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Governing Body

The Governing Body 2016-17

There are 15 members of Strand Juniors Governing Body. Governors collaborate with the school in its work to provide a challenging, safe and exciting learning environment for all of our children. The Governing Body works with the Senior Leadership Team to establish the School Development Plan and approves this, the annual budget and internal policies. We ensure that our policies meet central and local authority requirements. We also monitor the implementation of our policies and we conduct appeals, senior staff appointments and consider serious disciplinary decisions. We abide by our Code of Conduct.

We aim to be a ‘critical friend’.

 

To achieve this, Governors:

  • Meet as a whole body termly to talk about the work of the school.
  • Visit some of the excellent performances, assemblies and exhibitions that children and staff have produced.
  • Respond to national issues such as the reduced funding to schools and the new OFSTED framework.
  • Meet with OFSTED and other inspectors.
  • Read through documentation and policies.
  • Ask questions about achievement and attainment, the curriculum and the financial management of the school.
  • Support the school to improve standards for all children.
  • Ensure that our pupils and staff learn and work in a healthy and safe environment.
  • Go in to class to look at what is being learnt and taught.
  •  Keep parents/carers and the school community informed.

In addition, 3 separate committees meet termly – the Curriculum looking at aspects of teaching and learning: the Finance, Pay and Staffing looking at the financial management of the school: and the Health and Safety looking at the school premises and the health and well being of the school.

Our Governing Body was praised in the October 2016 Ofsted inspection. Ofsted said that “The school has a skilled group of Governors” and we "hold the school to account well" whilst "challenging the leaders using school performance information".

For more details of the Governor’s Details and the Register of Interests click here

The 15 members of our Governing Body are:

 

Chair of Governors  - Lisa Hutchinson

Parent Governor, member of Curriculum and Finance, Pay and Staffing Committees.Numeracy Governor, Governor with responsibility for Looked After Children and Extended Schools Governor

 

John Aldridge

Community Governor and Chair of Curriculum Committee.

Member of Finance, Pay and Staffing Committee

 

Dr Nicola Burbridge

Chair of Premise, Health and Safety Committee and Community Governor.

 

Gill Coulton

Staff Governor and member of Curriculum and Finance, Pay and Staffing committees.

 

Sue Harrison

Co Headteacher and member of Curriculum, Premises, Health and Safety and Finance, Pay and Staffing Committees.

 

Sam Hearn

LA Governor

Vice-Chair of Finance, Pay and Staffing Committee and LA Link-Governor.

 

Anne Hawker

Parent Governor and member of Premises, Health and Safety and Curriculum Committees.

 

Gordon Lindsay

Associate Governor and member of Curriculum and Finance, Pay and Staffing Committees.

 

Martin Lofnes

Parent Governor and Chair of Finance, Pay and Staffing committee.

 

Diana Martin

LA Governor and member of Curriculum Committee. Deputy Child Protection Governor.

 

Samale Nur

Parent Governor

 

Javed Qureshi

Parent Governor and member of Premises, Health and Safety Committee and Finance, Pay and Staffing Committee.

 

Kevin Thorne

Community Governor and member of Finance, Pay and Staffing Committee.

 

Chris Walton

Community Governor

 

Sue White

Community Governor and Vice-Chair of Premises, Health and Safety Committee. Child Protection Governor.

Ruth Woods

Co headteacher, Community Governor and member of Permises, Health and Safety Committee, Finance, Pay and Staffing Committee and Curriculum Committee.

 

If you would like to meet us and we are not around in the playground, please contact:

governors@strandjuniors.hounslow.sch.uk

Please note that urgent matters should be submitted in writing to the school office and addressed to the Chair of Governors.

For a summary of Governing Body meetings click here. Our latest newsletter can be found here.