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Governors

What do Governors do?

 

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the head teacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources.

 

Each individual governor is a member of a governing body, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing body. Decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing body.

The role of the governing body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

* set the aims and objectives for the school

* set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives

* set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives

* monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives

* be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing body.

 

Governors are required to complete a Pecuniary Interest form on an annual basis and all Governor meetings ask for any 'Declarations of Interest' at the start of the meeting which are then minuted.

 

 

 

Juniper Hill Governing Body – Roles and Responsibilities

Governor

Category

Term of Office

Finance and Resources

Teaching, Learning and Community

Strategy and Planning

Specific Role

Working Group

Mr Charles Newhouse

Parent

March 2014-March 2018

X (Chair)

 

X (Chair)

Science/ Performance Management

Vice Chair

Chair, Finance (Lead)

 

Mr Andrew  McClean

Co-opted

March 2016-March 2017

 

X

 

Child Protection/ Performance Management/ SMSC

 

Miss Joanne Harper

LA

Oct 2014 –Oct 2018

X

 

X

Pay

HR, MAT group

Miss Sarah Lewis

Co-opted

Nov 2013 – Nov 2017

X

X (Clerk)

 

TLC Clerk

MAT group

Mr Mike Hatfield

Associate

Nov 2016 – Nov 2017

 

X (voting rights)

 

EYFS

 

Mrs A Jacobson

Co-opted

March 2016 – March 2020

x

 

X

Numeracy

MAT group

Mr Gareth Drawmer

Headteacher

Ongoing

X

X

X

 

All when needed

Mrs  Mandy Parsons

Co-opted

June 2015 – June 2019

X

 

X

Performance Management

Pay

Diversity/Equality

HR (Lead)

Mr Alastair Mann

Co-opted

June 2015 – June 2019

 

X

X

Literacy

Finance (Alt Funding Lead)

 

Mrs Zoe Wishman

Co-opted

March 2016-March 2017

 

X (Chair)

X

Communication

 

Mrs Charlotte Lawson

Associate

March 2016-March 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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 

 

Juniper Hill Governors Register of Interest Forms 2016-2017

Name:

Governor type:

 

Date of Appointment:

 

Business Interest:

 

Committees

Gareth Drawmer

Head

September 2014

Staff Member

Resources, Teaching, Learning and Community, Strategy & Planning

Joanne Harper

LEA

September 2013

UTC Reading Trust

Resources, Strategy & Planning

Mike Hatfield

Parent

November 2012

Alfresco Software Ltd

Resources, Teaching, Learning and the Community

Andrea Jacobson

LEA

September 2013

Bourne End Academy

Resources

Charlotte Lawson

Associate

September 2012

None

Strategy & Planning

Sarah Lewis

Co-opted

November 2013

Staff Member

Resources, Strategy & Planning, Teaching, Learning and Community

Alistair Mann

Co-opted

February 2014

Son is an employee of the school

 

Andrew McClean

Associate

September 2013

Beaconsfield High School

Teaching, Learning and Community

Charles Newhouse

Parent

November 2014

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Chair of Governors

Voluntary Fund Trustee

Resources (Chair), Strategy & Planning, Teaching, Learning and Community

Mandy Parsons

Associate

September 2013

Carestream Health UK Ltd

Resources, Strategy & Planning

Zoe Wishman

Associate

 

 

Teaching, Learning and Community

 

 

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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