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Highdown School
and Sixth Form Centre

Governors support school leaders effectively and ensure that the work of the school leads to sustained improvements in students’ achievement.

Ofsted

Highdown’s governing body consists of a group of parents and other interested individuals who are committed to support the school continue to improve at every level.  We are ultimately responsible for the school’s strategic direction and vision and seek to do this by monitoring and evaluating Highdown's activities and results.  We are very encouraged with the close relationship we have with our School Leadership Team and work closely with them to ensure the best possible outcomes for our students.

 

Our governors join in with our house system along with students and all other staff. The house they belong to is in brackets below.

The Composition of the Governing Body:

 

 

 

Parent Governors

Mr M Cuttin (Mapledurham)

2019-2020 Attendance: 100%
 

Mr A Rajantie (Grove)

2019-2020 Attendance: 75%
  Mrs S Siddiqui (Rosehill) 2019-2020 Attendance: 75%
Appointed Governor Mrs C Taylor (Caversham)           
  Mr W Edwards   

Staff Governors

 

 
 

Mrs R Sadler (Rosehill)

2019-2020 Attendance: 50%
  Ms S Stevens (Caversham) 2019-2020 Attendance: 75%
     

Headteacher

Ms R Cave

2019-2020 Attendance: 100%
     

Community Governors

Mr S Lovelock (Mapledurham)

2019-2020 Attendance:  75%
     

Clerk to Trustees 

Mrs R Entwistle

 

 

Chairs and Committees 

   

Chair of Governors 

Mr A Rajantie

(Grove)

Vice Chair 

Mr M Cuttin

(Mapledurham)
Teaching and learning Committee Chair Ms S Stevens   
Finance, Staffing and Premises Committee Chair Mrs C Taylor   

 

Procedure for contacting the Governing Body

Our Governing Body has 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 students; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

For queries / concerns related to these, please email the Chair of Governors, Mr A Rajantie, via the Clerk to the Governing Body, Mrs Rachel Entwistle, Clerk@highdown.reading.sch.uk

Responsibility for the operational / day-to-day running of the school rests with the Headteacher, Ms R Cave. For issues related to this, there are established procedures and policies for making contact with the school.