The Governing Board

The Governing Board

The Governing Board

Are the key strategic decision-making body of a school. It is their role to set the school’s strategic framework and to ensure all statutory duties are met.

The Governing Board has three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent

Greatstone Primary School and Nursery is classified as a Foundation School and, therefore, the Governing Board is the Admissions Authority, the employer of all staff and the owner of the land and buildings in addition to the normal responsibilities of school governance.

Governing Board meetings are convened six times a year. In order to carry out its duties more efficiently and to ensure the expertise of individual Governors is used in an effective manner, some functions of the Governing Board have been delegated to two sub-committees, Resources and the teaching and learning committees, who meet regularly and report back to the full Governing Board. 

The Governing Board of Greatstone School and Nursery is comprised of 18 members:

  • 2 Partnership Governors – nominated by parents and appointed by the Governing Board
  • 1 Parent Governors – elected by parents
  • 1 Local Authority Governor – nominated by the Local Authority and appointed by the Governing Board
  • 1 Staff Governor – elected by the School Staff
  • The Headteacher – an ex-officio Governor
  • 8 Co-opted Governors – appointed by the Governing Board
  • 3 Associate Members

Associate members may vote on committees, if agreed by the Governing Board, but have no voting rights at full Governing Board meetings.

Current Members of the Governing Board
NameGovernor TypeTerm FromTerm ToRoles
Mr David LeaCo-opted governor (Governing Board)24 Feb 202123 Feb 2025Chair of Governors
Ms Sam AdamAssociate Member29 Nov 201728 Nov 2021
Mrs Caroline AllenCo-opted governor21 Dec 202020 Dec 2024Vice Chair, Safeguarding, Staff Well -Being EYFS
Mr Boualem BouderbaParent governor30 Jan 201929 Jan 2023
Mrs Sue ButterworthPartnership governor24 Mar 202123 Mar 2025Pupil Premium Governor
Ms Kelly HorsburghCo-opted governor24 Mar 202123 Mar 2025
Mrs Glynn HukinsCo-opted governor03 Feb 20212 Feb 2025Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee
Mr Thomas Jepps-FinnStaff governor13 May 201912 May 2023
Mrs Jaclyn KayHead of School (Ex-officio)
Mr Michel La RueLocal Authority Governor09 Feb 20208 Feb 2024Training & Development Governor Chair of Resources Committee
Mrs Wendy MayCo-opted governor09 Sep 20208 Sep 2024SEND Governor
Mr Phil Morgan-JohnAssociate Member24 Mar 202123 Mar 2025
Mrs Ann MorrinPartnership governor24 Mar 202123 Mar 2025
Mrs Fiona RobertsAssociate Member23 Nov 202022 Nov 2024
Mrs Rachel SharmanCo-opted governor24 Mar 202123 Mar 2025Health & Safety Governor
Mrs Carole SimpsonCo-opted governor23 Jun 201922 Jun 2023EYFS SMSC
Mrs Claire SouthenCo-opted governor09 Sep 20208 Sep 2024SEND Governor
Mrs Ursula WoodingClerk
Members Resigned since September 2015 
  • Katie Brabham – Parent Governor 01/2019 – 01/2020
  • Carly Oliver – Staff Governor 23/11/16 – 09/2019
  • Nicolas Brooks – Co-Opted Governor 09/02/2017 – 09/2019
  • Louise Harkins – Parent Governor 02/12/2014 – 01/12/2018
  • Clive Wire – Local Authority Governor 07/10/15 – 07/2019
  • Paul Black – Partnership Governor 14/10/2014 – 13/10/2018
  • Darren Sharp – Co-opted Governor  17/09/2013  – 16/09/2018
  • Nicola Stace – Co-opted Governor 21/02/18
  • Neil Powney – Co-opted Governor 12/11/2013 – 21/02/2017
  • Sarah Challis  – Parent Governor 09/02/16 – 5/16
  • Elaine Warne – Staff Governor
  • Liza Cayley – Parent Governor
The Resources Committee

Terms of Reference and Standing Order for Resources Committee

The Committee is expected to work within the following terms of reference with a focus on monitoring the School Improvement Plan download dvd drive.

General

  • To monitor progress against the priorities of the School Improvement Plan particularly those related to finance, premises & Personnel targets.
  • To undertake monitoring visits to the school.
  • To make regular reports to the Full Governing Body.
  • To approve relevant resources policies on behalf Full Governing Body.
  • To meet at least 3 times each year.
  • The Clerk to the Governing Body will normally clerk these meetings.
  • To maintain an up-to-date balanced three- year budget plan which shows clear links to the School Improvement Plan and staffing plan.
  • To report monitoring and rollover to the Full Governing Body, highlighting any significant variances.
  • To evaluate any virement recommendations and report to the Full Governing Body free romans download ipad.
  • Analyse and report on tenders for contract services.
  • To keep in-school financial procedures under review and to sign the annual statement of internal control (SIC).
  • To benchmark school financial performance against similar schools and report to the Full Governing Body.
  • To evaluate and present to the Full Governing Body proposed expenditure following recommendations from the Headteacher.
  • To ensure that the school has, or is working towards achievement of the Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS).
  • To ensure that all spending provides ‘Value for money’ in terms of raising standards in education and to sign the annual Best Value Statement.
  • To monitor and evaluate the management of the Voluntary Fund and to receive the audited accounts.
  • To monitor the expenditure of any extended services provided against pupil achievement e reader downloaden free.

Personnel

  • To draft and keep under review the staffing structure in consultation with the Headteacher.
  • To establish a Salary Policy for all categories of staff and to be responsible for its review.
  • To oversee the appointment procedure for all staff.
  • To establish and review a Performance Management policy for all staff except the Headteacher, whom will be reviewed by the Headteacher Performance Management team.
  • To oversee the process leading to staff reductions and report to the Full Governing Body.
  • To keep under review the staff work/life balance, working conditions and well being, including the monitoring of absence.

Admissions

  • To monitor pupil numbers and report to the full governing body.

Premises and Insurance

  • To seek advice from the LA, diocese or trustees, where appropriate to ensure adequate levels of buildings insurance and personal liability herunterladen.
  • To monitor and evaluate the implementation of the school buildings strategy.
  • To monitor and evaluate the maintenance plan.

Health & Safety

  • To monitor and evaluate the Health & Safety Policy.

Membership

  • The Resources Committee shall consist of not fewer than four governors plus the Headteacher and the Chair of Governors whom have ex-officio posts. All these persons shall have voting rights.
  • Membership will be confirmed at the first meeting of the Governing Body in the academic year.
  • Representatives of governors serving on the Resources Committee will be made with respect to the skills matrix of the Full Governing Body overall.
  • The Committee may appoint such co-opted, non-voting members, as agreed by the Governing Body:
  1. Relevant school financial staff (e.g herunterladen. Deputy Head, Finance Officer/Bursar and School Secretary).
  2. Elected members of staff.
  3. Other persons with particular expertise.

These members will serve in an advisory capacity and may include staff nominated by the Headteacher following consultation with the Committee but will not have voting rights.

  • Other members of the Governing Body may attend meetings of the Resources Committee and may contribute to discussions on matters under consideration but do not have voting rights.

Quorum

  • The quorum shall be half of the compliment of the Committee.
  • The quorum must remain in place for each vote taken at the meeting, not just if the required number of governors were present at the start of the meeting.

Meetings

  • The Committee shall meet three times in the school year and may meet at other times as may be required gekaufte filmeen amazon.
  • The meeting dates for the forthcoming school year will be agreed in the current summer term and the Committee will be mindful of school reporting and regulatory dates in setting these meeting dates.

 Chairmanship

  • The Chair of the Committee shall be elected annually by the Committee at the first meeting of the academic year and should be a governor other than the Headteacher or Staff Governor.

 

The Teaching and Learning Committee

Terms of Reference and Standing Order for Teaching and Learning Committee

The Committee is expected to work within the following terms of reference with a focus on monitoring the School Plan.

General

  • To undertake monitoring visits to the school.
  • To make regular reports to the Full Governing Body kostenlos word 2016 herunterladen.
  • Meet at least 3 times each year at times to suit the schools planning and data annual timeframe.
  • To approve relevant Teaching and Learning policies on behalf of Full Governing body.
  • The Clerk to the Governing Body will normally clerk these meetings.

Curriculum

  • To monitor curriculum policies.
  • To monitor and evaluate progress against the curriculum and personnel targets of the School Improvement Plan.
  • To monitor pupil achievement against targets.
  • To monitor the performance data for the school.
  • To meet with the lead professionals within the school to gain an understanding of the scope of the curriculum targets and the activities the school is conducting to achieve success cad programme kostenlos downloaden deutsch.
  • To undertake any training (in or out of school) necessary to enable effective monitoring of targets.

Target Setting

  • Representatives of governors serving on the Teaching & Learning Committee will be made with respect to the skills matrix of the governing body overall.
  • The Committee may appoint such co-opted, non-voting members, as agreed by the Governing Body:
  1. Relevant school financial staff (e.g. Deputy Head, Finance Officer/Bursar and School Secretary).
  2. Elected members of staff.

iii.         Other persons with particular expertise.

These members will serve in an advisory capacity and may include staff nominated by the Headteacher following consultation with the Committee but will not have voting rights herunterladen.

  • Other members of the Governing Body may attend meetings of the Teaching & Learning Committee and may contribute to discussions on matters under consideration but do not have voting rights.

Quorum

  • The quorum shall be half of the compliment of the Committee.
  • The quorum must remain in place for each vote taken at the meeting, not just if the required number of governors were present at the start of the meeting.

Meetings

  • The Committee shall meet three times in the school year and may meet at other times as may be required.
  • The meeting dates for the forthcoming school year will be agreed in the current summer term and the Committee will be mindful of school reporting and regulatory dates in setting these meeting dates guten morgen video kostenlosen.

Chairmanship

  • The Chair of the Committee shall be elected annually by the Committee at the first meeting of the academic year and should be a governor other than the Headteacher or Staff Governor.

Extended Services

  • To monitor the impact of any extended services provided against pupil achievement.

 Membership

  • The Committee shall consist of not fewer than four governors plus the Head teacher and the Chair of Governors whom have ex-officio posts. All these persons shall have voting rights.
  • Membership will be confirmed at the first meeting of the Governing Body in the academic year.

Updated:  28.04.21

Register of Business Interest

The following Governors have Registered Business Interests in relation to the School:

  • Mr David Lea (Chair of governors)- Vice Chair at Repton Primary School
  • Mr Jepps- Finn- staff governor
Governing Board Meeting Attendance
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GovernorGovernor Type09 Sep 202023 Sep 202030 Sep 202019 Oct 202021 Oct 202017 Nov 202025 Nov 202004 Dec 202009 Dec 202026 Jan 202101 Feb 202103 Feb 202124 Feb 202124 Mar 202128 Apr 202105 May 202119 May 2021
Ms Sam AdamAssociate MemberNSYNSY NY Y NSYYY YY
Mrs Caroline AllenCo-opted governorYYYYY YYY YYYYY Y
Mr Boualem BouderbaParent governorYYYY YY YYYYYY YY
Mrs Sue ButterworthPartnership governor                Y
Ms Kelly HorsburghCo-opted governor                Y
Mr Matthew Howgego         Y NSNSNN   
Mrs Glynn HukinsCo-opted governor           YYYY Y
Mr Thomas Jepps-FinnStaff governorYYYY  Y Y  YYYY Y
Mrs Jaclyn KayAssociate MemberYYYY  Y Y  YYYY Y
Mr Michel La RueLocal Authority GovernorYYYY YY YYYYYY YY
Mr David LeaCo-opted governor           ?YYYYY
Sharon LewisHeadteacherYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Mrs Wendy MayCo-opted governorYYYY  Y Y YYYYY N
Mr Phil Morgan-JohnAssociate MemberYYYN YY YYYYYY YN
Mrs Ann MorrinPartnership governor                N
Mrs Fiona RobertsAssociate MemberYYYY  Y Y  NNYY Y
Mrs Rachel SharmanCo-opted governorYYNN  Y Y YYYY YY
Carole Simpson YYYYY YYN        
Mrs Carole SimpsonCo-opted governor          YYYY YY
Mrs Claire SouthenCo-opted governorYYYY  Y Y YYYYY Y
Mr Brian Sullivan YYYYYYYYY        
Mrs Ursula Wooding YYYNNYYYYNNNYYYYY
Y = Attended, N = Apologies Accepted, NA = Apologies not Accepted, NS = No Apologies sent, ? = Attendance Not Marked, Blank = Not Required