Our Governors

What do school governors do…?

Governors have an interest in the role of schools in their community and want to make a positive contribution to their success, improving the educational standards and achievement of their pupils.

The main roles of governors are:

To provide a strategic view of the school’s aims and vision:

The governing body has important powers and duties but are volunteers with limited time and resources. It therefore focuses on where it can add value and help the school’s strategy for improvement so that pupils learn most effectively and achieve the highest standards. The governing body should help set, and keep under review, the broad framework within which the headteacher and staff run the school. In all its work, the governing body focuses on the key issues of raising standards of achievement, establishing high expectations and promoting effective teaching and learning.

To act as a critical friend to the school:

The governing body also provides the headteacher and staff with support, advice and information, drawing on governors’ knowledge and experience. In these ways the governing body acts as a critical friend to the school. Critical in the sense of its responsibility for monitoring and evaluating the school’s effectiveness, asking challenging questions and encouraging improvement. The governing body exists to promote the interests of the school and its pupils.

To ensure accountability:

The governing body is responsible for ensuring good quality education in the school. The headteacher and staff report to the governing body on the school’s performance. The governing body does not always agree to every decision of the headteacher but seeks justification by discussion, questions and refining proposals whilst always respecting the professional roles of the headteacher and other staff and their responsibilities for the management of the school. In its turn, the governing body answers for its actions to parents and the wider community for the school’s overall performance.

The Governing Body

Please click here to view our Governors Brochure 

 

Governors

 

Co-Chair of Governors

Fr Alan Bayes

Chair of Finance / Raising Standards /  Pay and Personell

Co-Chair of Governors

Mrs Sharon Odumosu

Raising Standards / Finance Committee / PPG / LAC

Ex Officio

Fr Andrew Bishop

Christian Vision/Ethos

Foundation Governor

Vincent Atigla

Raising Standards/RE/RSE

Foundation Governor

Vacancy

 

LA appointed Governor

Ms Rochelle Thomas

Finance/Raising Standards 

Staff Governor

Mr Ryan Roberts

Raising Standards

Co-opted Governor

Lucasta Grayson

Safeguarding

Parent Govenor

Mrs Sophie Eustace

 SEN/Finance

Parent Governor

Linda Abety Alange

SEN/Health and Safety/Building 

Head Teacher

Mrs Hannah Farhan

 

Clerk to the Governing Body

Octavo

 

 

 Pecuniary Interests

 

Governor Name 

Governing Body role

Appointment to Governing Body

Name / Nature of Business interest

Declaration of Interest

Governance roles in other schools

Governing Body attendance

Fr Alan Bayes

 

CO-Chair of Governors

Chair of Finance Committee

Raising Standards / Pay & Personnel Committees

Religious Education/Science

June 2019

Elected Chair of Governors

29/06/2017

 

Chaplain of Whitgift School

 

 

Sharon Odumosu

Foundation governor

Co-Chair of Governors

Finance /Pay & Personnel Committees

PPG/LAC

Attendance

08/07/2015

 

/

 

 

Fr Andrew Bishop

Ex Officio

Christian Vision/Ethos

 

None

/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vincent Atigla

Foundation Governor

Raising Standards/ RE/RSE

June 2019

None

/

 

 

Lucasta Grayson

Co opted Governor

Safeguarding 

November 2020

None

/

 

 

Local Authority

Rochelle Thomas

 

Finance/Raising Standards

 July 2021

 None

         /

 

 

Sophie Eustace

Parent Governor

 SEN/Finance

January 2020

 

        /

 

 

Linda Aberty Alange

Parent Governor

 

SEN/Health and Safety/ Building

 June 2021

 

        /

 

 

Hannah Farhan

Head Teacher

 

 

 

       /         

 

 

Ryan Roberts

 Staff Governor

Raising Standards

   16/11/2017

None

        /

 

 

Octavo

Clerk to the Governing Body

 

 

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