The Governing Body of Alban Wood Primary School
The Department for Education (as stated in the DfE ‘Governors’ Handbook’, January 2015, p. 7) define the purpose of a governing body as being ‘the strategic leaders of our schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education. For maintained schools this is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of maintained school governing bodies is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’…governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
- Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent’.
The structure of our Academy Governing Body (AGB) is:
- 4 Governors who are appointed by the Trust.
- 3 Governors who are appointed by the Governing Body.
- 1 Headteacher. This role is held ex-officio,
- 2 Parent Governors who are appointed following parental elections,
- 2 Staff Governors who are appointed following a staff election.
- Associate Members.
We also operate a system of link governors where individual governors take on responsibility for specific subject areas, such as Special Educational Needs and Disability, Safeguarding, Health and Safety ad Statutory Grants. Governors will meet with their link members of staff and may sit in on part of lessons to understand how these topics are being managed.
As a Governing Body we have decided to appoint the Head of School as an Associate Member.
Summary of Governors’ Details:
|Governor Name||Governor Category||Term of office start date||Term of office end date||Roles||Declarations of Interest|
|Charlotte Davis||Ex Officio||1/9/17||15/4/18||Acting Headteacher||Member of NAHT|
|Paul Sutton||Ex Officio||16/4/18||Executive Headteacher||Executive Headteacher of The Orchard Primary School|
|Janice Forbes||Staff||14/7/15||13/7/19||Learning Mentor at AW. Specialist foster carer for Hertfordshire|
|Mark Ford||Appointed by the board of trustees||14/7/15||13/7/19||Vice-chair||None|
|Liz Griffiths||Appointed by the board of trustees||14/7/15||13/7/19||Safeguarding||Member of NAHT
Governor at Parkgate Junior School
|Hannah Wells||Associate||26/1/17||31/12/18||Acting Deputy Head at School|
|Megan Maclean||Staff||2/9/17||1/9/21||Teacher at School|
|Mark Munday||Appointed by the board of trustees||14/7/15||13/7/19||Health and Safety||Member of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity|
|Kamala Samways||Appointed by the AGB||5/5/17||4/5/21||GDPR|
|Erica Tuxworth||Appointed by the AGB||19/1/17||26/9/18||Ex – Vice Chair||Pastor at Local Church|
|Carole Stroud||Appointed by the AGB||4/2/16||3/2/20||Statutory Grants||MSA at School|
|Julian Wolf||Appointed by the AGB||4/12/18||3/12/22||Finance|
|Hazel Pinder||Associate||9/10/18||31/8/19||Head of School||Contracted via The Orchard Primary School|
Governor attendance 2017-2018:
|Number of eligible FGB in year||Total number FGB attended||Number of eligible SIC committees in year||Total number SIC attended||Number of eligible FPP committees in year||Total number FPP attended||Total overall eligible to attend||Total overall attended||Total number of unauthorised absences|