions directly affecting the education and wellbeing of pupils, assist in improving standards throughout the school and monitor the school budget.
The SGC meets once a term as a whole committee to review and discuss school business, and represent the views of parents.
- Provide a strategic overview
- focusing on the key issues of raising standards of achievement, establishing high expectations and promoting effective teaching and learning
- Act as a Critical Friend
- providing the Head Teacher and Staff with support and advice using members’ knowledge and experience
- Ensure Accountability
- questioning and openly discussing with the Head Teacher the school’s performance and other issues, whilst respecting both the professional roles of the Head Teacher and school staff and their responsibilities for the management of the school
We do not act as the first line for complaints about any aspect of the school and its day to day work. There is a clear procedure to follow and the school should be contacted directly either via the Form Tutor, Head of Year or the Head Teacher.
Please note that SGCs in MOD schools vary in their activities compared to Governing bodies in the UK, where the Governors have greater executive responsibility in the management of schools including employment of staff.
Contact with a member of the SGC can be made at any time. We aim to be available at Academic Review days and other such school events to explain our role and discuss any issues Parents may wish to raise with us.
SGC Agendas and Minutes
|Col (Retd) Matt Fensom||Chairperson|
|Jan Dowlen-Gilliland||Vice Chair|
|Emma Bryson||Head Teacher|
|Penny Demetriou||Secretary to the SGC|
|Nicola Goulding||Assistant Chief Education Officer, DCS|
|Nichola Robertshaw||Teaching Staff Rep /
|Robert Cowin||Pastoral Sub Committee Lead|
|Richard Roberts||Support Staff Rep /
|John Mauger||Health & Safety and Station HQ Rep /
|Robin Edwards||Finance Sub Committee Lead|
|Capt Peter McKenna
UWO, 2 Yorks
|Service Community/Unit Rep /
|Capt Paddy Patrick
RCMO, 2 Yorks
|Parent Rep Episkopi /
|Clair Turner||Parent Rep Akrotiri /
|Beth Morris||Safeguarding Sub Committee Lead|
The following governor is also a governor on the following School Governing Body:
Mr Robin Edwards – Episkopi Primary School