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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.

 

The Full Governing Board meets once a term. Its core responsibilities are:

 

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

 

We have three sub-committees that each focus on delivering against one of the core responsibilities. These committees each meet once a term:

 

  1. The Strategy and Planning (S&P) committee includes all governors and is concerned with the management of annual and long term planning processes.
  2. The Teaching, Learning and Community (TL&C) committee focuses on pupils’ learning and behaviour and the school’s links with the wider community.
  3. The Finance and Resources (F&R) committee oversees the finances and premises (including health and safety) of the school.

 

Additionally, there is a separate Pay Sub-committee to ensure we meet our statutory responsibility to consider and approve the Pay Policy annually.

 

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 Juniper Hill PTA.

 

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

Date of Appointment

 Co-opted

 Ms Anna Robinson

 Chair of Governors

12th September 2017

 Co-opted

 Mr Andrew McClean 

21st November 2020

 Head

 Mrs Claire Garnett

 

 Co-opted

 Mrs Ros Hazeldine

September 2020

 Co-opted

 Mr Sasha Lakovic

 Vice Chair of Governors

21st March 2020

 Co-opted

 Mrs Judith Timewell

26th November 2019

 Parent

 Ms Maddy Sykes

27th June 2017

 Staff

 Mrs Cara Duhan

1st September 2018

 Co-opted

 Mr Alex Cumberworth

26th November 2019

 Co-opted

 Ms Lyn Leuzinger

26th November 2019

 Parent

 Mrs Keira McMahon

26th February 2020

 Co-opted

 Mrs Vicky Everitt

3rd April 2020

 

 

Governor

Category

Term of Office

F&R

TL&C

S&P

Pay

Specific Role

Ms Anna Robinson

Co-opted

Sept 2017-Sept 2021

X

 

X

X

Health & Safety / Performance Management / Pay

Mr Andrew McClean

Co-opted

Nov 2016- Nov 2020

 

X

X (Chair)

X

Safeguarding /

Performance Management / Pay

Mrs Claire Garnett

Headteacher

Ongoing

X

X

X

 

 

Mrs Cara Duhan

Staff

Sept 2018-Aug 2022

 

X

X

 

 

Ms Maddy Sykes

Parent

June 2017-June 2021

 

X

X

 

Curriculum / Development/ Wellbeing

 

Mr Sasha Lakovic

Co-opted

March 2020 -March 2024

 

X

X

 

SEN & Inclusion

Mrs Judith Timewell

Co-opted

Nov 2019- Nov 2023

 

X

X

 

Pupil Premium / Whistleblowing

Mr Alex Cumberworth

Co-opted

Nov 2019- Nov 2023

X

 

X

 

Heath and Safety

Ms Lyn Leuzinger

Co-opted

Nov 2019- Nov 2023

X

X

(Chair)

X

 

EYFS

Mrs Keira McMahon

Parent

Feb 2020 - Feb 2024

X

 

X

 

Communication 

Mrs Vicky Everitt

Co-opted

Apr 2020 - Apr 2024

 

X

X

 

Equality and Diversity

Mrs Ros Hazeldine

Co-opted

Sept 2020 - Sept 2024

X (Chair)

 

X

X

 Attainment Data

 

 

Juniper Hill Governing Body – Additional 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

 

 

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.

 

Declaration of Interests

 

  • There are no declarations of business or pecuniary interests to declare. These are checked annually in November and held in the school office.
  • None of our governors currently hold governance roles in other educational institutions. This is confirmed annually in November.
  • There are no material interests arising from relations between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives). These are checked annually in November.

 

 

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