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Essendon C of E (VC) Primary School

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Governing body

The governing body of the school has three key roles, of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance. The governors are accountable to the local authority for the way in which the school is run.

 

Governors establish a strategic framework by:

  • Setting aims and objectives for the school;
  • Adopting policies for achieving those aims and objectives;
  • Setting targets for achieving those aims and objectives.

 

Governors monitor and evaluate progress to the aims and regularly review the framework of the school in the light of that process. In all these areas the governors are advised by the Headteacher. The School Development Plan will generally provide the main mechanism for the strategic planning process. The Headteacher has the responsibility for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and for implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

 

Governors are not expected to be involved in the day to day management of the school. The Headteacher discusses all the main aspects of school life with the governing body and will expect governors to both challenge and support the school in its improvement. Acting as a critical friend, governors should seek to question and gain information to enable them to make the best decisions for the school.

 

Our governing body has two sub-committees as follows:

 

Personnel Committee (P) - the purpose of this committee is to enable the Governing Body to fulfill its key roles in relation to staff including induction, complaints and disciplinary matters and performance against targets and expectations.

 

Premises and Finance Committee (P&F) - the purpose of this committee is to ensure that the health and safety aspects of school life are well run and to ensure that appropriate budgeting and shepherding of school's financial and other resources is taking place.

 

The governing body also provides working parties of governors to deliver the priorities set out in our School Development Plan to ensure that all pupils are offered an appropriately rich and balanced curriculum which meets their individual needs including their spiritual and moral needs; that all pupils are thriving and making excellent progress and that where any pupil, because of his or her educational or additional needs, is not thriving appropriate support is in place to rectify this. 

 

The governing body is supported by a professional clerk.

 

Our Board of Governors are appointed by representatives of our community, the Local Education Authority (LEA), the Church of England, staff and parents.

 

 Ref

 Governor

 Term

 Category, appointed  by

 Committee  responsibilities

 PHa

 Pete Hanna

19.01.2017 - 18.01.2021

Co-opted

Chair, P, P&F,

 LR

Lesley Reith

06.07.2017 - 05.07.2021

Local Education Authority 

Vice-Chair, P, P&F

 PA

 Pauline Alleyne

12.02.2015 - 11.02.2019

 Foundation

P

 KB

  Katie Bedi

07.09.2017 - 06.09.2021

Co-opted

 

CB

Claire Bryant

07.09.2017 - 06.09.2021

Staff

 

BJ

Beena Jhoree

27.11.2017 - 26.11.2021

Parent

P&F

 AS

Adam Shawyer

27.11.2017 - 26.11.2021

Parent

 P&F 

 VC

Vicky Craig

08.03.2017 - 07.03.2021

Co-opted

 

 LP

Lucy Price

22.05.2018 - 21.05.2022

Co-opted (Associate Governor)

P

 CT

Charlotte Tudway

01.09.2016 - Exofficio

Staff (Headteacher)

P, P&F

AW

Antonia Wild

07.09.2017 - 06.09.2021

Co-opted

 

SC

Sandra Craig

22.05.2018 - 21.05.2022

Co-opted

 

 

 

 Governor

 Other Responsibilities

 Lesley Reith

 Safeguarding, Inclusion, Progress, Mathematics

 Vicky Craig

 English

 Pete Hanna

 Computing, including esafety

 Katie Bedi

 Christian Distinctiveness & SMSC

 Pauline Alleyne  Christian Distinctiveness & PSHE
 Beena Jhoree  Data Protection Officer
 Adam Shawyer  Health & Safety, Outdoor Learning
 Lucy Price  Broad and balanced curriculum
 Sandra Craig  Early Years

 

·         There are no relevant business or financial interests disclosed on the register of interests.

·         No governors have governance roles in other schools.

Governor Meeting Attendance 2016-2017

 

 

Committee Membership

 

Premises and Finance

 

Pupils and Curriculum

 

Personnel

Julie Williams (Chair)

Charlotte Tudway

Yasmin Smith

Andrea Costa

Lesley Reith

Lesley Reith

 

Katie Bedi (Chair)

Susan Wombwell (Clerk)

Charlotte Tudway

Revd Pauline Higham

Pauline Alleyne

Lesley Reith

Vicky Craig (May ‘17)

 

Yasmin Smith (Chair)

Lesley Reith (Clerk)

Charlotte Tudway

Pauline Alleyne

Pete Hanna (May ‘17)

 

 

y

Governor

Full Governing Body

Premises and Finance

Pupils and Curriculum

Personnel *

Lesley Reith

 

5/6

2/2

3/4

3/3

Yasmin Smith

 

6/6

2/2

3/4

2/2

Charlotte Tudway

 

6/6

2/2

4/4

3/3

Katie Bedi

 

5/6

_

4/4

_

Alison Scott

 

5/6

_

_

_

Susan Wombwell

 

6/6

_

4/4

_

Pauline Higham

 

6/6

_

3/4

_

Pauline Alleyne

 

5/6

_

3/4

2/2

Andrea Costa

 

5/6

2/2

_

_

Julie Williams

 

5/6

2/2

_

_

Pete Hanna

(from 19/01/17)

4/4

_

_

1/1

Vicky Craig

(from 08/03/17)

3/3

_

1/1

_

 

* members of the Personnel Committee were not required for all meetings

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