Governors Register of Interests

Our Aims and Accountability

1          Purpose

Our purpose is to support and challenge the school to provide the best possible education for its pupils. We have three statutory strategic functions:

  • to ensure the school has clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; 
  • to hold the Headteachers to account for the educational performance of the school, and for the performance management of staff;
  • to oversee the financial performance of the school to ensure its money is spent well. 
Ofsted judges our effectiveness by reference to these functions.  It uses The School Inspection Handbook to consider how well we:
  • carry out the three statutory duties and understand the boundaries of our roles
  • support the school in preparing the children for life in Britain and ensure it promotes respect for people of differing beliefs, cultures and lifestyles
  • ensure the school's clarity of vision, ethos and strategic planning
  • contribute to the school’s self-evaluation and understand its strengths and weaknesses
  • understand data about the pupils, particularly the data dashboard, and ensure the school acts upon the information it shows
  • assure ourselves of the rigour of the assessment process
  • are aware of the impact teaching has on learning and progress in different subjects and year groups 
  • challenge and hold the Headteachers and other leaders to account for improving the quality of teaching, pupils’ achievement and pupils’ behaviour and safety, and that we do not hinder school improvement by failing to tackle key concerns or by not developing our own skills
  • ensure the school uses the pupil premium and other resources to overcome barriers to learning
  • ensure solvency and probity and that the financial resources made available to the school are managed effectively
  • monitor performance management systems and understand how the school makes decisions about teachers’ salary progression
  • are accountable, including in terms of recruitment of staff, governance structures, attendance at meetings, and contact with parents and carers.
 

2          Accountability and Responsibility

We are accountable to:

  • the children
  • their parents and guardians
  • the Local Education Authority
  • the wider community.
 

Together with the Headteachers we bear overall responsibility for determining the aims and conduct of the school, deciding how it should develop, and approving policies and procedures which support that development.  This strategic responsibility means that we:

  • seek a shared understanding of the school's strengths and weaknesses
  • assist in the planning and agenda for school improvement
  • self-evaluate, so that we can ably plan further development
  • monitor school performance through school visits, meetings with subject leaders and examination of pupil data
  • use external reports about the school to drive improvement 
  • endeavour to reflect the views of parents and the wider community by engaging with them
  • ensure we understand the school and confirm that our strategic aims are being met by spending time on site during the school day in order to build and refresh our knowledge.
 

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

Alison Chamberlain

 Alison_Chamberlainsmall.jpg

Parent

Parent Election

30.01.2018

29.01.2022

Resources (75%)

Full Governing Body (100%)

Member of the Resources Committee and the Headteacher Induction Panel.  Safeguarding Lead.

Parent of Mengham Junior pupil

Odele Davies

Odele Davies website gov.jpg

 

Co-Headteacher

Governing Body

2.09.2017

Not Applicable Curriculum(100%)

Full Governing Body (100%)

Co-Headteacher Mengham Junior employee

Nikki Farrage

Nikki Farrage website gov.jpg

Staff

Staff Election

4.09.2017

3.09.2021 Curriculum(100%)

Full Governing Body (100%) 

Member of the Curriculum Standards & Learning Committee.  Training Governor

Mengham Junior employee

Julie Fraser

Julie Fraser.jpg

Parent

Parent Election

8.02.2018

7.02.2022

Curriculum (83%)

Full Governing Body (57%) 

Co-Chair of the Governing Body. Member of the Curriculum Standards & Learning Committee, Pay Panel and the Headteacher Induction Panel. SEND Governor

Parent of Mengham Junior pupil

Agnes Gadsdon

Agnes_Gadsdonsmall.jpg

Co-Opted

Governing Body

11.2018

   11.2022 Curriculum

Full Governing Body 

Member of the Curriculum Standards & Learning Committee  

Garath Greaves

Co-Opted

Governing Body

27.03.2019

26.03.2023

Resources

Full Governing Body

Member of the Resources Committee  

Ed Harrison

Mr E Harrison website gov.jpg

Co-Headteacher

Staff Election

15.09.2015

resigned

31.08.2017

 

Governing Body

2.09.2017

14.09.2019

Curriculum(100%)

Full Governing Body (100%)

Co-Headteacher

Mengham Junior employee

Sue Lewis

Sue.jpg

Co-Opted

Governing Body

22.07.2018

21.07.2026

Curriculum(100%)

Resources (67%)

Full Governing Body (100%)

 

 

Vice-Chair of the Governing Body. Member of the Curriculum Standards & Learning Committee, Pay Panel and the Headteacher Performance Panel.

 

 

Governor of Mengham Infant School. (resigned)

Governor of Bancroft Primary School (resigned)

Heather Limb

Heather.jpg

Associate member

Governing Body

14.07.2015

31.07.2019

Resources (67%)

Curriculum (67%)

Full Governing Body (86%)

Pay Panel.

 

Member of Curriculum Standards & Learning Committee.

Husband Governor of Mengham Infant School. (resigned)

Christine Moore

Christine.jpg

Co-Opted

Governing Body

22.07.2014

21.07.2022

Resources (83%)

Full Governing Body (86%)

 

Chair of Resources Committee, 

Health & Safety Governor. 

Chair of Headteacher Performance Panel.

 

Bruce Mowatt

Bruce Mowatt website.jpg

Co-Opted

Governing Body 20.03.2017

 19.03.2021

Resources (83%)

Full Governing Body (86%), 

Member of the Resources Committee, Headteacher Performance Panel and the Headteacher Induction Panel.    

Chris Wotton

 Chris_Wotton_2019small.jpg

Local Authority

Governing Body

6.02.2017

5.02.2021 

Curriculum(100%)

Full Governing Body (86%)

Co-Chair of the Governing Body.  Member of the Resources Committee, Pay Panel and Complaints Panel. Website Governor.

Parent of Mengham Junior pupil

Governors who have resigned in the last 12 months 

Tanya Hedgcock

Tanya Hedgcock.jpg

Co-Opted

Governing Body 13.07.2018

12.07.2019

  resigned 20.07.2018

Resources (83%)

Full governing body (86%)

Training Governor Parents of Mengham Junior pupil, Mengham Junior employee

 Becky Whipp

Becky.jpg

Co-Opted

Governing Body

22.07.2014

 21.07.2022

 

   resigned

01.02.2019

 Curriculum(100%)

Full Governing Body (86%)

 Vice-Chair of Governing Body

Chair of Curriculum Standards & Learning Committee.  Attends the School Council Meetings.