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Smithdon High School

Governors

Welcome to the Governors’ page. Here you will find out about the current composition and working of the Local Governing Body, its role and how it supports the school on a day-to-day basis.

Our Governing Body 

Governing Body

25th January 2023

Name

Role

Date of Appointment

Mr J Crofts

Chair of Governors

September 2022

Mr A Gee

Vice Chair of Governors

September 2022

Rev Rachael Dines 

Safeguarding

30th September 2021

Mr A Gibbins

Headteacher

1st September 2022

Ms L Jackson

Trust Appointed Governor

4th July 2019

Mr R Lodge

Trust Appointed Governor

19th January 2017

Mrs C Pike

Staff Governor

26th September 2018

Ms J Seed

Trust Appointed Governor

19th January 2017

T Drew

Parent Governor

25th January 2023

N Williamson

Trust Appointed Governor

25th January 2023

L Neidle

Trust Appointed Governor

25th January 2023

     

Miss H Roberts

Clerk to Governors

 
     

What Our Governors Do 

The current Chair is Mr John Crofts and the Governors meet six times a year, once every half term.

The Governing Body has a strategic role in setting aims and objectives, agreeing targets, policies and priorities and monitoring effectiveness.  It also evaluates the school’s performance through results and data, outside agency reports and the School Development Plan. 

The range of skill, experience and expertise amongst the Governors is considerable and this enables the Governing Body to support the school across many areas and in various ways.

Governors attend all major school events, such as the Prize Presentation Evening and School Productions.

The governors are an enthusiastic and dedicated group who enjoy the school’s successes and progress. However, they take the role of ‘critical friend’ very seriously and challenge the school's Senior Leaders on issues of performance and effectiveness. Governors achieve the very best possible for the school. 

Governor Documentation 

Please click on the links below to view the up to date Governor Documentation:

Governor Overview of Membership - Including Responsibilities, Relevant Interests and Attendance:

Governor Overview 2022 - 2023
Governor Overview 2021 - 2022
Governor Overview 2020 - 2021
Governor Overview 2019 - 2020
Governor Overview 2018 - 2019

Declarations of Business Interest - Including links and business interest within the school and trust:

Governor Declarations of Interest 2021-2022 - now incorporated in the Governor Overview Form
Governor Declarations of Interest 2020-2021
Governor Declarations of Interest 2019-2020 

Governor Roles and Responsibilities - Showing individual members areas of responsibility within the governing body:

Roles and Responsibilities 2021 - 2022 - now incorporated in the Governor Overview Form
Roles and Responsibilities 2020 - 2021
Roles and Responsibilities 2019 - 2020

Contact Details

Clerk to the Governors is Miss Hayley Roberts.

If you wish to contact the Governing Body, please address any correspondence to her via the following:

FAO Miss H Roberts
Clerk of Governors
Smithdon High School
Downs Road
Hunstanton
Norfolk
PE36 5HY

Tel: 01485 534541
Email:  h.roberts@westnorfolkacademiestrust.co.uk

Governor Recruitment 

If you are interested in being a Governor at this school, please contact the Main Office for further information and a nomination form. 

The main school office can be contacted on:

T: 01485 534541
E: office@smithdonhigh.org.uk


Forthcoming Election of Parent Governors at Smithdon High School - November 2022 
Closing date for completed nomination papers, 28th November 2022.

WNAT Trustees

Responsibility for all the academies that make up West Norfolk Academies Trust and for providing education in those academies is entrusted to the Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees have overall accountability for all the schools within the trust and manage all finances (including audits), premises and personnel areas, via subcommittees. Work is also delegated to our local governing body whose assistance is greatly valued and supported by the Trustees.

For further information on our Board of Trustees visit the West Norfolk Academies Trust website Governance Page.