You can read more documents relating to our Governing body over on our Governance page:
All schools have a Governing Body. This Body is responsible for overseeing the strategic decisions and direction of the school whilst being a ‘critical friend’, offering support, constructive advice, a second opinion on proposals and help where needed, along with challenge, questions, and ideas to so arrive at the best solution for the pupils, staff and whole school community.
Our Governing Body works in close partnership with the Head teacher, staff, Church and the Local Authority. Whilst the Head teacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with monitoring the curriculum, health and safety management, safe guarding, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives. The Governing Body works as a team with shared responsibilities.
Governors never make decisions on their own, nor do they act as individuals. Membership of the Governing Body includes parents, school staff, representatives from the local community including the Church and the Local Authority. The Full Governing Body meets twice a term: first to set the activities for that term and secondly to review the progress and impact of those activities.
In October 2014 we reconstituted the Governing Body in line with the new DfE regulations. There are now 9 Governors of which 1 is a LA Governor, 2 Parent Governors, 2 Staff Governors, 2 Co-opted Governors and 2 Foundation Governors, appointed by the Lichfield Diocese. Since October 2015, 1 Associate Governor (with no voting rights) has joined the team to support Governor’s work on Safeguarding and Vulnerable Groups.
Governors are appointed for a four year period of office and are from a wide range of professions to bring expertise to the leadership and management of our school. If you are interested in becoming a governor or finding out more about the role, please contact Miss H. L. Osterfield, Headteacher of Tibberton CE Primary on 01952 387790.
As a Governing Body we work alongside the Headteacher to ensure that our children have the best education possible, within the safest environment and achieve the best that they possibly can. Tibberton is a great school, in fact officially an ‘outstanding school’, but we continually strive to make it even better.
Should you wish to speak to any member of the Governing Body about our role in more detail, or wish to discuss an aspect of Tibberton School then we can be contacted via reception at the school.
We will be only too happy to talk to you.
The Governing Body:-
Mrs Sandra Towers
Mother to Bear and Maggie, I am delighted to be supporting our school as a parent governor. Over the last 16 years I have been a teacher and senior leader in secondary schools in Telford and Shropshire, with more than half of those spent on governing bodies. I am also a teaching and learning consultant and deliver training to teachers up and down the country on behalf of The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. I have previously been a Child Protection Officer and a member of the Shropshire Safeguarding Children Board so I hope I can bring these experiences to support our staff and children during my term.
Vice Chair (appointed)
Rev Helen Morby (Foundation)
I am Rector of All Saints Church, Tibberton along with five other churches in this area and have been here since July 2018. As Rector I am ex-officio Foundation Governor and it is a pleasure for me to serve Tibberton CE Primary School in this role. Previous to this I have been a governor in Shropshire for six years and in Widnes for 8 years previous to that. I have also served as Chair of Governors for three years.
Patricia Jones (Foundation)
I am delighted to be appointed Foundation Governor to Tibberton CE Primary School. The role of the Foundation Governor is that of being a representative the Diocese of Lichfield. I look forward to working with the staff and pupils and witnessing the spiritual growth of the children and to see the ethos of the school in action. I am also a Foundation Governor at St. Lawrence School, Preston-upon-the-Weald Moors, and an active member of St. Lawrence’s Church.
Mr Nick Eyles
Some years ago I was a pupil at Tibberton Primary School and have been a Governor at the School for the last ten years. For twenty years I have been a primary school teacher – the last twelve of which have been in Telford and I am pleased to be able to use my classroom experience to help the school as a Governor. In addition to my teaching I am also a long standing Councillor for Tibberton & Cherrington Parish Council.
Mrs Rachel Wright
I have 20 years of experience in education. I began my teaching career by teaching English as a Foreign Language to adults and children in countries as far flung as South Korea and Indonesia. I became a Primary School teacher in 2002 and joined the team at Tibberton CE Primary in 2008. In that time, I have had the pleasure of teaching every year group in the school and currently teach the youngest members of our school in Class One. I have been a Teacher Governor of the school since 2011.
Miss Helen Osterfield
Executive Headteacher, Ex-Officio
‘/I have 32 years of experience in education. I began my teaching career in Liverpool, later moving to Shropshire, teaching in Newport before joining the team at Tibberton CE Primary in 1990. I have been a Governor of the school since becoming Deputy Head in 1998 and from September 2005, I have the great privilege of being the Headteacher of this great little school.
Mrs Rachel Baugh
Parent (elected) Governor
It is a privilege to be elected as Parent Governor for this amazing little school. On first visit to Tibberton C. E. Primary School I could sense the commitment of the staff to providing a nurturing and safe environment for all the children, this has become even more evident during the time our children have been part of the school. I hope that with my experience in teaching within higher education and my vocational skills as a veterinary nurse I will be able to contribute something of value to the Governing Body. I am delighted to be able support the Tibberton C. E. Primary School, staff, pupils and parents over the coming years of my term.
Mrs Rita Coates
Deputy Headteacher. Co-opted (appointed)
I have 16 years of experience in education (20 if you count training). I began my teaching career in Northern Ireland were I working as a SEN Teacher for a large primary school. After a year I moved back to England and took up a full time teaching post in Burnley. I joined Tibberton CE Primary in 2004, I instantly fell in love with this fantastic school. I have officially been a Governor of the school since the Governing Body was reconstituted in 2015. However, since becoming Deputy Head in 2006 I have been an unofficial member attending most meetings.
Ofsted 2013 said…
“The Governing Body is led extremely well. It provides strong support for leaders and managers and challenges them to ensure that the school continues to improve and move forward.”