Governing Body

Governors

The whole Governing Body meets at least once a term and there are regular committee meeting and subject meetings.

Parents, the Headteacher, the Staff, members of the local community and the Local Authority are represented on the governing body. They are all committed to the further development of the school and the achievement of the children who attend.

If you are interested in becoming a School Governor, please contact the clerk to the Governing Body or speak to the Headteacher.

The role of the governing body

The School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013 sets out the role of the governing body. It states that:

The governing body should focus strongly on three core functions:

  • Setting the vision and strategic direction of the school;

  • Holding the headteacher to account for its educational performance;

  • And ensuring financial resources are well spent

Further details of the roles and responsibilities of the Governing Body can be found here:

School Governance Regulations 2013 departmental advice | PDF

Governors Declaration and Attendance Register October 2017

 

Becoming a governor

Becoming a governor is a significant commitment and requires real commitment, time and effort.

A governor plays an extremely important part in formulating and driving forward the strategic direction of the school. Supporting the school in its journey to becoming an outstanding school that delivers high quality, and highly effective teaching and learning.

Governors will help all of our children develop to their full potential, whatever their starting point. They will support all of our children in achieving as much as they can, enabling them to experience early success in their lives.

Governors are responsible for ensuring the safety of our children, parents and staff at all times.

Governors are expected to fully engage in the work of the Governing Body; behaving in a respectful, positive and supportive manner with children, parents, staff and other governors.

Governors can also expect to experience great personal satisfaction in knowing that they are playing an essential part in the school’s continuous improvement towards becoming an “outstanding” school.

The current members of the governing body are as follows:

Venessa Nicholas   

Type of Governor:  Headteacher

Term of office start date:  26th February 2015​

 

Eddy Leviten

Chair of Governoring Body

Type of Governor:  Co-Opted Governor

Term of office start date: 23rd February 2013

End date: 22nd February 2021

 

Nick Jones

Vice Chair of Governing Body

Type of Governor:  Local Authority

Term of office start date: 1st February 2016 

End date: 31st january 2020

 

Nada Grkinic

Type of Governor:  Parent Governor

Term of office start date:  18th March 2016 

End date: 17th March 2020

 

Cllr Dr Abdullah Gulaid

Type of Governor: Co-Opted Governor

Term of office start date:  19th April 2016 

End date: 18th April 2020

 

Leigh Whitehouse

Type of Governor:  Parent Governor

Term of office start date:  12th December 2014 

End date: 11th December 2018

 

Elizabeth Bennett

Type of Governor: Staff Governor

Term of office start date:  10th November 2016

End date: 9th November 2020

 

Gary Kynaston

Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor

Term of office start date: 25th April 2017

End date: 24th April 2021

 

David McCullagh

Type of Governor: Parent Governor

Term of office start date: 8th July 2017

End date: 7th July 2021

 

Geoff Carruthers

Type of Governor: Co-opted Governor

Term of office start date: 17th July 2017

End date: 16th July 2021

 

Monica Miglior

Type of Governor: Associate Member

Term of office start date: 15th June 2016

End date: 14th June 2020

 

Catherine Mulvany

Type of Governor: Associate Member

Term of office start date: 11th March 2015

End date: 10th March 2019