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THE FEDERATION OF THOMAS WALL NURSERY AND ROBIN HOOD INFANT SCHOOL

GOVERNOR’S NAME

CATEGORY

APPOINTED BY

TERMS OF OFFICE

FROM

TERMS OF OFFICE

TO

COMMIT

TEES

POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Mrs J Allen

Head

teacher

Statutory Instrument

01/09/2013

On-going

All

 

Mrs P Penneck

LA

Governing Body

01/12/2015

30/11/2019

Finance

 

Mrs Z Sunilbabu

Associate Member

Governing Body

01/10/2012

01/10/2062

Personnel

Finance

Premises

 

Cllr D Bartolucci

Co-opted

Governing Body

01/11/2014

31/10/2022

Premises

Chair of Premises

Mrs A Jennings

Co-opted

Governing Body

01/11/2014

31/10/2022

Finance

 

Mrs L Steers

Co-opted

Governing Body

01/11/2014

31/10/2022

Premises

Personnel

 

Ms C Davies

(Blekkenhorst)

Parent

Governing Body

18/05/2015

17/05/2019

Premises

 

Ms V Barlow

Co-opted

Governing Body

01/09/2015

31/08/2022

Curriculum

Chair of Governors

Curriculum and P&P Chair

 

Mr M Gill

Parent

Governing Body

27/02/2017

26/02/2021

Finance

Chair of Finance

Mr C Wellings

Parent

Governing Body

27/02/2017

26/02/2021

Personnel

 

Mr P Okenla

Co-opted

Governing Body

28/06/2017

27/06/2021

Curriculum

 

Mr J Joseph

Staff

Governing Body

13/03/2018

12/03/2022

Curriculum

 

Mrs S Bourne

Parent

Governing Body

05/09/2018

04/09/2022

Curriculum

 

Mrs D Thai

Parent

Governing Body

05/09/2018

04/09/2022

Curriculum

 

Governors in bold have now resigned or their term of office has finished

THE FEDERATION OF THOMAS WALL NURSERY AND ROBIN HOOD INFANT SCHOOL

GOVERNOR

BUSINESS/PECUNARY INTERESTS

DETAILS OF OTHER EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS THEY GOVERN

ANY RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GOVERNORS AND SCHOOL STAFF

PAID POSITION

Mrs J Allen

n/a

n/a

n/a

No

Mr T Dymond

n/a

n/a

n/a

No

Mrs P Penneck

Mr Stephen Penneck (Husband) Elected member of Sutton Council

n/a

n/a

Councillors basic allowance

Mrs Z Sunilbabu

n/a

n/a

n/a

No

Cllr D Bartolucci

Cllr. London Borough of Sutton

n/a

n/a

No

Mrs A Jennings

 

 

n/a

No

Mrs L Steers

None

Robin Hood Junior School

None

No

Ms C Davies

(Blekkenhorst)

n/a

n/a

n/a

No

Mrs V Barlow

n/a

n/a

n/a

No

Mr M Gill

n/a

n/a

n/a

No

Mr C Wellings

n/a

n/a

n/a

No

Mr P Okenla

n/a

n/a

n/a

No

Mrs S Bourne

n/a

n/a

n/a

No

Mrs D Thai

n/a

n/a

n/a

N0

Governors in bold have now resigned or their term of office has finished

 

 

FEDERATION THOMAS WALL & ROBIN HOOD INFANT  SCHOOL RECORD OF GOVERNOR ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS 2018/19

Name of Governor

Full Governing Body Meetings

(of 4 – 3 plus EGM)

Finance

Committee

(of 3)

Pay & Personnel Committee

(of 3)

Premises Committee

(of 3)

Curriculum        Committee

(of 3)

Janet Allen

4

3

3

3

3

Victoria Barlow

4

N/A

3

N/A

3

Pauline Penneck

4

3

N/A

N/A

N/A

Claire Blekkenhorst

3

N/A

N/A

2

N/A

Mark Gill

3

3

N/A

N/A

N/A

Lesley Steers

4

N/A

3

3

N/A

David Bartolucci

2

N/A

N/A

2

N/A

Dorothy Thai

3

N/A

N/A

N/A

3

Samantha Bourne

2

N/A

N/A

N/A

3

Anita Jennings

2

3

N/A

N/A

N/A

Christopher Wellings

2

N/A

1

N/A

N/A

Jamie Joseph

3

N/A

N/A

N/A

3

Lisa Hamnett

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Peter Okenla*

1*of 3

N/A

N/A

N/A

1*of 2

 

*stepped down Spring term

 

 

The Federation of Thomas Wall Nursery and Robin Hood Infants School

December 2018

Committee

Chair

Responsibilities

Full Governing Body

Ms Victoria Barlow

The school’s governing body is responsible for working with the school to ensure it delivers a good quality of education. It works together with the Headteacher, who is responsible for day to day management of the schools, to set the school aims and policies.

The key roles of the governors are:-

To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

To hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent

Curriculum Committee

Ms Victoria Barlow

The Curriculum Committee is responsible for helping to ensure the school provides high quality teaching and learning, leading to the highest possible levels of progress and attainment for all pupils. The committee reviews pupil progress and attainment and teaching and learning policies. The committee is responsible for monitoring the progress of different groups of children within the school, including those with special educational needs, those for whom English is not their first language, the high achieving, and those who are vulnerable. It also undertakes regular reviews to make sure the curriculum is broad and balanced, and in keeping with the school’s aims, pupil needs and statutory requirements

Premises Committee

Mr David Bartolucci

The Premises Committee has the responsibility to ensure that the school’s buildings and grounds are well maintained and provide a safe and suitable environment for the pupils and staff. The Premises committee also covers the governors’ Health and Safety responsibilities.

Pay and Personnel Committee

Ms Victoria Barlow

The Personnel Committee is responsible for advising on the school’s staffing structure; drafting and monitoring pay policies; monitoring staff induction and development; and staff performance management. The committee also makes recommendations to the Finance Committee about salaries, pay policy, awards and other personnel related costs, especially in relation to the annual budget. At each meeting the committee receives reports from the Headteacher on the management of school staffing and general personnel issues.

Finance Committee

Mr Mark Gill

The Finance Committee is responsible for determining how funds available to the school will be spent. It sets annual budgets, ensuring they reflect the schools’ aims and development plans and support learning and teaching. As well as looking at future financial plans, they scrutinise income and expenditure, monitoring the budget throughout the year. The committee also ensures that all financial transactions are dealt with in accordance with approved procedures and that the recommendations arising from external audit are carried out.

Impact 2014-15

  • Embedded the new primary curriculum
  • Agreed baseline assessment in Reception classes
  • Agreed and supported actions to increase level of progress made by all pupils in mathematics
  • Monitored the progress of groups of children, ensuring  that identified problems and actions were addressed
  • Oversaw building extension work
  • Improved the security of the site with installation of CCTV
  • Improved the condition of the playing surfaces
  • Implemented new traffic calming measures around the school
  • Implemented Universal Free School Meals including agreeing additional staff
  • Supported the recruitment of an Inclusion Assistant
  • Implemented Performance Related Pay

Impact 2015-16

  • Recruited a new Deputy Headteacher.
  • Planned for and successfully tendered for first floor building extension.
  • Monitored progress on bedding down the new national curriculum and on new assessment arrangements.
  • Monitored the progress of groups of children, ensuring that identified problems and actions were addressed
  • Ensured processes were in place for moderation of KS1 results.
  • Monitored attendance plan which resulted in improved attendance.
  • Achieved first stage of Rights Respecting school award.
  • Oversaw the embedding of Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG) across the school’s curriculum
  • Monitored safeguarding work through audits and examination of regular reports and discussions.
  • Researched and discussed options regarding academisation or trust status. Agreement reached to continue as a Local Authority school. This will be reviewed regularly.
Impact 2016-17
  • Oversaw introduction of 30 hours offer in Nursery.
  • Oversaw new Nursery admissions system. 
  • Monitored the progress of groups of children, ensuring that identified problems and actions were addressed. 
  • Ensured processed were in place for moderation of Reception results. 
  • Monitored safeguarding work through audits and examination of regular reports and discussions. 
  • Agreed and oversaw the introduction of a new assessment system (Target Tracker). 
  • Continued to review the academisation agenda and potential impact on the Federation. 
    • Achieved Healthy Schools. 
Impact 2017-18
  • Monitored safeguarding work through audits and examination of regular reports and discussions. 
  • Monitored the progress of groups of children, ensuring that identified problems and actions were addressed. 
  • Ensured safety of premises through safety works and condition survey
  • Supported school in achieving Outstanding Ofsted Inspection in Nursery
  • Supported school in achieving outstanding independent view of the Infants school
  • Explored options for the future of the school e.g. Academy Status

 

N a t i o n a l

Governors'

A s s o c i a t i o n

 

Code of Conduct for School Governing Boards

 

 

This code sets out the expectations on and commitment required from school governors and trustees in order for the governing board to properly carry out its work within the school and the community.   It can be amended to include specific reference to the ethos of the particular school. 'School' includes academies, and it applies to all level of school governance.

 

The governing board has the following core strategic functions:

 

Establishing the strategic direction, by:

Setting the vision, values, and objectives for the school

Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets Meeting statutory duties

 

Ensuring accountability, by:

  • Appointing the headteacher
  • Monitoring progress towards targets
  • Performance managing the headteacher
  • Engaging with stakeholders  
  • Contributing to school self-evaluation

 

Ensuring financial probity, by:

  • Setting the budget
  • Monitoring spending against the budget
  • Ensuring value for money is obtained
  • Ensuring risks to the organisation are managed

 

As individuals on the board we agree to the following:

Roles and Responsibilities

  • We understand the purpose of the board and the role of the Headteacher.
  • We accept that we have no legal authority to act individually, except when the board has given us delegated authority to do so, and therefore we will only speak on behalf of the governing board when we have been specifically authorised to do so.
  • We accept collective responsibility for all decisions made by the board or its delegated agents. This means that we will not speak against majority decisions outside the governing board meeting.
  • We have a duty to act fairly and without prejudice, and in so far as we have responsibility for staff, we will fulfil all that is expected of a good employer.
  • We will encourage open government and will act appropriately.
  • We will consider carefully how our decisions may affect the community and other schools.
  • We will always be mindful of our responsibility to maintain and develop the ethos and reputation of our school. Our actions within the school and the local community will reflect this.
  • In making or responding to criticism or complaints affecting the school we will follow the procedures established by the governing board.
  • We will actively support and challenge the headteacher.
  • We agree that statutory information about governors can be included on the school website (any governor who objects must put this in writing to the Chair and Headteacher).

 

Commitment

  • We acknowledge that accepting office as a governor involves the commitment of significant amounts of time and energy.
  • We will each involve ourselves actively in the work of the governing board, and accept our fair share of responsibilities, including service on committees or working groups.
  • We will make full efforts to attend all meetings and where we cannot attend explain in advance why we are unable to.
  • We will get to know the school well and respond to opportunities to involve ourselves in school activities.
  • We will visit the school, with all visits to school arranged in advance with the staff and undertaken within the framework established by the governing board and agreed with the headteacher.
  • We will consider seriously our individual and collective needs for training and development, and will undertake relevant training

 

Relationships

  • We will strive to work as a team in which constructive working relationships are actively promoted.
  • We will express views openly, courteously and respectfully in all our communications with other governors.
  • We will support the chair in their role of ensuring appropriate conduct both at meetings and at all times.
  • We are prepared to answer queries from other governors in relation to delegated functions and take into account any concerns expressed, and we will acknowledge the time, effort and skills that have been committed to the delegated function by those involved.
  • We will seek to develop effective working relationships with the headteacher, staff and parents, the local authority and other relevant agencies and the community.

 

Confidentiality

  • We will observe complete confidentiality when matters are deemed confidential or where they concern specific members of staff or pupils, both inside or outside school
  • We will exercise the greatest prudence at all times when discussions regarding school business arise outside a governing board meeting.
  • We will not reveal the details of any governing board vote.

 

Conflicts of interest

  • We will record any pecuniary or other business interest (including those related to people we are connected with) that we have in connection with the governing board's business in the Register of Business Interests, and if any such conflicted matter arises in a meeting we will offer to leave the meeting for the appropriate length of time.
  • We will also declare any conflict of loyalty at the start of any meeting should the situation arise.
  • We will act in the best interests of the school as a whole and not as a representative of any group, even if elected to the governing body.

 

Breach of this code of conduct

  • If we believe this code has been breached, we will raise this issue with the chair and the chair will investigate; the governing board will only use suspension/removal as a last resort after seeking to resolve any difficulties or disputes in more constructive ways.
  • Should it be the chair that we believe has breached this code, another governor, such as the vice chair will investigate.

 

The Seven Principles of Public Life

(Originally published by the Nolan Committee: The Committee on Standards in Public Life was established by the then Prime Minister in October 1994, under the Chairmanship of Lord Nolan, to consider standards of conduct in various areas of public life, and to make recommendations).

 

Selflessness - Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends.

 

Integrity - Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might seek to influence them in the performance of their official duties.

 

Objectivity - In carrying out public business, including making public appointments, awarding contracts, or recommending individuals for rewards and benefits, holders of public office should make choices on merit.

 

Accountability - Holders of public office are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to their office.

 

Openness - Holders of public office should be as open as possible about all the decisions and actions that they take. They should g ive reasons for their decisions and restrict information only when the wider public interest clearly demands.

 

Honesty - Holders of public office have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest.

 

Leadership - Holders of public office should promote and support these principles by leadership and example.

 

Adopted by the governing board of The federation of Thomas Wall Nursery and

Robin Hood Infants in November 2015.

 

 


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