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The role of the Governors

School governors are people who make a positive contribution to the school community by acting as "critical friends". They support and challenge the Headteacher to promote continuous improvement in the school’s performance. They also play a monitoring role asking relevant questions such as "Is it working?", "How do we know it is working?", "As a School, how can we get better?" Governors need no formal qualifications but bring a range of experience to help our school to achieve its vision.

 

They all have:

  • an interest in the education and well-being of the children;
  • a willingness to ask questions;
  • the time commitment to attend termly meetings and to get into school to see the children working for themselves;
  • a commitment to be part of a team which, by working together, can make a real difference to the school.


Although they are volunteers, they are professional, committed and passionate about what the school does.  Their contribution is voluntary and they generally meet twice a term and visit the school regularly.

 

Membership of Governing Body

The Governing Body of Gascoigne Primary School consists of the people listed below:

 

CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

Councillor Saima Ashraf

VICE CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

Mrs Rahat Ismail

STAFF GOVERNOR

Mr Darryl Greaves

HEADTEACHER

Miss Joanne Preston

PARENT GOVERNORS

Mrs Mirela Gorun

VACANCY

CO-OPTED GOVERNORS

Mrs Euridice Dos Santos

Mrs Rahat Ismail

Mr Himanshu Jain

Mrs Sheima Taha

Mr Salim Saad

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNOR

Councillor Saima Ashraf

SEND

Mr Himanshu Jain

CHILD PROTECTION/SAFEGUARDING/ LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN

Councillor Saima Ashraf

Mrs Rahat Ismail

 

Mrs Euridice Dos Santos

ANTI-BULLYING

Mr Salim Saad

CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT

Mrs Sheima Taha

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Ms Rahat Ismail

 

Once elected, parent governors have the same role and responsibility as other Governors.  They are not just a representative of the parents and carers of the school; they are there to further the interests of all children in the school.

 

What do Governors do?

Together with the Headteacher, Governors are responsible for making sure the school provides a good quality education for all children and supports their well-being, they do the following:

  • set the vision and strategic direction of the school;
  • provide challenge and support to the Headteacher, by holding the Headteacher accountable for educational performance;
  • make decisions together on matters such as performance, targets, school policies and the School Development Plan;
  • monitor the impact of policies and oversee school budget and staffing;
  • report on school achievements and respond to inspection recommendations;
  • hear appeals from pupils and staff and consider complaints.


Governors fulfil these duties by:

  • visiting the school on a regular basis;
  • attending Governor Board meetings that take place twice per term;
  • asking questions and considering documents prepared by the school;
  • challenging the Headteacher in a constructive way;
  • developing and supporting the values of the school.


All Governors are aware of and accept the Seven Nolan Principles of Public Life (see link below)

 

Annual Schedule of Meetings 2017-18

Autumn Term 2017

5th October

Thursday

4:30pm

Standards and Achievement Committee Meeting

12th October

Thursday

5:30pm

Finance Committee Meeting

19th October

Thursday

5:30pm

Full Governing Body Meeting

 

Half Term Holiday – 23rd October to 27th October 2017

16th November

Thursday

5:30pm

Finance Monitoring

14th December

Thursday

5:30pm

Finance Monitoring

Christmas Holidays - 21st December 2017 to 1st January 2018

Spring Term 2018

25th January

Thursday

4:30pm

Standards and Achievement Committee Meeting

1st February

Thursday

5:30pm

Finance Committee Meeting

8th February

Thursday

5:30pm

Full Governing Body Meeting

Half Term Holiday - 12th February to 16th February 2018

8th March

Thursday

5:30pm

Finance Monitoring

Summer Term 2018
10th May Thursday 4:30pm Standards and Achievement Committee
17th May Thursday 5:30pm Finance Committee Meeting
24th May Thursday 5:30pm Full Governing Body Meeting
Half Term Holiday - 28th May to 1st June 2018  
14th June Thursday 5:30pm Finance Monitoring
12th July Thursday 5:30pm Finance Monitoring

 

Full Governing Body Meeting Attendance 2015 -2016

Name

24/03/16

20/10/16

09/02/17

06/04/17

Councillor Saima Ashraf (Chair)

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Ms Rahat Ismail

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Miss J Preston

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Mr H Jain

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Mrs E Taha

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Mrs N Abdulkadir

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Ms E Dos Santos

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Mr M Quadri

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Mr S Saad

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Mrs S Murphy

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Governors’ Terms of Office

Name

Term

Councillor S Ashraf (Chair)

21/09/2018

Ms R Ismail (Vice Chair)

31/08/2019

Mr H Jain

31/08/2019

Mrs E Dos Santos

31/08/2019

Mr S Saad

31/08/2019

Mrs E Taha

31/08/2019

Mr M Quadri (Parent Governor)

17/07/2017

Parent Governor

Vacancy

Ms S Murphy (Staff Governor)

20/03/2020

 

Our equality duties
We aim to be a community where everyone is treated fairly and with respect. We want everyone to reach their potential, and recognise that for some pupils extra support is needed to help them to achieve and be successful. We take our legal duties on equality seriously. We welcome our general duty under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination, to advance equality of opportunity and to foster good relations. We are required to publish equality information as well as equality objectives, which show how we plan to reduce or remove particular inequalities or disadvantages. Our equality information and objectives are published on the school website. Please contact us if you require any further information.

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