Governors


Chair of Governors: Mark Johnson – Foundation Governor

Chair of Governors: Mark Johnson – Foundation Governor

I have been a vicar for over 20 years and have been involved in working with schools for most of that time. My three children are now in the tertiary levels of education, having been part of the Herefordshire system.                                                                                                                                                                                   I think that bringing my experience and Christian faith to the school is very important.   I have ministered most of my time in and around Hereford, and so have experience of the changes, delights and challenges of rural and urban living as well as having the full time job of looking after 6 parishes in the Much Birch area.                                                                                                                                                                                     In my spare time, I enjoy running and will often be found doing the Hereford Parkrun. I also enjoy gardening, cinema and cycling, though I’m not a natural with green fingers!

Mrs Davies - Staff Governor

Mrs Davies – Head Teacher

 I became Head Teacher at Much Birch CE Primary School in September 2015.   I have been a member of the Governing Body since I joined the school.

David Lloyd – Foundation Governor

I moved to Llanwarne in 2014 having retired from my role at Cardiff Metropolitan University as head of work based learning in the School of Management. Prior to becoming an academic I spent thirty years in the department store retail sector acting at main board level with three large corporate retail groups.

I am also a trustee and Vice Chair of George Thomas Hospice Cardiff and a trustee of a Welsh based charity, Perthyn, who care for adults with learning difficulties. This experience has enabled me to understand the importance of good Governance and how critical it is to provide support in a Governance role.

I have an MA in Education plus a PGCE, am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was awarded a Teaching Fellowship by the University.

Byron Hartley – Parent Governor

I joined the board of governors in May 2015 as a parent governor. I have lived in the Herefordshire all my life and since December 2013 in Llanwarne.

I am a operations manager for a national compliance company based in Ross on Wye.  I have experience in operational management, compliance, health and safety and building services.

I am currently a member of the resources sub-committee.

Carolyn Olney – Local Authority Governor

I have been involved with Much Birch School in one way or another for the past twenty years. Both my sons benefitted immensely from their time at Much Birch School. By being a member of the Governing Board I hope I can ensure other children benefit too.

I work for Hereford Museum Services designing and running education resources and workshops. I very much value learning inside and outside the classroom. Learning is for life; it can and should be a great pleasure.

Sasha Davidson – Staff Governor

I joined Much Birch CE Primary School in September 2013.   I have been a member of the Governing Body since I joined the school.

Jason Pacey – Co-opted Governor

I have been a member of the board of governors at Much Birch School since spring 2015.  My family and I live in Llanwarne and have been active members of the community since we moved to the area in summer 2014. My background is in communications and engagement within the planning and major infrastructure sector.  Prior to that I worked with young offenders throughout Herefordshire, developing and delivering intervention and activity programmes.  I currently sit on the Teaching and Learning sub-committee.

Kim McCready - Parent Governor

Kim McCready – Co-opted Governor

I have been a member of the board of governors at Much Birch Primary School since January 2016.  My main background is Operational Management & Service Delivery and Project Management for the NHS.  Prior to that I had many roles in HR, Recruitment and Training for the local authority.  I currently sit on the Teaching and Learning sub-committee.

Clerk to the Governing Body: Sophie Glover

Clerk to the Governing Body: Sophie Glover

Nicki Taverner - Governor

Nicki Taverner – Co-opted Governor

I joined the Governing Body in November 2017 as a community governor.  My family and I moved to Kingsthorne in 2012 and I have two children at the school.  I am a scientist by background, and currently work for the NHS as a genetic counsellor and for Cardiff University, teaching genetic counselling.  I run a computer coding after school club, and have been involved with the PTFA for a few years, helping to fundraise for the school.  I very much enjoy my involvement with the school and hope to help the school provide the best environment for our children to learn and develop.

Key Personnel – Members of the Governing Body

Initials

Name

Roles and Responsibilities Link Area

Working Groups

Dec of Pecunary form in?

Start Date

Contact Details

BD Bernie Davies

Head Teacher

Member, Resources Committee

Member, T & L Committee

S.Guarding 1.9.15 01981 540254

bdavies@much-birch.hereford.sch.uk

SD Sasha Davidson

Staff Governor

Member, Resources Committee

Member, T & L Committee

S.Guarding 1.9.13 sdavidson@much-birch.hereford.sch.uk
BH Byron Hartley

Parent Governor

Member, Resources Committee

 

Premises

Health and Safety

 

Yes

21.5.15 Through the clerk
GM Gemma Hogan

Parent Governor

Member, T & L Committee

 

English Yes 1.1.18 Through the clerk
CBM Claire Bishop-Miller

Parent Governor

Member, Resources Committee Medical H & S, RE,

SIAMS and Science.

RE Yes 1.1.18 Through the clerk
MJ Rev Mark Johnson

Foundation Governor

Chair of Governors

Chair of Resources Committee

-Senior Leadership Team

Numeracy KS1 & 2

RE

 

 

Yes

1.1.13

1.1.17

Through the clerk
DL David Lloyd

Foundation Governor

Member, Resources Committee Pupil Premium & Sports Premium Yes 12.7.17 Through the clerk
KM Kim Mccready

Co-opted Governor

Member, T & L Committee

 

Humanities

 

RE Yes 1.2.16 Through the clerk
JP Jason Pacey

Co-opted Governor

Member, T & L Committee, Communications with parents

 

Literacy KS1 & KS2  

Yes

21.5.15 Through the clerk
NT Nicki Taverner

Co-opted Governor

Maths and Science Yes 1.1.18 Through the clerk
VACANCY

Co-opted Governor

CO Carolyn Olney

Local Authority Governor

Member, T & L Committee

 

– Senior Leadership team,EYFS, SEN, Safeguarding S Guarding Yes 2.12.13 Through the clerk
SG Sophie Glover

Clerk to the Governing Body

Clerk 1.4.14 mbpsclerk@outlook.com

 

AT Anne Tweddell Member, Resources Committee 01981 540254

admin@much-birch.hereford.sch.uk

RE Janet Walford & Cate Broomfield
DB David Baldwin

Associate Member

For finance advice on the

Resources Committee

Committee Members

Committee

Name

Resources Committee

Rev Mark Johnson (Chair)

Bernie Davies

Mark Taylor

Anne Tweddell

Byron Hartley

Sasha Davidson

Claire Bishop- Miller

David Lloyd

David Baldwin (Associate member for finance)

Teaching and learning

Bernie Davies

Kim McCready

Carolyn Olney

Jason Pacey

Sasha Davidson

Gemma Hogan

Head teachers performance management committee

Mark Johnson

Carolyn Olney

Working Groups

RE

Rev Mark,

Kim McCready

Claire Bishop-Miller

Janet Watkins (Staff)

Cate Broomfield (Staff)

Safeguarding

Bernie Davies

Sasha Davidson

Carolyn Olney

Link Areas

Premises Health & Safety ……… Byron Hartley

Medical Health & Safety ……….. Claire Bishop-Miller

Senior Leadership Team ………. Rev Mark & Carolyn Olney

English ……………………………. Gemma Hogan

Maths ……………………………… Nicki Taverner

Humanities ……………………….. Kim McCready

Science …………………… Nicki Taverner & Claire Bishop-Miller

Numeracy KS1 &2 ………………. Rev Mark

Literacy KS 1 & 2 ……………….  Jason Pacey

Pupil premium & Sports Premium…David Lloyd

EYFS, SEN and Safeguarding … Carolyn Olney

Communications with parents …Jason Pacey

 

Meeting attendance 2017 – 2018

Full Governing Body Meetings
10.1.17 7.3.17 23.5.17 20.6.17 12.7.17 23.1.18 13.3.18
B Davies x x x x x x x
Rev Mark x x x x x x x
C Olney x x x x x x x
J Pacey x x x x x 0 0
B Hartley x x x x 0 0 0
K McCready 0 0 x x x 0 0
S Davidson Maternity x x 0 x x x
D Lloyd x 0 x 0 x Joined May 2017
C Bishop-Miller x x Joined Jan 2018
G Hogan x x Joined Jan 2018
N Taverner x x Joined Jan 2018
N Austin x x Left end March 2017
M Taylor x 0 0 x 0 Left end July 2017
D Curtis x x 0 x Left end June 2017
R Metcalfe x 0 0 0 x Left Sept 17

 

Teaching and Learning Committee Set up April 2017
4.4.17 16.11.17 8.1.18
B Davies x x
K McCready 0 x
C Olney x x
J Pacey 0 x
S Davidson x x
G Hogan x
N Taverner x
D Curtis 0 Left end June 2017
R Metcalfe x Left Sept 17

 

Resources Committee
10.1.17 7.2.17 4.4.17 26.4.17 23.5.17 20.6.17 16.11.17 23.1.18 14.3.18 19.4.18
Rev Mark x x x x x x x x x x
A Tweddle 0 0 x x x x x x x x
B Davies x x x x x x x x x x
D Baldwin 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B Hartley x 0 x x x x 0 0 x 0
s Davidson x x x x
C Bishop-Miller 0 0 0
M Taylor x x x 0 x x x 0 ~ ~
N Austin x x Rtd ~
C Olney x