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Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

 

THE VALUE OF SCHOOL GOVERNANCE

Governing Bodies make decisions, which are in the best interests of the children.  Keeping the decision making as close as possible to those that are affected by the decisions makes for sound and efficient leadership and governance. The current government’s commitment to the ‘Big Society’ supports this, and the school governance model fits into this concept neatly. Fulfilling the role of a school governor is, therefore, both a serious undertaking and enormously rewarding. Not only do governors bring their own knowledge and skills to the role, but, in learning how schools are run, they often develop their understanding of leadership. The majority of employers appreciate this and are supportive of their staff taking on the responsibility. In addition, contributing to the growth and development of a school and seeing tangible improvements in the attainment and well-being of the children is a satisfying and important contribution to the local community.

 

THE ROLE OF GOVERNORS

The Governing Body is responsible for the conduct of the school, and must promote high standards of educational achievement. It is the school’s accountable body and as such:

 

  • Provides a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework. It appoints and performance manages the Headteacher, agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes setting statutory targets with supporting budgets and staffing structures;

 

  • Monitors and evaluates the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the Headteacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the effectiveness of the school improvement strategy;

 

  • Signs off the self-evaluation process and responds to school improvement service and Ofsted reports as necessary. In addition, it holds the Headteacher to account for the performance of the school and ensures that parents are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate, with information to the community being made available as required.

 

In order to do this, governors need to gain knowledge of how the school operates through training, by attending meetings, and by getting to know the school community, for example through a small number of visits to the school during the school day. Governors need to work together as a team, under the leadership of the Chair of the Governing Body.

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MEETINGS

Our Governing Board meets formally a minimum of three times a year. Meeting dates are usually set well in advance and meetings generally last between two and three hours. Governors are expected to be well prepared for these meetings and attendance is expected, with apologies only for good reasons.

 

The Governing Body delegates work to two committees (Teaching & Learning and Finance & Resources) and/or working parties and task groups, which meet between the Governing Board meetings. In addition, some governors volunteer to fulfil specific roles, such as being the Special Educational Needs governor, or the Health and Safety governor, or the link governor for a particular year or subject. Most governors arrange a couple of shorter visits to school and classrooms focusing on key priorities so that they can see how the school is addressing issues identified for development. In addition, informal visits to special events such as drama productions and sports day are encouraged.

GOVERNORS 


Please find below details of how our Governing Board is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.


We have also provided a Register of Governor Interests and an Annual Statement of Issues for your information.

INCLUSIVE LEARNING FEDERATION GOVERNING BODY

 

Person

Governor Type

 

Dr Diane Elleman

Executive Headteacher

 

Mr Paul Hussey

LA appointed

Chair of Governors

Miss Lisa Vincent

Co-opted

 

Head of School

Bradwell Village

Mrs Amanda Brown

Staff appointed

 

Mr David Giles

Co-opted

Joint Vice Chair for

Romans Field School

Stephen Kiely

Co-opted

 

 

Mr Dan York

Co-opted

Head of School

Romans field

Mr Kevin Celia

 

Co-opted

 

Mr Peter Brant

Co-opted

Joint Vice Chair for

Bradwell Village School

Mrs Gill Cash

Co-opted

Head of School

Priory Common

Mr Anthony Smith

Parent appointed

 

Mrs Nicola Burr

Parent appointed

 

Mrs Leah (Puhalya) Vimalanathan

Co-opted

 

Mr Pramod Mooneeramsing

Associate

 

 

Mrs Debola Duze

Co-opted

Joint Vice Chair for

Priory Common

Mrs Victoria Asiedu-Dompreh

Co-opted

 

 

Mrs Jasmine Fergusson

Co-opted

 

 

Mrs Amanda Anderson

Co-opted

 

 

Mrs Sophie Hetherington

Associate

 

 

Ms Claire Hickman

Parent Appointed

 

 

Should you wish to contact a Governor, this can be done through the school office

Why become a school governor?

 

By becoming a school governor you will

  • Help ensure that every child at the school reaches his/her potential
  • Play a vital part in raising standards and achievement
  • Make an important contribution to your community
  • Have an opportunity to gain new skills
  • Work as part of a team
  • Have access to training

 

How do I become a governor?

 

If you think you have what it takes to be a school governor, please contact Dr Elleman or the Chair of Governors through the admin office for further information.

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