The Full Governing Body of Springwater School meets at regular intervals and at least once every half term.

All members of the Full Governing Body have voting rights with the exception of the two Associate Members.

The Core Functions of the Governing Body are:

  • Ensuring clarity of Vision, Ethos and Strategic Direction.
  • Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educaitonal performance of the School.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure it's money is well spent.

A Finance and Resources Sub - Committee also meets at least every half term.

TERMS OF REFERENCE – as approved at the Full Governing Body Meeting 22nd October 2018

The Governing Body or committees may establish other groups such as a working party or a task group, to look at a specific matter. These are less formal than committees and do not have delegated authority. Any such group must report back to the Governing Body or originating committee on its work and is usually disbanded once its work has been completed.



Summary of Governor Information - serving Governors September 2018 onwards

Full Name Annette Bradley



Paul Lewendon 

Glenis Redhead 

Sophie Hartley Jillian Shaw Peter Manning Sean Pond
 Category / position held

Chair of Governors /
Parent Governor


Head Teacher 

Parent Governor 

LA Governor  Vice-Chair of Governors /Co-opted Governor Parent Governor Staff Governor

Chair of Governors /


 Appointment date Oct 2014  Dec 2017 Apr 2015  Jan 2017  Sept 2017  Sept 2017 Jan 2018 Jan 2018 Mar 2018
 End term of office Sept 2018  Dec. 2021 N/A  Jan 2021


Sept 2021 Jan 2022 Jan 2022 Mar 2022
 Date stepped down 24th Sept 2018 - - 7th Feb 2019 -  -
 Appointed by Parental Vote Governing Body  Governing Body Parental Vote Local Authority Governing Body Parental Vote Staff Vote Governing Body
 Relevant business / percuniary interests None  None None  None   None None None None None 
 Roles in other educational institutions / committees None  None None   None  None  None None None None 
 Relationships between governors None  None None   None  None  None None None None 
 Relationships governors / school staff None  None None  None   None None None None None 
 Voting rights Y or N Y  N  Y Y Y Y  Y


Attendance at Governing Body Meetings

September 2017 to July 2018

A dash (-) denotes not a governor or on the committee at this time

Attendance at
Full Governing Body Meetings

  9th Oct 11th Dec 26th Feb 18th Apr 14th May  9th Jul
Annette Bradley Y N Y Y Y Y
Sarah Edwards Y Y Y Y Y Y
Barry Groves  Y
Sophie Hartley - Y Y Y Y Y
Paul Lewendon Y Y N Y Y Y
Tony Maggi Y Y Y Y Y N
Peter Manning - - Y N N Y
Wendy Paine - - - - -
Sean Pond - - Y Y Y Y
Glenis Redhead Y Y N Y Y N
Jillian Shaw - Y Y Y Y Y
Andrew Sudron Y - Y Y Y Y
Val Young  N Y - - - -
Attendance at Finance & Resources
Committee Meetings
  3rd Nov 21st Feb 4th May 22nd Jun 17th Jul   
Sarah Edwards Y Y Y Y Y  
Barry Groves (Chair) Y Y Y Y Y  
Glenis Redhead Y Y Y N Y  
Andrew Sudron Y N Y N Y  



Summary of Governor Information: Previous Members
  Resignation Date/end of Term

Wendy Paine (Parent)

November 2017

Jo Wood (Parent)

Term ended September 2017

Andrew Sudron (Staff)

Resigned as staff elected Governor - November 2017: appointed as Associate Governor

Val Young (Staff)

Resigned December 2017

Tony Maggi (Parent)

Resigned July 2018

Barry Groves (Co-opted) 

Resigned August 2018

Annette Bradley (parent)

Resigned September 2018
Jillian Shaw (parent)

Resigned February 2019

Michelle Farr (Associate) Resigned February 2019





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Springwater is a vibrant and progressive day school catering for students ranging from two to nineteen years. Offering places to students who may have profound and multiple, severe or physical difficulties, the majority of our current students have co-existing or multiple needs. We also cater for students with autistic spectrum condition and elements of challenging behaviour.