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Our School Governing Body

 

Governors are a voluntary body of people who guide and support the strategic direction of the school.  They are members of the school team and their contribution to running the school is highly valued.

 

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its functions are to:

  • Set the aims and objectives for the school,
  • Set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives,
  • Set targets for achieving those aims and objectives,
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives,
  • Be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend).

 

Name: Jenny Sims

Category: LA

Position: Chair of Governors, Safeguarding Governor

Dated Appointed: 20/02/2010

Appointed by: FGB

Term of Office From:  20/02/2018

Term of Office To: 19/02/2022

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:

Advanced Practitioner Richmond and HIllcroft College

Governance roles in other institutions: Chair of Governors Southmead School, Wandsworth

Material interests arising from relationships between governors or governors and school staff: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 7/7

 

Name: Carole Parnell

Category:  Foundation

Position: FGB Vice Chair,  Health and Safety, Deputy Safeguarding

Dated Appointed:  14.03.2012

Appointed by: FGB

Term of Office From:  15/03/2020

Term of Office To: 14/03/2024

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other institutions: None

Material interests arising from relationships between governors or governors and school staff: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 6/6

 

Name: Katharine Chappell

Category:  Co-opted

Position: FGB, Early Years Link

Dated Appointed:  July 2015

Appointed by: FGB

Term of Office From: 02/07/2019

Term of Office To: 01/07/2023

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other institutions: None

Material interests arising from relationships between governors or governors and school staff: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 6/6

 

Name: Lesley Townsend

Category:  Parent

Position: FGB, English Link, GDPR

Dated Appointed:  December 2015

Appointed by: Parent Vote

Term of Office From: 24.02.2020

Term of Office To: 23.02.2024

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other institutions: None

Material interests arising from relationships between governors or governors and school staff: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year:  2/5

 

 

Name: Daniel Celino

Category:  Parent

Position: FGB, Training

Dated Appointed:  October 2017

Appointed by: Parent vote

Term of Office From: 20/10/ 2017

Term of Office To:  19/10/2021

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Advise DfE on procurement strategies

Governance roles in other institutions: None

Material interests arising from relationships between governors or governors and school staff: Husband of school teacher at Muschamp

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 6/6

 

Name: Beryl Dewey

Category:  Co-opted

Position: FGB, SEND

Dated Appointed:  14.11.2019

Appointed by: FGB

Term of Office From: 14.11. 2019

Term of Office To: 13.11. 2023

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other institutions: None

Material interests arising from relationships between governors or governors and school staff: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year:  6/6

 

Name: Andrea D

Category:  Co-opted

Position: FGB

Dated Appointed:  14.11. 2019

Appointed by: FGB

Term of Office From: 14.11. 2019

Term of Office To: 14.11. 2023

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other institutions: None

Material interests arising from relationships between governors or governors and school staff:  None

Meetings attended in previous academic year:  3/5

 

Name: Sarah Hamilton

Category:  Staff

Position: FGB

Dated Appointed:  24/09/2019

Appointed by: Staff vote

Term of Office From: 24/09/2019

Term of Office To: 23/09/2023

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: Employee at Muschamp

Governance roles in other institutions:  None

Material interests arising from relationships between governors or governors and school staff: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 5/5

 

Name: Mark Gill

Category:  Parent

Position: FGB

Dated Appointed:  24.02.2020

Appointed by: Parent Vote

Term of Office From: 24.02.2020

Term of Office To: 23.02.2024

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests:

Governance roles in other institutions:

Material interests arising from relationships between governors or governors and school staff: 

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 3/5

 

Ex-Governors

Name: Deborah Fernandes

Category:  Parent

Position: FGB, Curriculum Standards and Assessment Committee, Inclusion/SEND

Dated Appointed:  December 2015

Appointed by: Parent vote

Term of Office From: December 2015

Term of Office To: December 2019

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: SEN Case Officer/ EHCP Coordinator for Cognus, Denmark Road SM5 2JG (Paid)  

Governance roles in other institutions: None

Material interests arising from relationships between governors or governors and school staff: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year:  5/6

 

Name: Kelly Bridges

Category:  Parent

Position: FGB, Resources Committee, Pupil Premium

Dated Appointed:  31/10/2018

Appointed by: Parent vote

Term of Office From: 31/10/2018

Term of Office To: 30/10/2022 Resigned: June 2020

Business, Personal & Pecuniary Interests: None

Governance roles in other institutions: None

Material interests arising from relationships between governors or governors and school staff: None

Meetings attended in previous academic year: 3/4

 

                                                 Full Governing Body

                              Chair - Jenny Sims

 

        Resources Committee              Curriculum, Standards & Attainment Committee

                Chair - Carole Parnell                             Chair - Jenny Sims
                                                

 

The Resources Committee’s overall objective is to enhance the quality of education available to the children at the school including conditions for the staff by:

 

1. Receiving and considering income and mandatory expenditure placed before it by the Bursar and making recommendations for cost effectiveness in the short and long term.

 

2. Receiving details of all monies which the Governing Body has freedom to spend on progressing the school.

 

3. Considering expenditure proposals from other committees.

 

4. Receiving details of the Annual Budget and after approval proposing these to the Governing Body.

 

5. Monitoring budgetary expenditure, ensuring funds are spent appropriately and taking action to avoid over-spending.

 

6. Considering other matters as may come before the Committee and making recommendations for approval by the Governing Body.

 

7. Reviewing the School Fund Account and Annual Account before their submission to the Governing Body and other appropriate third parties.

 

8. Ensuring compliance with all legislation and government requirements regarding financial procedures in schools. Reviewing the school’s financial procedures annually and ensuring they are adhered to by all staff with financial management responsibility and that financial duties of staff are clearly described to avoid potential conflicts.

 

9. Monitoring the needs of the school premises (buildings and grounds) with regard to security, repairs and maintenance, replacements and improvements.

 

10. Ensuring that all ancillary equipment complies with health and safety statutory requirements.

 

11. Considering priorities for refurbishment and improvements, obtaining and approving estimates and progressing the various works within the budget allocations for these.

 

12. Ensuring school staff are liaising with the appropriate LA department on existing projects.

 

13. Ensuring actions taken as a result of risk assessments are appropriate.

 

14. Ensuring effective health and safety management by liaising with staff, the LA, Governing Body and other appropriate bodies and monitoring the school Health and Safety Policy.

 

15. Receiving reports from the Headteacher on matters associated with these terms of reference (accidents, security infringements, crimes, etc.) and reviewing procedures and policy as appropriate.

 

16. Considering, in conjunction with the Headteacher, and recommending staff training needs as appropriate, to enable the requirements of the school Health and Safety Policy to be met.

 

17. Considering other matters as may come before the Committee and making recommendations for approval by the Governing Body.

 

18. Reporting termly to the Governing Body on the matters within these terms of reference.

 

19. Reviewing and reporting to the Governing Body on school policies.

 

The Curriculum, Standards and Attainment committee’s overall objective is to enhance the quality of education available to the pupils and raise standards through the discharge of the areas of responsibility delegated to the Committee.

 

1. Monitoring the development and delivery of the school curriculum through reports by the Headteacher or Subject Co-ordinators in line with areas of focus within the School Improvement Plan, discussion of documentation, liaison between co-ordinators and subject governors, and via ‘subject focus’ observation meetings twice a year.

 

2. Monitoring and reviewing the National Curriculum and policies which the Governing body has delegated to this Committee.

 

3. Monitoring the School’s progress and development (through the School Improvement Plan, the Ofsted Framework and review the School’s Self Evaluation on a regular basis, together with any recommendations arising from Ofsted Inspection reports.

 

4. To participate in the setting of statutory targets.

 

5. Monitoring standards and attainment through the consideration of information relating to statutory assessments and bench marking data, and review areas for improvement as appropriate.

 

6. Reporting termly to the Governing Body on matters enshrined in these terms of reference.

 


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