Governance

The purpose of the governing body
The governing body is the school’s accountable body and is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards. The governing body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school, which provides them with a good education and supports their wellbeing. Over the past decade the responsibilities of governing bodies have grown; and the ‘Every Child Matters’ agenda has meant that schools are now accountable for children’s health and wellbeing in the community and for a wide range of extended services provision out of school hours.

The Governing Body:
Provides strategic direction to the school by:

  • Setting the values, aims and objectives for the school
  • Agreeing the policy framework for achieving those aims and objectives
  • Setting statutory targets
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy, which includes approving the budget and agreeing the staffing structure 

Governing Body structure:
Co-opted Governor              2  (1 vacancies) 
Partnership Governor          2
Headteacher Governor        1
Authority Governor              1 
Parent Governor                  4 (1 vacancy)
Staff Governor                     1

Total Number of Posts: 12 (plus 3 associate members)

Associate Member                3 

Governing Body meetings are open meetings and are held on:

  • Monday 14th October 2019 at 1830
  • Monday 2nd December 2019 at 1830
  • Monday 2nd February 2020 at 1830
  • Monday 27th April 2020 at 1830 (budget)
  • Monday 13th July 2020 at 1830

Committees:

  • Curriculum
  • Resources (Finance and Premises)
  • Pay

Committees’ terms of reference
The terms of reference for all committees are listed in the policies section

  

 Mr Jon Harvey- Chairman of Governors, English, Wellbeing, PSHE and Music   Governor. 
 Partnership Governor
 Term of Office: 30.11.2022
 Appointed by: Governors
 Committee Membership:
 Chair of Pay, Curriculum, Resources
 Register of Interests: Married to the school's Business Manager
 Governors' meetings attendance school year 19-20: JH attended 2 of 2 

     
   Mrs Tracy Ball - Headteacher
 Ex Officio Governor
 Appointed by: Governors
 Committee Membership:
 Curriculum, Resources
 Register of Interests: None declared  
 Governors' meetings attendance school year 19-20: TB attended 2 of 2 
     
   Mrs Eve Harvey - School Business Manager, Wellbeing Governor.
 Staff Governor
 Term of Office: 23.03.2023
 Appointed by: Staff Election
 Committee Membership:
 Resources
 Register of Interests: Married to the Chairman of Governors
 Governors' meetings attendance school year 19-20: EH attended 2 of 2
     
     Mrs Sally Ding -  MFL Governor 
 Co-opted Governor
 Term of Office: 29.04.2023
 Appointed by: Governors
 Committee Membership:
 Resources
 Register of Interests: None declared
 Governors' meetings attendance school year 19-20: SA attended 1 of 2 
     
     
   Mrs Kiran Phal - Early Years Governor. 
 Partnership Governor
 Term of Office: 25.02.2022
 Appointed by: Governors
 Committee Membership:
 Resources, Pay Committee
 Register of Interests: None declared
 Governors' meetings attendance school year 19-20: KP attended  2 of 2
     
 

 Mrs Puja Bedi-Khaira JP - EAL, R.E., SEND Governor. 
 Local Authority Governor
 Term of Office: 15.12.2023
 Appointed by: Parent Election
 Committee Membership:
 Curriculum, Resources
 Register of Interests: None declared
 Governors' meetings attendance school year 19-20:  PB attended 2 of 2

     
   Mr Pavan Pujji - Science, Humanities Governor.
 Parent Governor
 Term of Office: 16.10.2020
 Appointed by: Parent Election
 Committee Membership:
 Resources, Pay Committee
 Register of Interests: None declared
 Governors' meetings attendance school year 19-20:  PP attended  1 of 2 
     
 

 Mrs Sharan Ghuman - P.E. and Safeguarding Governor. 
 Parent Governor
 Term of Office: 01.07.22
 Appointed by : Parent Election 
 Committee Membership: 
 Curriculum, Resources
 Register of Interests: None declared
 Governors' meetings attendance school year 19-20: SG attended 1 of 2

     
   

 Mrs Sukhi Sandhu - Computing Governor. 
 Parent Governor
 Term of Office: 25.10.23
 Appointed by : Parent Election 
 Committee Membership: 
 Curriculum, Resources
 Register of Interests: None declared
 Governors' meetings attendance school year 19-20: SS attended 2 of 2

       
     Mrs Harminder Bhamm  
 Co-opted Governor
 Term of Office: 17.03.2024
 Appointed by : Governor Election 
 Committee Membership: 
 TBA
 Register of Interests: TBA
 Governors' meetings attendance school year 19-20: HB attended 0 of 0
     
   Mrs Vanessa Davis - Assistant Headteacher
 Associate Member

 Term of Office: 01.03.2023
 Appointed by: Governors
 Committee Membership:
 Curriculum  
 Register of Interests: None declared
 Governors' meetings attendance school year 19-20:  VD attended 2 of 2
     
   Mr Min Jalaf - Assistant Headteacher
 Associate Member

 Term of Office: 15.12.2023
 Appointed by: Governors
 Committee Membership:
 Curriculum, Resources 
 Register of Interests: None declared
 Governors' meetings attendance school year 19-20: MJ attended 2 of 2
     
   Mrs Sara Doherty - SENDCo
 Associate Member

 Term of Office: 15.10.2022
 Appointed by: Governors
 Committee Membership:
 Curriculum,  
 Register of Interests: None declared
 Governors' meetings attendance school year 19-20: SD attended 1 of 2
     
    Clerk to Governors (temporary Clerk from Strictly Education 4S)

Associate Members have voting rights at committee level.

Governors who have resigned/reached end of tenure in the last 12 months:

Mr Colin Groves Clerk to Governors
Resigned 8th July 2019
Mr Michael Newton Co opted Governor
Resigned 29th April 2019
Mrs Mary Watts Authortiy Governor
Resigned 11th February 2019
Miss Laura Jones Co-opted Governor 
Resigned 19th November 2018  
Mr Chris Pearce Co-opted Governor
Resigned 15th October 2018

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