The Board of Governors exercises its powers and functions with a view to fulfilling a largely strategic leadership role in the running of the academy, addressing such matters as:
- policy development and strategic planning, including target-setting to keep up momentum on school improvement;
- ensuring sound management and administration of the academy, and ensuring that the Senior Leadership Team are equipped with relevant skills and guidance;
- ensuring compliance with legal requirements;
- establishing and maintaining a transparent system of prudent and effective internal controls;
- management of the academy’s financial, human and other resources;
- monitoring performance and the achievement of objectives and ensuring that plans for improvement are acted upon;
- helping the academy be responsive to the needs of parents and the community and making it more accountable through consultation and reporting;
- setting the academy’s standards of conduct and values;
- assessing and managing risk (including preparation of a statement on the academy’s risk management for its annual report and accounts).
The Full Board of Governors [click here for Terms of Reference – Waiting on Approval, Oct 15] have established three primary committees to exercise powers and functions on behalf of the governors and their constitution;
These Committees are;
- Resources – [click here for Terms of Reference – Waiting on Approval, Oct 15]
- Pastoral – [click here for Terms of Reference – Waiting on Approval, Oct 15]
- Teaching Learning and Assessment – [click here for Terms of Reference – Waiting on Approval, Oct 15]
Additionally, committees to discuss pupil discipline, staff appeals, pay review, pay appeals, complaints or as required by circumstances will be formed from a pool of governors agreed by the Full Board of Governors, based on their availability.
To meet our Governors see below
To see the Governors attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year [click here].
For information about Governors declarations of interest pecuniary (financial) or otherwise [click here].
Information about Governors appointment and end dates and Committee membership can be found [here].
Ann is a former Social Worker who has 2 children at school in the local area. She took on the Chair of Governors role at Cams in July 2017. She is a member of the Pastoral Committee, Teaching Learning & Assessment committee and is the Safeguarding link governor at Cams Hill. Ann is a National Leader of Governance and works closely with Pioneer Teaching Alliance to provide support to other Chairs within Fareham & Gosport.
Nicola has been a member of the Governing Body since December 2015. She has previous Governor experience having been a parent governor for three years at a Primary School whilst they lived in Southsea. Nicola has worked for IBM for 22 years and for this reason takes on the IT link governor role at Cams Hill. She is also Vice Chair of Governors and sits on the Resources Committee, Pay committee and the HT performance management panel. Nicola has 2 children at Cams Hill School.
JoAnna joined the Cams Hill Governing Body in Dec 2015, having been a former pupil. She is committed to giving back to the school she once attended. JoAnna sits on the Pastoral Committee and is the SMSC/PDL link governor.
Sara is a staff governor and sits on the Pastoral Committee. She works closely with both the SLT Safeguarding Lead and link Safeguarding governor to ensure children are safe within Cams Hill School.
Richard is the previous Chair of Governors at Cams Hill, having been elected as a parent governor in Oct 2013. He is now on his second term of office and Chairs the Pastoral Committee.
Gwennan became HT of Cams Hill in Sep 2015 and is a governor by right of her job role. She is committed to working collaboratively with the governing body and her Senior Leadership Team to ensure all pupils at Cams Hill have an excellent and holistic education.
Andrew is Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee. He has two children at the school and lives locally. Andrew has worked in further education for much of his career and currently holds the position of Deputy Principal at Fareham College. Additionally, he works part-time for Ofsted inspecting Further Education and Skills providers. His skills and experience support the governing body in improving the quality of teaching and learning.
Sonya is a Parent Governor at Cams Hill. She is the SEN link governor and sits on the Pastoral Committee. She has three children aged 17, 14 and 12.
With life experience, enthusiasm and commitment, Sonya feels passionate about the well-being of all children and inclusive education at Cams Hill School. She sees it as a privilege to be part of the School’s community.
Nicola joined Cams Hill School as a co-opted Governor in October 2017 and is a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee.
She attended Cams Hill as a child, then studied sciences at Fareham College before moving away to study Molecular and Cellular Biology at Bath University. Nicola has lots of experience with secondary school-age children, teaching sciences for ten years in the local area, mostly in Portsmouth.
Nicola is a volunteer at a local primary school where her two children attend. She became a Governor at Cams because she is interested in the complexities of education and passionate about the importance of parental involvement in the education of our children.
Jorden is a staff governor who has worked at Cams Hill for 3 years. Jorden quickly developed a passion for the pastoral welfare of students and now works as Assistant Head of Year supporting both lower and upper school. Jorden also leads and directs our curriculum for PDLC. Jordan sits on the Pastoral committee.
Emma joined Cams as a Governor in March 2018 she is a CIMA qualified accountant and Director of Finance at the University of Portsmouth where she has responsibility for the financial strategy and financial management of the University. Emma sits on the Resources Committee.
Chris joined Cams as an appointed Governor in July 2018. A secondary science teacher at a local school he brings his knowledge and experience to the Governing Body and TLA Committee.
Georgina is Clerk to the Cams Hill Governing Body and is responsible for ensuring all members have the information they need to make informed strategic decisions about the school moving forward. Georgina also ensures the smooth running of both Committee and Full Governing Body meetings by working with the Chair to manage agendas, policies, documents and minutes.