Governors

Governance Information and Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests (Amended October 2018)

The purpose of our Governing Board:-


The governing board is our school's accountable body. Our governing board has 3 core functions:


    1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;


    2. Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and


    3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

 

We fulfil these core functions by:


• Carrying out our statutory duties, such as safeguarding, and understanding the strategic boundaries of our role as governors.


• Reviewing and disseminating to our stakeholders our vision and ambition for the school, which will incorporate: our culture of high expectations, aspirations and excellence in academic and vocational work; and our highest expectations for social behaviour among pupils and staff, so that respect and courtesy are the norm.


• Engaging with our key stakeholders, including parents, carers and other stakeholders, including external agencies, to support all pupils.


• Contributing to and agreeing the school’s self-evaluation and understanding the school’s strengths and weaknesses, to ensure it leads to planning that secures     continual improvement.


• Ensuring the design and implementation of the curriculum has breadth and balance so that: the formal curriculum is supplemented with extra-curricular             opportunities for pupils to extend their knowledge and understanding and to improve their skills in a range of artistic, creative and sporting activities; and
  it raises awareness and keeps pupils safe from the dangers of abuse, sexual exploitation, radicalisation and extremism.


• Ensuring that the school prepares pupils positively for life in modern Britain and promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law,           individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.


• Understanding and taking sufficient account of pupil data, particularly our understanding and use of the school data dashboard.


• Having an awareness of the impact of teaching on learning and progress in different subjects, key stages and year groups by using the data provided to track     the progress of groups of pupils to ensure that none falls behind and underachieves.


• Monitoring the effectiveness of the actions school leaders take to secure and sustain improvements to teaching, learning and assessment.


• Ensuring the effective use of additional grants, such as pupil premium and sports premium, including monitoring the impact of these grants on pupil outcomes.


• Providing support for an effective head teacher.


• Monitoring performance management systems and understanding how the school makes decisions about teachers’ salary progression, including the                   performance management of the Head Teacher, to: improve teaching, leadership and management; and ensure the school has a motivated and effective         teaching staff to deliver a high quality education for all pupils.

 

• Ensuring solvency and probity and that the financial resources made available to the school are managed effectively and support the school’s identified             development priorities.

 

• Being transparent and accountable, including in terms of the recruitment of staff, governance structures, attendance at meetings, and contact with parents and   carers.


Chair of Governing Board Lucasta Grayson (Foundation Governor)
Vice-Chair of Governing Board
Revd Steve Cleary (Foundation Governor)

Membership of the Board

Margaret Bentley (Parent)

Steve Cleary (Foundation)

Lucasta Grayson (Foundation)

Gillian Palmer (Foundation

Neil Scarse (Foundation)

James Warne (LA)

Jonathan Harris (Headteacher)

Clerk to Governing Board - Mrs Barbara Goldsmith

Name

Date of Most Recent Appointment

Term of Office

Appointing Body

Date Stepped Down (if applicable)

Attendance Record at GB/Committee meetings during previous 12 months

Details of Business/Pecuniary Interests (if any)

Andrew Massiah

15/09/2015

4 Years

Foundation - SDBE

August 2018

6/11

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Chartered Institute of Personnel amd Development

Institute of Leadership & Management

Neil Scarse

16/09/2016

4 Years

Foundation -PCC St Andrew's Croydon

 

9/9

Senior Data Manager, Kings College London

Tom Thompson

22/06/2016

4 Years

Foundation – Bishop of Croydon

December 2017

0/2

None

James Warne

22/06/2016

4 Years

LA

 

2/8

None

Lucasta Grayson

30/11/2016

4 Years

Foundation – Central Croydon Deanery Synod

 

9/9

None

Margaret Bentley

Dec 2016

4  Years

Parent Governor

 

3/8

Head of Talent & Educational Develop London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Chartered Institute of Personnel & Develop.

Member of University  & College Union.

Helen Woolston

March 2017

4 Years

Parent Governor

August 2018

10/11

None

Paul Costello

Dec 2016

4 Years

Staff Governor

December 2017

0/2

None

Gillian Palmer

May 2017

4 years

Foundation - SDBE

 

9/9

GQP Consulting Ltd

London Borough of Bromley

Peter Wylie

Sept 17

1 Year

Co-opted Governor

August 2018

4/7

Consultant to Baker Dearing Educational Trust.

Peter Wylie Consulting Ltd

Consultant to SDBE

Revd Steve Cleary

December 2017

4 Years

Foundation - Central Croydon Deanery Synod

 

7/8

 

Karen Leslie

May 2018

4 Years

Staff Governor

July 2018

0/2

 

Jonathan Harris

01/09/2018

 

Headteacher

 

 

None

Barbara Goldsmith

N/A

N/A

Clerk to Governing Board

 

N/A

JCA Associates