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Governor Profile Information Booklet

A Welcome from the Chair of Governors

 

On behalf of the Board of Governors I would like to welcome you to Elmbridge Primary School. I may be slightly biased, but I think that you would struggle to find another primary school locally that offers such a wide range of opportunities for its pupils to thrive.

 

To give you an overview of who we are and what we do, as school governors we are passionate about supporting the development of the school, working together with the head teacher in setting its future direction. We decide on how the school's budget should be most effectively spent to contribute to the children’s education and make decisions on areas such as the school development plan, educational performance and the wide range of school policies.

 

The governing body is made up of 15 governors of varying types. We include the Head Teacher alongside parent, co-opted, authority and staff governors. The full governing body meets six times a year but there are also a number of committees that meet at different times during each term and report back to the main governing body. The committees cover all aspects of school including finance and buildings, curriculum, policies and personnel.

 

Each governor is a member of a Curriculum Group, alongside their committee responsibilities, and throughout the year meet with staff members to discuss the schools approach to the subject, performance against plan, and any upcoming activities planned. This gives governors an opportunity to gain an insight into the day-to-day planning and teaching of these subject areas to identify how they align with the overall school curriculum approach.

 

The governing body is made up of a wide range of primarily non-education professionals. Our core role is to act as a 'critical friend' for the school, supporting but also asking questions and raising any concerns we may identify. 

 

Our most important role is to help ensure that the school is set up to deliver the best possible experience for your children, spanning both education and enrichment. 

 

To help you get a better feel for who we are, 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 each Governor, their responsibilities on the Governing Body and a brief history of their background.

 

Alex Bennett

Chair of Governors

 

Elmbridge Primary School Governors 2021 – 2022

 

Mr Alex Bennett, Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

Term of Office 19.10.20 – 18.10.24

Not a member of another Governing Body and no relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Chair of Governors and member of the Buildings & Finance and Personnel, Pay & Performance Committees

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

Buildings & Finance

Personnel, Pay & Performance

1

20.9.21

Attended

 

 

 

 

1

18.10.21

Apologies

15.10.21

Attended

2.11.21

Attended

2

6.12.21

Attended

12.11.21

Attended

 

 

3

7.2.22

Attended

21.1.22

Attended

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Sonia Beavon, Parent Governor elected by the Parents

Term of Office 21.6.21 – 20.6.25

Not a member of another Governing Body and no relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

 

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

1

20.9.21

Attended

1

18.10.21

Attended

2

6.12.21

Attended

3

7.2.22

Apologies

4

 

 

5

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

Reverend Andrew Biggs, Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

Term of Office 1.9.19 – 31.8.23

Not a member of another Governing Body and no relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Member of the Policy Review Committee

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

Policy Review

1

20.9.21

Attended

 

 

1

18.10.21

Apologies

13.10.21

Apologies

2

6.12.21

Attended

 

 

3

7.2.22

Attended

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Rebecca Booth, Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body and Vice Chair

Term of Office 21.1.19-20.1.23

Not a member of another Governing Body and no relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Member of the Personnel, Pay & Performance and Policy Review Committees

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

Personnel, Pay & Performance

Policy Review

1

20.9.21

Attended

 

 

 

 

1

18.10.21

Attended

2.11.21

Attended

13.10.21

Attended

2

6.12.21

Attended

 

 

 

 

3

7.2.22 

Attended

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

                               

 

Ms Rachel Capener, Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body 

Term of Office 19.10.20 – 18.10.24

Not a member of another Governing Body and no relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Member of the Finance & Buildings Committee

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

Finance & Buildings

1

20.9.21

Apologies

15.10.21

Apologies

1

18.10.21

Attended

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Debbie Hamilton, Associate Governor to the Finance & Buildings Committee appointed by the Governing Body 

Term of Office 20.10.21-19.10.22

Not a member of another Governing Body and no relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Member of the Finance & Buildings Committee with voting rights

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

Finance & Buildings

1

20.9.21

Attended

 

 

1

18.10.21

Attended

15.10.21

Attended

2

6.12.21

Apologies

12.11.21

Attended

3

7.2.22 

Attended

21.1.22

Apologies

4

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Manda Holliday, Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

Term of office 14.10.19 - 13.10.23

Not a member of another Governing Body and no relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

1

20.9.21

Attended

1

18.10.21

Attended

2

6.12.21

Attended

3

7.2.22 

Attended

4

 

 

5

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

Mr Omar Khokher, Parent Governor elected by the parents

Term of Office 5.10.18 – 4.10.22

Not a member of another Governing Body and no relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Member of the Personnel, Pay & Performance Committee

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

Personnel, Pay & Performance

1

20.9.21

Apologies

 

 

1

18.10.21

Attended

2.11.21

Apologies

2

6.12.21

Apologies

 

 

3

7.2.22 

Apologies

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

                     

 

Mr Iain Ledgerwood, Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

Term of Office 18.10.21 – 17.10.25

Not a member of another Governing Body

Relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded:  Son attends school

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

1

 

 

1

18.10.21

Attended

2

6.12.21

Attended

3

7.2.22 

Apologies

4

 

 

5

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

Mrs Ashleigh Ovens, Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

Term of Office 21.1.19 – 20.1.23

Not a member of another Governing Body and no relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Member of the Finance & Buildings and Personnel, Pay & Performance Committees

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

Finance & Buildings

Personnel, Pay & Performance

1

20.9.21

Attended

 

 

 

 

1

18.19.21

Attended

15.10.21

Attended

2.11.21

Apologies

2

6.12.21

Attended

12.11.21

Attended

 

 

3

7.2.22 

Apologies

21.1.22

Attended

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Dave Pearson, Parent Governor elected by the parents

Term of Office 5.10.18 – 4.10.22

Not a member of another Governing Body

Declaration of business or pecuniary interests recorded:  Husband of school employee

Member of the Policy Review and Personnel, Pay & Performance Committees

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

Policy Review

Personnel, Pay & Performance

1

20.9.21

Attended

 

 

 

 

1

18.10.21

Attended

13.10.21

 

2.11.21

Attended

2

6.12.21

Attended

 

 

 

 

3

7.2.22 

Attended

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Term of Office 11.3.19 – 10.3.23

Not a member of another Governing Body and no relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

1

20.9.21

Attended

1

18.10.21

Attended

2

6.12.21

Attended

3

7.2.22

Attended

4

 

 

5

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

Mrs Alison Petticrew, Staff Governor elected by the staff

Term of Office 11.10.19 – 10.10.23

Not a member of another Governing Body and no relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

1

20.9.21

Apologies

1

18.10.21

Attended

2

6.12.21

Attended

3

7.2.22 

Attended

4

 

 

5

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

Mr Phill Riddle, Associate Governor to the Finance & Buildings Committee appointed by the Governing Body

Term of Office 20.10.21 – 19.10.22

Not a member of another Governing Body and no relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Member of the Finance & Buildings Committee with voting rights

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

Finance & Buildings

Policy Review

1

20.9.21

Attended

 

 

 

 

1

18.10.21

Apologies

15.10.21

Attended

13.10.21

Attended

2

6.12.21

Apologies

12.11.21

Attended

 

 

3

7.2.22 

Apologies

21.1.22

Attended

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Kelsa Rowland-Evans, Governor appointed by the Local Authority

Term of Office 8.10.18 – 7.10.22

Not a member of another Governing Body and no relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

1

20.9.21

Attended

1

18.10.21

Attended

2

6.12.21

Attended

3

7.2.22 

Attended

4

 

 

5

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

Glen Tharia, Head Teacher employed by the Governing Body

Term of Office:  Continuous

Not a member of another Governing Body and no relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Member of the Buildings & Finance and Personnel and Policy Review Committees

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

Finance & Buildings

Policy Review

1

20.9.21

Attended

 

 

 

 

1

18.10.21

Attended

15.10.21

Attended

13.10.21

Attended

2

6.12.21

Attended

12.11.21

Attended

 

 

3

7.2.22 

Attended

21.1.22

Attended

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr John Vallender, Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

Term of Office 20.10.21 – 19.10.25

Not a member of another Governing Body and no relevant business or pecuniary interests recorded

Member of the Finance & Buildings Committee

Meeting attendance record

Term

Full Governing Body

Finance & Buildings

1

20.9.21

Attended

 

 

1

18.10.21

Attended

 

 

2

6.12.21

Attended

12.11.21

Attended

3

7.2.22 

Attended

21.1.21

Attended

4

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

  

ELMBRIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY

COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2021/2022

 

Governor Members

 

Finance & Buildings

Committee

 

Mr Alex Bennett

Ms Debbie Hamilton

Mrs Ashleigh Ovens (Chair of Committee)

Mr Phill Riddle (Associate with voting rights)

Mr Glen Tharia

Mr John Vallender

 

Personnel, Pay &

Performance Committee

 

Mr Alex Bennett

Mrs Rebecca Booth

Mr Omar Khokher

Mrs Ashleigh Ovens

Mr Dave Pearson (Chair of Committee)

 

Policy Review

Committee

 

Rev Andrew Biggs

Mrs Rebecca Booth

Mr Dave Pearson

Mr Phill Riddle (Associate)

Mr G Tharia (Chair of Committee)

 

Appeals Committee

Appointed as required

 

Head Teacher Appraisal

Mr Alex Bennett

Mrs Ashleigh Ovens

Mrs Kelsa Rowland-Evans

 

 

 

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