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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 Ruth Williamson; if you wish to contact her please speak with the school office who can pass on the relevant information.  Alternatively please write to:

 

Mrs Ruth Williamson

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. Please click on the links to find out more about each individual governor.

 

There are two subcommittees: Curriculum and Standards and Resource Management. Each sub committee meets once per term and feeds information into the Full Governing Body that also 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, the curriculum, quality of teaching, pupil outcomes 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.
NameGovernor typeDate first appointedTerm of office (End date of current term)Appointed byDate stepped down (if applicable)Committee(s) membershipResponsibilityDetails of any conflicting interest e.g. business/work, relationships, governor of another schoolAttendance at Full Governor and Committee meetings over last academic year (2019-20)
Ruth WilliamsonLocal authority18/11/2004

Four years

(04/12/23)

Local authorityN/A

Resource Mng

 

Curriculum and Standards

  • Chair of Governors
  • HT Performance Mng
  • Teacher pay committee
None4/4 meetings
James Okore OmbudoCo-opted24/09/2015

Four years

(23/09/23)

GovernorsN/A

Resource Mng

 

Curriculum and Standards

  • Co-Vice Chair of Governing Body
  • Chair of Curriculum & Standards
  • HT Performance Mng
  • Teacher pay committee
  • Maths monitoring
None11/12 meetings
Chris ConnollCo-opted17/12/2015

Four years

(16/12/23)

GovernorsN/AResource Mng
  • Co-Vice Chair of Governing Body
  • Chair of Resource Mng
  • HT Performance Mng
  • Teacher pay committee
  • Health and Safety
  • Finance
IT Network Manager in a Local Secondary School8/12 meetings
Geraldine HewisonCo-opted30/09/1996Four years (04/06/22)GovernorsN/A

Resource Mng

 

Curriculum and Standards

 

  • SEND
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • E-Safety
  • Attendance
None8/12 meetings
Darren Clews

Staff

(Ex-Officio)

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

Resource Mng

 

Curriculum and Standards

N/A

Governor at Foxford Secondary School

 

IEB Member Coventry Hospital Education Service

12/12 meetings
Cat GranthamCo-opted11/12/2014

Four years

(10/12/22)

GovernorsN/AResource Mng
  • COVID
  • Pupil Premium
  • Sports Premium
School Business Manager in another Primary School7/9 meetings
Richard BohdanowitschCo-opted23/11/2015Four years (04/12/23)GovernorsN/A

Curriculum and Standards

  • English monitoring
Spouse of a Higher Level Learning Facilitator in the school6/8 meetings
Lisa SheltonCo-opted05/12/19

Four years

(04/12/23)

GovernorsN/ATBCTBCNone5/8 meetings
Jonathan PooleParent19/12/20

Four years

(18/12/23)

ParentsN/ATBCGDPRNone6/7 meetings
Virginia GillCo-opted11/06/20Four years (10/06/20)GovernorsN/ATBCTBCNone4/4 meetings
Historic (Left with last 12 months)
NameGovernor typeDate first appointedTerm of office (End date of current term)Appointed byDate stepped down (if applicable)Committee(s) membershipResponsibilityDetails of any conflicting interest e.g. business/work, relationships, governor of another schoolAttendance at Full Governor and Committee meetings over last academic year (2019-20)
Nicky NelsonStaff14/02/20Four years (13/02/24)Staff06/04/21TBCTBCNone1/3 meetings
Sarah BrownParent11/01/2019

Four years

(10/01/23)

Parents17/03/21

Resource Mng

 

Curriculum and Standards

N/A

None11/12 meetings
Rajbir BajwaCo-opted09/02/2017

Four years

(08/02/21)

Governors08/02/21

Resource Mng

 

Curriculum and Standards

N/ANone1/12 meetings

 

 

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