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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:

9th September 2021

9th December 2021

10th February 2022

19th May 2022

30th June 2022

 

Name 

Role

Date of Appointment

Term

Appointing Body

Debbie Penglis

Chair of Governors

12/11/20

11/11/24

Local Authority

Elinor Stone

Vice Chair

10/09/20

09/09/24

Co-opted

Lucy Walker-Collins

Headteacher

 09/01/20

08/01/24

 

Charley Lintern

 

 06/01/22

05/01/26

Co-opted

Colette Milward

Early Years

Finance

08/10/20

07/10/24

Co-opted

Katharine Ryan

H&S

05/02/19

04/02/23

Co-opted

Uloma Edomobi

BAME

06/01/22

05/01/26

Co-opted

Susan Service

Safeguarding

Inclusion

07/06/18

06/06/22

Co-opted

Lily Sellers

22/04/21 21/04/25

Staff Gov

Lisa Carrie

09/09/21 08/09/25

 Parent Governor

Beatrix Nellie

09/09/21 08/09/25

 Parent Governor

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 procedures in place.

To view the Instrument of Government click here

To view the governors expense policy click here