Governors

The Governors’ provide a strategic role and are responsible for raising school standards, ensuring accountability and acting as a critical friend.

Their vision is to provide excellence in all that we do to achieve the best outcome for our pupils.

 

Governing Body EKO Eleanor Smith

Membership

 

Governor Name Type Committee

Term of Office

Start                 End

Shaleen Jonas, Ms Trust Member Chair  07/12/2017 06/12/2021
Mr A Oteh Trust Member

Vice Chair of Governors

Governors Forum Representative

Safeguarding Children

01/09/2016 31/08/2020
Miss Nicola Drew Trust Member   07/06/2017  07/06/2021
Mrs Christine Alexander Trust Member

Safeguarding Children

Looked After Children

01/09/2016 

31/08/2020
Ms Leanne Malpass Trust Member   15/03/2018 14/03/2022
Vacant Position Parent Governor      
Vacant Position Parent Governor      
OTHER LGB MEMBERS WHO HAVE SERVED OVER THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS
Mrs Anne Hart Non Governor   11/03/2015  
Luna Richard, Miss Parent Governor

 

16/09/2015  15/06/2017
Justin Elder, Mr Trust Member   03/03/2016 11/10/2017
TBC – September Head Teacher

Member

NPW Authorised representative

01/09/2009  
Mr Kevin Higgins Non Governor Observer 08/04/2003  

 

 

Chair of Governors Overview

Governors to take a challenging and strategic role in monitoring the progress of the school

 Through HT’s report and increasing use of detailed data monitoring student’s attendance and progress all Governors are monitoring the progress of the school.

  • HT report format redesigned using Ofsted Headings to report under and all Governors encouraged to identify challenging questions prior to GB meetings.
  • Key Governors take responsibility for monitoring aspects of school performance – i.e. Safeguarding etc.
  • All Governors supplied with key documents in Governor file.
  • Inclusion of new school business manager in committee meetings – results in improved agenda and minute taking
  • Governor Away Day – scrutinising all school policies.
  • C of G attended SLT away day  
  • Specific targeting of new Governors with skills required.
  • C of G attends Governor training for regular updates on key issues – re training programme/certificates.

Governor Committees to monitor school improvement and resources.

  • A termly/annual cycle of RCM and SIC committees now established – refer to minutes.
  • Reconstitution of GB – reduced from 12 – 10 Governors.
  • New governor appointed to Chairing role Nicola Drew – RCM
  • Improved school calendar of dates published at the beginning of academic year to assist forward planning.
  • GB meetings held on alternate sites throughout the year to increase parity and knowledge of key issues.
     

 Our role is strategic one and its key functions are:-

  • Set the aims and objectives of the school
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards 
  • The achievement of its aim and objectives.
  • Be both a source of challenge and support to the Head Teacher   

Each individual Governor is a member of a Governing Body, which is established in law as a corporate body.

Individual Governors may not act independently of the rest of the Governing Body. 

Decisions are the joint responsibility of the Governing Body.

Governors are drawn from different parts of the community and can be parents and staff or from the community and other groups e.g. parent governor, staff governor. This helps ensure the governing body has sufficient diversity of views and experience. However, it does not mean that parent governors represent parents at the school and do not report back to them.

We are increasingly proud of our school and the progress made. We have some wonderful teachers and support workers whose commitment, to the young people they work with, is second to none.

Governors can be contacted through the school if there is anything you would like to discuss. We welcome new ideas and volunteers alike.