As Chair of the Local Governing Body of St. Cedd’s Church of England Primary School it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Governors section of the School Website.
The Governors and the School Senior Leaders are aware of the importance of communication and are working together to ensure that the newly upgraded website contains relevant information of interest, and introduces and reports on current and future events in a clear and timely manner.
One contribution to this aim that you can find in this section is where each governor has posted a photograph of themselves with a short description of who they are and what they bring to the work of the governing body.
As you are probably aware, St Cedd’s School has recently changed its status to that of an Academy by joining the Diocese of Chelmsford's Vine Schools Trust. This offers the opportunity for greater collaboration between the schools in the Vine Trust with some small changes to the local arrangements for managing the schools. At St Cedd’s the day to management of the school is the responsibility of the Head Teacher, Mrs Ward, and her Senior Leaders, Ms Devlin and Mrs Fitter, and the role of the governors is to support and challenge them in doing so.
The primary responsibility of the Local Governing Body is to act as 'Champions for the Children' and it is their educational experience that is paramount. We discharge this responsibility by supporting and challenging every aspect of school activity from the highest academic aspiration to everyday housekeeping to ensure there is overall improvement, progress and achievement and that each child is encouraged to realise fully their individual potential.
I am confident that this website will contribute to a better understanding of the work of St Cedd’s but, if you are unclear about any aspect of school governance or feel you need to discuss something in confidence, please contact the school Office Manager, Mrs Goff, who will make an appointment where appropriate.
Chair of Governors
GOVERNORS : WHO'S WHO
GOVERNORS REGISTER OF BUSINESS INTERESTS
The ultimate accountability for St Cedd's C of E Primary School lies with the Board of the Trust. Through the scheme of delegation most of the responsibilities are delegated to a Local Governing Body appointed by the Trust.
VINE SCHOOLS TRUST : VALUE FOR MONEY
VINE SCHOOLS TRUST : ANNUAL REPORT & FINANCIAL STATEMENT