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Governors        

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“We are committed to creating a safe, caring and successful environment, empowering students to achieve their full potential during their time at our school”

School Governors

Welcome to the section of the website where you can find out more about the school’s governors, and the work that we do.

Our main role is to support the Head teacher and the staff – the phrase often used to describe this role is ‘a critical friend’. We help them to set and reach targets and to strive for excellence across the whole spectrum of school life.

The two key documents used for this are:

  • the School Action Plan which sets out the strategic plan for the school, with targets that everyone works towards

and

  • the Self Evaluation Form (SEF) which sets out how well the school is doing and where we aim to make improvements.

Our legal duties include:

  • setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
  • approving the school budget
  • reviewing progress against the school's budget and objective
  • appointing, challenging and supporting the Head teacher

Governors discharge these responsibilities, together with many others, through a Full Governing Body meeting each term. These meetings are supplemented by termly sub-committee meetings dealing with more specific issues. The governing body has two sub-committees to focus on different areas:

  •  Curriculum and Pastoral committee:

This committee meets once a term to carry out governing body responsibilities in relation to curriculum and pastoral issues. The committee reviews and monitors relevant areas such as pastoral and curriculum structures, exclusion and attendance patterns, pupil achievement against set targets, and also reviews key policies on topics such as pupil behaviour, anti-bullying, race and equality, sex & relationships education, and many others.

  •  Finance, Staffing & Premises committee:

This committee meets once a term to carry out governing body responsibilities in relation to Finance, staffing and premises issues. The committee has responsibility for oversight and approval of the annual school budget, and throughout the year reviews and monitors budget related issues, income and expenditure and other finance topics, through regular briefings from the head teacher or Strategic Site & Finance Manager. The committee monitors and approves the school's staffing structure and pay scales as well as the school's arrangements for staff induction, CPD and support for trainee teachers. Staff attendance and sickness patterns are also monitored via briefings from the Strategic Business Manager, and the committee also reviews and approves key policies such as Capability (teachers/support staff), teacher appraisal, disciplinary, grievance, leave of absence, safer recruitment, and many others.

Roles and responsibilities of governors

There are several categories of governor, appointed by different groups that have an interest in the school. These are co-opted governors, Local Authority governors, parent governors and staff governors (including the head teacher). All governors have equal status no matter which type of governor they are. A number of governors also have responsibilities for specific issues within the school such as special educational needs (SEN), safeguarding and financial controls.

  Name  Date of Appointment  Term of Office  Category of Governor (Appointed by)  Business & Pecuniary interests & any other Governor positions held 
 Hannah Herrmann 01/09/2020 N/A  Head teacher (GB) 
  Roy Jackson 

27/06/18

4 Years   Co-opted (GB)  none 
  Rachael Sparkes   27/06/18 4 Years   Co-opted (GB) 
  •  Employed by Montgomery Primary Academy
  • Member of NAHT
   Cllr. Majid Mahmood 07/12/2016 4 Years    Local Authority (LA)
  • Birmingham City Councillor for Bromford and Hodge Hill ward
  • Employed by ESN Solicitors Ltd 
   Mike Lyons 16/09/2019 4 Years Co-opted (GB)
  • Employed by HS2
  • Non-executive director of Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Business interest in Tudor Rose Solutions Ltd.
  • Member: AP
  • Member: IOM3

     

Jo Gittins 13/09/2017 4 years Co-opted (GB) none
Nathan Holtom 29/03/2018 4 years Staff (ballot of staff) none

Yasmin Begum

25/01/2019 4 years Parent (ballot of parents) Governor at Thornton Primary School

Sabaa Arfan

25/01/2019 4 years Parent (ballot of parents) Employed by Waverley Studio College

Elena Argirova

03/04/2019 4 years Co-opted (Governing Body) Employed by HS2

Omar Sadiq

03/07/2019 4 years Co-opted (Governing Body) Employed by Home Office

 

 Attendance Records 2020-21 Meetings

Name Full Governing Body Finance, Staffing & Premises Committee Curriculum & Pastoral Committee
 Hannah Herrmann 0/0 0/0 0/0
 Roy Jackson 0/0 0/0 0/0
 Rachael Sparkes 0/0 0/0 0/0
 Cllr. Majid Mahmood 0/0 0/0 NOT A MEMBER 
 Nathan Holtom 0/0 0/0 0/0
 Mike Lyons 0/0 0/0 NOT A MEMBER
Jo Gittins 0/0 0/0 0/0
Yasmin Begum 0/0 0/0 0/0
Sabaa Arfan 0/0 0/0 0/0
Elena Argirova 0/0 0/0 NOT A MEMBER
Omar Sadiq 0/0 0/0 0/0

 Attendance Records 2019-20 Meetings

Name Full Governing Body Finance, Staffing & Premises Committee Curriculum & Pastoral Committee
Ann Andersen  3/3 3/3 2/2
Roy Jackson 3/3 3/3 1/2
Rachael Sparkes 1/3 0/3 0/2
Cllr. Majid Mahmood 2/3 3/3 NOT A MEMBER
Yasmin Begum 3/3 3/3 2/2
Sabaa Arfan 3/3 2/3 2/2
Mark Shergold 3/3 3/3 0/2
Mike Lyons 1/3 0/3 NOT A MEMBER
Elena Argirova 1/3 0/3 NOT A MEMBER
Nathan Holtom 3/3 3/3 2/2
Jo Gittins 2/3 1/3 0/2
Omar Sadiq 2/3 2/3 1/2
Ingrid Abrahams 2/3 NOT A MEMBER 2/2

Responsibilities (TBC at first meetings of 2020-21 academic year)

Chair of Governing Body:

Vice-chair of Governing Body:

Chair of Curriculum & Pastoral committee:

Vice-chair of Curriculum & Pastoral committee:

Chair of Finance, Staffing & Premises committee:

Vice-chair of Finance, Staffing & Premises committee: