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THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNING BODY

The purpose of the Governing Body is to lead the strategic development of the school and to promote high standards of educational achievement at the school.

The governing body has a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  •  Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its students, and the performance management of staff; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The Governing Body monitors the implementation of standards and our policies through the committee structure set out below; conduct appeals; appoints senior staff; and makes serious disciplinary decisions.

CONSTITUTION OF THE GOVERNING BODY

The Governing Body consists of:

  • Eleven co-opted governors appointed by Governing Body
  • One staff governor, elected by staff
  • One parent governor, elected by parents
  • One Local Authority governor nominated by the local authority
  • The headteacher

Chair of Governors: Katie Donkor

Vice Chair: Richard Pone

Co-opted Governors: Chris Ogunlana, Maria Peries, Martha Da Costa-Sherwood, Olola Elias, Pamela Calder, Rachel Higgins, Richard Pone, Sarah Coombes, Teresa Clay, Tim Adelani, Trevor Grant.

Staff Governor: Gloria Chapman

Parent Governors:  Amber Noel, Helen Skundric.

LA Governor: Alan Kennedy

Headteacher: Karen Chamberlain

The term of office for all governors is four years.

COMMITTEES OF THE GOVERNING BODY

The Governing Body has three committees:

  • Curriculum/Standards - Chair: Olola Elias, Vice Chair: TBC
  • Finance - Chair: Chris Ogunlana, Vice Chair: TBC
  • Welfare - Chair: Maria Peries, Vice Chair: Trevor Grant

Individual governors hold specific responsibilities:

LINK GOVERNORS Curriculum

English: AK

Maths: OE

Science: JB

Humanities: TA

C Arts: RH

Langs: PC

Voc: EA

Teaching: JB/CT

Pupil Premium/Catch up funding: GC/TG

LBTS5: SC

Remote teaching and learning/website content: MGS

LINK GOVERNORS Finance and General Purposes

Buildings, H and S, HR, Finance and Admin: RP/CO

Parent Views: HS/AN

LINK GOVERNORS Welfare

SEN: MP

Safeguarding inc vulnerable children and CLA: MP

Pastoral inc mental health/wellbeing: TG, TC

Complaints: KD

Racial Equality: KD

CONTACT THE GOVERNORS

To contact the school governors, please email the chair - Katie Donkor at: 

The full Governing Body meets half termly. The Chair is Katie Donkor who can be contacted by email above

In addition to these there are the Pay Committee and the HT Pay Appraisal Committee. These are both chaired by Katie Donkor and meet yearly. The Staff Appeals (chaired by Katie Donkor) and Student Discipline (chaired by Maria Peries) sub committees meet as required.

The documents below include the standing orders for the Governing Body and the terms of reference for the sub committees: