GOVERNORS
On behalf of the Governing Body, I would like to briefly introduce you to the work the Governing Body undertakes to ensure that your child will receive a solid primary school education.

The Governing Body is responsible for overseeing the strategic decisions of the school. The key role is to act as a ‘critical friend’ to support, to challenge and to ask questions.

The Headteacher is responsible for the day to day running of the school. However, the Governing Body works closely with the Headteacher, staff and the Local Authority and will be involved with staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance aspect of school life.

The membership of the Governing Body includes parents, teaching staff, co-opted members of the community and the Local Authority. The Governing Body meets at least once each term and the sub-committees listed below also meet frequently.

The Governing Body has a range of powers and duties laid down by various Education Acts. These responsibilities relate to:

  • Setting targets and promoting high standards of educational achievement
  • Setting the strategic framework within which the school operates
  • Management of the school’s delegated budget
  • Ensuring that the curriculum for the school is balanced and broadly based

Governors discharge the above responsibilities, together with many others, through a Governing Body meeting each term. These formal meetings are in addition to a series of informal sub-committee meetings dealing with more specific issues:

  • Standards and Achievement
  • Finance/Premises/Strategy

A number of governors also have responsibilities for specific issues within the school such as literacy, maths and inclusion and child protection.

Governors also adopt, review and monitor a range of policies that govern the operation of the school including Health and Safety, Behaviour, Curriculum and Performance Management.

The Governing Body is extremely proud of the achievements of the school, celebrating our school motto “joining together to build our future, in order to be the best that we can be and be happy”

We are always happy to hear your thoughts and comments about the strategic direction of the school.

Best wishes
Kevin Jenkins

Governors – 2017-2018

Please click on the link to view Committee structure of the governing body and their register of interest.

Name
Please click on the name for the register/pecuniary interests form

Position

Term of office ends

Appointed by (Body)

No.of meetings attended 2016 – 17

Mr Kevin Reid

Headteacher

 

 

6 out of 6

Mr Kevin Jenkins

Chair

13/10/2017

Co-opted Governor

6 out of 6

Cllr Susan Masters

Vice-Chair

01/12/2018

Authority Governor

6 out of 6

Mr Majid Qureshi

 

19/07/2019

Parent Governor

5 out of 6

Mrs Marie Hardie

Deputy Headteacher

17/06/2020

Co-opted Governor

6 out of 6

Mrs Marion Faust

 

18/05/2018

Co-opted Governor

5 out of 6

Miss Rosy Smith

 

24/03/2018

Co-opted Governor

5 out of 6

Mr Marcus Jalota

 

29/04/2016

Staff Governor

6 out of 6

Mr Muhammed Ravat   21/11/2020 Co-opted Governor 3 out of 4
Mrs Samantha Thorn   21/11/2020 Co-opted Governor 3 out of 4

Mrs Julie Ammi

Clerk to Governors

 

Non-Governor

 

Mrs Asma Noureen   05/12/2021 Parent Governor  

How to contact a Governor

There are several different ways to contact a Governor.

  1. Drop a note into the school office and staff will hand it to a Governor
  2. Leave a message for the Chair by telephoning the school on 020 8472 0830
  3. Speak to other Governors in the playground when they are bringing or collecting children

If you do not know who the Governors are, look at the photos on the Governors’ notice board by the school entrance.

How to voice your own opinion

If you would like:-

  • the Governors to discuss a certain issue at their next meeting
  • to make a suggestion
  • to comment on any aspect of the school, curriculum etc.

Please write it down and hand it in to the school office for the attention of the Chair of Governors.

How to make a complaint

Sometimes parents have complaints about an aspect of school life that concerns them and/or their child. Should you find yourself in this situation, this is how you should try to solve the problem.

Stage one – talk to the teacher

First of all, talk to the teacher concerned – difficulties can often be sorted out very quickly in this way. It is hoped you can reach an agreement that satisfies you and the school, if you cannot, then go to stage two.

Stage two – meet the Headteacher

The complainant goes to the Headteacher. This can only happen if you have been through stage one, unless the problem is very serious.

Stage three – go to the governors

The complaint goes to the school’s governors’. This can only happen if you have been both stage one and two. You can write to the chair of governors’ care of the school office. The school office can send the letter for you. A committee of governors will review complaint. Afterwards, they will write back telling you their conclusion.