Governance Information and Relevant Business and Pecuniary Interests (November 2017)

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)

Learning & Teaching Committee
Gillian Palmer - Chair (Foundation)
Margaret Bentley –Vice-Chair (Parent)
Tubosun Olasmbo ((Co-opted)
Jonathan Harris (Headteacher)

Resources Committee (Finance & Premises/Personnel)
Lucasta Grayson - Chair (Foundation)
Vice-Chair - tba
Neil Scarse (Foundation)
Tom Thompson (Foundation)
James Warne (LA)
Jonathan Harris (Headteacher)

Clerk to Governing Board - Mrs Barbara Goldsmith

Governor 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
Lucasta Grayson


  Foundation - SDBE      
Neil Scarse 16/09/2016 4 Years Foundation -PCC St Andrew's Croydon   9/10 Senior Data Manager, Kings College London
Tom Thompson 22/06/2016 4 Years Foundation – Bishop of Croydon   8/9 None
James Warne 22/06/2016 4 Years LA   7/9 None
Lucasta Grayson 30/11/2016 4 years Foundation – Central Croydon Deanery Synod   9/10 None
Margaret Bentley Dec 2016 4 years Parent Governor   9/9 Head of Talent & Educational Develop London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Chartered Institute of Personnel & Develop.
Member of University & College Union.
      Parent Governor     None
      Staff Governor     None
Gillian Palmer May 2017 4 years Foundation - SDBE   3/3 GQP Consulting Ltd London Borough of Bromley
Peter Wylie Sept 17 1 term Co-opted Governor   1/1 Consultant to Baker Dearing Educational Trust.
Peter Wylie Consulting Ltd
Consultant to SDBE
Tubosun Olasmbo May 2017 4 years Co-opted Governor      



01/09/2018   Headteacher     None