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Information about the Board of Governors

 

Effective governance provides strategic direction and control to schools.  It creates robust accountability, oversight and assurance for their educational 

and financial performance and is ambitious for all children and young people to achieve the very best outcomes.

 

Membership

 

There are 12 Governors on the Board. See  'our governors' tab for more details.

 

2 parent governors (elected by the parent body)

Mr S May (in post until 9-2-21)

Ms C Fernandes (in post until 9-2-21) (Vice Chair)

 

7 co-opted governors (appointed by the Board)

Ms M Mann (in post until 22-9-21)

Cllr C Cummins (in post until 22-9-21)

Mr A Johnston (in post until 22-9-21) (Chair)

Ms S Clare (in post until 22-9-21)

Ms L Bradley-Jones (in post until 22-9-21)

Vacancy

Vacancy

 

1 Local Authority Governor (selected by the Board, appointed by the LA)

Cllr S Nolan (in post until 20-1-18)

 

1 Headteacher Governor

Mr G Ford 

 

1 Staff Governor

Ms R McDermott (in post until 29-9-19)

 

Associate Members

Mrs N Hedges (appointed annually, in post until 1-9-18)

 

Roles and Responsibilities of the Governing Body

 

The three core strategic functions of the Board of Governors are:

 

1.      Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.

 

2.      Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.

 

3.      Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

In July 2017, Governors agreed to adopt a ‘non committee’ governing body structure in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness. From September 2017, the Governing Body will meet twice per term. There will be an annual Pay Committee* meeting and statutory panels will be convened as required.

 

*This Committee has been delegated various roles and responsibilities relating to performance management and pay.

 

 

The Board has Standing Orders and Pay Committee Terms of References in place to ensure it functions well. The Board has a delegation planner in place for key tasks and for statutory policy reviews. The Finance Policy outlines the key roles of the Board and Pay Committee in relation to financial management.

 

 The Board is supported, advised and trained by a professional clerk, Ms F Chissim. Meetings are recorded and the agreed minutes are available on request. Please see a member of the school office.

 

The Board annually conducts an annual review of its effectiveness and impact and has recently agreed a 3 year Strategic Plan. Each year, governors are asked to sign up to a formal Code of Conduct. See attached. 

 

All Board members have completed Declaration of Business and Pecuniary Interest Forms.  Currently, there are no 'declarations' on the register. 

 

All Board members have completed a skills audit.

 

Board members attend regular training to ensure they have the necessary skills and information needed to carry out the important work of school governance. A log of training is recorded in the minutes of the Board meetings.

 

Governors also conduct termly monitoring visits, which are recorded in the Board minutes each term. Certain Governors have been assigned a key area of responsibility in terms of holding the school to account for the quality of provision and compliance with statutory requirements.

 

Committee Membership

 

Pay Committee - Ms Clare, Mr Forde-Johnson, Mr Ford and Ms Fernandes

 

 

 

 

Governors who have stepped down over the academic year 2016/17

 

Mrs J Goodchild (Parent Governor) 

Mrs C Dwyer (Co-opted Governor)

 

 Mr R Masoudi-Nejad (Parent Governor)

 

 

Date of Meetings & Attendance Record

Date & Type Of Meeting Attendees

12 October 2016
Full Governing Body meeting

Jano Goodchild
Reza Masoudi-Nejad
Chris Nolan
Catherine Dwyer
Andrew Forde-Johnston
Sharon Clare
Graham Ford
Nicola Hedges

19 October 2016
Curriculum and standards meeting

Jano Goodchild
Sean May
Catherine Dwyer
Graham Ford
Nicola Hedges

19 October 2016
Resources meeting

Jano Goodchild
Graham Ford
Sue Nolan
Chris Cummins
Andrew Forde-Johnston
Sharon Clare

24 November 2016
Full Governing Body Meeting

Jano Goodchild
Reza Masoudi-Nejad
Sue Nolan
Catherine Dwyer
Chris Cummins
Andrew Forde-Johnston
Sharon Clare
Misbah Mann
Graham Ford
Nicola Hedges

25 January 2017

Curriculum and Standards Meeting

Jano Goodchild
Sean May
Graham Ford
Nicola Hedges
Caroline Heard

2 February 2017

Full Govenrning Body Meeting

Misbah Mann
Andrew Forde-Johnston
Sue Nolan
Graham Ford
Chris Cummins
Reza Masoudi-Nejad
Catherine Dwyer
Nicola Hedges

2 March 2017

Full Governing Body Meeting

Sharon Clare
Jano Goodchild
Graham Ford
Reza Masoudi-Nejad
Misbah Manm
Clare Fernades
Andrew Forde-Johnston
Catherine Dwyer
Nicola Hedges

22 March 2017

Resources Committee Meeting

Calre Fernandes
Jano Goodchild
Andrew Forde-Johnston
Sue Nolan
Chris Cummins
Graham Ford
Sharone Clare

23 March 2017

Curriculum and Standards Meeting

Sean May
Misbah Mann
Graham Ford
Catherine Dwyer
Nicola Hedges

26 April 2017

Resources Committee Meeting

Graham Forde
Andrew Forde-Johsnton
Sharone Clare
Clare Fernandes

25 May 2017

Full Governing Body Meeting

Clare Fernandes
Sharon Clare
Sean May
Reza Masoudi-Nejad
Nicola Hedges (on behalf of Graham Ford)
Andrew Forde-Johnston

7 July 2017

Full Governing Body Meeting

Clare Fernandes
Sharon Clare
Sean May
Reza Masoudi-Nejad
Graham Ford
Nicola Hedges
Chris Cummins
Misbah Manm
Andrew Forde-Johnston

13 July 2017

Curriculum and Standards Meeting

Sean May
Graham Ford

Nicola Hedges

Misbah Manm