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
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.
Governors – 2018-2019
|Name||Position||Term of office ends||Appointed by (Body)||Mettings attended 17/18|
|Mr Kevin Reid||Headteacher||7 out of 7|
|Mr Kevin Jenkins||Chair||13/10/2022||Co-opted Governor||5 out of 7|
|Cllr Susan Masters||Vice-Chair||01/12/2018||Authority Governor||6 out of 7|
|Mr Majid Qureshi||19/07/2019||Parent Governor||4 out of 7|
|Mrs Marie Hardie||Deputy Headteacher||17/06/2020||Co-opted Governor||6 out of 7|
|Mrs Marion Faust||18/05/2022||Co-opted Governor||4 out of 7|
|Miss Rosy Smith||24/03/2022||Co-opted Governor||6 out of 7|
|Mrs Julie Ammi||Clerk to Governors||Non-Governor|
|Mrs Asma Noureen||05/12/2021||Parent Governor||5 out of 5|
|Mr William Kennaway||29/04/2022||Staff Governor||2 out of 2|
How to contact a Governor
There are several different ways to contact a Governor.
- Drop a note into the school office and staff will hand it to a Governor
- Leave a message for the Chair by telephoning the school on 020 8472 0830
- 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.