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Governors

Welcome to the Governors section of the school website.

 

Every school has a governing board which represents the interests of the children, local community and wider public in the running of the school. School governors work with the staff and the Local Education Authority to help secure the best possible education for the children in the school. 

 

The Grangehurst's governing board consists of 14 members and is made up of Parent Governors, Local Authority Governors, Staff Governors and Co-opted Governors. This ensures that the governing board has sufficient diversity of views and experience to be both a supportive and questioning friend.

 

Members of the current governing body can be seen below.

 

There are two subcommittees: Curriculum and Standards and Resource Management. Each sub committee meets once per half term and feeds information into the Full Governing Body that meets once a term.

All governors are welcome and encouraged to participate in all or some of the committees. 

The committees discuss and question areas of the school management such as staffing, finance, curriculum and premises. 

 

There are three core functions of a governing body as reflected in OFSTED's inspection handbook:

  • Setting vision, ethos and strategic direction, engaging stakeholders, and ensuring statutory duties are met.
  • Holding heads to account for teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety; challenging and strengthening leadership; contributing to school evaluation.
  • Ensuring financial solvency and probity with effective management of financial resources, including the Pupil Premium, to raise standards.
Name Governor type Date appointed Term of office Appointed by Date stepped down (if applicable) Committee(s) membership Responsibility Details of any conflicting interest e.g. business/work, relationships, governor of another school Attendance at Full Governor meetings over last academic year (2015-16)
Geraldine McCann Co-opted 30/09/1996 Four years Governors N/A

Resource Mng

Curriculum and Standards

Chair of Governors

SEND

Safeguarding and Child Protection

HT Performance Mng

Teacher pay committee

x 2 meetings
Sarabjit Pooni Parent 13/11/2008 Four years Parents N/A

Resource Mng

Curriculum and Standards

Vice Chair of Governors

Staff appeals

x 4 meetings
Peter White Local Authority 19/06/2012 Four years Local Authority N/A Curriculum and Standards

Link Governor

Chair of Curriculum and Standards

HT Performance Mng

Teacher pay committee

x 4 meetings
Darren Clews Staff 03/09/2012 Four years Staff N/A

Resource Mng

Curriculum and Standards

N/A Governor at Foxford Secondary School 4 meetings
Jaclyn Graham Staff 05/12/2012 Four years Staff N/A Curriculum and Standards Maths monitoring x 4 meetings
Ashlee McCarthy Co-opted 02/12/2012 Four years Governors N/A Resource Mng Attendance x 4 meetings
Andy Walmsley Co-opted 27/02/2013 Four years Governors N/A  

Attendance

E-Safety

Finance

Pupil Premium+Sports Funding

Staff appeals

Governor at Foxford Secondary School and Henley college 2 meetings
Ruth Williamson Co-opted 18/11/2004 Four years Governors N/A N/A N/A Governor at Foxford Secondary School 3 meetings
Cat Flowers Co-opted 11/12/2014 Four years Governors N/A Resource Mng

Health and Safety

Premium+Sports Funding

Staff appeals

School business manager in another school 2 meetings
James Okore Ombudo Co-opted 24/09/2015 Four years Governors N/A

Resource Mng

Curriculum and Standards

Chair of Resource Mng

HT Performance Mng

Teacher pay committee

x 3 meetings
Richard Bohdanowitsch Parent 23/11/2015 Four years Parents N/A Resource Mng English monitoring Spouse if a Teaching Assistant in school 3 meetings
Chris Connoll Co-opted 17/12/2015 Four years Governors N/A Resource Mng Health and Safety x 3 meetings
Rajbir Bajwa Co-opted 21/10/2011 Four years Governors 23/09/2015 Resource Mng

Health and Safety

Maths

English

x N/A
Glyn Meek Parent 04/11/2013 Four years Parents 24/09/2015 Resource Mng N/A x N/A
Ron Beard Co-opted 11/12/2014 Four years Governors 30/06/2016 Curriculum and Standards N/A x 2 meetings
Alan East Co-opted 05/06/2014 Four years Governors 07/12/2015 Resource Mng N/A x 0 meetings

 

 

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