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Our Governors

Governors' Roles and Responsibilities

The Giles Nursery and Infants' Governing Body

Mrs Katie Beatty

Parent Governor, appointed 13/12/2016. Term ends 12/12/2020.

Link Governor for PTA and SEND

Attendance 2017-18: 100%

Interests on Register of Governors' Interests 2017-18: None

 

Mrs Kerrhys Edwards

Co-opted Governor, appointed 13/10/2015. Term ends 12/10/2019.

Government Development Co-ordinator, Link Governor for Religious Education, PE

Attendance 2017-18: 60% (on maternity leave for remaining 40%)

Interests on Register of Governors' Interests 2017-18: Teacher at The Giles Nursery and Infants' School

 

Mrs Judith Garley

Staff Governor, appointed 13/10/2015. Term ends 12/10/2019.

Link Governor for Art and DT, Music

Attendance 2017-18: 80%

Interests on Register of Governors' Interests 2017-18: Teacher at The Giles Nursery and Infants' School; also Staff Governor

 

Mrs Rouane Mendel

Staff Governor (Head Teacher), appointed 01/09/2011.

Attendance 2017-18: 100%

Interests on Register of Governors' Interests 2017-18: Head of School and Governor at The Giles Nursery and Infants' School

 

Mrs Theresa Smyth

Associate Member, appointed 13/12/2016. Term ends 12/12/2020.

Member of Finance Committee and Mentor for new Governors

Attendance 2017-18: 100% (Finance Committee)

Interests on Register of Governors' Interests 2017-18: None

 

Mr John Stevens

Co-opted Governor, appointed 17/07/2015. Term ends 16/06/2019.

Link Governor for Computing, School Council, Health and Safety and Premises, Travel Plan, Member of Complaints Panel, Head Teacher's Performance Management

Attendance 2017-18: 100%

Interests on Register of Governors' Interests 2017-18: Personal - married to Mrs Stephanie Stevens who is also a governor at the school.

 

Mrs Stephanie Stevens - Acting Chair of Governors

LEA Governor and Vice Chair of Governors, appointed 18/10/2017. Term ends 17/10/2021.

Chair of Curriculum Committee, Member of Appeals Committee and Complaints and Staff Grievance Panel, Head Teacher's Performance Management, Link Governor for Curriculum, Early Years, English, and Mentor for new Governors

Attendance 2017-18: 100%

Interests on Register of Governors' Interests 2017-18: Personal - married to Mr John Stevens who is also a governor at the school

 

Miss Maxine Swieca

Co-opted Governor, appointed 17/10/2017. Term ends 16/10/2021.

Link Governor for Child Protection, Safeguarding, Equalities and Inclusion,  Disadvantaged Pupils; member of the Curriculum Committee

Attendance 2017-18: 100%

Interests on Register of Governors' Interests 2017-18: None

 

Mr Esron Tomlinson

Parent Governor, appointed 13/10/2015. Term ends 12/10/2019. 

Link Governor for Anti-bullying, Science

Attendance 2017-18: 20%

Interests on Register of Governors' Interests 2017-18: None

 

 

Clerk to the Governing Body - Mrs Kate Long

 

Instrument of Government

The name of the school is The Giles Nursery and Infants’ School. It is a community school. The name of the governing body is The Governing Body of The Giles Nursery and Infants’ School.

 

The governing body consists of:

          2 parent governors

1 Local Authority governor

1 staff governor

1 Headteacher

4 co-opted governors.

 

The total number of governors is 9.

 

The instrument of government, which came into effect on 23 December 2016, was made by order of Hertfordshire County Council on 23 December 2016. A copy of the instrument is supplied to every member of the governing body.

 

Structure

The Acting Chair of the Governing Body is Mrs Stephanie Stevens.  The Governing Body has two committees:

  • Curriculum Committee - Chair: Mrs Stephanie Stevens
  • Finance Committee - TBC at the next Governing Body meeting

 

There are also three panels: Appeals, Complaints and Staff Grievance and Head Teacher’s Performance Management.

 

Core Purpose

The Governing Body three core functions and is responsible for:

 

  • developing the strategic direction of the school - values, mission and vision
  • being a Critical Friend - supporting the Head Teacher to raise standards of achievement and monitoring and evaluating school improvement
  • ensuring Accountability - value for money, ensuring effective and appropriate systems of financial and management controls and achieving agreed aims and objectives

 

 

Overview of our Governing Body’s skills

Last year our Governors undertook a skills audit, a summary of which is posted below.  This shows that our Governing Body collectively has an excellent range of skills that enable it to carry out its core functions effectively.

Skills Summary - Governing body

Interests included in the Register of Governors' Interests are also given under each governor’s term of office above.

Annual attendance at full Governor Body meetings is also given under each governor’s term of office above.

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