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A Welcome from the Chair of Governors

 

On behalf of the Governors I would like to welcome you to Elmbridge Primary School. I thought it would be useful to introduce ourselves and give you some ideas of how the Governing Body works.

 

School governors are people who wish to make a positive contribution to children's education. Together with the head teacher we set the future direction of the school and decide how the school's budget should be spent. We make decisions collectively on matters such as school policies and the school development plan.

 

Our governing body consists of 15 governors including the Head Teacher, parent, co-opted, authority and staff governors. The full governing body meets six times per annum but within the full governing body there are several committees that meet at different times and report back to the main governing body. These committees cover all aspects of school including such things as finance and buildings, curriculum and personnel.

 

Each governor is a member of a Curriculum Group. Throughout the year Governors meet with the staff members of their particular curriculum group to discuss how it is being taught in the school and any special activities planned. This gives the governor an opportunity to gain an insight into the day-to-day planning and teaching of these subject areas.

 

Most of the members of the Governing Body are not education professionals and our role is one of a 'critical friend'. Governors scrutinise, ask questions and if appropriate, raise any concerns we may have regarding any matter that may arise. We make decisions on such things as performance targets, school policies and the school's development plan. We then monitor the impact of policies and oversee the use of the budget. Governors also, very occasionally, have to consider complaints and hear appeals from staff or pupils.

 

As you can see from the foregoing there is far more to governance than first meets the eye, however in my opinion, our most important role is to facilitate the staff in delivering the best possible education for your children. To help you we have listed the members of our Governing Body below and provided you with a copy of our Governor Profile document which includes a picture of the Governor, their responsibilities on the Governing Body and a brief history of their background.

 

Mike Gough

Chair of Governors

 

Elmbridge Primary School Governors 2016 – 2017

Mike Gough, Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

Term of Office 11.5.15 – 10.5.19

No relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Chair of Governors and member of the Buildings & Finance, Curriculum and Pay Review Committees

Meeting attendance record

 

Term

Full Governing Body

Buildings & Finance

Curriculum

Pay Review

1

10.10.16

Attended

28.9.16

Attended

27.9.16

Attended

30.9.16

Attended

2

14.11.16

Attended

7.12.16

Attended

7.11.16

Apologies

 

 

3

23.1.17

Attended

17.1.17

Attended

17.1.17

Attended

 

 

4

13.3.17

Attended

28.2.17

Attended

27.2.17

Attended

 

 

5

22.5.17

Attended

28.3.17

Attended

9.5.17

Attended

 

 

6

26.6.17

 

11.5.17

Attended

 

 

 

 

 

Darren Wells, Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

Term of Office 11.5.15 – 10.5.19

No relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Vice Chair of Governors and member of the Buildings & Finance and Pay Review Committees

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

Buildings & Finance

Pay Review

1

10.10.16

Attended

28.09.16

Apologies

30.9.16

Apologies

2

14.11.16

Apologies

7.12.16

Apologies

 

 

3

23.1.17

Attended

17.1.17

Attended

 

 

4

13.3.17

Attended

28.2.17

Attended

 

 

5

22.5.17

Attended

28.3.17

Attended

 

 

6

 

 

11.5.17

Attended

 

 

 

Alex Bennett, Parent Governor elected by the parents

Term of Office 18.1.17 – 17.1.21

No relevant business or pecuniary interested recorded

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

 

 

3

23.1.17

Attended

 

 

 

 

4

13.3.17

Attended

 

 

 

 

5

22.5.17

Attended

 

 

 

 

6

26.6.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Brentley, Co-opted Staff Governor appointed by the Governing Body

Term of Office 11.4.16 – 10.4.20

No relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

 

 

1

10.10.16

Attended

 

 

 

 

2

14.11.16

Attended

 

 

 

 

3

23.1.17

Attended

 

 

 

 

4

13.3.17

Attended

 

 

 

 

5

22.5.17

Attended

 

 

 

 

6

26.6.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reverend Canon Ian Calder, Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

Term of Office 11.11.15 –10.5.19

No relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

Curriculum

 

1

10.10.16

Apologies

27.9.16

Attended

 

 

2

14.11.16

Attended

7.11.16

Apologies

 

 

3

23.1.17

Attended

17.1.17

Attended

 

 

4

13.3.17

Apologies

27.2.17

Attended

 

 

5

22.5.17

Attended

9.5.17

Attended

 

 

6

26.6.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiona Collery, Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

Term of office 11.4.16- 10.4.20

No relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

Curriculum

 

1

10.10.16

Apologies

 

 

 

 

2

14.11.16

Apologies

7.11.16

Attended

 

 

3

23.1.17

Attended

17.1.17

Attended

 

 

4

13.3.17

Attended

27.2.17

Attended

 

 

5

22.5.17

Attended

9.5.17

Attended

 

 

6

26.6.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jill Gethin, Local Authority Governor appointed by the Local Authority

Term of Office 1.5.14 – 30.4.18

No relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Member of the Curriculum Committee

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

Curriculum

1

10.10.16

Apologies

27.9.16

Attended

2

14.11.16

Attended

7.11.16

Apologies

3

23.1.17

Apologies

17.1.17

Attended

4

13.3.17

Attended

27.2.17

Attended

5

22.5.17

Attended

9.5.17

Attended

6

26.6.17

 

 

 

 

Matt Green, Parent Governor elected by the parents

Term of Office 15.9.14 – 14.9.18

No relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

Buildings & Finance

1

10.10.16

Attended

28.9.16

Apologies

2

14.11.17

Attended

7.12.17

Attended

3

23.1.17

Attended

17.1.17

Attended

4

13.3.17

Attended

28.2.17

Apologies

5

22.5.17

Attended

28.3.17

Attended

6

26.6.17

 

11.5.17

Apologies

 

Louise King, Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

Term of Office 11.5.15 – 10.5.19

No relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Member of the Pay Review and Personnel Committees

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

Pay Review

 

1

10.10.16

Attended

30.9.16

Attended

 

 

2

14.11.16

Attended

 

 

 

 

3

23.1.17

Apologies

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Pembridge, Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

Term of Office 11.5.15 – 10.5.19

No relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

1

10.10.16

Attended

2

14.11.16

Attended

3

23.1.17

Apologies

4

13.3.17

Attended

5

22.5.17

Attended

6

26.6.17

 

 

Carol Radcliffe, Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

Term of Office 11.4.16-10.4.20

No relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

 

 

1

10.10.16

Apologies

 

 

 

 

2

14.11.16

Attended

 

 

 

 

3

23.1.171

Apologies

 

 

 

 

4

13.3.17

Attended

 

 

 

 

5

22.5.17

Apologies

 

 

 

 

6

26.6.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda Reedman, Staff Governor elected by the staff

Term of Office 21.9.15 to 22.9.19

No relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Member of the Curriculum Committee

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

Curriculum

1

10.10.16

Attended

27.9.16

Attended

2

14.11.16

Attended

7.11.16

Attended

3

23.1.17

Attended

17.1.17

Attended

4

13.3.17

Attended

28.2.17

Apologies

5

22.5.17

Attended

9.5.17

Attended

6

26.6.17

 

 

 

 

Kelsa Rowland-Evans, Parent Governor elected by the parents

Term of Office 15.9.14 – 14.9.18

No relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Member of the

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

 

1

10.10.16

Attended

 

 

2

14.11.16

Attended

 

 

3

23.1.17

Attended

 

 

4

13.3.17

Apologies

 

 

5

22.5.17

Apologies

 

 

6

26.6.17

 

 

 

 

Glen Tharia, Head Teacher employed by the Governing Body

Term of Office: Continuous

No relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Member of the Buildings & Finance and Personnel Committees

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

Buildings & Finance

Pay Review

1

10.10.16

Attended

28.9.16

Attended

30.9.16

Attended

2

14.11.16

Attended

7.12.16

Attended

 

 

3

23.1.17

Attended

17.1.17

Attended

 

 

4

13.3.17

Attended

28.2.17

Attended

 

 

5

22.5.17

Attended

28.3.17

Attended

 

 

6

26.6.17

 

11.5.17

Attended

 

 

 

Jonathan White, Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

Term of Office 11.5.15 – 10.5.19

No relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Member of the Buildings & Finance Committee

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

Buildings & Finance

 

1

10.10.16

Attended

28.9.16

Attended

 

 

2

14.11.16

Attended

7.12.16

Attended

 

 

3

23.1.17

Attended

17.1.17

Attended

 

 

4

13.3.17

Attended

28.2.17

Attended

 

 

5

22.5.17

Attended

28.3.17

Attended

 

 

6

26.6.17

 

11.5.17

Attended

 

 

 

 

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