Governors

A warm welcome from the Governing Body at Crown Lane Primary School and Children’s Centre!

 

It is our job to take a strategic role and act as a critical friend to the school. Together, we set the school’s aims and objectives and are accountable for its decisions.

 

As a Governing Body, we meet four times a year to review, agree and monitor the school’s policies, targets and priorities, and hold the school to account for the educational standards achieved and the quality of education provided.

 

The full Governing Body consists of a core group of two parent governors, one staff governor, one governor placed by the Local Authority and the Headteacher. We can also co-opt up to 9 governors from the wider community, based on the skills they can bring to their roles.

 

Members of the Governing Body also serve on one of the two committees that monitor specific areas of the school’s work.

 

The Resources Committee is responsible for financial matters. It engages in the setting of the annual school budget, recommends the approval of the budget to the whole Governing Body and monitors it on a regular basis. The committee also monitors staff appointments, appraisal and pay, and the maintenance of all aspects of the school premises.

 

The Learning and Community Committee monitors all aspects of pupil progress and achievement. Reviews the curriculum offer and receives reports and presentations from members of staff on specific subject areas, pupil performance, teaching, learning and assessment.  Another key responsibility is ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all pupils, monitoring attendance, punctuality, and behaviour. This Committee also monitors how the school promotes community cohesion and evaluates the effectiveness of the school's engagement with parents/carers, pupils and the wider school community.

 

There are also special small committees to review pay, conduct the Headteacher’s annual performance management and to deal with pupil exclusions or parental complaints. These committees are convened on an ad-hoc basis.

 

In all these responsibilities, we work closely with the Headteacher, other senior staff with specific roles, the school’s Finance Officer, and when necessary with the Local Authority.

 

We are fully committed to supporting the Headteacher, school staff, parents and carers, and the local community in bringing the vision for Crown Lane Primary School to life!

 

Delphine Thompson

Chair of Governors

 

 

MEMBERSHIP OF THE GOVERNING BODY

 

Currently, the Governing Body is comprised of:

 

  • 2 Parent Governors, who are elected by the school’s parents and carers
  • 1 Staff Governor, who is elected by the school’s staff
  • 1 Headteacher, whose place is automatic from his/her start date in the post
  • 1 Local Authority Governor, who is appointed by the Local Authority and confirmed by the Governing Body
  • 9 Co-opted Governors, who are appointed by the Governing Body
  • 0 Associate Members, who are not Governors, but may sit on one of the Committees of the Governing Body, and/or the full Governing Body, usually because they have specific skills.  They can be appointed for between one and four years.  Our Associate Members currently do not have any voting rights.

 

THE GOVERNING BODY OF CROWN LANE PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

CHAIR: Delphine Thompson

VICE-CHAIR: Alice Meredith

 

Name of Governor

Category

Term of Office

Committee Memberships

Alice Meredith

Co-opted

08/12/15 - 07/12/19

Learning & Community, HT Appraisal, Pay

Delphine Thompson

Local Authority

14/11/14 - 13/11/18

All

Emma Rommell

Parent

23/07/16 - 22/07/20

Learning & Community

Gavin Farrell

Headteacher

01/09/16 –Ongoing

All

Laura Donohoe

Co-opted

22/11/16 - 21/11/20

Learning & Community

Laura Sweet

Co-opted

04/07/17 - 03/07/21

Learning & Community

Lydia Naismith

Co-opted

14/03/17 - 13/03/21

Resources

Matthew Ferretti

Co-opted

09/03/16 - 08/03/20

Resources, HT Appraisal, Pay

Nicole Akong

Parent

23/07/16 - 22/07/20

Learning & Community

Peter Hogg

Co-opted

07/07/15 - 06/07/19

Resources

Tim Dee

Co-opted

04/07/17 - 03/07/21

Resources

Virginia Waterhouse

Co-opted

07/07/15 - 06/07/19

Learning & Community, HT Appraisal, Pay

Zenobia Adae

Staff

13/10/16 - 12/10/20

Learning & Community

Vacancy

Co-opted

 

 

REGISTER OF INTERESTS

All Governors and Associate Members are required to declare any pecuniary or business interests on their appointment, and are also reminded to update this information at every meeting of the full Governing Body and its Committees.

This published Register will be updated annually after the first meeting of the school year.  However, any changes made during the year will be recorded in the Minutes of the meeting at which they are declared.

The following is a list of people who serve / have served as Governors, with information on their governorships: