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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:

  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’.

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
Sarah Ziman Parent 28/11/17 21/11/21 SEND
Emma Reese Parent 28/11/17 21/11/21 Chair

Finance

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
Carole Stroud 4 4 4 4 0 0 8 8 0
Charlotte Davis 4 4 4 4 4 1 12 12 0
Liz Griffiths 4 4 4 4 1 4 9 9 0
Erica Tuxworth 4 1 4 1 0 0 8 1 0
Mark Ford 4 4 4 3 4 3 12 10 0
Megan Maclean 4 4 4 4 0 0 8 8 0
Hannah Wells 4 4 4 4 4 4 12 12 0
Kamala Samways 4 3 2 2 3 3 9 8 0
Janice Forbes 4 4 0 0 4 3 8 7 0
Mark Munday 4 3 0 0 4 4 8 7 0
Emma Reese 3 3 1 1 3 2 7 6 0
Sarah Ziman 3 3 3 3 1 1 7 7 0