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Message from the Chair of Governors

I am proud to be Chair of the Governing Body of Buxton School and a member of the Buxton School Learning Community Foundation Trust.

The Governing Body’s role is to provide strategic direction for the school, supporting and challenging the Head Teacher and the leadership team. We aim to make the school a centre for excellence in the local community, to ensure that every pupil achieves the best that they can and that the school reaches out into the community. We also have an important role in setting the budget and monitoring the school’s finances, and responsibilities as an employer for the performance and welfare of our staff.

We work through committees which enable us to get into detail in important areas, such as the data on pupil achievement, staffing structures, and action on inclusion and behaviour.  Our Link Governors spend time with subject leaders and in the classroom, so that we can see for ourselves what is being achieved. We aim to be visible, in the school and the community, and to act as advocates for the school.

We are proud of the outstanding work in many areas of the school. Rapid improvements in other areas reflect the hard work and commitment to professional development of all our staff.   Visitors to the school often comment positively on the consistently good behaviour of the pupils and the supportive atmosphere throughout the school.

The Governing Body reflects the strengths and diversity of the school and community we serve, and the support provided by our Trust partners.

Tom Williams – Chair of Governors.

Alison Money is clerk to the Governing Body, and you can get in touch with us through her.

Name Governor
Term of
Office Expiry
Mr. T. Williams Trust & Chair of Governors Performance, Resources 31.08.20
Ms. W. Levingbird Trust Resources (Chair)  10.05.21
Mr. J. Blair Trust Inclusion & Diversity  04.12.18
Mr. J. Humm Local Authority Inclusion & Diversity 08.03.22
Ms. N. Arshad Parent  TBC  27.06.2022
Ms. E. Sanderi Parent  TBC  27.06.2022
Ms. I Anikweze Parent  22.06.21
Mr. M. Dixon Co-opted Resources  07.03.22
Ms. E. Humm Co-opted  Performance  09.05.22
Mr. T. Wilkins Co-opted Resources, Inclusion & Diversity 09.05.18
Ms. A. Ross Co-opted Resources, Inclusion & Diversity  09.05.22
Mr. S. Gascoine Co-opted & Vice Chair Inclusion & Diversity, Performance (Chair)  01.07.22
Ms. K Wheeler Staff & Head Teacher Resources, Inclusion & Diversity, Performance  N/A

Ms. B. Bell








Committee Membership 18-19

Committee terms of reference (Sept 2018)

Governing Body Terms of Office and Declaration of Interests

Governing Body Membership 18-19 (without DBS info)

Governor Attendance at Meetings

Governor attendance at meetings

Governing Body Minutes 06-09-2018

Governing Body Minutes 28-06-2018

Governing Body Minutes 10-05-2018

Governing Body Minutes 01-02-2018

Governing Body Minutes 14-12-2017

Governing Body Minutes 21-09-2017

Governing Body Minutes 29-06-2017

Governing Body Minutes 30-03-2017

Governing Body Minutes 02-02-2017

Governing Body Minutes 15-12-2016

Governing Body Minutes 29-09-2016

Governing Body Minutes 30-06-2016

Governing Body Minutes 12-05-2016

Governing Body Minutes 04-02-2016

Governing Body Minutes 10-12-2015

Governing Body Minutes 17-09-2015

Governing Body Minutes 02-07-2015

Governing Body Minutes 14-05-2015

Governing Body Minutes 26-03-2015

Governing Body Minutes 05-02-2015

Governing Body Minutes 04-12-2014

Governing Body Minutes 18-09-2014