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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

Retirement 31/12/2020

Mrs M Bracey

Head

teacher

Statutory Instrument 01/01/2021 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 2019

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 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

 

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 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

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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