Latest Governance Structure & Attendance
The governing body meets as a full governing body at least one a term (six terms per annum) – see this year’s meeting dates below.
There are two committees – Standards and Resource each of which also meet five times a year.
Membership of the Committees (along with roles and responsibilities and declared interests) is detailed in the following Governance Structure and Attendance PDF document:
GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE AND ATTENDANCE AS AT MAY 2023
The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:
Set the aims and objectives for the school.
Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives.
Set the target for achieving those aims and objectives.
Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives.
Be a source of challenge and support to the executive head teacher and leadership team (a critical friend).
Silverwood School is a member of Challenge Partners
Silverwood School is a member of Challenge Partners who are an education charity, led by practitioners, through which schools collaborate to improve each other and the education system as a whole, so all children benefit. For more details please read the following Governance News Article
Thursday January 18th - Standards Committee meeting
Wednesday January 25th - Resource Committee meeting
Thursday February 2nd - Full Governing Body meeting
Thursday March 15th - Standards Committee meeting
Wednesday March 22nd - Resource Committee meeting
Thursday March 30th - Full Governing Body meeting
Thursday May 10th - Standards Committee meeting
Wednesday May 17th - Resource Committee meeting
Thursday May 25th - Full Governing Body meeting
Thursday 22nd June - Standards Committee meeting
Thursday 29th June - Resource Committee meeting
Thursday July 6th - Full Governing Body meeting
Aileen Bates - Co-opted Governor
Joint Vice Chair and Chair of Standards Committee:
Co-opted Governor: Sarah Gunner
Joint Vice Chair:
Jan Winfield: Co-opted Governor
Co-opted Governor: Charles Burgess
Chair of Resource Committee
Co-opted Governor: Jeff Parker
Co-opted Governor: Stuart Hall
Parent Governor: Amberline Bewley
Parent Governor: Vacancy (from 06/07/22)
Staff Governor: Claire Peter
LA Governor: Lisa Fryer
Ex Officio Governor: Sean McKeown
Associate Member: Jane Boulton
Clerk to the Governors: Michelle Hocking
Instrument of Government
1. The name of the school is Silverwood School
2. The school is a community special school
3. The name of the governing body is "The governing body of Silverwood School"
4. The governing body shall consist of:
5. Total number of governors is Twelve
6. The term of office of co-opted governors is one year in the first instance, increasing to four years thereafter
7. This instrument of government came into effect on 1st September 2020 and was revised on 18th November 2020
8. This instrument was made by order of Wiltshire Council on 23rd November 2020
A copy of the consolidated instrument must be supplied free of charge to every member and associate member of the governing body