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Fairview Community Primary School

Meet the Governors

What is the role of the Governors?

The purpose of the Governing Body is:

  • To establish the School’s strategic direction, ethos and vision.

  • To ensure that the School sets high educational standards for all its pupils and maintains oversight to ensure that all pupils achieve the best they possibly can.

  • To maintain financial oversight of the School’s budget.

How is the Governing Body structured?

The Governing Board consists of 12 positions:

  • 6 Co-opted Governors – selected by the governing body
  • 1 Local Authority Governor – nominated by the local authority
  • 3 Parent Governors – voted for by the parents of the school
  • 1 Headteacher Governor
  • 1 Staff Governor  - voted for by the staff of the school

 

The Full Governing Body meets six times per academic year and has created two Committees which also meet regularly throughout the year:

  • Full Governing Body: considers and discusses strategic matters concerning the school and holds the School Leadership Team to account.  The Chair of Governors is Kate Allen and the Vice Chairs are Chris Woods and Tracey Scott-Fox.
  • Resources Committee: maintains financial oversight of the School.  The Resources Committee is Chaired by Chris Woods.
  • Curriculum Standards and Achievements Committee: receives and considers information and data on all aspects of the curriculum as well as pupil progress.  The Chair of the Curriculum Standards and Achievements Committee is currently being filled.

 

Governors become members of the committees according to which their existing skills and experience are most suited.  The Governing Body has the option of building expertise on Committees by appointing Associate Members; there are 2 Associate Members of the Resources Committee and 1 Associate Member of the Curriculum Standards and Achievements Committee.

Governor Roles

NAME OF GOVERNOR

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

LEAD GOVERNOR

YEAR GROUP LINK

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

Kate Allen

Resources

Curriculum Standards and Achievements

Sports Funding

Year 1

Chair of Governors

Tracy Dearing

Curriculum Standards and Achievements

English

Pupil Voice

Year 2

Parent Liaison Governor

Chris Gilbert

Resources

     

  Robin Halls

  Curriculum

  Standards and

  Achievements

     

Holley Hunt

Curriculum Standards and Achievements

 

 

 

Lee Mason-Baldwin

  Curriculum

  Standards and

  Achievements

  Staff Voice   Year 4  

Nicola Oliver

Resources

Safeguarding

Year 3

Headteacher’s PFM

Tracey Scott-Fox

Resources

Pay Panel /Teacher Appraisal

SEND

Pupil Premium

Year 5

Co-Vice Chair of Governors

Governor Induction

Headteacher’s PFM

Reverend Brian Senior

  Curriculum

  Standards and

  Achievements

     

Chris Woods

Resources

Mathematics

Computing

Year 6

Co-Vice Chair of Governors

Chair of Resources Committee

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Lisa Carter

Resources (no voting rights)

 

 

 

 

Julie Trundle

Resources & Full Governing Body

(No voting rights)

 

 

 

 

There is currently 1 vacancy for a Local Authority Governor

 

Other Governor Information

NAME OF GOVERNOR

TYPE OF GOVERNOR

TERM OF OFFICE

PECUNIARY AND BUSINESS INTERESTS

Kate Allen

Parent Governor – elected to the Governing Body by the parents/carers

21.03.18 – 20.03.22

  • Finance Director of University of Kent Academies Trust
  • Husband is an employee of The Westbrook Trust [Education]
  • Medway Teaching Alliance SLE Designation 

Tracy Dearing

Parent Governor elected by parents

05.12.16 – 04.12.20

None declared

Chris Gilbert

  Co-opted Governor

  appointed by the

  Governing Body

05.03.19 – 04.03.23

None declared

  Robin Halls

  Staff Governor

  elected by staff

01.10.18 – 30.09.22

  • Teacher at the school
  • Wife is teacher at the school

Holley Hunt

Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

05.03.19 – 04.03.23

  • Parent of children at the school
  • Head teacher at Snodland Church of England Primary School

  Lee Mason-

  Baldwin

  Co-opted Governor

  appointed by the

  Governing Body

  11.12.18 

  10.12.22

  • Employee of Kent Wildlife Trust

Nicola Oliver

Parent Governor elected by parents

22.11.18 –

21.11.22

None declared

Tracey Scott-Fox

Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

01.09.15 – 31.08.19

  • Parent of children at the school
  • Director of Fallow Management

Reverend Brian Senior

  Co-opted Governor

  appointed by the

  Governing Body

 

  Associate

  Governor

  23.01.19 

  22.01.23 

 

 

  24.1.17  

  23.01.19

  • Governor at Bredhurst Church of England Primary School
  • Rector of St Matthew’s Church, Wigmore.

Chris Woods

Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

24.01.17 – 23.01.21

  • Parent of children at the school

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Lisa Carter

Associate Member of the Resources Committee appointed by the Governing Body

11.09.17 to 10.09.21

  • Proprietor of Fairview Fledglings, Bustle and Holiday Club

Julie Trundle

Associate Member of the Resources Committee appointed by the Governing Body

23.01.18 to 22.01.22

  • School Business Manager

GOVENORS RESIGNED IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS

  Sean Bodkin

  Co-opted Governor

  01.12.15 –

  09.11.18

  None declared

  Rene Chetty-

  Marston

Acting Headteacher Governor

  30.04.18 

  19.12.18

  • Acting Headteacher
  Stevie Crowther

  Local Authority

  Governor appointed

  by Medway Council

  24.01.15 –

  23.11.18

  • Mid Hants Railway – The Watercress Line – Heritage Steam Railway
  • National Leader of Governance

Faye Rider

Headteacher Governor

23.01.2018 – 30.04.2018

  • Headteacher
 Nadim Sheikh

  Parent Governor

 

 

  Associate Member of

  Resources

  Committee 

04.04.14 –  20.03.18

 

 

21.03.18 –31.07.18

  None declared

Helen Smart

Co-opted Governor

01.09.16 – 22.03.18

None declared

  Joseph Vella   Co-opted Governor

  26.01.16 –   

  06.12.18

  • Director of AFCC Ltd & AFCC Director of Properties Ltd
  • Magna Food Health & Safety

Governing Body Attendance Register: Academic Year 2018-19

The table below shows how many meetings each governor has attended compared to the total held this academic year while they have been in office.

  Full Governing Body Meetings Resources Committee  Curriculum Standards & Achievement Committee
Kate Allen 10 / 11 4 / 4 0 / 1
Sean Bodkin 2 / 2 n/a n/a
Stephanie Crowther 3 / 3 0 / 1 1 / 1
Rene Chetty-Marston 3 / 6 1 / 1 1 / 1
Tracy Dearing 11 / 11 n/a 1 / 1
Christopher Gilbert  3 / 3 1 / 1 n/a
Robin Halls 5 / 6 n/a 0 / 0
Holley Hunt 3 / 3 n/a 0 / 0
Nicola Oliver 11 / 11 4 / 4 n/a
Lee Mason-Baldwin 4 / 6 n/a 0 / 0
Tracey Scott-Fox 11 / 11 4 / 4 n/a
Rev. Brian Senior 4 / 5 n/a 1 / 1
Joseph Vella 3 / 5 1 / 1 n/a
Christopher Woods 11 / 11 4 / 4 n/a
Lisa Carter (Associate Member) n/a 1 / 4 n/a
Julie Trundle (Associate Member) n/a 4 / 4 n/a

"n/a" indicates the Governor is not formally a member of that committee, but the open meeting policy means that they still may have attended meetings.


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