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About School Governance

 

Governors are volunteers who work closely with the Head teacher and the school’s senior leadership team to ensure that the school provides the best possible education for all children. Governors are generally parents, professionals and members of the community from all walks of life, who bring varied skills and experience to support the leadership of the school.

 

The Governing Body focuses on three core functions:

  1. To ensure the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  2. To hold the Head teacher to account for the school’s educational performance, and the performance management of staff.
  3. To oversee the financial performance of the school and ensure its money is well spent.

 

We make decisions as a corporate group so no single Governor is ever solely responsible, and as a body some of our specific responsibilities include:

  • Setting the strategic vision for the school.

  • Appointing and performance managing the Head teacher.

  • Ensuring the quality of teaching and learning and therefore pupil achievement in the school is meeting or exceeding agreed targets.

  • Ensuring that an appropriate curriculum is taught.

  • Celebrating the school’s successes.

  • Ensuring all the school’s results are published each year.

  • Inputting to and ratifying school policies.

  • Monitoring the school budget to ensure financial security.

  • Helping to decide priorities for the school such as new building work or staffing structures.

 

We currently meet monthly as an establishing governing body, to focus on all key areas such including finance, safeguarding, learning and teaching, standards and leadership. Please see the calendar for past and near future dates.

We receive the Head teacher’s report termly covering the crucial areas of the school’s work that we are required to monitor against the School Improvement Plan: teaching and learning, curriculum, assessment results, Special Educational Needs (SEN), Pupil Premium activity (how we spend additional funds from Government specifically to support our children in receipt of Free School Meals), how school challenges high achieving pupils, Foundation stage, PE/sport, staffing, budget, premises and more. There’s a lot of ‘business’ to address at each meeting but the children’s safety, happiness and progress is always our priority in all that we do, as it is for everyone at school.

 

Governors also play an active part in school life (attend performances, fundraisers, sports days etc.) and carry out regular monitoring visits in school on an area of focus (e.g. SEN, Mathematics, English, Safeguarding etc.) so you and the children should see us around and about at school!

 

Who can be a school governor? 

You don't have to have children at the school to be a governor. However, you do have to be over 18, and pass a formal check for your suitability to be within a school.  No specific qualifications are required but there are certain expectations. 
 
What's really important is that you have the skills, time and commitment to help drive school improvement and the passion and ambition to achieve the best possible education for children and young people. 
 

Our current Governing Body

 

 

NameGovernors Type

Date of appointment

 

Terms of Office endsAppointed byResponsibilities

Register of Interests

(2021)

Relationship to staff

Mr Steven Williams

 

Headteacher1.9.16n/a  None 
Mr Micheal Berriman (Chair of Governors)Authority

1.9.17

Second Term 9.9.21

23.9.21 SafeguardingNoneMarried to Mrs Berriman - Year 3 teacher
Mr Abdul ThadhaParent1.9.1931.08.21 

Anti Bullying

 

Pupil Premium

Yes

Managing Director of a book publishing company 

 
Mr Osman KhatriParent5.12.194.12.23   Married to Mrs Khatri - Year 1 teaching assistant
Mrs Mary MontgomeryCo-opted3.11.1702.11.21 SafeguardingNone  

Mrs Wendy Harrison

(Vice Chair of Governors as of 30.9.21)

Co-opted15.10.2014.10.24  

Yes

Some consultancy support given to the school 

 
Mrs Nosaiba InayatullahParent 12.3.2011.3.22    
Mr Luke WatkinsStaff   Special Educational Needs and DisabilityNone 
Mrs Jo Lawrance (Clerk) n/a12.12.07n/a  None 
Mrs Rehana Miah (Deputy Head)n/a  n/a  None 
Mrs Sarah Niner (Deputy Head) n/a n/a  None 

 

 

Statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies

 

Medway Primary School adhere to the statutory guidance from the Department of Education. This means that governing bodies must have regard to it when carrying out duties relating to the constitution of governing bodies in maintained schools. For further information please view or download the full document below.

Governors Attendance 2021 - 2022

 

V = Virtual   

 

Name9.9.2130.9.21         
Mr WilliamsYY         
Mr BerrimanYY         
Mr ThadhaY (V)N         
Mr KhatriYN         
Mrs InayatullahNN         
Mrs HarrisonY (V)Y         
Mrs Montgomery Y (V)Y (V)         
Mr WatkinsYN         

 

Governors Attendance Academic Year 2019- 2020

 

Due to COVID19, there was a blended approach to governors meetings with some attending virtual and some in person as preferred. 

 

Name

Meetings Attended

Mr Williams

11/11

Mr Berriman

10/11

Ms Morrison

7/11

Mr Thadha

6/11

Mr Khatri

10/11

Mrs Inayatullah

7/11

Mrs Harrison

11/11

Ms Robinson

6/7

Mrs Montgomery

10/11
Mr Watkins4/4

 

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