Governance

Bassingbourn Village College is a member of the Anglian Learning multi academy trust, working with like-minded schools, leaders and teachers, to make a difference to the lives of our young people.

Bassingbourn Village College is fortunate to be served by a forward looking and proactive governing body whose key roles can be summarised as follows:

  • To provide a strategic view of where the school is heading. This is achieved by reviewing policies and deciding the priorities for improvement to be included in the school improvement plan.
  • To act as a critical friend to the school. A critical friend offers support, constructive advice, a sounding board for ideas, a second opinion on proposals and help where needed. But a critical friend may also challenge, ask questions, seek information, improve proposals and seek to arrive at the best solution for all concerned.
  • To hold the school to account for the educational standards it achieves and the quality of education it provides. Setting targets for the school to achieve in light of national and local targets and then formally evaluating outcomes lie at the heart of this aspect of the governing body's role.
    • The responsibilities have to exercise in partnership with the Principal and staff.
    • Governors should not intervene in the day-to-day running of the school.
    • When there are weaknesses in the school they have a duty to take action.

BVC Governors have introduced a series of measures intended to enhance communications between the Governing Body and members of Bassingbourn Village College and community. These measures include:

  • Publication of Full Governing Body Meeting Agendas one week prior to meetings.
  • Publication of agreed Minutes of those meetings.
  • Summaries of Committee meetings published in the Heron.
  • An invitation to parents/carers to email Governors with questions or concerns they may have in relation to the work of Governing Body. Please email governor@bassingbournvc.net to contact our Governing Body.
  • A Governor presence at College Parent Consultation Evenings and Parents in Partnership Evenings, enabling you to meet with us should you wish to do so.
  • We would like to encourage feedback from parents and carers. We greatly value your contribution, and are keen to work with you in support of a caring and thriving college community.

Current membership of the governing body is as follows: To contact our Governing Body by email, please use the email address: governor@bassingbournvc.net For details of agenda items for discussion at the upcoming Full Governing Body meetings, please see the tab opposite.

Staff Governors (inc. Headteacher)

Mr D Cooper (Principal)
Mrs R Dix-Pincott
Mr P Bolton

Parent Governors

Mr S Saggers
Mr J Dow
Mr P Nussey
Mr S Morris

Trust Appointed Governors

Mr K Murphy (Chair)
Mr C Roope
Mrs S Speller
Mr G Lynn
Mr D Chetty
Mrs A Butterworth
Mrs K French

Clerk to the Governing Body

Mrs S Smith

To view the Governing Body composition and attendance at meetings either view the page: Governing Body composition and information, or download in PDF format :

Governing-Body-composition-and-attendance-at-meetings-2014-15 

Governing Body composition and attendance at meetings 2105-16

Declaration of interests can also be view on the page: Governing Body composition or can be downloaded in PDF format: Governor-information-Declaration-of-Interests.pdf