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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.

 

Our Chair of Governors is Mrs Geraldine Hewison; if you wish to contact her please speak with the school office who can pass on the relevant information.  Alternatively please write to:

 

Mrs Geraldine Hewison

Chair of Governors

c/o Grangehurst Primary School

Anderton Road

Coventry

West Midlands

CV6 6JN

 

All 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 first appointed Term of office (End date of current term) 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 and Committee meetings over last academic year (2018-19)
Geraldine Hewison Co-opted 30/09/1996 Four years (04/06/22) Governors N/A

Resource Mng

 

Curriculum and Standards

  • Chair of Governors
  • SEND
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • E-Safety
  • Attendance
  • HT Performance Mng
  • Teacher pay committee
None 5/12 meetings
Darren Clews

Staff

(Ex-Officio)

03/09/2012 Four years (N/A) N/A N/A

Resource Mng

 

Curriculum and Standards

N/A

Governor at Foxford Secondary School

 

IEB Member Coventry Hospital Education Service

12/12 meetings
Ruth Williamson Local Authority 18/11/2004

Four years

(04/12/23)

Local Authority N/A N/A N/A None 2/4 meetings
Cat Grantham Co-opted 11/12/2014

Four years

(10/12/22)

Governors N/A Resource Mng
  • GDPR
  • Pupil Premium
  • Sports Premium
School Business Manager in another Primary School 5/9 meetings
James Okore Ombudo Co-opted 24/09/2015

Four years

(23/09/23)

Governors N/A

Resource Mng

 

Curriculum and Standards

  • Co-Vice Chair of Governing Body
  • Chair of Curriculum & Standards
  • HT Performance Mng
  • Teacher pay committee
  • Maths monitoring
None 10/12 meetings
Richard Bohdanowitsch Co-opted 23/11/2015 Four years (04/12/23) Governors N/A

Curriculum and Standards

  • English monitoring
Spouse of a Higher Level Learning Facilitator in the school 7/9 meetings
Chris Connoll Co-opted 17/12/2015

Four years

(16/12/23)

Governors N/A Resource Mng
  • Co-Vice Chair of Governing Body
  • Chair of Resource Mng
  • HT Performance Mng
  • Teacher pay committee
  • Health and Safety
IT Network Manager in a Local Secondary School 10/12 meetings
Rajbir Bajwa Co-opted 09/02/2017

Four years

(08/02/21)

Governors N/A

Resource Mng

 

Curriculum and Standards

N/A None 7/12 meetings
Sarah Brown Parent 11/01/2019

Four years

(10/01/23)

Parents N/A

Resource Mng

 

Curriculum and Standards

  • SFVS
None 3/4 meetings
Lisa Shelton Co-opted 05/12/19

Four years

(04/12/23)

Governors N/A TBC TBC None N/A
Jonathan Poole Parent 19/12/20

Four years

(18/12/23)

Parents N/A TBC TBC None N/A
Nicky Nelson Staff 14/02/20 Four years (13/02/24) Staff N/A TBC TBC None N/A
Virginia Gill Co-opted 11/06/20 Four years (10/06/20) Governors N/A TBC TBC None N/A
Jaclyn Graham Staff 05/12/2012 Four years Staff 31/10/19 Resource Mng
  • Health and Safety
None 5 meetings
Andy Walmsley Co-opted 27/02/2013 Four years Governors 07/08/19 N/A
  • Attendance
  • E-Safety
  • Finance
  • Pupil Premium
  • Sports Premium
Governor at Foxford Secondary School and Henley college 0 meetings

 

 

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