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Governance


The Governing Body plays an important part in the strategic leadership of the school, working with and supporting the Headteacher and staff.
 
Governors monitor how well the school is doing in terms of the children’s attainment and progress; teaching and learning; behaviour; welfare and health and safety.  They also monitor the school’s finances ensuring value for money and the leadership and management of the school.
 
The Governing Body is made up of a cross-section of the local community and includes parent representatives of children at the school.  Alexander First School is a vital part of the Service (Army) and local community and the Governing Body plays an important role in ensuring the school continues to build on the success that the Headteacher and staff have worked so hard to achieve.  Some of the duties include:
 

  • Setting strategic direction, policies and objectives;
  • Approving the school budget;
  • Reviewing progress against the schools budget and objectives;
  • Appointing, challenging and supporting the Headteacher.

 
The Full Governing Body meets three times a year.  Additionally Governors are members of sub-committees which all meet termly.  Please see below for the structure of our Governing Body.
 
Structure of our Governing Body:
 

  • Full Governing Body
    • Full Governing Body including Strategy
  • Sub Committees
    • Finance, Personnel and Premises (including H&S)
    • Standards, Teaching and Learning
    • Community and Welfare (including Attendance and Behaviour)

Name

Position

Specific Responsibility

Date of Appointment

Name of Appointing Body

Term of Office

Due Date for Stepping Down

Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interests

Voting Rights

Attendance Record 2022-2023

Mr Richard Stringfellow

Parent Governor

Music

PE

16.11.2022

Parents/FBG

4 years

15.11.2026

None

Yes

3 out of 3 FGB meetings

Miss Narda Burton

Parent Governor

N/A

17.11.2021

Parents/FGB

4 years

16.11.2025

None

Yes

1 out of 3 FGB meetings

Mr Clive Haines

Local Authority (LA) Governor

PE

Pupil Premium & Service Pupil Premium

SEND

Single Central Record

05.03.2020

Local Authority (LA)

4 Years

04.03.2024

Deputy Director of Education & responsible for approval of deficit budgets

Yes

1 out of 3 FGB meetings

 

Miss Haidee Mortimore

Staff Governor

Data Protection

23.05.2014

Staff/FGB

4 years

20.05.2026

None

Yes

3 out of 3 FGB meetings

Miss Mariam Khokar

Headteacher Governor

Reading (incl phonics)

Writing

PSHE

Breakfast Club School Meals

01.09.2018

FGB

N/A

N/A

Governor at Cove Infants School

Yes

3 out of 3 FGB meetings

2 out of 2 Finance

Dr Gwen Ineson

Co-Opted/

Community

Mathematics

PSHE

05.03.2020

FGB

4 years

04.03.2024

Governor at Brunel University

Yes

3 out of 3 FGB meetings

2 out of 2 Finance

Mrs Sandy Lewin

(Vice Chair)

Co-Opted/

Community

Reading (incl phonics)

Writing

History

Geography

Art & DT

EYFS

School Council

SEND

10.05.2017

FGB

4 years

08.05.2025

None

Yes

1 out of 3 

FGB meetings

Mrs Naomi Corcoran

Co-Opted/

Community

 

N/A

 

05.03.2020

FGB

4 years

04.03.2024

None

Yes

3 out of 3 FGB meetings

Mr Chris Monk

(Chair)

Co-Opted/

Community

MFL

Computing

Outdoor Learning/Forest School

Safeguarding & Child Protection

Pupil Premium & Service Pupil Premium

Data & Data for SATS

Health & Safety

22.04.2021

FGB

4 years

21.04.2025

Byland Solutions Ltd - Self Employed Business Consulting

Yes

3 out of 3 FGB meetings

2 out of 2 Finance

Mr John Livesey

Associate Member

N/A

15.09.2021

FGB

2 years

13.09.2025

None

Yes

0 out of 3 

FGB meetings

Mrs Doone Pellew

Associate Member

Science and STEM

30.03.2023

FGB

2 years

29.03.2025

None

Yes

2 out of 2 

FGB meetings

Padre David Brownridge

Associate Member

RE

23.11.2023

FGB

2 years

22.11.2025

None

Yes

N/A

Former Governors (past 12 months):

    

Name

Position

Specific Responsibility

Date of Appointment

Name of Appointing Body

Term of Office

Date of Stepping Down

Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interests

Voting Rights

Attendance Record 2022-2023

Padre Martin Robbins

Associate Member

N/A

30.03.2023

FGB

2 years

18.11.2023

None

Yes

0 out of 2 FGB meetings

The Revd Robbie Robinson

Associate Member

RE

22.04.2021

FGB

2 years

16.09.2022

None

Yes

2 out of 2 

FGB meetings 2021-2022

Mr David Marsham

Associate Member

N/A

10.11.2020

FGB

2 years

09.09.2022

None

Yes

1 out of 2 

FGB meetings 2021-2022

     

Sub-Committee Members:

 

Finance, Personnel and Premises (including H&S)

Chris Monk (Chair)

Gwen Ineson
Mariam Khokar (Headteacher)
Helen Cannon (School Business Manager)

 

Discipline / Capability / Grievance / Pupil Disciplinary / Pay (appeals):


Each Committee consists of three Governors; staff Governors may not sit on Appeals Committees.
Governor representation on Appeals Committees will be drawn from three of the remaining Governors not participating in the first Committee.

 

Complaints:


Any three non-staff Governors who have no prior knowledge of the complaint.



 

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