GOVERNORS

Overview: governance structure

Greatfields School is a partner school within the multi-academy educational trust – Partnership Learning.

Governors of the School as a Local Governing Board (LGB), meet at least once a term. Their remit is to :

  • Ensure clarity of educational vision for the school; to promote the best possible ethos for learning, and to set the strategic direction of the school as it grows
  • Hold the Head of School to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Oversee the financial performance of the school, making sure that money is well spent

The LGB is supported through the work of 2 sub-committees, who again meet at least once a term and advise and make recommendations to the main Local Governing Board:

  1.  Standards and Curriculum Sub-committee
  • Analyses data about attainment and progress made by all pupils in the school
  • Reviews the quality of teaching and learning in classrooms
  • Ensures that the curriculum is sufficiently broad and balanced for all pupils; promotes their spiritual, moral, social and spiritual development, and maximises their employability potential
  • Monitors pupils’ rates of attendance, their behaviour to learning, and to others in the school
  • Assesses levels of satisfaction with the school by pupils and their parents
  • Considers how effectively the school works in partnership with the local community, business and other agencies, locally and regionally

2.  Finance, Personnel and Resources Sub-committee

  • Reviews and considers the annual budget for the School, regularly monitoring actual expenditure and income against allocated budgets
  • Considers and approves changes in staffing structures for the School, and makes pay recommendations for staff
  • Ensures the school is complaint with all financial, internal audit, legal and statutory requirements relating to the sound financial management of the School, taking action as needed
  • Keeps under review, and make recommendations concerning all aspects of the physical assets of the School

Governors with specific areas of responsibility

The LGB has governors who have volunteered to undertake specific responsibilities within the School:

Safeguarding . These responsibilities include ensuring the school:

  • Has an effective safeguarding children policy in place and follows local procedures
  • Recruits staff and volunteers in line with safer recruitment processes
  • Has procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse made against staff and volunteers
  • Has a designated senior member of staff for dealing with safeguarding children issues
  • Accesses appropriate safeguarding children training for all staff.
  • Makes suitable provision for Looked After Children

Health and Safety. These responsibilities include ensuring that:

  • The School has a written Health and Safety Policy, that all staff are aware of it, and that it is reviewed regularly
  • The School takes all appropriate actions (through a named member of staff) for out of school visits
  • All health and safety information is properly displayed e.g. location of first aid boxes, and that all staff are aware of this
  • All potential risks in the school to staff and pupil are suitably assessed, and resulting actions recorded, and monitored

Pupil Premium. The Pupil Premium is additional funding received by the School from the Department for Education to improve the achievement of children from disadvantaged backgrounds. These responsibilities include ensuring that the School:

  • Has an up to date pupil premium strategy on its website
  • Is clear about the barriers to educational achievement faced by disadvantaged pupils in the School, individually and in groups
  • Has robust evidence to demonstrate the impact (effect) of Pupil Premium funding on the educational attainment of disadvantaged pupils

SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability). These responsibilities include ensuring:

  • The progress of pupils with SEND are closely monitored through reviewing and understanding internal and external data
  • An understanding of how the SEND budget is used, and its impact
  • Contributing to the annual SEND information report published on the School’s website

 

Members of the Local Governing Board

Mr Alan Lazell, Chair of the LGB.

Appointed on October 10th 2016.

Term of office ends October 9th 2020.

Partnership Learning Trust appointment

Business and pecuniary interests: Alan worked for Barking and Dagenham Council (Children’s Services department) from 2000-2012. He currently a freelance educational consultant specialising in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and a director of ACZL Associates Ltd, working primarily in further and higher education

He is also a member of the governing body at Baynards Primary School, Tiptree.

 

Ms Hilary Moore, Vice-Chair of the LGB.

Appointed on October 10th 2016.

Term of office ends October 9th 2020.

Partnership Learning Trust appointment

Business and pecuniary interests: Hilary is Head of the Technical Skills Academy – a Barking campus of Barking & Dagenham College.

Hillary is also a member of the governing body at Lewisham Southwark College, and Baring Primary School. Hilary has been Chair of  the Children’s and Young People’s Services Select Committee in Lewisham Council.

 

Ms Angela Hooper, Governor with responsibility for SEND

Appointed on October 10th 2016.

Term of office ends October 9th 2020.

Partnership Learning Trust appointment

Business and pecuniary interests: Angela is Director of Development for East Thames Ltd, focussed on developing homes in Barking and Dagenham and other local boroughs.

 

Mr Roger Carver, Governor with responsibility for Health and Safety

Appointed on October 10th 2016.

Term of office ends October 9th 2020.

Partnership Learning Trust appointment

Business and pecuniary interests: Roger is retired, with a background in further education teaching and training, and in Barking and Dagenham Council – Children’s Services department.

 

Mr Nathan Singleton, Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding

Appointed on. October 10th 2016.

Term of office ends October 9th 2020.

Partnership Learning Trust appointment

Business and pecuniary interests: Nathan is Director of Youth Services at LifeLine Projects, providing bespoke educational provision for young people of secondary age.

Nathan is the brother of Daniel Singleton, who is Chair of Trustees of the Partnership Learning multi-academy trust.

 

 

Miss Jessica Barry

Appointed on October 12th 2017

Term of office ends October 9th 2020.

Appointed as staff representative

Business and pecuniary interests: Jessica is Head of Science

 

Ms Joy Okoh-Awolaja

Appointed on October 10th 2016.

Term of office ends October 9th 2020.

Appointed as parent representative

Business and pecuniary interests: Insert details

 

Councillor Syed Enam Ahammad

Appointed on October 10th 2016.

Term of office ends October 9th 2020.

Appointed by the Local Authority

Business and pecuniary interests: Councillor Ahammad is ward Member for Longbridge ward.