Governance

Governance has never been more critical to the education of our nation's young people.  As Minsiter for the School System I see at first hand the impact of governors and governance professionals.  The governance duty is, above all, to drive relentless ambition for the young people served by our schools system, whatever the circumstances.
Baroness Elizabeth Berridge - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools

Our Governing Board takes its role of providing confident and strong strategic leadership which leads to robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance seriously.   

The Governing Board has three core functions: 

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the effective and efficient performance management of staff 
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent

Our governing board meets as a full body every half term. Our Resources committee meets every half term, and our Curriculum and Standards committee meets every full term.

Key roles and responsibilities are distributed amongst the board.  Details can be found below. 


Full name 

Date of appointment 

End date 

Date they stepped down (where applicable) 

Category  

Appointed by 

Relevant business and pecuniary interests 

Roles and responsibilities 

Attendance record at  governing  meetings  

2021-2022 

Attendance record at  governing  meetings  

2022-2023

 

Julian Adams 02/10/2020 01/10/2024 Staff Governor Staff None Governor FGB - 3/6 FGB - 3/6
Robin Bolivar 17/11/2020 16/11/2024 Parent Governor Parents None

Governor

Curriculum & Standards Committee

FGB - 6/6

C & S - 3/3

FGB - 6/6

C & S - 3/3

Richard Coombs 

12/12/2019 

11/12/2023 

Co-Opted 

Governing Body 

Trustee at Dean Close Foundation of Schools 

Governor

Efficient and effective school development priorities 

FGB – 3/6

FGB – 3/6

Ben Craig 02/16/2023 02/15/2027

Co-Opted 

Governing Body 

None 

Governor

Resources Committee

 

FGB – 3/4

R – 3/3

Alison Godfrey

01/01/2019 

NA 

Headteacher 

Ex-Officio 

None 

Headteacher 

FGB – 6/6

R – 7/7

C & S - 3/3

FGB – 6/6

R – 6/6

C & S - 3/3

 

Simon Masters

08/12/2021

07/12/2025

 

Parent Governor

Parents

None

Governor

Resources Committee

Curriculum & Standards Committee

FGB 3/4

R - 2/5

C&S - 2/3

FGB 5/6

R - 5/6

C&S - 3/3

 

Ben Maughan

09/12/2020

08/12/2024

Co-Opted

Governing Body

 None

Governor

Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Curriculum & Standards Committee

FGB – 6/7

C & S - 3/3

FGB – 6/6

C & S - 3/3

 

Mark McShane

09/02/2022

08/02/2026

Co-Opted

Governing Body

Head Teacher
Stroud High School

Governor

Resources Committee

FGB - 3/3

R - 3/4

FGB - 4/6

R - 3/6

 

Katharine Shepherd

07/10/2020

08/12/2021
Chair of Governors

06/10/2024

04/02/2022

Co-Opted Governing Body Clerk to other LA Schools/MATS
Employed by GCC 

Stepped Down

FGB – 2/2

Brenda Moody

14/07/2021

13/07/2025

08/12/2022

Co-Opted

Governing Body

None

Stepped down

FGB - 5/6

R – 5/7

C & S - 2/3

FGB - 1/2

 

Daniel Fludder 24/03/2021 23/03/2025 09/11/2023

Co-Opted 

Governing Body 

None 

Governor

Chair of Resources Committee

FGB – 3/6

R – 7/7

FGB – 4/6

R – 5/6

 

Moira Gage 

12/12/2019 

11/12/2023 

14/12/2023

Local Authority 

Governing Body 

None 

Governor

Curriculum & Standards Committee

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FGB – 6/6

C & S - 3/3

FGB – 4/6

C & S - 1/3

 

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