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Governors

The School Governors

 

The School Governors play a very active role in our school. The governing body consists of twelve governors, including parents, staff, Local Authority (LA) and community representatives. Self-evaluation is a vital part of our culture here at Juniper Hill. We have a formal process of constantly reviewing all aspects of the school and we listen to everyone involved for their ideas. We have a “School Plan” of priority actions that each sub-committee of the governing body decides are necessary to address areas where we want to develop further, focusing mainly in curriculum areas and the development of the school premises. In the last ten years we have built new classrooms and a new library, refurbished all the toilets and the kitchen, and created the splendid adventure playground. Funding for these projects has been raised using our annual capital grants and extensive support from the “Friends of Juniper Hill”.

 

We have three sub-committees:

  1. The Teaching, Learning and Community (TL&C) committee focuses on pupils’ learning and behaviour and the school’s links with the wider community.
  2. The Finance and Resources (F&R) committee oversees the finances and premises of the school.
  3. The Strategy and Planning (S&P) committee is concerned with the management of annual and long term planning processes.
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Minutes of the meetings of the Governing Body are available in school. Key policies can be found on the 'Policies' page on the 'Parents' tab. If you would like to know any more about the school governors or are interested in getting involved, please contact any of the following governors or ask in the school office.

 

CURRENT GOVERNING BODY

Type

Name

Co-opted

Mr Charles Newhouse

Chair of Governors

Associate

Mr Andrew McClean Vice-Chair of Governors

Head

Mr Andrew Tagg

Co-opted

Ms Joanne Harper

Co-opted

Ms Anna Trott

Co-opted

Mrs Annette Wilkes

Co-opted

Mr Sasha Lakovic

Parent

Ms Maddy Sykes

Parent

Mr Philip Parry

Staff

Mrs Cara Duhan

 

 

Governor Category Term of Office Finance and Resources Teaching, Learning and Community Strategy and Planning Specific Role
Mr Charles Newhouse Co-opted Jan 2018-Jan 2022 X (Chair)   X

Chair of Governors and

Pay

Mr Andrew McClean Associate March 2016- March 2020   X (Voting Rights) X (Chair)

Child Protection

Deputy Chair of Governors

Ms Joanne Harper Co-opted Oct 2014-Oct 2021 X (Clerk)   X

Pay

SEND

Performance Management

Mr Andy Tagg Headteacher Ongoing X X X  
Mrs Cara Duhan Staff Sept 2018-Sept 2028   X (Clerk) X Diversity & Equality
Ms Maddy Sykes Parent Sept 2017-Sept 2021 X X X

Performance Management

Literacy & Development

 

Ms Anna Trott Co-opted Sept 2017-Sept 2021 X   X Communication
Mr Phil Parry Parent March 2018-March 2022   X X Science
Mrs Annette Wilkes Co-opted March 2018-March 2022 X   X

EYFS

PTA Link

Mr Sasha Lakovic Co-opted March 2018-March 2020   X Chair) X (Clerk) Numeracy & Sport

 

 

 

Juniper Hill Governing Body – Roles and Responsibilities

 

A group of Governors may be required to form the Complaints Panel, Staff Dismissal, Staff Dismissal Appeals, Employee Grievance, Pay Review Appeals or Pupil Discipline Committees.   The Chairman of Governors has the authority to form such committees from the Governor’s pool, should they be required to meet, and a Chairman of such a committee would be elected at such a meeting.  No Governor can sit on a committee if they have prior knowledge of a staff dismissal incident, an employee grievance, an exclusion issue or staff (with regard to pay related issues).  Any Governor who sits on the Staff Dismissal committee cannot sit on the Staff Dismissal Appeals committee.  Governors are reminded of the need to attend Committee meetings at the agreed time – if governors are unable to attend, please could they inform the relevant Committee Chairmen/school of their absence 

 

 

Governing Body Documents

 

Many of our Policies are available online as pdf documents – please click on the 'Policies' page under the 'Parents' section of the web site.

Other documents are available on request from the school office. There is a file readily available in the school reception area of the Minutes of the termly Full Governing Body Meetings, and other committee minutes and documents are filed by the office. Single copies of most items are free. If your request means that we have to do a lot of photocopying or printing, or pay a large postage charge, or is for a priced item such as some printed publications or videos we will let you know the cost before fulfilling your request.

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