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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

Ms Tanaz Noor

Ms Zoubiya Ahmed

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

Ms Tanaz Noor

Ms Monsurat Adesina

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

Ms Zoubiya Ahmed

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

Mrs Jasvir Rayet

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 2020-21 (All meetings will be on The Shaftesburys site)

Autumn Term

Thursday

8th October

5:30pm

Standards and Achievement Committee

Thursday

15th October

5:30pm

Finance Committee Meeting

Thursday

22nd October

5:30pm

Full Governing Body Meeting

Spring Term

 

Thursday

28th January

5:30pm

Standards and Achievement Committee

Thursday

4th February

5:30pm

Finance Committee Meeting

Thursday

11th February

5:30pm

Full Governing Body Meeting

Summer Term

Thursday

13th May

5:30pm

Standards and Achievement Committee

Thursday

20th May

5:30pm

Finance Committee Meeting

Thursday

27th May

5:30pm

Full Governing Body Meeting

 

Governors Attendance 2019-2020

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

Governor

S&A

Fin

FGM

S&A

Fin

FGM

S&A

Fin

FGM

30.09.19

07.10.19

28.11.19

30.01.20

06.02.20

13.02.20

07.05.20

14.05.20

21.05.20

Mrs Ismail

Mr Memon

x

x

x

x

Mrs Ahmed

x

x

x

x

x

R

R

R

Mr Jain

x

x

x

Mrs Gorun

x

x

R

R

R

R

R

R

Ms Preston

Ms Rayet

x

x

x

Mr Fox

x

Ms Gupta

 

 

x

x

x

Ms Stainsby

x

MrsBuchner

Ms Adesina

 

 

 

Mrs Gibbs

 

 

 

x

Mrs Brew

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Puttnam

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Ahmed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Noor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

Ms Zoubiya Ahmed

14/05/2020

13/05/2024

Governing Body

Ms Tanaz Noor

14/05/2020

13/05/2024

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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