LIST OF GOVERNING BODY MEMBERS – September 2017
Term of Office
Chair (Co-opted) Mr. J. S. Cholia 19.11.14 – 18.11.18
Headteacher Mrs. A. Puri
Vice Chair (Parent) Mr. M.Z. Amin 06.10.14 – 05.10.18
Co-opted Mr. A. Jones 19.11.14 – 18.11.18
Parent Ms. K. Bodhan 06.10.14 – 05.10.18
Co-opted Mrs. S. Ghai 06.07.16 – 05.07.20
Co-opted Governor Ms. J. Rossin 05.07.17 – 04.07.21
Teacher Ms. J. Keeling 02.11.16 – 01.11.20
Co-opted Governor Vacancy
Governors are appointed or elected for a 4 year term of office. They are a group of people who are responsible for all aspects of our school. They welcome any comments or suggestions and hear any concerns you may have.
The Governors’ Role
Governors have three roles:
- To be strategic;
- To act as a critical friend in the development of the school;
- To be accountable to the whole school community – particularly to pupils and to parents
How they work
The governing body has established a number of committees and statutory panels. Our governing body meets together as a full governing body every half term. These committees cover:
- Staffing, Finance and Resources
- Curriculum and Standards
- Site and Premises
Each governor serves on one or more committees and in addition, has a specific area of interest, for example, safeguarding, curriculum or finance.
Keeping in touch
The school website is a good way of keeping up to date with all aspects of school life. If you have a concern or a point of view to share, please come and speak to any of our governors. There are lots of ways of sharing your views with us. As some of our governors are also parents of children at school, they can often be found around the beginning and end of the school day. Alternatively, you can always leave a message with the school office.
Becoming a School Governor
Becoming a school governor is an important role but you do not need to have any particular skills, knowledge or experience to become a governor. What you need to bring is: commitment to school life, the ability to work with others, patience and enthusiasm, a willingness to learn, a commitment to working openly and democratically, and most importantly a willingness to spend what time you can offer getting involved in school life. Our governors typically spend a few hours a month contributing to school life (attending meetings, undertaking training, visiting school, participating in school events and much more) but some do less and you can do a lot more if you choose.
The most important thing to note is that governors are a team, not a collection of individuals or groups with separate agendas. They are united by their commitment to the school and the responsibility they share for its long term success. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a school governor please get in touch with the school.