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Shears Green Governors

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing board.
 

Strategic leadership

School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools. Governors appoint the head teacher and deputy headteacher. In some schools the site is owned by the governing board. It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources. 

 

Each individual governor is a member of a governing board, which is established in law as a corporate body. Individual governors may not act independently of the rest of the governing board; decisions are the joint responsibility of the governing board.  

The role of the governing board is a strategic one, its key functions are to:

  • set the aims and objectives for the school
  • set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives
  • monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives
  • be a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend)

 

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 board.

How we work

At Shears Green the Governing Body works as a ‘whole team’, meeting 6 times per year, once in each term, without any separate committees.  An agenda for each meeting will include all the tasks which the governing body is required to consider, and the governing body will ‘commission’ assignments or activities arising from the business of the meeting, which will be recorded in the minutes.

 

In addition to ‘commissioning’ activities or actions on their behalf, the governing body may wish to delegate monitoring activities to ‘monitoring pairs’ or ‘individuals’. This could apply to statutory functions, and/or the priorities of the School Plan.

 

In each case where a function has been delegated there is a statutory duty to report any action or decision to the governing body at the next meeting. 

Meet the Governors

 

Governing Bodies are under a duty to publish on the website, register of interest.  The register sets out the relevant business interest of Governors and details of any other educational establishments they govern.  The register also set out any relationships between members of the Governing Body and members of the school staff including spouses, partners and other relatives.

 

Category Name

Term of office

ends

(Terms are 4 years)

Appointed  by

Position

of responsibility  

Relationship

with staff 

member

Governor at another

School

Has filled in register of business

interests 

Attendance

Record last academic year (2016-2017) %

Headteacher Jacky Pike Ex Offico NA NA NA No Yes 100% 
Co-Opted Martin Day 14/10/2018

Governors

Chair None No Yes 67%
Local Authority Barry Rogers 07/02/2021 Nominated by KCC and appointed by the Governing Board

Vice Chair

Resources

H and S

SEN

ICT

None No Yes 83%
Co-Opted Ben Wiltshire 18/06/2019

Governors

Resources None No Yes 83%
Parent

Nicola

Jones

(was Barnes)

03/04/2019 Parents Safeguarding None No Yes 100%
Co-Opted Anabelle Lear 14/10/2018

Governors

  None No Yes 100%
Staff

Mareesa

Wahab

01/12/2017  Staff   None No Yes 67%
Co-Opted Julia Hudson 14/10/2018

Governors

Finance

Resources

H and S

Married to HLTA No Yes 100%
Co-Opted

Baljinder Hayre

17/03/2020

Governors

ICT None No Yes 67%
Co-Opted Tina Gobell TBA Governors   None TBA TBA N/A
Co-Opted Dave TBA Governors   None TBA TBA N/A
Vacancy                
Vacancy                

Clerk to Governing Body:- Linda Callahan


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