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The Governing Body

The governing body consists of thirteen members appointed in accordance with the instrument of government.

How governors are appointed or elected

Parent governors are elected by other parents at the school and the Staff governor is elected by staff employed by the school. Partnership governors and Co-opted governors are appointed by the governing body on the basis of their skills and experience. The Local Authority governor is nominated by the LA and appointed by the governing body. 

The governing body have also agreed to appoint Associate members to committees to draw on specific skills and experience

Governors serve a four year term of office. The Chair and Vice-chair of governors also serve a four year term of office. The Chairs of the committees are appointed on an annual basis.

The role of the governing body

Governors have a strategic leadership role that includes:

  • Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school to make sure its money is well spent. 

See the National Governors’ Association website for more information on the role of school governors. 

All governors agree to follow a Code of Conduct.  

Membership of the governing body

Name

Type

Term ends

Specific roles

Mark Chapman

Parent governor

2 May 2021

Chair of Governors

Chair of Curriculum Committee

Nigel Linton

Parent governor

3 Jan 2022

 

Ian Macaulay

Parent governor

3 Jan 2022

 

 

Wendy Sloane

 

Parent governor

20 Feb 2020

Vice-chair of Governors

Communications governor

SEN governor

Jan Monsen-Elvik

Staff governor

4 March 2020

 

Peter Fawcett

Partnership governor

5 March 2021

Chair of Admissions Committee

Megan Sullivan Partnership governor 18 June 2022  

Neil Amin-Smith

Co-opted governor

18 June 2022

 

Harry Dodd Co-opted governor 18 June 2022  

Pat Dugdale

Co-opted governor

5 March 2021

Chair of Resources Committeee

Safeguarding governor

Lauren Overs

Co-opted governor (staff)

12 July 2022

 

Vacancy

Local authority governor

Jo Davey &

Zoe Judge

Co-headteachers

Ex officio

 

Associate members appointed by the governing body

Name

Term of office ends

Appointed to which committee

Robert Chess

25 Sept 2020

Associate member of the Physical Resources Committee

Register of business and pecuniary interests

Governors are required to declare and publish details of any relevant business and pecuniary interests that could impact on their ability to act impartially in their dealings with the school.

Governor

Nature of business

Nature of interest

Neil Amin-Smith Nil  

Mark Chapman

Nil

 

Robert Chess

(Associate member)

Nil

 

Jo Davey

Nil

 

Harry Dodd Nil  

Pat Dugdale

Nil

 

Peter Fawcett

Nil

 

Alan Johnson

Nil

 

Zoe Judge

Nil

 

Jan Monsen-Elvik

Nil

 

Wendy Sloane

Nil

 

Megan Sullivan

Nil

 

To contact the Clerk to the Governors, please email: smurray@fortismere.org.uk