Moorland Federation Governors

Governors are a voluntary body of people who guide and support the strategic direction of the school. They are members of the school team and their contribution to the running of the school is highly valued.

The Moorland Federation, Delivering the Highest Educational Standards

Governing Body

Our School Governing Body

Governors are a voluntary body of people who guide and support the strategic direction of the school. They are members of the school team and their contribution to the running of the school is highly valued.

School Governing Body

The instrument of government states that the governing body shall consist of:

2 parent governors
1 local authority governor
1 staff governor
1 headteacher
2 co-opted governors

The board is a strategic decision making partner to the leadership of our schools, with dedication to their fundamental roles.

As set out in the Governance Handbook, all boards have these three core functions:

1. Ensure the clarity of the vision, ethos and strategic direction.

2. Hold the executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school(s) and its pupils and the effective and efficient performance management of staff.

3. Oversee the financial performance of the school(s) and making sure that its money is well spent.


Financial Information

Please note that we do not have any employees with a gross annual salary of more than £100,000

Please Click here to view our school's financial data

Meeting Minutes

Please contact our Clerk to Governors, Helen Hickman if you require copies of minutes dated prior to those listed below.

Clerk to Governors - Helen Hickman

Our Clerk is the first point on contact for any Governor enquiries.

Clerk to Governors Email

Please click here for information on Governance for Langford Budville Primary School

Meet our Governors

Helen Jenkinson

Co-Chair of Governors

Responsibilities / Committees:

Chair of FGB Dunster-Timberscombe CWG

Date Appointed:

7/7/2021

Term of Office: End Date

6/7/2025

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:

Teacher at West Somerset College

Frances Nicholson

Co-Chair of Governors

Responsibilities / Committees:

Exford & Cutcombe Schools CWG - SEND

Date Appointed:

25/5/2020

Term of Office: End Date

24/5/2024

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:

County Councillor for Exmoor / Board of Governors for The Virtual School

Mrs Naomi Philp

Executive Headteacher

Responsibilities / Committees:

Finance - Curriculum - Safeguarding

Date Appointed:

4/9/2017

Term of Office: End Date

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:

Ann Gibbs

Ex-Officio Governor

Responsibilities / Committees:

St Dubricius School - Safeguarding - Pastoral Care CWG

Date Appointed:

29/11/2021

Term of Office: End Date

28/11/2025

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:

Mr Paul James

Staff Appointed Governor

Responsibilities / Committees:

Curriculum for Dunster & Timberscombe Schools

Date Appointed:

8/11/2019

Term of Office: End Date

7/11/2023

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:

Head of School for Dunster First School

Jill Schofield

Vice Chair

Responsibilities / Committees:

Vice-Chair / Foundation Ellsworth Trustee

Date Appointed:

15/1/2021

Term of Office: End Date

14/1/2025

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:

Steven Pugsley

Diocesan Board of Education

Responsibilities / Committees:

Date Appointed:

23/7/2021

Term of Office: End Date

22/7/2025

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:

Kim Trowbridge

Diocesan Board of Education

Responsibilities / Committees:

Finance - Premises - Langford Budville CWG

Date Appointed:

1/4/2023

Term of Office: End Date

1/4/2027

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:

Governor for Langford Budville CofE Primary School

Patrick Watts-Mabbott

Parent Governor

Responsibilities / Committees:

Health & Safety

Date Appointed:

1/7/2023

Term of Office: End Date

1/7/2027

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:

Governors left in the last 12 months

Simon Robinson

Diocesan Board of Education

Responsibilities / Committees:

Date Appointed:

19/1/2022

Term of Office: End Date

26/11/2022

Ken Rushton

Co-Opted Governor

Responsibilities / Committees:

Finance

Date Appointed:

30/6/2021

Term of Office: End Date

29/6/2025

Daniel Stone

Parent Governor

Responsibilities / Committees:

Finance (Chair)

Date Appointed:

10/5/2019

Term of Office: End Date

30/6/2023
The Moorland Federation, Delivering the Highest Educational Standards

We are committed to working with great partners and achieving key accreditations.

Through our commitment to setting the standard for education we partner with People, Purpose and Planet led organisations, including becoming the first Educational Setting to be certified by Includability as a Committed Federation of Schools.

We have joined organisations such as premier league football clubs, household FMCG businesses and charitable organisations in our commitment to delivering a diverse, inclusive, mentally healthy and sustainable workplace and centres of excellence in education.

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FAQs

See our frequently asked questions across a range of subjects from everyday school attendance to special trips, extra curricular activities and admissions.

Can my child wear jewellery in school?

We ask that pupils do not wear jewellery in school.

Uniform
Do you involve parents/carers in planning activities outside the classroom and school trips?

Advice from parents or carers is welcomed and essential on these occasions.

Accessibility & SEND
How accessible is the school and its facilities and how will my child be included in activities outside the classroom, including school trips?

Moorland Federation Schools, complete an accessibility self-audit. Efforts are made to make each school as accessible as possible within the constraints in existing buildings.

Accessibility & SEND
How do Moorland Federation schools promote caring attitudes?

Our teachers adopt differentiated teaching and learning styles to cater to individual student needs. We believe in creating an environment that enables each child to work at their own pace and level.

Wellbeing
How do school keep track of children’s additional needs?

Every school has a SEND register, which is a list of children at the school who have a Special Educational Need or Disability and need something additional to or different from their classmates above and beyond the scaffolds and adaptations made during everyday class teaching.

Accessibility & SEND
How do you cater to the individual needs of each student?

Our teachers adopt differentiated teaching and learning styles to cater to individual student needs. We believe in creating an environment that enables each child to work at their own pace and level.

Curriculum
How do you identify children with SEND?

We think of it as identifying children that have barriers to their learning and we do what we can to remove those barriers.

Accessibility & SEND
How do you implement your vision in the schools?

Our vision is implemented by creating learning environments that fosters self-confidence, positive growth mindset, independence, and motivation. We create an atmosphere where children feel safe, secure, happy, inspired and valued.

Christian Distinctiveness
How do you incorporate the ethos of "Growing together, learning for life"?

We encourage children to showcase their talents, to be proud of their achievements, and share their unique qualities with others. We also encourage supporting each other and model positive behaviours, ensure we can all live up to the "Growing together, learning for life" ethos.

How do you instil a sense of responsibility and independence in students?

We encourage children to be aware of their actions and take responsibility for them. We provide opportunities for them to make choices and decisions, fostering a sense of independence.

Behaviour & Bullying

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