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Meet the School Governors

Welcome to the Governors' section!

The Governors are representatives of the local council; the parents, the staff and the local community. They take a keen and active interest in the running of the school and, in conjunction with the staff, try to foster a good relationship with the community.

 

All parents are eligible for election to the Governing Board as Parent Governors. This occurs either at the end of a term of office or when an existing member leaves.

 

 

The Governors meet at least once a term at full Governing Board meetings and are elected for four years from the time of their election. Governors also carry out business within committees which also meet at least once a term - these are the Finance, Pay & Premises committee and the Standards & Performance committee.

Composition of the Governing Board

 

  • 2 parent governors
  • 1 head teacher
  • 1 staff governor
  • 1 local authority governor
  • 5 co-opted governors
  • 2 associate governors

 

Committees of the Governing Board

 

  • Finance, Pay and Premises Committee
  • Strategy, Personnel & Curriculum Committee
  • Pay Review
  • Appeals
  • Pupil Discipline
  • Complaints

 

Chair of Governors

Mr P Toomer

 

Vice Chair of Governors

Mrs S Khan

Governor Name

Type of Governor

Chair (CH) or Vice Chair (VC)

Committee Chair

Performance and Standards Committee Member

Finance, Pay & Premises Committee Member

Connections to Staff

Yes or No

If Yes, who and how.

Term of Office End Date

Other School Governor Posts held.

Name of school and governor type

Business Interests declared.

Yes or No

If yes please state

Mrs S Khan

CG

VC

Y

Y

 

No

28/9/18

None

No

Mr T Rashid

PG

 

 

 

Y

No

12/3/19

None

Teacher - Al-Hijrah School

Mr R Ahmed

PG

 

 

Y

 

Yes, wife and mother are Lunchtime Supervisors

12/3/19

None

Director - Design & Plan Construction Ltd

Mr P Toomer

CG

CH

 

Y

Y

No

19/10/20

Story Wood School and Children's Centre, Vice-chair of Governors

No

Miss Attia Khan

CG

 

 

Y

 

No

21/9/18

None

No

Mrs P Kelly

STF

 

 

Y

Y

Yes - Business Manager

21/9/18

None

No

Ms S Mngaza

CG

 

 

 

Y

No

30/11/18

None

No

Mr N Head

STF

 

 

 

Y

Yes- BSS

27/1/19

None

No

Mr C Ludwig

LAr

 

Y

 

Y

No

12/7/19

None

No

Mrs J Jones

ASC

 

 

Y

Y

No

N/A

Story Wood School and Children's Centre

No

Mr A Beale

Head of School

 

 

Y

Y

Yes - Head of School

N/A

Harper Bell Seventh Day Adventist, IEB member

No

                   

Key:

LA – Local Authority nominated or appointed Governor

PG – Elected or appointed Parent Governor

STF – Staff Governor

CG – Co-opted Governor, appointed by the governing body

AS – Associate member

GOVERNOR STATEMENT

School governing bodies ‘are the strategic leaders of our schools and have a vital role to play in making sure every child gets the best possible education’. (The 2015 Governors’ Handbook, published by the Department for Education).   For maintained schools this is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of maintained school governing bodies is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’.

 

The structure and remit of Regents Park Community Primary Governing Body and its committees

Governors come from all walks of life and play a vital role in shaping the school and ensuring educational standards are met.

 

The Governing Body  consists of

  • 5 co-opted governors
  • 1 governor appointed by the Local Authority
  • 2 elected parent governors
  • 1 head teacher governor
  • 1 elected staff governor
  • 2 associate governors

 

This constitution is laid down in the Instrument of Government for Regents Park Community Primary School which came into effect on 22nd September  2014 when the Governing Body was re-constituted under the School Governance (Constitution) (England) regulations 2012.

In addition, the Governing Body is able to appoint Associate members, who are appointed to sit on a specific committee because of the experience they bring to that committee.

The Governing Body of Regents Park Community Primary School meets as a Full Governing Body and committees to deliver the three core strategic functions of school governors:-

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure that its money is well spent.

 

Committees

The Governing Body delegates some of its work to committees, through terms of reference which are reviewed and agreed annually by the Full Governing Body.  The membership of these committees is also agreed annually by the Full Governing Body.  The key committees are:-

  • Finance, Pay & Premises Committee (which is principally concerned with function 3)
  • Standards, Personnel and Curriculum Committee (which is principally concerned with function 2)

Terms of reference and membership of these committees are available via the school office.

 

Governance review

In 2014 the Governing Body had an external review.  This resulted in the re-constitution mentioned above and a new constitution for the Governing Body from Autumn 2014 with a view to making the governing body more streamlined and focused. 

 

Meetings

During 2014/15 the following meetings have been held:-

Name of body

Number of meetings held in 2014-15

Full Governing Body

Six

Finance, Pay & Premises Committee

Six

Standards, Personnel and Curriculum Committee

Six

In addition, formal meetings have been held of the statutory committees (Head teacher’s performance appraisal and Pay) to enable governors to carry out their statutory duties in these areas.

 

Governor monitoring – how can governors really know and challenge school leaders?

Governors also regularly visit school to monitor key aspects of the school’s development and provide support and challenge to the school.

Being able to observe the children in school and speak directly with pupils, is a key way for governors to gain an understanding of the school, to see learning in process, children’s behaviour and to assure themselves regarding the implementation of a range of policies for the education and wellbeing of pupils. 

Governors also hear regularly from members of the staff, both informally during their monitoring visits and through formal presentations to the Governing Body.

 

Keeping up to date with the skills needed

Governing Bodies are required to take charge of their own development in order to ensure that they remain fit for purpose. This can include training and development activities to ensure that skills gaps are filled when vacancies arise, and briefing and training events to keep informed of changes to the educational framework.  During 2014-5 Governors have participated regularly in individual training activities and events, attended training with our staff and engaged in whole governing body training.  Part of this process of development includes learning from governors of other governing bodies to enhance governance at Regents Park.


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