Part of the West Somerset Academies Trust.
If you want to speak to our Chair of Governors please contact the Clerk - Mrs Elaine Harris at the school office.
On behalf of the Governing Body, welcome to Minehead First School– a school we are all very proud of!
Governors are a group of committed people across our community working to support Minehead First School to ensure that every child feels happy, safe and secure and receives the best education possible.
The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:
The head teacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.
Our Governors are people who have an interest in our children’s future and a desire to make a difference. They give time, energy & enthusiasm. Together the governors work as a team and are happy to ask questions, listen & learn. We have high aspirations for all of our children and strive for our school to be outstanding in all that we do.
Governors work through meetings and visits to the school. Governors also measure the impact of school/Governor decisions and constructively challenge school leaders to ensure we best meet the needs of all of our children. We also receive information and advice to help us in our role.
It is expected that every non-staff governor will fulfil a link governor role with the aim of making effective links with key school leaders and their staff to ensure that governors can successfully challenge and support the school.
From time to time we have vacancies on our Governing Body. If you feel you have what it takes to be part of our team working to achieve the best for our children we would be pleased to hear from you.
If you need any further information or wish to raise any issues please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
Chair of Governors
|Name of Governor||Type of Governor||Date of Reappointment & Term of office|||||
|Mr Keith Mansell||Headteacher||20/10/2016 - 20/10/2020|||
|Mr Anthony Jones||Chair||20/10/2016 - 20/10/2020|
|Mr Paul Lamb||LEA||20/10/2016 - 20/10/2020||||
|Miss Julie Oliver||Elected Staff||20/10/2016 - 20/10/2020|||
|Mrs Emma Cobb||WSAT Board Appointed||20/10/2016 - 20/10/2020|||||
|Mr Steven Plenty||WSAT Board Appointed||20/10/2016 - 20/10/2020|
|Mr Simon Hawley||WSAT Board Appointed||20/10/2016 - 20/10/2020|||
|Mrs Samia Sanders||Elected Parent||20/10/2016 - 20/10/2020|||
|Mr John Lorimer-George||Elected Parent||
|Mrs Elaine Harris||Clerk||01/07/2018 - 01/07/2022|
|Mrs Debbie Shelley||Resigned||
20/10/2016 - 01/09/2018
|Mrs Julie Costello||Resigned||20/10/2016 - 23/01/2018|
|Governor||Area of Responsiblilty|
|Julie Oliver||Somerset Wellbeing Framework|
Safeguarding, Prevent, Pupil Premium, School Transition
|Simon Hawley||Health and Safety & English|