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The Governing Body works with the Headteacher and staff to make sure the school provides an excellent quality of education for all its pupils.

 

Governors are volunteers elected to the Governing Body for a fixed term bringing specialist skills and experience in order that its core strategic functions are met.

 

The Governing Body is part of the strategic leadership of the school.  Governors are not expected to make day-to-day decisions about how the school is run; that is the role of the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team. 

 

Governors have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

  1. “Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.”

(Reference Department for Education – Governors’ Handbook)

 

This means that as school governors we will be involved in many aspects of running the school including how the budget should be spent, making sure the school building is welcoming, safe and fit for purpose, setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies and agreeing the curriculum.

 

The Governing Body meets in full once a term to conduct its business. Governors also meet in smaller focused committees to discuss key issues in the following areas:

 

  • Curriculum
  • Finance, Personnel and Premises

WILLOWBROOK PRIMARY SCHOOL – Current Governors

DECLARATION OF ANNUAL BUSINESS INTERESTS 2017/18 (updated 5 March 2018)

Name of Governor

Category of Governor

Date of Appointment or Acquisition

Term expires

Appointment made by:

Position of responsibility and membership of Committees:

 

Relevant business interests that could present a conflict of interest.

Nature of Interest

Tamsyn Basson

Co-opted

13 March 2017

13 March 2021

GB

Governor on CPRM, Thematic curriculum

Service Manager for Essex Children & Family Social Care

Social Care

Clare Branton

 

Staff

31 August 2014

31 August 2018

GB

Headteacher, attends all three committee meetings

No interest declared

Staff

Lisa Chisholm

Co-opted

13 March 2017

13 March 2021

GB

Governor on CPRM, Thematic curriculum

No interest declared

None

Sarah Coote

 

Co-opted

31 August 2015

31 August 2019

GB

Chair of FP&P, H&S and Premises Governor

Director of Catalyst Academies Trust 3.5.17

Operations Director

Robert Fryer

Parent

2 November 2017

2 November 2021

GB

TBA

TBA

TBA

Colin Hunt

 

Co-opted

31 August 2015

31 August 2019

GB

Chair of FGB, Governor on FP&P, CPRM, H&S Governor

No interest declared

Related to

D Russell

Ann Keogh

Local Authority

27 May 2014

27 May 2018

Local Authority

SEN Governor on C&PRM

Homestart Brentwood Keo Design Services

Trustee

Director

Alan McGill

 

Parent

26 Sept 2013

26 Sept 2017

Parents

Governor on FP&P, Link and IT/Website Governor

No interest declared

None

Sunj Notani

Parent

13 March 2017

13 March 2021

Parents

Governor on FP&P, Link Governor

No interest declared

None

Sam Rich

 

Co-opted

31 August 2015

31 August 2019

GB

Assistant Headteacher, Governor on C&PRM

No interest declared

Staff

Dave Russell

 

Co-opted

31 August 2015

31 August 2019

GB

Vice Chair of FP&P, Maths, School Council, IT/Website

No interest declared

None

Vivien Shooter

 

Co-opted

31 August 2015

31 August 2019

GB

Vice Chair of FGB, Governor on C&PRM, Safeguarding, Literacy

No interest declared

None

Jo Stevens

 

Staff

8 June 2014

8 June 2018

Staff

Deputy Headteacher, Governor on C&PRM, FP&P

No interest declared

Staff

Hannah Hatchman

Clerk

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Clerk at all three committees

TBA

Clerk

Committees = FGB – Full Governing Body; C&PRM – Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters; FP&P – Finance, Personnel & Premises

 

WILLOWBROOK PRIMARY SCHOOL – Governors who left September since 2016/17

Name of Governor

Category of Governor

Date of Appointment or Acquisition

Resigned

Appointment made by:

Position of responsibility and membership of Committees:

 

Relevant business interests that could present a conflict of interest.

Nature of Interest

Mike Gray

Co-opted

31 August 2015

27 October 2016

GB

Chair of FP&P

None

None

Alan McGill

Parent

26 September 2013

26 September 2017

GB

Governor on FP&P, Link Governor, IT/Website Governor

None

None

Sheila Jassy

 

Co-opted

31 August 2015

24 December 2017

GB

LSA, Governor on C&PRM, PP &, Collective Worship Governor

No interest declared

Staff

Sue Mills

 

Co-opted

31 August 2015

25 January 2018

GB

Chair of C&PRM, Eco and Science, Parent Voice

Kip McGrath Tuition

Education

Willowbrook Primary School – Governors’ Attendance 2017/18 (updated Mar 2018)

Name

29/3/17

FP&P Budget

15/5/17

CPRM

21/6/17 FP&P

10/7/17 FGB

4/9/17

FGB

16/10/17

CPRM

8/11/17

FP&P

20/11/17

FGB

8/1/18

FGB

5/2/18

FGB

26/3/18

FGB

Tamsyn Basson

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x

-

ü

ü

ü

-

ü

x

x

x

Clare Branton

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Lisa Chisholm

-

ü

-

ü

ü

ü

-

ü

ü

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x

Sarah Coote

ü

-

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-

ü

ü

ü

ü

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Robert Fryer

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x

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Colin Hunt

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ü

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ü

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Kathryn Kalair

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x

-

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Ann Keogh

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x

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x

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Sunj Notani

ü

-

ü

ü

ü

-

-

ü

x

ü

ü

Sam Rich

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

ü

ü

ü

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Dave Russell

ü

x

x

ü

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x

x

ü

ü

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Vivien Shooter

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ü

-

ü

ü

ü

-

ü

ü

ü

ü

Jo Stevens

-

ü

-

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

x

ü

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