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 28th September 2020 Committee Meetings
Monday 9th November 2020 FGB
Monday 1st February 2021 Committee Meetings
Monday 1st March 2021 FGB
Monday 15th March 2021 Budget Meeting
Monday 14th March 2021 Committee Meetings
Monday 5th July FGB

Committees:

  • Staff and Pupil Curriculum
  • Resources Curriculum (Finance and Premises)
  • Pay

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

  Mrs Sharan Ghuman - Chair of Governors Safeguarding, EAL Governor. 
Parent Governor
Term of Office: 01.07.22
Appointed by: Parent Election 
Committee Membership: 
Staff and Pupil Curriculum, Resources, Chair of Pay Committee
Register of Interests: None declared
Governors' meetings attendance school year 2020 - 2021: SG attended 
     
     Mr Jon Harvey - Vice Chair of Governors Literacy, MFL, Music Governor
Partnership Governor 
Term of Office: 30.11.2022 
Appointed by: Governors 
Committee Membership: 
Staff and Pupil Curriculum, Resources Curriculum, Link for Training, 
Register of Interests: Married to the school Business Manager 
Governors' meetings attendance school year 2020 - 2021: JH attended 
     
  Mrs Tracy Ball - Headteacher
Ex Officio Governor
Appointed by: Governors
Committee Membership:
Staff and Pupil Curriculum, Resources Curriculum
Register of Interests: None declared  
Governors' meetings attendance school year 2020 - 2021: TB attended 
     
     Mrs Sally Ding -  Computing, Wellbeing 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 2020 - 2021: SA attended 
     
   Mrs Kiran Phal - LAC, Science, EAL, Governor. 
 Partnership Governor
 Term of Office: 25.02.2022
 Appointed by: Governors
 Committee Membership:
 Staff and Pupil Curriculum, Resources Curriculum
 Register of Interests: None declared
 Governors' meetings attendance school year 2020 - 2021: KP attended  
     
 

 Mrs Puja Bedi-Khaira JP -  
 Local Authority Governor
 Term of Office: 15.12.2023
 Appointed by: Parent Election
 Committee Membership:
 Staff and Pupil Curriculum, Resources Curriculum
 Register of Interests: None declared
 Governors' meetings attendance school year 2020 - 2021:  PB attended 

     
   Mr Pavan Pujji - EYFS Governor.
 Parent Governor
 Term of Office: 16.10.2020
 Appointed by: Parent Election
 Committee Membership:
 Staff and Pupil Curriculum, Resources Curriculum 
 Register of Interests: None declared
 Governors' meetings attendance school year 2020 - 2021:  PP attended  
     
   

 Mrs Sukhi Sandhu - SEND, Maths Governor. 
 Parent Governor
 Term of Office: 25.10.23
 Appointed by : Parent Election 
 Committee Membership: 
 Staff and Pupil Curriculum, Resources Curriculum
 Register of Interests: None declared
 Governors' meetings attendance school year 2020 - 2021: SS attended 

       
     Mrs Harminder Bhamm - R.E./PSHE, Humanities Governor
 Co-opted Governor
 Term of Office: 17.03.2024
 Appointed by : Governor Election 
 Committee Membership: 
 Chair of Resources Curriculum
 Register of Interests: None declared
 Governors' meetings attendance school year 2020 - 2021: HB attended 
     
   Mrs Vanessa Davis - Assistant Headteacher
 Associate Member

 Term of Office: 01.03.2023
 Appointed by: Governors
 Committee Membership:
 Staff and Pupils Curriculum  
 Register of Interests: None declared
 Governors' meetings attendance school year 2020 - 2021:  VD attended 
     
   Mr Min Jalaf - Assistant Headteacher
 Associate Member

 Term of Office: 15.12.2023
 Appointed by: Governors
 Committee Membership:
 Staff and Pupils Curriculum, Resources Curriculum
 Register of Interests: None declared
 Governors' meetings attendance school year 2020 - 2021: MJ attended
     
   Mrs Sara Doherty - SENDCo
 Associate Member

 Term of Office: 15.10.2022
 Appointed by: Governors
 Committee Membership:
 Staff and Pupils Curriculum,  
 Register of Interests: None declared
 Governors' meetings attendance school year 2020 - 2021: SD attended
     
    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 Mudassir Ahmed - reached end of tenure 

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