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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 maintains and 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 Mrs Stephanie Crowther and the Vice Chair is Mr Christopher Woods.
  • Resources Committee: maintains financial oversight of the School.  The Resources Committee is Co-Chaired by Mr Nadim Sheikh and Mr Christopher 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.

Governing Body 2017/18

Governing Body 2017/18 1

Governor Roles

NAME OF GOVERNOR

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

LEAD GOVERNOR

YEAR GROUP LINK

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

Kate Allen

Resources

Curriculum Standards and Achievements

English and Foundation Stage

Reception

 

Sean Bodkin

Curriculum Standards and Achievements

Teacher Appraisal / Pay Panel

Sports Funding

Year 6

 

Rene Chetty-Marston

Resources

Curriculum Standards and Achievements

     

Stevie Crowther

Resources

Curriculum Standards and Achievements

Safeguarding

(recruitment / child protection)

Year 5

Chair of Governors

Tracy Dearing

Curriculum Standards and Achievements

Pupil Voice

Year 1

Parent Liaison Governor

Nicola Oliver

Resources

Eco-Squad

Year 2

Headteacher’s PFM

Tracey Scott-Fox

Resources

Pay Panel /Teacher Appraisal

SEND

Year 4

Governor Induction

Headteacher’s PFM

Joseph Vella

Resources

Appeals Panel for Pay Panel

Pupil Premium

Year 3

 

Chris Woods

Resources

Mathematics

Year 5

Vice-Chair of Governors

Co-Chair of Resources Committee

GOVENORS RESIGNED IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS

Delia Cooper

Curriculum Standards and Achievements

Resources

 

 

 

Dawn Fassum

Curriculum Standards and Achievements

 

 

 

Faye Rider

Curriculum Standards and Achievements

Resources

     

Helen Smart

Curriculum Standards and Achievement

Appeals Panel for Pay Panel

English and Foundation Stage

Year R

Chair of Curriculum Standards and Achievement Committee

Parent Liaison

Debbie Willis

 

Curriculum Standards and Achievements Committee

Resources

 

 

 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Lisa Carter

Resources (no voting rights)

 

 

 

 

Rev. Brian Senior

Curriculum Standards and Achievement

(No voting rights)

 

 

 

Nadim Sheikh

Resources

(With voting rights)

Computing

 

Co-Chair of Resources Committee

Julie Trundle Associate Member

Resources 

(No voting rights)

 

 

 

 

There are currently 2 vacancies for a Co-opted Governor and 1 Staff Governor vacancy.

 

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

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

Sean Bodkin

Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

01.12.15 – 30.11.19

None declared

Rene Chetty-Marston

Acting Headteacher Governor

30.4.18-

Acting Headteacher

Stevie Crowther

Local Authority Governor appointed  by Medway Council

24.01.15 – 23.01.19

  1. Mid Hants Railway – The Watercress Line – Heritage Steam Railway
  2. National Leader of Governance

Tracy Dearing

Parent Governor elected by parents

05.12.16 – 04.12.20

None declared

Nicola Oliver

Parent Governor elected by parents

15.10.14 – 14.10.18

None declared

Tracey Scott-Fox

Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

01.09.15 – 31.08.19

  1. Parent of children at the School
  2. Director of Fallow Management

Joseph Vella

Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

26.01.16 – 25.01.20

  1. Director of AFCC Ltd & AFCC Director of Properties Ltd
  2. Magna Food Health & Safety

Chris Woods

Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

24.01.17 – 23.01.21

Parent of children at the school

GOVENORS RESIGNED IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS

Delia Cooper

Acting Headteacher Governor

11.09.17 –

31.12.17

 

Acting Headteacher

Dawn Fassum

Staff Governor following nomination process

23.11.18 – 20.02.18

Teacher at the School

Faye Rider

Headteacher Governor

23.01.2018 – 30.04.2018

Headteacher

Helen Smart

Co-opted Governor appointed by the Governing Body

01.09.16 – 22.03.18

None declared

Debbie Willis

Headteacher Governor

 

01.12.2005 – 31.08.2017

Headteacher

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Lisa Carter

Associate Member of the Resources Committee appointed by the Governing Body

14.09.16 to 13.09.17 and re-appointed on 11.09.17 to 10.09.21

Proprietor of Fairview Fledglings, Bustle and Holiday Club

Rev. Brian Senior

Associate Member of the Curriculum Standards and Achievements Committee appointed by the Governing Body

24.01.17 to 23.01.18 and re-appointed on 23.01.18 until 22.01.22

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

Nadim Sheikh

Associate Member of Resources Committee appointed by the Governing Body

04.04.14 resigned as Parent Governor on 20.03.18

 

Appointed Associate Member on 21.03.18 until 31.07.18

None declared

Julie Trundle

Associate Member of the Resources Committee appointed by the Governing Body

17.03.14 to 16.03.18 and re-appointed on 23.01.18 to 22.01.22

School Business Manager

Governing Body Attendance Register: Academic Year 2017/18

Governor

FGB 11/09/17

RC

10/10/17

Extra-ordinary FGB 17/10/17

CSA 14/11/17

FGB 23/11/17

FGB

23/01/18

CSA

20/02/18

RC

09/03/18

FGB 21/03/18

Summary

Kate Allen

               

Y

FGB 1/1

Sean Bodkin

Y

N/A

AA

AA

Y

AA

AA

N/A

Y

FGB: 3/5

CSA: 0/2

Lisa Cater

N/A

Y

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Y

N/A

RC: 2/2

Delia Cooper

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Resigned

     

FGB:3/3

CSA:1/1

RC:1/1

Stephanie Crowther

Y

AA

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

FGB: 5/5

CSA:2/2

RC:1/2

Tracy Dearing

Y

N/A

AA

Y

Y

Y

Y

N/A

Y

FGB: 4/5

CSA: 2/2

Dawn Fassum

 

 

 

 

Y

Y

Resigned

   

FGB: 1/1

Nicola Oliver

Y

Y

Y

N/A

AA

Y

N/A

N/A

Y

FGB: 4/5

RC: 2/2

Faye Rider

 

 

 

 

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

FGB 2/2

CSA 1/1

RC 1/1

Tracey Scott-Fox

Y

AA

Y

N/A

Y

Y

Y as observer

Y

Y

FGB: 5/5

RC: 1/2

Reverend Brian Senior

N/A

N/A

N/A

Y

N/A

N/A

Y

N/A

N/A

CSA: 2/2

Nadim Sheikh

Y

Y

Y

N/A

Y

Y

N/A

Y

Resigned as Full Governor

FGB: 4/4

RC: 2/2

Helen Smart

Y

N/A

AA

Y

Y

Y

Y

N/A

Y

FGB: 4/5

CSA: 2/2

Julie Trundle

Y

Y

Y

N/A

Y

Y

N/A

Y

Y

FGB: 5/5

RC: 2/2

Joseph Vella

Y

Y

Y

N/A

Y

Y

N/A

Y

Y

FGB: 5/5

RC: 2/2

Christopher Woods

Y

Y

Y

N/A

AA

Y

N/A

Y

Y

FGB: 4/5

RC: 2/2

 

FGB = Full Governing Body

RC = Resources Committee

CSA = Curriculum Standards and Achievements Committee

Y = Yes, attended meeting

N/A = not applicable, not a member of the meeting

AA = Apologies accepted, did not attend

Blank = Not in role at this time


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