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

Name

Category (Appointed by)

Other Institutions served on

Relevant business/ financial interests

End of Term of Office

Susan Foster

Additionally Appointed Governor

Cleves GB (Chair)

TBA

12 June 2021

Doris Neville-Davies

Additionally Appointed Governor

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

None

12 June 2021

Elaine Jones

Additionally Appointed Governor

Cleves GB

TBA

12 June 2021

Nicola Armao

Co-opted (GB)

none

none

27 March 2021

Deborah Black

Co-opted (GB)

None

None

13 July 2019

Kathryn Exell

Co-opted (GB)

TBA

TBA

24 September 2017

Joanna Hickey

Co-opted (GB)

None

None

20 June 2021

Sheena Prema

Co-opted (GB)

None

None

22 March 2020

Cassandra Rock

Co-opted (GB)

TBA

TBA

24 September 2021

Alison Pope

Parent Gov (Parents)

None

None

30 Nov 2019

Andy Kempton

Staff Gov (Staff)

None

None

12 Sept 2020

Chris Hodges

Interim Executive Headteacher

Cleves GB (Head)

None

31 August 2018

Jonathon Cook

Associate Member (GB)

TBA

TBA

24 September 2017

Brigid Crew

Associate Member (GB)

TBA

TBA

24 September 2017

Susan Oliver

Associate Member (GB)

TBA

TBA

24 September 2017

Emma Williams

Associate Member (GB)

TBA

TBA

24 September 2017

Past Governors

Daphne Sohl

Governing Body

September 2016

1 February 2017

Associate Member

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

1st 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

28th March 2017

26 May 2017

Associate

Nikki Gray

Governing Body

13 September 2016

11 July 2017

Co-opted

Liz Nichols

Head Teacher

1st 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.

Files Last Updated
Effective Governance Statements 2015-2016 30 September 2016
FGB Part 1 Minutes July 2016 28 September 2016
FGB Part 1 Minutes March 2016 28 September 2016
FGB Part 1 Minutes September 2015 28 September 2016
GB Business Minutes 13 September 2016 21 June 2017
Governing Bodies Strategic Objectives 2015-17 28 September 2016
Governing Body Newsletter September 2016 28 September 2016
Governing Body Newsletter Summer 2015 21 July 2015
Governor Attendance Record 2015 - 2016 04 September 2016
Governor Attendance Record Autumn 2016 21 June 2017
Governor Attendance Record Spring 2017 21 June 2017
Governors Decision Planner 2015 / 2016 05 August 2015
Governors Information & Dates 2016-17 28 September 2016
Governors Monitoring Schedule September 2016 28 September 2016
Governors Presentation September 2016 28 September 2016
Grovelands GB Minutes 6 December 2016 21 June 2017
Parent Survey and Governors' Letter 30 September 2016