Governors Register of Interests

Our Aims and Accountability

At the centre of our vision at Mengham Junior School we believe “Anything is possible when you believe in yourself...Aspire. Believe. Achieve.

At Mengham, the over-riding purpose of the governing body is to support and challenge the school in providing the best possible education for its pupils. This is reflected in the law, which states that the purpose of maintained school governing bodies is to ‘conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement at the school’ 

 The responsibilities of the entire Governing Body are determined by a range of statutory and best practice directives; we adopt the view that governing bodies should have a strong focus on three core strategic functions:

 a. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

b. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

c. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

As governors we are part of the OFSTED inspection and we are judged for the effectiveness of governance including how well governors:

  • carry out their statutory duties, such as safeguarding, and understand the boundaries of their role as governors
  • ensure that they and the school promote tolerance of and respect for people of all faiths (or those of no faith), cultures and lifestyles; and support and help, through their words, actions and influence within the school and more widely in the community, to prepare children and young people positively for life in modern Britain
  • ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction, including long-term planning (for example, succession)

 The governing body is accountable to the LEA, to parents, to children and to the wider community for the way it carries out its functions.

It is responsible for determining the aims and overall conduct of the school. This includes deciding, with the Head teacher, how the school should develop and approving policies and procedures which will support that development.

Collective Responsibility

The governing body is a corporate entity and acts as a group.

Each governor has a right to participate, whilst respecting the views of others.

Governors are elected or appointed to reflect the community they serve.

To this end governors serve for a term of four years. We meet as a Full Governing Body twice a term, plus each committee, Resources and Curriculum meet twice a term, we also have Pay committees and Head Teacher Performance Review committees, plus adhoc parents committees, all committees report back to the Full Governing Body.

Governors

Name

Governor

Category

Appointing Body &

Date of Appointment

Term of Office Expiry Date

Committee

Membership

&

Attendance (%)

Position Held

Register of Interests

David Adams

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Co-Opted

Governing Body

21.11.2016

20.11.2020

Resources (100%)

Full Governing Body (100%)

Website governor

Brother-in-Law of Mengham Junior employee

Alastair Bancroft

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Parent

Parent Election

3.07.2015

2.07.2019

Resources

Pay Panel

Full Governing Body (100%)

 

Parent of Mengham Junior pupil

Wendy Bolton

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Staff

Governing Body

1.09.2012

Not Applicable

 

resigned 3.09.2017

Curriculum (50%)

Resources (100%)

Full Governing Body (100%)

Headteacher

Mengham Junior employee

Julie Fraser

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Parent

Parent Election

19.12.2013

18.12.2017

Curriculum (83%)

Full Governing Body (100%) 

Training governor

Parent of Mengham Junior pupil

Ed Harrison

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Staff

Staff Election

15.09.2015

14.09.2019

Curriculum

Full Governing Body

Assistant Headteacher

Mengham Junior employee

Tanya Hedgcock

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Co-Opted

Governing Body

13.07.2015

12.07.2019

Curriculum

Full Governing Body (100%)

 

Parent of Mengham Junior pupil, Mengham Junior employee

Sue Lewis

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Co-Opted

Governing Body

22.07.2014

21.07.2018

Curriculum (80%)

Resources (83%)

Full Governing Body (83%)

Headteacher Performance Panel.

Pay panel.

Chair of Headteacher Performance Panel.

 

Governor of Mengham Infant School.

Governor of Bancroft Primary School (resigned)

Heather Limb

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Co-Opted

Governing Body

14.07.2015

13.07.2019

Resources (50%)

Full Governing Body (100%)

Pay Panel.

Head Teacher Performance Review Team.

Chair of Governing Body

Husband Governor of Mengham Infant School

Christine Moore

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Co-Opted

Governing Body

22.07.2014

21.07.2018

Resources (100%)

Full Governing Body (83%)

Pay Panel.

Head Teacher Performance Review Team.

Chair of Resources Committee

 

Bruce Mowatt

Co-Opted

Governing Body 24.03.2017

 23.03.2021

Resources

Full Governing Body

   

Tracy Rich

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Co-Opted

Governing Body

22.07.2014

21.07.2018

 

 

 

resigned 20.03.2017

Curriculum(100%)

Resources (100%)

Full Governing Body (100%)

Chair of Governing Body,

SEND governor

 

Becky Whipp

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Co-Opted

Governing Body

22.07.2014

21.07.2018

Curriculum (83%)

Full Governing Body (100%)

Vice-Chair of Governing Body

Chair of Curriculum Committee, safeguarding governor

Parent of Mengham Junior pupil

Chris Wotton

 

Local Authority

Governing Body

6.02.2017

5.02.2021 

Curriculum

Full Governing Body

 

Parent of Mengham Junior pupil