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Governing Body

INFORMATION ABOUT THE GOVERNING BODY 

The Governing Body is a group of volunteers who work alongside the Head Teacher to support the strategic leadership of the school.  We have three core functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

  • Holding the leadership to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Much of the work of the Governing Body is around the strategic leadership of the school, which means we support the school leadership team in making both good financial decisions and also making sure that decisions about children's education are good.  We track the progress of the school, which means we look at how well our children are performing in their education.  We also look at how well our teachers are teaching and support school leaders in helping them to get better.  

Each month we hold a full Governing Body meeting and receive reports from the leadership on the progress the school is making.   A schedule of our meetings can be found  attached at the bottom of this page.  All our meetings are open meetings and any parents or members of the wider community can attend to observe. 

If you would like to attend, please contact the Head Teacher in advance on head@stroudgreenprimary.com 

Full Governing Body Meetings will take place on:

• 12 March 2020

• 30 April 2020

• 11 June 2020

• 9 July 2020

 

Name 

Role

Date of Appointment

Term

Appointing Body

Ann Robinson

Chair of Governors

13 Sept 2018

12-09-2020

Co-opted 

Elinor Stone

Vice Chair

20 Oct 2016

19-10-2020

Co-opted

Lucy Walker-Collins

Headteacher

 

08-01-2024

 

Charley Lintern

Safeguarding

Inclusion

 01 Feb 2018

31-01-2022

Co-opted

Colette Milward

Early Years

14 Dec 2016

13-12-2020

Parent Governor

Fatima Johnston

Staff Well-Being

12 Sep 2014

25-06-2021

Co-opted

Katharine Ryan

Finance 

H&S

12 Sept 2014

04-02-2023

Co-opted

Debbie Penglis

Data

12 Dec 2016

13-12-2020

Local Authority 

Uloma Edomobi

01 Feb 2018

31-01-2022

Co-opted

Susan Service

06-06-2022

Co-opted

Karice Ward

09-10-2023

Staff Gov

Governors Code of Conduct  

Key functions of the Governing Body (Curriculum & Attainment)

 

  • Challenges attainment levels in the school.  We receive reports from school leaders about how well children are doing and ask searching questions about how we can continually make this better.  We oversee any changes to the curriculum or introduction of new teaching styles. 

  • Oversee the provision for pupils with additional and special educational needs and for looked after children and children in care.

  • Review the procedures in place to ensure the safety of pupils.

  • Monitor the provision of wraparound care (e.g. breakfast club, after school club). We also review the school's relationship with parents and the wider community.

Key functions of the Governing Body (Resource management)

  • Oversees the financial management of the school.  We work closely with the Head Teacher and the School Business Manager to ensure we spend our budget wisely and with the most impact on children's learning.

  • Consider personnel issues, including the best staffing structure for the school, ensuring appropriate staff policies are in place and monitoring staff wellbeing.

  • Review the health and safety proceedures in place.