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Governors

The governors of the school are made up of a group of people from very different walks of life with very different skills – from the NHS, to the computer industry, to Formula 1, education, and local government.  Although we bring elements of our various experiences with us to help in our roles as governors, we share a joint passion for the school and its success and have either had involvement in the school directly as we have or have had our children attend the school, or, governance of a school is something we passionately believe in and want to contribute to.

The governors’ role

As Governors we have three roles:
1. to be strategic
2. to act as a critical friend in the development of the school
3. to be accountable to the whole school community – particularly to pupils and to parents and carers

Members

Feltham Hill Infant & Nursery Governing Body 2017/2018

Chair
Sarah Pearce (Co-Opted Governor)

Vice-Chair
Martin Roberts  (Co-Opted Governor)

Local Authority Governor
Vacancy

Staff Governor
Mary Gilbert

Co-Opted Governor

Lynn Allen
Patience Arasomwan
Maggie Enis
Kayleigh Franklyn  
Gill Welland

Parent Governor
Sarah Allen
Vacancy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Committee Membership

Committee Name and Purpose

Chair/Vice

Membership    

Finance & Premises

How we spend our budget, staff the school, and ensure all the resources that are required for good educational provision are in place.

Martin Roberts     Chair

Kayleigh Franklyn Vice-Chair

 

Angela White Headteacher

Mary Gilbert Staff

Patience Arasomwan - Co-opted

Vacancy - LA

 

Teaching & Learning

Monitoring how the curriculum is implemented and ensuring all children achieve their potential and beyond and that all groups of children have access to the resources they need.

 

Sara Allen
Joint Chair

Gill Welland
Joint Chair

Angela White Headteacher

Maggie Ennis
Co-opted

Mary Gilbert Staff

Lynn Allen
Co-opted

Sarah Pearce
Co-opted

 

 

How we work

The governing body has two committees and statutory panels. We meet together as a full governing body every half-term. Our statutory panels which cover issues such as admissions, discipline and complaints meet as needed.  Our committees also meet each half-term to review and discuss the details of school life.

As well as the attendance of the governors mentioned above, the committees and Full Governing Body meetings are also attended by the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team.

Each governor serves on one or more committee and in addition, has a specific area of interest – for example: Attendance; Pupil Premium; Sports Premium; or SEN.  All governors make focussed visits to the school during the school day to understand the school in operation and in context and to ensure that we understand the complex nature of the school and that the decisions and discussions we have in committees are informed.

Becoming a governor

Being a school governor is an important role but you do not need to have any particular skills, knowledge or experience to become a governor. What you need to bring is: a commitment to school life; the ability to work with others; patience and enthusiasm; a willingness to learn; a commitment to working openly and democratically; and, most importantly a willingness to spend what time you can offer getting involved in school life. Our governors typically spend about 10 hours a month contributing to school life, such as attending meetings, undertaking training, visiting school, participating in school events and much more.

The most important thing to note is that governors are a team, not a collection of individuals or groups with separate agendas. However much we may differ in our opinions and experiences we are united by our commitment to the school and the responsibility we share for its long-term success. In short, we have a common purpose. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a school governor please get in touch with any of our governors.