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Governor’s name

Category

Appointed by

Terms of office

From

Terms of office

To

Committees

Positions of responsibility

Mrs Mel Bracey

Head teacher

Statutory Instrument

01/01/2021

On-going

All

 

Ms Vic Barlow

Co-opted

Governing Body

30/11/2015

29/11/2022

Pay and Personnel

Chair of Governors

Chair of Pay and Personal

Cllr David Bartolucci

Co-opted

Governing Body

01/11/2014

31/10/2022

Premises

Chair of Premises

Mrs Sam Bourne

Parent

Parents

05/09/2018

04/09/2022

Curriculum

Chair of Curriculum

Mrs Suhana Hodges

Co-opted

Parents

30/01/2020

29/01/2024

Curriculum

 

Mrs Anita Jennings

Co-opted

Governing Body

01/11/2014

31/10/2022

Finance

 

Mr Jamie Joseph

Staff

Staff

08/03/2018

07/03/2022

Curriculum

 

Mrs Pauline Penneck

LA

Governing Body

25/11/2015

25/11/2023

Finance

 

Miss Lisa Smithurst

Parent

Parents

29/10/2019

28/10/2023

Premises

 

Mrs Lesley Steers

Co-opted

Governing Body

01/11/2014

31/10/2022

Premises

Personnel

 

Mrs Zeena Sunilbabu

Associate Member

Governing Body

26/11/2020

25/11/2022

Personnel

Finance

Premises

 

Mrs Dorothy Lau

Parent

Governing Body

05/09/2018

04/09/2022

Curriculum

 

Mr Neil Walker Parent Governing Body 12/02/21 11/02/25 Finance  
Mr Mark Gill Associate Member Governing Body 26/02/21   Finance  

 

Governors below served in the last 12 months but have now resigned

Governor’s name

Category

Appointed by

Terms of office

From

Terms of office

To

Committees

Positions of responsibility

Mrs Jan Allen

Head teacher

Statutory Instrument

01/09/2013

31/12/2020

All

Retirement

31/12/2020

Mr Mark Gill Parent Parents 27/02/17 26/02/21 Finance Chair of Finance
Mr Chris Wellings Parent Governing Body 27/02/17 26/02/21 Personnel  

 

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 M Bracey

Employed by the school

n/a

n/a

Yes

Mrs Jan Allen

Employed by the school

n/a

n/a

Yes

Ms Vic Barlow

n/a

n/a

n/a

No

Cllr David Bartolucci

Cllr. London Borough of Sutton

n/a

n/a

No

Mrs Sam Bourne

n/a

n/a

n/a

No

Mr Mark Gill

n/a

n/a

n/a

No

Mrs Suhana Hodges

n/a

n/a

n/a

No

Mrs A Jennings

n/a

n/a

n/a

No

Mr J Joseph

Employed by the school

n/a

n/a

Yes

Mrs Pauline Penneck

Mr Stephen Penneck (Husband) Elected member of Sutton Council

n/a

n/a

None

Miss Lisa Smithurst

n/a

n/a

n/a

No

Mrs L Steers

none

Robin Hood Junior School

none

No

Mrs Z Sunilbabu

Employed by the school

n/a

n/a

Yes

Mrs D Thai

n/a

n/a

n/a

No

 

Federation Thomas Wall & Robin Hood Infant School Record of Governor Attendance At Meetings 2019/20

 

Name of Governor

Full Governing Body Meetings

(of 3  2 plus  EGM

Finance

Committee

(of 3)

Pay & Personnel Committee

(of 2)

Premises Committee

(of 2)

Curriculum        Committee

(of 1)

Janet

Allen

3 of 3

3 of 3

2 of 2

2 of 2

1 of 1

Victoria Barlow

2 of 3

N/A

2 of 2

1 of 2

N/A

Pauline Penneck

3 of 3

3 of 3

N/A

N/A

N/A

Claire Blekkenhorst

0  of 1

N/A

N/A

0 of 1

N/A

Mark

Gill

2 of 3

3 of 3

N/A

N/A

N/A

Lesley

Steers

3 of 3

N/A

2 of 2

2 of 2

N/A

David Bartolucci

1 of 3

N/A

N/A

1 of 2

N/A

Dorothy

Lau

1 of 3

N/A

N/A

N/A

1 of 1

Lisa Smithurst

2 of 2

N/A

N/A

1 of 1

N/A

Samantha Bourne

3 of 3

N/A

N/A

N/A

1 of 1

Suhana Hodges

1 Of 1

N/A

N/A

N/A

0 of 1

Anita Jennings

0 of 3

2 of 3

N/A

N/A

N/A

Christopher Wellings

3 of 3

N/A

O of 2

N/A

N/A

Jamie

Joseph

3 of 3

N/A

N/A

N/A

1 of 1

Zeena Sunilbabu

3 of 3

3 of 3

1 of 2

1

1

 

Committee Structure of The Federation of Thomas Wall Nursery and Robin Hood Infants School

December 2020

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

Mrs Sam Bourne

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 2019-20

  • Facilitated an independent view of the Federation 
  • Reviewed safeguarding arrangements 
  • Challenged online learning arrangements during national lockdown
  • Supported the implementation of risk assessment during the pandemic
  • Supported the opening of the school to all children in June 2020
  • Reviewed the school leadership structure
  • Recruited the new Headteacher for January 2021
  • Recruited a new Deputy headteacher for September 2020

Impact 2018-19

  • Attended training to support the needs of the school
  • Monitored achievement and progress of groups of children, ensuring that identified problems * and actions were addressed
  • Supported the school in achieving an outstanding independent view of the Federation
  • Monitored safeguarding work through discussion and audits and examination of regular reports
  • Ensured the safety of the school premises through safety works and condition survey
  • Supported the school to improve parking and 'through' traffic outside the school
  • Considered the impact of potential reduction in funds for the Nursery and evaluated options

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

 

Governors Code of Conduct

As governors, we will focus on our strategic functions:

  1. ensuring there is clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. holding leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils and the performance management of staff
  3. overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent
  4. ensuring the voices of stakeholders are heard

As individuals on the board we agree to:

Fulfil our role & responsibilities 

  1. We accept that our role is strategic and so will focus on our core functions rather than involve ourselves in day to day management.
  2. We will develop, share and live the ethos and values of our school.
  3. We agree to adhere to school policies and procedures as set out by the relevant governing documents and law.
  4. We will work collectively for the benefit of the school.
  5. We will be candid but constructive and respectful when holding senior leaders to account.
  6. We will consider how our decisions may affect the school and local community.
  7. We will stand by the decisions that we make as a collective.
  8. Where decisions and actions conflict with the Seven Principles of Public Life or may place pupils at risk, we will speak up and bring this to the attention of the relevant authorities.
  9. We will only speak or act on behalf of the board if we have the authority to do so.
  10. We will fulfil our responsibilities as a good employer, acting fairly and without prejudice.
  11. When making or responding to complaints we will follow the established procedures.
  12. We will strive to uphold the school’s reputation in our private communications (including on social media).

Demonstrate our commitment to the role

  1. We will involve ourselves actively in the work of the board, and accept our fair share of responsibilities, serving on committees or working groups where required.
  2. We will make every effort to attend all meetings and where we cannot attend explain in advance why we are unable to.
  3. We will arrive at meetings prepared, having read all papers in advance, ready to make a positive contribution and observe protocol.
  4. We will get to know the school well and respond to opportunities to involve ourselves in school activities.
  5. We will visit the school and when doing so will make arrangements with relevant staff in advance and observe school and board protocol.
  6. When visiting the school in a personal capacity (i.e. as a parent or carer), we will continue to honour the commitments made in this code.
  7. We will participate in induction training and take responsibility for developing our individual and collective skills and knowledge on an ongoing basis.
 

 

Build and maintain relationships

  1. We will develop effective working relationships with school leaders, staff, parents and other relevant stakeholders from our local community/ communities.
  2. We will express views openly, courteously and respectfully in all our communications with board members and staff both inside and outside of meetings.
  3. We will support the chair in their role of leading the board and ensuring appropriate conduct.

Respect confidentiality

  1. We will observe complete confidentiality both inside and outside of school when matters are deemed confidential or where they concern individual staff, pupils or families.
  2. We will not reveal the details of any governing board vote.
  3. We will ensure all confidential papers are held and disposed of appropriately.
  4. We will maintain confidentiality even after we leave office.

Declare conflicts of interest and be transparent

  1. We will declare any business, personal or other interest that we have in connection with the board’s business and these will be recorded in the Register of Business Interests.
  2. We will also declare any conflict of loyalty at the start of any meeting should the need arise.
  3. If a conflicted matter arises in a meeting, we will offer to leave the meeting for the duration of the discussion and any subsequent vote.
  4. We accept that the Register of Business Interests will be published on the school’s website.
  5. We will act in the best interests of the school as a whole and not as a representative of any group.
  6. We accept that in the interests of open governance, our full names, date of appointment, terms of office, roles on the governing board, attendance records, relevant business and pecuniary interests, category of governor and the body responsible for appointing us will be published on the school’s website.
  7. We accept that information relating to board members will be collected and recorded on the DfE’s national database of governors (Get information about schools), some of which will be publicly available.

 

We understand that potential or perceived breaches of this code will be taken seriously and that a breach could lead to formal sanctions.

 

Adopted by The Governors of the Federation of Thomas Wall Nursery and Robin Hood Infants School

on 26th November 2020


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