Governors

HOWLEY GRANGE PRIMARY SCHOOL  ~  Governing Body

Our Governing Body members are drawn from a range of backgrounds.  We have staff and parent governors and members of the local community who bring their particular skills to the role.  The diversity of skills, experience and expertise we possess as a whole enables us to challenge, support and complement the work of our school.  The Governing Body meets as often as required, meeting once each term as a minimum.

Our membership structure is currently as follows:

  • 4 Parent governors
  • 3 Co-opted governors - 1 vacancy
  • 1 Local Authority governor - vacancy
  • 1 Staff governor
  • Headteacher
  • Deputy Head ~ Associate
  • School Business Manager ~ Associate

 

Name

Appoint-ment date

Term of office

Date stepped

down

Who appointed

Attendance record at meetings %

 

 

 

 

 

Full

PPF

Curr

Mr S Wigley

18.11.15

4 years

 

Parents

100

100

100

Role of Chair

01.09.16

2 years

 

Governing body

 

 

 

Mr M Mynott

 21.11.16

4 years 

 

Co-opted

 

 

 

Role of Vice Chair

 20.03.17

2 years

 

Governing body

 

 

 

Ms L Ralley

08.05.14

4 years

 

Parents

100

100

100

Mr P Doddridge

08.05.14

4 years

 

Parents

100

100

100

Mrs B Chauhan

13.07.15

4 years

 

Co-opted

75

100

 

Mr M Jordan

21.03.16

4 years

 

Co-opted

100

n/a

n/a

Mrs Samantha Jones

18.11.16

4 years

 

Parents

100

n/a

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs J Bruten

28.11.15

4 years

31.08.16

Co-opted

75

100

100

Mrs E Cottle

14.05.14

4 years

20.10.15

Parents

100

100

n/a 

Ms J Wright

29.01.13

4 years

30.09.16

Parents

75

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss A Lewis (Headteacher)

01.09.15

4 years

 

Headteacher

100

100

100

Miss E Williams (Staff rep)

21.11.16

4 years

 

School Staff

100

100

100

Mrs K Trueman (Deputy-Associate) *

05.09.16

4 years

 

Governing body

100

100

100

Mrs R Donowski (Associate) *

26.11.16

4 years

 

Governing body

100

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs R King (Clerk)

 21.11.16

 1 year

 

Governing body

100

50

66

*      Voting rights:  Full Govs – No /  Committee level - Yes

Much of the work of the Governing Body is carried out at committee level.  We have two specially tasked committees in place who work to specific terms of reference and a scheduled programme of meetings.  Specific governors are named members of these committees, however, all governors may attend these committee meetings if there is a relevant point of interest.  In addition, we also have statutory committees in place for the purposes of pay, performance management, disciplinary and dismissal matters.  Governors have specific responsibilities and curriculum links attached to their role and visit the school on a regular basis, meeting with staff and pupils.  

The role of school governor is on a voluntary basis and the usual term of office is four years, which may be extended upon re-election.  Parent governors may complete their term of office once their child has left the school.

Current Committee Structure

Curriculum and Standards Committee

The purpose of the Curriculum and Standards Committee is to monitor the teaching, learning and pastoral provision across the school. The committee meets termly as a minimum.

People, Premises and Finance Committee

Our PPF Committee is tasked with monitoring finance, buildings and estates, health and safety and personnel matters.  The committee meets as often as required, meeting on a termly basis as a minimum.

Whole School Community – Our Role

As a Governing Body, we believe that parents, carers, pupils, staff, governors and members of the wider local community all have an equally important role to play in the success of our school and we value the contribution of our whole school community enormously.  Your views are important to us, and we are always happy to hear your suggestions for school improvement.  If you would like to pass on a suggestion, or if you are interested in finding out about how you can help our school by becoming a governor, our Chair of Governors can be contacted via the school office for further information.

Name                                            

Specific responsibility area

Business / Financial / Other Interests

Mr S Wigley (Chair)

Health & Safety

No business or financial interest

Mr M Mynott (Vice)

 

 

Mrs B Chauhan

Child Protection / Safeguarding / LAC

No business or financial interest

Interim Head, Leasowes High School

Finance

No business or financial interest

Ms L Ralley (PPF Chair)

Pupil Premium / DAGB

No business or financial interest

Mr P Doddridge (Curriculum & Standards Chair)

Curriculum & Standards / Literacy          

No business or financial interest

Principal/Accounting Officer,

St George’s CE Academy Newtown

Mr M Jordan

Maths

No business or financial interest

Mrs Samantha Jones

Behaviour / Sports Premium

No business or financial interest

Miss A Lewis

Headteacher

No business or financial interest

Miss E Williams

SEND

No business or financial interest

Mrs K Trueman

Deputy

No business or financial interest

Mrs R Donowski

SBM / Link Gov for training & development

No business or financial interest

All governors are expected to abide by our Governors’ Code of Conduct

 All our governors are contactable via the school office

 


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