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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::

 

CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

Vacancy

VICE CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

Mrs Rahat Ismail

STAFF GOVERNOR

Mrs Jasvir Rayet

HEADTEACHER

Ms Joanne Preston

PARENT GOVERNORS

Mrs Mirela Gorun

Mr Shahrukh Memon

CO-OPTED GOVERNORS

Mrs Khushnood Ahmed

Mrs Rahat Ismail

Mr Himanshu Jain

Mr Salim Saad

ASSOCIATE GOVERNORS

Ms Rebecca Stainsby

Mr James Fox

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNOR

Vacancy

SEND

Mr Himanshu Jain

CHILD PROTECTION/SAFEGUARDING/ LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN

Mrs Rahat Ismail

CULTURAL EDUCATION

Mrs Mirela Gorun

ANTI-BULLYING

Mrs Mirela Gorun

CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT

Mrs Khushnood Ahmed

HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELLBEING

Mr Shahrukh Memon

Mr Salim Saad

 

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

Monday 14th October

Gascoigne Road

5:30pm

Full Governing Body Meeting

Spring Term 20

Monday 27th January 2020

Gascoigne Road

5:30pm

Standards & Achievement Committee

Monday 3rd February 2020

Gascoigne Road

5:30pm

Finance Committee Meeting

Monday 10th February 2020

Gascoigne Road

5:30pm

Full Governing Body Meeting

Summer Term 20

Monday 4th May 2020

Gascoigne Road

5:30pm

Standards & Achievement Committee

Monday 11th May 2020

Gascoigne Road

5:30pm

Finance Committee Meeting

Monday 18th May 2020

Gascoigne Road

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

Ms Khushnood Ahmed 

18/10/2018

17/10/2022

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 Salim Saad 

31/08/2015

31/08/2019

Local Authority

Mrs Mirela Gorun 

09/02/2017

08/02/2021

Parents

Mr Shahrukh Memon 

19/10/2017

18/10/2021

Parents
Ms Rebecca Stainsby  18/10/2018 17/10/2022 N/A
Mr James Fox  18/10/2018 17/10/2022 N/A

 

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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