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Stanley Primary School Governing Body

 

The Governing Body members are appointed for a term of 4 years. The Full Governing Body meets every term and observers are welcome to attend meetings (by arrangement with the Chair of Governors) but may be asked to leave if confidential matters are being discussed.

 

The role of the Governing Body is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • Set the vision and strategic direction for Stanley Primary School

  • Hold the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils

  • Ensure financial resources are spent well

     

Governors work in partnership with the Headteacher and the senior leadership of the school, acting as ‘critical friends’ who both support and challenge. Governors do not get involved in the day to day operations of the school, although there are some statutory responsibilities set out in The School Governance Regulations 2013 and The Governance Handbook for academies, multi-academy trusts and maintained schools (March 2019).

 

Much of Governance work is done through sub-committees, to whom responsibilities are delegated to ensure the work the school does will deliver the strategic objectives set, and to benchmark the school’s performance against external comparators.

 

The A&C (Achievement & Curriculum) Committee monitors the attainment and progress of all pupils (reviewing information for key groups, rather than individual children). The effectiveness of the school’s curriculum offer is monitored both by the committee and link governors.

 

The Resources Committee oversees the setting and management of the school budget, staffing strategy and ensures the school meets its health and safety and accessibility responsibilities.

 

The PPC Committee (Parents, Pupils & Community) looks at how the school communicates with and responds to the needs of the pupils, parents and the wider community.

 

Governors report on how our responsibilities have been fulfilled through termly newsletters, and the publication of minutes of Full Governing Body meetings.

 

Parent Governor Elections

Parent Governor elections take place periodically.  Parent Governors are elected for a four year term and there are always three Parent Governors serving on the board at any time.  Stanley supports the Everyone on Board Campaign (Campaigns | Everyone on Board - National Governance Association (nga.org.uk)) aiming to increase the participation of people from ethnic minorities and young people in school governance.

 

Governors can be contacted at info@stanley.richmond.sch.uk 

CURRENT GOVERNORS

 

Governor

Role

Governor Category

Appointed By

Term of Office

Committee Membership

Committee Voting Rights

Shelly Beard

 

Chair of Resources Committee

Co-optedGoverning Body

10/07/17-10/07/21

 

12/07/21- Present

 

Resources CommitteeYes
Jen Buckley

Chair of PPC Committee

 

Parent

Parents

 

 

 

Co-Opt

01/03/18- 01/03/22

 

 

14/03/22- 14/03/26

 

 

Pupils, Parents & Community Committee

 

Achievement & Curriculum Committee

 

Chair of Governors 

 

Chair of PPC Comm.

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

Jonathon Cardy

 

 

LALA17/12/18- 17/12/22Resources CommitteeYes

Susan Chappel

 

 

Co-optedGoverning Body

17/12/18- 17/12/22

 

Resources Committee

 

Achievement & Curriculum Committee

Yes

 

 

Yes

Lisa Day

 

 

Associate MemberGoverning Body

02/09/20- 02/09/21

 

12/07/21- 12/07/22

 

19/09/22- 19/09/23

Pupils, Parents & Community CommitteeNo

Ian Garrett

 

Chair Achievement & Curriculum CommitteeParentParents

01/12/20- 01/12/24

 

Achievement & Curriculum CommitteeYes
Sarah Gordon-Steward

Chair of Pay Committee

Co-optedGoverning Body27/09/21- 27/09/25

Resources Committee

 

Pay Committee

Yes

Simon Hawley

 

 

HTEx-officio01/01/20- presentAll CommitteesYes

Anna Logan

 

 

Co-opt Governor

Governing Body11/07/22Pupils, Parents & Community CommitteeYes

Rebecca Luing-Turnbull

 

 

Staff GovernorStaff14/01/22- 14/01/26Pupils, Parents & Community Committee

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

 

Guy Redhead

 

 

Associate MemberGoverning Body

02/09/20- 02/09/21

 

27/09/21- 27/09/22

 

27/09/22- 27/09/23

Achievement & Curriculum Committee

 

No

Kathy Saunders

 

Vice ChairCo-optedGoverning Body

26/03/18- 26/03/22

 

 

28/03/22- 28/03/26

Pupils, Parents & Community Committee

 

Achievement & Curriculum Committee

 

Resources Committee

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

David Wilson

 

ParentParents01/04/22- 01/04/26

Achievement & Curriculum Committee

 

Resources Committee

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

 

GOVERNORS WHO HAVE STEPPED DOWN IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS

 

Governor

Role

Category

Appointed By

Term of Office

Committee Membership

Date Stepped Down

Fliss SyradChair of Governors

Co-opt

 

 

 

 

 

Associate Member

Governing Body

12/10/14- 12/10/18

 

24/09/18- 24/09/22

 

14/02/22- 14/03/22

Resources Committee

 

HR Committee

 

 

HR Committee

14/03/23
Jay RalphChair of Resources CommitteeCo-optGoverning Body

24/09/14- 24/09/18

 

24/09/18- 24/09/22

Resources Committee30/09/22
Matthew Turner ParentParent13/12/19- 13/12/23Pupils, Parents & Community Committee31/07/22
Rachel WhiteHR ChairCo-optedGoverning Body01/09/20- 01/09/24HR Committee31/07/21
Sam LyonsSBMAssociate MemberGoverning Body 

Resources Committee 

HR Committee

31/10/21

 

Register of Interests

The table below outlines the business interests of governors of Stanley Primary School. It also outlines if they are a governor at another school and if they are related to a member of our school staff. 

 

GovernorBusinesses
Company Directorship
Charity TrusteeshipsMembership of Professional or Public Bodies/Membership Organisations/Special Interest GroupsContracts offered by the governor for the supply of goods or services to the schoolGovernor or Trustee of any other schoolsRelationship to staff member
Shelley BeardNilStanley Charitable TrustFellow of the Institute and Faculty of ActuariesNilNilNil
Jen BuckleyNilNilNilNilNilNil
Jonathan CardyNilSPEAR trustee and Chair of OperationsNilNilNilNil
Susan ChappellNilETNAConservative Party
 
NilNilNil
Lisa DayNilNilNilNilNilNil
Ian GarrettNilNilNilNilNilNil
Sarah Gordon-StewardNilNilCIPD Chartered Institute of Personnel and DevelopmentNilNilNil
Simon HawleyNilStanley Charitable TrustNational Association of HeadteachersNilNilNil
Anna LoganNilNilNilNilNilNil
Guy RedheadNilNilNilNilNilNil
Kathleen SaundersNilNilNilNilNil Nil
David WilsonNilNilNilNilNilNil

 

Attendance at Meetings

NB: During the Coronavirus lockdown some Governor committee meetings were postponed and priorities covered as part of the FGB agenda.

Governor

FGB

 

 

 

 

27.09.21

13.12.21

28.03.22

11.07.22

 

Resources Committee

 

 

 

22.10.21

03.12.21

11.02.22

23.03.22

13.05.22

17.06.22

HR

Committee

 

 

 

07.10.21

03.03.22

16.06.22

Achievement  & Curriculum

Committee

 

 

11.10.21

24.01.22

23.05.22

05.07.22

Pupils, Parents & Community Committee

 

 

03.11.21

23.02.22

25.05.22

Shelly Beard

3/4

6/6

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Jen Buckley

4/4

3/6Not applicable

4/4

3/3

Jonathon Cardy

3/4

4/6

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Susan Chappell

4/4

Not applicable

1/3

4/4

Not applicable

Lisa Day

0/4

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

3/3
Ian Garrett2/4Not applicableNot applicable2/43/3
Sarah Gordon-Stewart3/4Not applicable3/3Not applicableNot applicable

Simon Hawley

4/46/63/34/43/3
Anna Logan3/4Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable2/3
Rebecca Luing-Turnbull2/4Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable1/3

Jay Ralph

4/4

6/6

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Guy Redhead

3/4

Not applicable

Not applicable

4/4

Not applicable

Kathy Saunders

4/4

1/6

1/3

4/4

2/3

David Wilson

2/4

3/6

1/3

2/4

1/3

Fliss Syrad

4/4

5/6

2/3

Not applicable

Not applicable

Matthew Turner

4/4

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

3/3

Rachel White

2/4

Not applicable

3/3

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

 

Governing Body Code of Practice

Governing Body newsletters

Please see below for copies of the most recent Governing Body newsletters and letters to parents.

Governing Body Minutes

Please see below for minutes of recent meetings of the Full Governing Body.

Governing Body Meetings 2022 / 2023

 

Monday 3 October 2022 @ 19.15

Monday 12 December 2022 @ 19.15

Monday 27 March 2023 @ 19.15

Monday 17 July 2023 @ 19.15

 

 

 

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