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 have established three primary committees to exercise powers and functions on behalf of the governors and their constitution;
These Committees are;
- Teaching Learning and Assessment
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.
Ann is a former social worker, who has two children at school in the local area. She became a Cams Hill Governor in March 2015 and took on the Chair of Governors role in July 2017. Prior to that, Ann was Chair of Governors at Harrison Primary School for 6 years. She is a member of the Pastoral Committee, Teaching Learning & Assessment Committee. Ann is a National Leader of Governance and works closely with Pioneer Teaching Alliance to provide support to other Chairs within Fareham and 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 Headteacher Performance Management Panel. Nicola has two children at Cams Hill School.
JoAnna joined the Cams Hill Governing Body in December 2015 and is 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.
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.
Sara is a staff Governor and sits on the Pastoral Committee. She works closely with both the Senior Leadership Team and Safeguarding Lead and is Link Safeguarding Governor to ensure children are safe within Cams Hill School.
Richard is the previous Chair of Governors at Cams Hill. He was elected as a parent governor in October 2013. He is now on his second term of office and Chairs the Pastoral Committee.
Gwennan became Headteacher of Cams Hill in September 2015 and is a Governor by right of her job role. She is committed to working collaboratively with the Governing Body and the Senior Leadership Team to ensure all pupils at Cams Hill have an excellent and holistic education.
Jane joined the Governing Board in March 2020. Jane’s children attended Cams Hill school and she is passionate about the education of other local children. Jane currently works in the private sector and has over 20 years experience in community education. Jane is an experienced and successful bid writer with a first class degree in Leadership, Business and Management. Jane is a member of the Resources Committee.
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 parent 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 Hill because she is interested in the complexities of education and passionate about the importance of parental involvement in the education of our children.
Chris joined Cams Hill as an appointed Governor in July 2018. He is a science teacher at a local secondary school and he brings his knowledge and experience to the Governing Body and Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee.
Tanya joined Cams Hill school as Acting Head of English and Associate Assistant Headteacher in September 2018. She has a strong interest in Teaching and Learning. She was appointed as staff Governor in December 2019.
Chris Keep is a former Cams Hill pupil and joined the Governing Body in February 2019. He has a background in IT and network security. Chris also sits on the Resources Committee.
Jen was appointed Governor in January 2019. Jen comes from a family of teachers and is currently a Teaching Assistant at a local Primary School. She has a true passion for books and reading and has worked in book shops and a local library. Jen has SEN experience and is dedicated to helping children learn to read in her role in a Primary School. She has also run book clubs and reading groups for adults and children. Jen also sits on Pastoral Committee.
Beth joined Cams Hill as an appointed Governor in January 2019. She is a fully qualified lecturer and currently works at Fareham College delivering apprenticeship programmes as a Professional Trainer. Beth is a firm believer in continued development and hopes her experiences and knowledge can be utilised by the Governing Body in a strategic context. She also sits on the Resources Committee.
Helen joined Cams Hill governing body in October 2019. Helen is a former Cams Hill pupil and has more than 30 years experience as a MFL Teacher including senior leadership roles and Head of MFL . Helen’s passion for education has taken her around the world; fulfilling teaching roles in Malawi and Egypt. Helen also has experience in overseas sales and marketing. Helen sits on Teaching and Learning Committee.
Ashley 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. Ashley 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.