Grovelands School - Governing Body

The Governing Body

The Governing Body is responsible for ensuring that Grovelands Primary School provide a high standard of education and care for every pupil.

The Governors do this by:

Taking a Strategic View

  • In consultation with the leadership team, staff and parents, they decide the aims and values of the school
  • They provide the school with the strategic direction for development and improvement

Acting as a challenging friend and support

  • They set high expectations of everyone and monitor the school's performance
  • They support the ethos of open communications and teamwork
  • They provide the senior leadership team and staff with support and encouragement
  • They recognise and celebrate the school's achievements

Ensuring accountability

  • They visit the school regularly to monitor and evaluate progress
  • They are committed to the principles of best value
  • They monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of policies and action plans
  • They make sure the school is organised and managed effectively

Governor Structure

 

Name

Category (Appointed by)

Other Institutions served on

Relevant business/ financial interests

Term of Office

Committee Attendance

April 2017 to April 2018

FGB Attendance

April 2017 to April 2018

Susan Foster

Additionally Appointed Governor

Cleves GB (Chair)

TBA

13/06/17-12/06/21

Resources - 3/3 Personnel & Pay - 6/6

14/14

Doris Neville-Davies

 

Additionally Appointed Governor

Cleves GB (Vice Chair) and Additional Skills Governor; Trustee PTA

None

13/06/17-12/06/21

Teaching & Learning 2/2

Personnel & Pay (Chair) - 6/6

12/14

Hashim Chaudri

LA (Nominated by LA, appointed by GB)

None

None

30/11/17-29/11/ 21

Resources - 1/2

Personnel & Pay - 1/2

3/5

Nicola Armao

(Co-Vice Chair)

Co-opted (GB)

none

none

28/3/17-

27/03/21

Teaching & Learning - 2/2

14/14

Kathryn Exell (Co-Vice Chair)

Co-opted (GB)

TBA

TBA

25/09/17-24/09/21

Resources - 3/3

5/5

Dean Furber (Chair)

Co-opted (GB

None

None

30/11/17-29/11/ 21

Teaching & Learning

5/5

Joanna Hickey

Co-opted (GB)

None

None

21/06/17-20/06/21

Teaching & Learning (Chair)  - 2/2

14/14

Sheena Prema

Co-opted (GB)

None

None

23/03/16-22/03/20

Teaching & Learning - 2/2

13/14

Cassandra Rock

Co-opted (GB)

TBA

TBA

25/09/17-24/09/21

Resources - 3/3

3/5

Alison Pope

Parent Governor (Parents)

None

None

01/12/15-30/11/19

Resources (Chair) - 3/3

Personnel & Pay - 4/6

14/14

Tanya Quddus

Parent Governor

(Parents)

None

None

29/09/17-28/09/21

Teaching & Learning - 2/2

5/5

Andy Kempton

Staff Gov (Staff)

None

None

13/09/16-12/09/20

N/A

12/14

Chris Hodges

Interim Executive Headteacher

Cleves GB (Head)

None

01/09/17-31/08/18

Resources - 2/3

T&L - 2/2

P&P - 4/6

14/14

Jonathon Cook

Associate Member (GB)

TBA

TBA

25/09/17 -24/09/21

Resources - 3/3

N/A

Brigid Crew

Associate Member (GB)

TBA

TBA

25/09/17- 24/09/21

T&L - 1/2

N/A

Susan Oliver

Associate Member (GB)

TBA

TBA

25/09/17-24/09/21

Resources - 3/3

N/A

Emma Williams

Associate Member (GB)

TBA

TBA

25/09/17-24/09/21

T&L - 2/2

N/A

Past Governors

Full name

Appointing body

Date of appointment

Date stepped down

Position

Deborah Black

Governing Body

July 2015

31 December 2017

Governor

Elaine Jones

Additionally Appointed Governor

13 June 2017

31 March 2018

Governor

Tyrone Lawless

Governing Body

2 December 2014

22 May 2017

Governor

Anthony Popham

Local Authority

6 December 2016

22 May 2017

Governor

Sue Cawood

Governing Body

10 December 2013

23 May 2017

Associate

Dipesh Parmar

Governing Body

22 March 2017

25 May 2017

Associate

Nevin Hutchinson

Governing Body

1 September 2014

26 May 2017

Governor

Martin Belfrage

Governing Body

22 March 2016

26 May 2017

Governor

Andy Hayes

Governing Body

13 September 2016

31 August 2017

Associate

Kieran Hinchcliffe

Governing Body

28 March 2017

26 May 2017

Associate

Nikki Gray

Governing Body

13 September 2016

11 July 2017

Governor

Liz Nichols

Head Teacher

1 June 2009

31 August 2017

Headteacher

Fran Sims

Governing Body

9 December 2014

8 June 2017

Governor

Daniel Robinson

Governing Body

24 September 2014

8 June 2017

Governor

 

All Governors have signed and adhere to the Governors code of conduct.

All Governors have signed their conflict of interest disclaimer.

All Governors follow the following professional Negligence and confidential statements:

Professional Negligence Statement

Advice given by Governors at this school is incidental to their professional expertise and is not given in their professional capacity.

Confidentiality Statement

Governors will respect the confidence of those items of business which a governing body decides and not disclose what individual governors have said or how they voted within a meeting.