Governors

THE GOVERNING BODY OF WESTFIELD JUNIOR SCHOOL

 

All schools in England have a Governing Body which is responsible for overseeing many of the strategic decisions of the school. Regulations define three core functions consistent with the strategic role of the Governing Body. These are to:

  • set the vision and strategic direction of school;
  • hold the Headteacher to account for its educational performance; and
  • ensure financial resources are well spent.

 

Structure of Governing Body

The Statutory Instrument of Government for Westfield Junior School was issued on 1 September 2014. The school is a Community School with a Governing Body of 12, which consists of:

  • 2 elected parent governors;
  • 1 LA governor;
  • 1 Headteacher;
  • 1 elected staff governor; and
  • 7 co-opted governors (of which up to 2 could be members of staff).

 

There are currently no associate members.

 

The standard term of office for a governor is four years. The Chair and Vice-chair are elected annually at the first meeting of the academic year. The Chair of the Governing Body is Rev Mark Amey, who can be contacted via the school office. The Governing Body employs a Clerk who is David Clark.

 

Much of the work of the Governing Body is completed by the following two committees:

  • Resources - formerly Finance and Personnel (F&P); and
  • Standards – formerly Pupils and Curriculum (P&C)

 

Standing Orders for the governing body and Terms of Reference for each of its committees are included on the website.

 

The Governing Body works in close partnership with the Headteacher, staff and the local authority. Whilst the Headteacher is, of course, responsible for the day to day running of the school, the governors are involved with such things as staffing, curriculum, school buildings and finance. It ensures the school functions well and maintains the proper range of academic and social objectives.

 

Although there is no legal requirement to have governors assigned to specific tasks, some governors have taken the lead role in certain tasks, including: Safeguarding & Child Protection, SEND & inclusion, Pupil Premium, Health & Safety, and Equality & Diversity.

 

 

PUBLICATION OF GOVERNOR’S DETAILS AND REGISTER OF INTERESTS

Governors hold an important public office and their identity should be known to their school and wider communities.  In the interests of transparency, a governing body should
publish on its website up-to-date details of is governance arrangements in a readily accessible form.

CURRENT GOVERNORS

Full Name
Category of Governor
Appointing Body
(in accordance with the Instrument of Government)

Date of Appointment

Term of Office Ends

Committees Governor Serves On

Positions of Responsibility

(eg chair or vice-chair
of the GB or Committee of the GB)

Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests

Governance roles in any other educational establishments

Relationship between Governors and members of the school staff
(including spouses, partners or relatives)

Authority

Vacancy

Authority
LA

xx

 

xx

xx

xx

xx

xx

xx

Lucy

Roberts

Head
xx

xx

 

xx

Resources Standards

Headteacher

Member of staff

None

None

Lesley
Bray
Staff
Elected

04.10.15

 

03.10.19

Standards

Equality & Diversity

Member of staff

None

None

Parent

Vacancy

Parent

Elected

xx

 

xx

xx

xx

xx

xx

xx

Edward

Shirley

Parent

Elected

30.11.15

 

29.11.19

Standards

Pupil Premium

None

None

None

Rev Mark

Amey

Co-opted

Governing Body

01.09.14

 

31.08.18

Resources Standards

Chair of the GB

None

None

None

Neville

Runham

Co-opted

Governing Body

01.09.14

 

31.08.18

Resources

Health & Safety

Member of staff

None

None

Joyce

Fenton

 

Co-opted

Governing Body

01.12.14

 

30.11.18

Resources

Chair of Resources

Safeguarding & CP

Vice-chair of GB

Self-employed HR consultant & Housing Association Director

None

None

William
Scantlebury

Co-opted

Governing Body

30.11.15

 

29.11.19

Resources

None

None

Governor at Eastfield Infants

None

Co-opted

Vacancy

Co-opted

Governing Body

xx

xx

xx

xx

xx

xx

xx

Madeleine Forrester

Co-opted

Governing Body

27.06.16

26.06.20

Standards

xx

Property Company

Theatre Group

None

None

Geraldine

Milne

Co-opted

Governing Body

28.11.16

27.11.20

Standards

 

Chair of Standards

Training

Outside In

(Medical Services)

xx

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREVIOUS GOVERNORS (SERVED AT ANY POINT OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS – from September 2015 onwards)

Full Name

Category of Governor

Appointing Body
(in accordance with the Instrument of Government)

Date of Appointment

Date Stepped Down

Committees Governor Serves On

Positions of Responsibility
(eg chair or vice-chair
of the GB or Committee of the GB)

Relevant Business/Pecuniary Interests

Governance roles in any other educational establishments

Relationship between Governors and members of the school staff
(including spouses, partners or relatives)

Shazia

Akhtar

Co-opted

Governing Body

01.09.14

 

27.06.16

P&C

CP & Safeguarding

None

None

None

Jeff

Skipp

Co-opted

Governing Body

01.03.15

 

27.06.16

F&P

Pupil Premium

Chief Executive

Deafblind UK

None

Married to a member of the school staff, Mrs P Skipp.

John

Davies

Co-opted

Governing Body

27.06.16

 

28.11.16

Standards

xx

Hunts DC

St Ives Town Council

St Johns

None

None

Karen

Gallagher

Authority

LA

01.01.13

 

31.12.16

Standards

SEND

None

None

None

                   

Official Statutory Documentation

Minutes to recent governing body meetings can be found on the minutes page.

To contact the governing body, please speak to the school office or email the chair of governors mamey@westfield.cambs.sch.uk


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