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Barrow Hedges Primary School

Governors

In this section...

BARROW HEDGES PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY

The Governing Body at Barrow Hedges consists of 8 members of the local and school community. It works closely with the Senior Leadership Team to oversee the strategic direction of the school. It does this by offering support, constructive advice, a sounding board for ideas, and help where needed. It challenges, asks questions and seeks information to ensure that the best interests of the children at Barrow Hedges are met. All governors work on a voluntary basis.

ROLE OF THE GOVERNING BODY

Establishing the strategic direction, by:

  • Setting the vision, values, and objectives for the school
  • Setting all necessary policies to meet the vision, values and objectives set
  • Agreeing the school improvement strategy with priorities and targets
  • Meeting statutory duties

Ensuring accountability, by:

  • Appointing the Headteacher
  • Monitoring progress towards targets
  • Performance managing the Headteacher
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Contributing to school self-evaluation

Ensuring financial probity, by:

  • Setting the budget, including numbers of staff and their pay
  • Monitoring spending against the budget
  • Ensuring value for money is obtained
  • Ensuring risks to the school are managed

THE GOVERNING BODY

There are three categories of governor: parent governors elected by parents; staff governors elected by staff and co-opted governors appointed by the Governing Body. In addition, the Headteacher has exercised her right to be a governor. The number of governors in each category is shown below:

Headteacher 1
Parent Governor 2
Staff Governor 1

Co-opted Governors 

4

 

The Governing Body uses a skills audit to aid recruitment and ensure there is a breadth of skills, knowledge and perspectives.

The Local Governing Body (LGB) usually meets once a term (but occasionally twice a term) to discuss issues and make decisions. The LGB delegates some responsibilities to individuals or the Headteacher, however the LGB remains accountable for these decisions. Since schools became individually responsible for the pay of teachers (and Pay Policy) we have a Pay Committee which meets in the Autumn Term. On occasions there may be a short-term need to have a working party for a specific issue to work on the LGBs behalf. Full terms of reference for the main committees can be found on this page (see tab at bottom).

The Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the Governing Body. There are a variety of documents at the bottom of this page which provide further important information.

To read more about our governors, click on their name in the table below.

Name

Category

 

Appointed by

Term of Office

Start            End

POSITION OF RESPONSIBILITY

ATTENDANCE

Current academic year      
(last academic year in attachment below)

Louise Wood

Head

Teacher

N/A

N/A

N/A

Head Teacher 

Attended LGB on 05/10/20

Neil Webster

Co-opted

Governing body

9/12/16

09/12/20

Joint Vice Chair of Governors

Attended LGB on 05/10/20

Natalie Edgson

Parent

Parents

9/12/16

09/12/20

Admissions Governor

Attended LGB on 05/10/20

Jacqueline Harriott

Co-opted

Trust

23/03/20

23/03/24

Safeguarding Link Governor 

Attended LGB on 05/10/20

Nidhi Misri Co-opted Trust 23/03/20 23/03/24  

Attended LGB on 05/10/20

Gillian de Marco

Staff

Staff

9/12/16

09/12/20

Health and Safety Link Governor

Attended LGB on 05/10/20

Richard Lacey

Parent

Parents

9/12/16

09/12/20

Finance Governor

Training Representative

Member of Pay Committee

Attended LGB on 05/10/20

Governor Declarations:

GOVERNOR’S NAME

BUSINESS / PECUNIARY INTERESTS

OTHER GOVERNANCE ROLES IN OTHER EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT

MATERIAL INTERESTS ARISING FROM RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GOVERNORS or GOVERNORS AND SCHOOL STAFF

Gillian De Marco

None

None

Niece of a TA at Barrow Hedges

Natalie Edgson

None

None

None

Richard Lacey

None

None

Spouse of Administrative Officer at Barrow Hedges

Neil Webster

None

None

None

Louise Wood

None

Yes - undisclosed for safeguarding/data protection reasons

None

Governors who have served on LGB in last 12 months  

Governor's Name Position of Responsibilty Term Start End of Office
Gavin White Parent Governor 09/12/2016 10/01/2020
Alexis Hille

Co-opted Governor

14/12/2019 28/09/2020
Nermine Adbel Sayed Co-opted Governor 14/12/2019 28/09/2020
Tim Crowley Co-opted Governor 23/03/2020 24/09/2020

 

How to contact the Governors

Chair of Governors email: LGBChair.BarrowHedges@cirrustrust.uk

Or for more general enquiries office@barrowhedges.com or call 020 8643 4428