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Welcome to Our Governors’ Page

 

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

Mr Shah Rukh Memon

VICE CHAIRMs Zoubiya Ahmed

STAFF GOVERNOR

Mr Richard Puttnam

LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNORVacancy

HEADTEACHER

Ms Joanne Preston

 

PARENT GOVERNORS


 

Mr Nasim Haider

Ms Monsurat Adesina

CO-OPTED GOVERNORS

Mrs Rahat Ismail (Co-Chair)

Mr Shah Rukh Memon (Co-Chair)

Ms Tanaz Noor

Ms Zoubiya Ahmed

Ms Amanda Marquis

Ms Abidah Kamali

Ms Regina Khan

ASSOCIATE GOVERNORS

Mr James Fox

Mrs Anre Buchner

Mrs Caroline Brew

Mr Himanshu Jain

Ms Nikita Gupta

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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Mr Himanshu Jain

SAFEGUARDING / LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN / PUPIL PREMIUM / BEHAVIOUR / RIGHTS RESPECTING / ANTI-BULLYING / ATTENDANCE

Mrs Rahat Ismail

EQUALITY / RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Ms Regina Khan

HEALTH AND SAFETY / GDPR / FINANCE

Mr Shah Rukh Memon

STANDARDS AND CURRICULUM

Ms Abidah Kamali

Ms Zoubiya Ahmed

Ms Tanaz Noor

Ms Monsurat Adesina

STAFF WELL-BEING

Ms Abidah Kamali

 

DIGITAL STRATEGYMs Zoubiya Ahmed and Ms Tanaz Noor
STAKEHOLDER VIEWS

Mr Nasim Haider and Ms Regina Khan

 

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)

 

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 2021 - 2022

Autumn Term

Monday

11th October

5:30pm

Full Governing Board Meeting

Monday

13th December

5:30pm

Full Governing Board Meeting

Spring Term

Monday

7th February

5:30pm

Full Governing Board Meeting

Monday

28th March

5:30pm

Full Governing Board Meeting

Summer Term

Monday

9th May

5:30pm

Full Governing Board Meeting

Monday

11th July

5:30pm

Full Governing Board Meeting

 

Governors Attendance at Meetings 2020-2021

Governor

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Fin

FGM

S&A

Fin

FGM

S&A

Fin

FGM

08.10.20

15.10.20

22.10.20

28.01.21

04.02.21

11.02.21

13.05.21

20.05.21

27.05.21

Mrs Ismail

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Mr Memon

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Mr Jain

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Ms Gupta

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Mrs Gibbs

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Ms Adesina

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Mrs Ahmed

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Ms Noor

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Ms Rayet

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Ms Preston

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Mrs Buchner

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Mr Fox

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Ms Stainsby

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Mrs Brew

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Mr Puttnam

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Governors’ Terms of Office 

Name

Term Start

Term End

Appointed By

Ms Monsurat Adesina

30/01/2020

29/01/2024

Parents

Mr Nasim Haider07/02/202206/02/2026Parents
Ms Regina Khan07/02/202206/02/2026Local Authority
Ms Amanda Marquis07/02/202206/02/2026Local Authority
Ms Abidah Kamali07/02/202206/02/2026Local Authority

Mrs Rahat Ismail

28/11/2019

27/11/2023

Local Authority

Ms Joanne Preston (Headteacher)

01/09/2015

Ex-Officio

Local Authority

Mr Himanshu Jain 

28/11/2019

27/11/2023

Local Authority

Mr Shah Rukh Memon 

13/02/2020

12/02/2024

Parents

Ms Nikita Gupta

28/11/2019

27/11/2023

Local Authority

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

07/02/2022

06/02/2026

Staff

Ms Zoubiya Ahmed

14/05/2020

13/05/2024

Governing Body

Ms Tanaz Noor

14/05/2020

13/05/2024

Governing Body

Ms Frankie Chissim (Clerk to the Governing Body)

 

Governing Board – Register of Interests as Declared February 2022

Governor

Name of Organisation

Nature of Business

Nature of Interest

Date Declared

Rahat Ismail

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Local Authority

Employee

Feb 22

Shah Rukh Memon

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Related to pupil; staff or member of Governing Body

Oct 21

Amanda MarquisLondon Borough of Barking and DagenhamLocal AuthorityEmployeeFeb 22
Abidah KamaliNot ApplicableLocal AuthorityElected MemberFeb 22
Regina Khan

Not Applicable

Local AuthorityElected MemberFeb 22
Nasim HaiderNot ApplicableNot ApplicableElected MemberFeb 22

Zoubiya Ahmed

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Elected Member

Feb 22

Tanaz Noor

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Elected Member

Feb 22

Monsurat Adesina

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Related to pupil; staff or member of Governing Body

Feb 22

Joanne Preston

Gascoigne Primary School

School

Employee

Feb 22

Himanshu Jain

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Elected Member

Oct 21

Nikita Gupta

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Local Authority

Elected Member

May 21

Richard Puttnam

Gascoigne Primary School

School

Employee

Feb 22

James Fox

Gascoigne Primary School

School

Employee

Feb 22

Anre Buchner

Gascoigne Primary School

School

Employee

Feb 22

Caroline Brew

Gascoigne Primary School

School

Employee

Oct 21

 

Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests

name of business/organisation

nature of interest

Gascoigne Primary

none declared

 

Links to Other Educational Institutions

name of school/establishment

nature of link

Gascoigne Primary

none declared

 

Personal Relationships (including spouse/partner and close relatives)

name of staff member or governor

nature of the relationship

nature of the interest arising from this relationship

Gascoigne Primary

none declared

 

 

Relevant Business Interests of Spouse/Partner and Close Relatives

NAME

relationship to you

relevant interest

Gascoigne Primary

none declared

 

 

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.

Annual Governance Statement

Consistent Financial Reporting (CFR)

School’s Income, Expenditure and Balances

Please follow this link to this school’s information on the DfE’s national school’s benchmarking website:

https://schools-financial-benchmarking.service.gov.uk/school/detail?urn=131775

Here you can view the school’s income, expenditure and balances as well as compare these with other maintained schools and academies. The information on the website is updated annually by the DfE using the Consistent Financial Reporting (CFR) statements that are submitted by the school to the DfE in summer term.

Reporting Salaries of High Paid Staff

All local authority maintained schools, are required to publish annually on their websites the number of individuals (if any) earning over £100k a year. This information is required to be published in bands of £10k.

 

The table below provides this information for our school at September 2020

 

Annual Salary

No. of Staff

£100k - £110k

1

£111k - £120k

0

£121k - £130k

0

£131k - £140k

0

£141k - £150k

0

£151k - £160k

0

£161k - £170k

0

£171k - £180k

0

£181k - £190k

0

 

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