Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls

The Role Of The Governing Body

The Governing Body at Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls has a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Who Are The Governors?

The Governors are a broad mix of individuals, drawn from:

  • The parents
  • The staff
  • The community

The Structure Of The Governing Body

Governing Body Structure

Other statutory Committees

  • Complaints Committee
  • 'First Committee'
  • Appeals Committee

When The Governors Meet

A calendar of meetings is established for each school year.

Typically the full Governing Body meets once per term, with powers delegated to sub committees which meet a minimum of once per term.

The governors of extra statutory committees can and do meet at other times if needs arise.

Governing Body procedures and Terms of Reference

The Governing Body procedures and Terms of Reference booklet for 2016-17 can be downloaded here.

Governing Body Code of Conduct

The Governing Body Code of Conduct (and information regarding the Register of Interests) can be downloaded here.

Contact The Governors

The Governors welcome and value comments on the school. Any Governor is happy to listen and receive views, explain issues, or if the area of your query is not known to them seek to ensure that an appropriate Governor or member of the school contacts you.

Please contact the Chair of Governors in writing:

The Chair of Governors,
c/o Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls,
Jockey Road,
Sutton Coldfield.
B73 5PT

or by email

Are You Interested In Joining The Governing Body?

The Governing Body is a dynamic structure, which relies on a continuing influx of members to replace those who retire at the end of their term of office. New Governors ensure diversity, fresh opinions, new views and ideas, and ensure that the strategy and direction of the school remains relevant to the needs of the students and community.

There are different categories of Governor, and vacancies in each category are filled in different ways. Where Parent Governor vacancies arise, letters are sent to parents of current students to invite applications to commence the process.

If you feel you may wish to become a future Governor, please contact Mrs Charlotte Senior, the Chair of Governors.

The Governing Body

Barbara Minards
Mark Allwood Jo Benton Sarah Bower Joanne Boyle
Matthew Cannan James Dixon Carolyn Gudmunsen Nicky Lloyd
Antony Maguire Ruth McIntosh Steve Millman Michael Overton
Bob Pattni Charlotte Senior Hannah Tipper Nicholas Tuton

Barbara Minards

Position: Headteacher

Mark Allwood

Position: Community Governor

Jo Benton

Position: Parent Governor

Sarah Bower

Position: Co-opted Governor

Joanna Boyle

Position: Staff Governor

Matthew Cannan

Position: Community Governor

James Dixon

Position: Parent Governor

Carolyn Gudmunsen

Position: Staff Governor

Nicky Lloyd

Position: Co-opted Governor

Antony Maguire

Position: Staff Governor

Ruth McIntosh

Position: Staff Governor

Steve Millman

Position: Community Governor

Michael Overton

Position: Parent Governor

Bob Pattni

Position: Parent Governor

Charlotte Senior

Position: Community Governor & Chair of Governors

Hannah Tipper

Position: Community Governor & Vice Chair

Nicholas Tuton

Position: Co-opted Governor & Vice Chair