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Clandon School

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    Instrument of Government

    CLANDON CE AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOL 

    1.The name of the school is Clandon Church of England (Aided) Primary School.

    2.The school is a voluntary aided school.

    3.The name of the governing body is: The governing body of Clandon Church of England (Aided) Primary School.

    4.The governing body shall consist of:

    (a)  2 parent governors;

    (b)  1 LA governor;

    (c)  1 headteacher;

    (d)  1 staff governor;

    (e)  7 foundation governors.

    5.The total number of governors is 12.

    6.Six Foundation governors shall be appointed as follows:

    (a)  The Guildford Diocesan Board of Education shall appoint three Foundation governors.

    (b)  The Parochial Church Council of the parish of West Clandon in the Diocese of Guildford and in the county of Surrey shall appoint two Foundation governors.

    (c)  The Parochial Church Council of the parish of East Clandon in the Diocese of Guildford and in the county of Surrey shall appoint one Foundation governor.

    7.         (a) The holder of the following office shall be a foundation governor ex-officio:

    Principal Officiating Minister of the Joint Benefice of West and East Clandon in the Diocese of Guildford and in the county of Surrey.

    Reference in this instrument to a principal officiating minister is a reference:

    (a)  if the school is for the time being situated in an ecclesiastical parish, to the Rector or Vicar of the parish or, in the case of a team ministry, to the Team Rector; or

    (b)  if the ecclesiastical parish has no Rector or Vicar, to the priest in charge thereof; or

    (c)  if the school is for the time being situated in a conventional district, to the curate in charge.

    (b) The Archdeacon of Surrey shall appoint a foundation governor to act in the place of the ex-officio foundation governor whose governorship derives from the office named in (a) above, in the event that that ex-officio foundation governor is unable or unwilling to act as a foundation governor, or there is a vacancy in the office by virtue of which his governorship exists, or in the event that the ex-officio foundation governor has been removed from office under regulation 21 (1) of the Regulations.

    8.     The Archdeacon of Surrey is entitled to request the removal of any ex-officio governor and to appoint any substitute governor.        

    9.     Clandon CE Primary School has a Trust, which is lodged at Diocesan House.

    10.       Ethos Statement:

    Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.

    The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.  It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

    11.  This instrument of government comes into effect on 1 September 2016.

    12.  This instrument was made by order of Surrey Local Authority on 22 June 2016.

    13.   A copy of the instrument must be supplied to every member of the governor body (and the head teacher if not a governor), any trustees and to the appropriate religious body.