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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 is::

 

CO-CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

Mrs Rahat Ismail

CO-CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

Mr Shah Rukh Memon

VICE CHAIR Mr Himanshu Jain

STAFF GOVERNOR

Mrs Jasvir Rayet

LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNOR Ms Nikita Gupta

HEADTEACHER

Ms Joanne Preston

PARENT GOVERNOR

Mrs Noosha Gibbs

PARENT GOVERNOR Ms Monsurat Adesina

CO-OPTED GOVERNORS

Mrs Rahat Ismail

Mr Himanshu Jain

Vacancy

Vacancy

ASSOCIATE GOVERNORS

Ms Rebecca Stainsby

Mr James Fox

Mrs Anre Buchner

Mrs Caroline Brew

Mr Richard Puttnam

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

ANTI-BULLYING / SEND / TRAINING AND LIAISON

Mr Himanshu Jain

CHILD PROTECTION / SAFEGUARDING / LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN / RIGHTS RESPECTING

Mrs Rahat Ismail

CURRICULUM / CULTURAL EDUCATION

Ms Monsurat Adesina

HEALTH AND SAFETY / TRANSITION / GDPR

Mr Shah Rukh Memon

ASSESSMENT / STANDARDS Ms Nikita Gupta
STAFF WELL-BEING / EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH

Mrs Jasvir Rayet

 

STAFF WELL-BEING / EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH Mrs Noosha Gibbs
ASSESSMENT AND STANDARDS Ms Rebecca Stainsby
CURRICULUM Mr James Fox
EYFS / PHONICS Mrs Anre Buchner
ICT / INFRASTRUCTURE / PREMISES Mr Richard Puttnam
FINANCE Mrs Caroline Brew

 

 

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 fulfill 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)

 

Governors meet three times per term and every member sits on the Committees: Finance and Standards and Achievement as well as the Full Governing Body Meeting.

 

Annual Schedule of Meetings 2019-20

Autumn Term 19

Date

Location

Time

Meeting

Monday 30th September

Gascoigne Road

5:30pm

Standards & Achievement Committee

Monday 7th October

Gascoigne Road

5:30pm

Finance Committee Meeting

Thursday 28th November

Gascoigne Road

5:30pm

Full Governing Body Meeting

Spring Term 20

Thursday 30th January 

Gascoigne Road

5:30pm

Standards & Achievement Committee

Thursday 6th February 

Gascoigne Road

5:30pm

Finance Committee Meeting

Thursday 13th February 

Gascoigne Road

5:30pm

Full Governing Body Meeting

Summer Term 20

Thursday 7th May 

The Shaftesburys

5:30pm

Standards & Achievement Committee

Thursday 14th May 

The Shaftesburys

5:30pm

Finance Committee Meeting

Thursday 21st May 

The Shaftesburys

5:30pm

Full Governing Body Meeting

 

Full Governing Body Meeting Attendance 2018-2019

(S&A – Standards and Achievement / Fin – Finance / FGM – Full Governing Body Meeting)

Governor

S&A

Fin

FGM

Fin

FGM

S&A

S&A

Fin

FGM

04.10.18

11.10.18

18.10.18

31.01.19

07.02.19

14.02.19

09.05.19

16.05.19

23.05.19

Mrs Taha

x

x

x

x

Mrs Ismail

x

x

x

Mr Memon

x

x

x

x

Mrs Ahmed

x

x

x

x

x

x

Mr Saad

x

x

x

x

x

Mr Jain

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Mrs Gorun

x

x

Ms Preston

Ms Rayet

x

x

x

Mr Fox

x

MsStainsby

x

 

Governors’ Terms of Office 

 

Name

Term Start

Term End

Appointed By

Mrs Noosha Gibbs

30/01/2020

29/01/2024

Parents
Ms Monsurat Adesina 30/01/2020 29/01/2024 Parents

Mrs Rahat Ismail

31/08/2015

31/08/2019

Local Authority

Ms Joanne Preston (Headteacher)

01/09/2015

Ex-Officio

Local Authority

Mr Himanshu Jain 

31/08/2015

31/08/2019

Local Authority

Mrs Jasvir Rayet 

20/11/2017

19/11/2021

Staff

Mr Shahrukh Memon 

19/10/2017

18/10/2021

Parents
Ms Nikita Gupta 28/11/2019 27/11/2023 Local Authority
Ms Rebecca Stainsby  18/10/2018 17/10/2022 Governing Body
Mr James Fox  18/10/2018 17/10/2022 Governing Body
Mrs Anre Buchner 28/11/2019 27/11/2023 Governing Body
Mrs Caroline Brew 13/02/2020 12/02/2024 Governing Body
Mr Richard Puttnam 13/02/2020 12/02/2024 Governing Body

 

Business and Financial Interest

No governor has declared a business or financial interest.

 

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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