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The Governing Body

The Governing Body

The Governing Body consists of representatives of the school community. They are appointed on the basis of the skills they can bring to their role.  It consists of

  • The head teacher

  • 1 elected staff governor

  • 2 elected parent governors

  • 1 appointed Local Authority governor

  • 4 appointed community governors

 

               The Governing Body for the Academic Year 2017-2018

Mrs Gill Young                                        Head Teacher

VACANT                                                Community Governor

Mrs Connie Walker (Co-Chair)               LA Governor

Mrs Kirsty Hodgson                                Parent Governor

Mr James Hughes                                  Parent Governor

Mrs Maggie Green (Co-Chair)               Community Governor

Miss Mariam Khokar                              Community Governor

Mrs Sandy Lewin                                   Community Governor

Miss Haidee Mortimore                          Staff Governor

 

Mrs Nikki Fordham-Trice                         Clerk to the Governors

                   

Governor Responsibilities and Register of Interests for 2017-18

Name

 

Category

Which Body Appoints

Term of Office

Committee Membership

Responsibility

Register of Interests*

Attendance at FGB Meetings

2016-2017

Attendance at Committee Meetings

2016-2017

Mrs Kirsty Hodgson

Parent

Parents/

FGB

05.07.17 to 04.07.21

FGB

 

None

1 out of 1 meeting

N/A

Mr James Hughes

Parent

Parents/

FGB

05.07.17 to 04.07.21

FGB

 

 

None

1 out of 1 meeting

N/A

Mrs Connie Walker

 

Local Authority

(LA)

Local Authority

(LA)

01.09.10 to 31.08.18

FGB

Finance

Co-Chair of FGB

Chair of Finance Committee

Year 4 Link Governor

None

3 out of 4 meetings

5 out of 5 Finance

Miss Haidee Mortimore

Staff

Staff/FGB

23.05.14 to 22.05.18

FGB

School Meals, School Council, Breakfast Club Link Governor

None

4 out of 4 meetings

N/A

VACANT

 

Co-Opted/

Community

FGB

4 years

 

 

 

N/A

N/A

Mrs Maggie Green

 

Co-Opted/

Community

 

FGB

10.03.15 to 09.03.19

FGB

Finance

Co-Chair of FGB

Year 3 Link Governor

Health & Safety Governor. PSHE, Data for SATS Link Governor

None

2 out of 4 meetings

5 out of 5 Finance

Miss Mariam Khokar

Co-Opted/

Community

 

FGB

07.03.17

To

06.03.21

FGB

 

None

3 out of 3 meetings

N/A

Mrs Sandy Lewin

Co-Opted/

Community

 

FGB

10.05.17 to 09.05.21

FGB

Year 1 Link Governor

None

1 out of 2 meetings

N/A

Mrs Gill Young

Headteacher

 

 

FGB

Finance

Headteacher

 

None

4 out of 4 meetings

5 out of 5 Finance

PREVIOUS GOVERNORS

 

Mrs Cathryne Anderson-Kobs

Parent

Parents/

FGB

10.03.15 to 13.10.15

FGB

Finance

PHSE Link Governor

DT Link Governor

None

2014-2015:

3 out of 3 meetings

2015-2016:

0 out of 1 meeting

2014-2015:

1 out of 1 Finance & Resources

2015-2016:

1 out of 2 Finance

Mrs Mary Spinks CBE

 

Co-Opted/

Community

FGB

10.03.15 to 19.01.16

FGB

Finance

Extra Curricular Activities Link Governor

Foundation Stage Link Governor

None

2014-2015:

3 out of 3 meetings

2015-2016:

1 out of 1 meeting

2014-2015:

2 out of 2 Finance & Resources

2015-2016:

1 out of 2 Finance

Mrs Deanne Phillips

 

Co-Opted/

Community

FGB

23.05.12 to 05.07.16

FGB

Health and Safety Governor

RE, Music, School Meals and Breakfast Club Link Governor

None

2014-2015:

4 out of 4 meetings

2015-2016:

4 out of 4 meetings

2014-2015:

4 out of 4 Finance & Resources

Miss Emma Hill

Parent

Parents/

FGB

10.03.15 to

16.11.16

FGB

Art and DT Link Governor

None

2015-2016:

2 out of 4 meetings

2016-2017:

0 out of 1 meeting

2015-2016:

N/A

Mrs Ceri Owen

Parent

Parents/

FGB

05.02.16 to 11.04.17

FGB

 

Early Years Link Governor

None

2015-2016:

2 out of 3 meetings

2016-2017:

1 out of 2 meetings

2015-2016:

N/A

Mrs Jackie Wiggins

Co-Opted/

Community

 

FGB

01.09.11 to 30.08.17

FGB

 

Chair of FGB

Year 2 Link Governor Safeguarding and SEND Governor

None

2015-2016:

4 out of 4 meetings

2016-2017:

4 out of 4 meetings

2016-2017:

4 out of 5 Finance

 

*(including business interests, other educational establishments they govern and relationships with members of school staff)

 

The Work of the Governing Body

Alexander First School successfully maintains a supportive and caring atmosphere where staff and governors work together to ensure that all our pupils have the opportunity to develop to their full potential. The role of the governing body is to ensure that the school provides a range of academic and social opportunities that enables pupils to be well taught and make good progress with their learning.

 

The governing body of the school is responsible for overseeing the strategic decisions of the school. It is involved in making decisions about staffing, the curriculum, school buildings and finance. The head teacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school and governors work in close partnership with and support the head teacher and her staff. The governors’ job is to monitor and question to ensure that the school functions well.

 

Governors ratify, monitor and review a range of policies that govern the operation of the school, including Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Behaviour, Curriculum and Performance Management. Individual governors have responsibility for specific areas of school life, such as Literacy, Mathematics, Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), Safeguarding etc.

 

The work of governance at Alexander First School is carried out by the Full Governing Body (FGB), which meets 3 times a year and the Finance Committee, which also meets 3 times a year. Individual governors monitor their specific areas of responsibility and report to FGB.

 

Joining in

Governors to a school’s Governing Body are either elected or appointed. If you would like to be part of Alexander First School’s Governing Body please enquire initially at the school office about any vacancies and speak to the Head teacher or Chair of Governors.

Visit RBWM Website http://www.rbwm.gov.uk/web/ed_gov_faqs_gov_index_25322.htm for information about the role of school governors and how to become a school governor.

 

 

 

 

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