Governors Register of Interests and what they do

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

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Parent

Parent Election

30.01.2018

29.01.2022

Curriculum (75%)

Full Governing Body (100%)

Member of the Curriculum Standards & Learning Committee.  Safeguarding Governor. Parent of Mengham Junior pupil

Odele Davies

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Associate Headteacher

Governing Body

2.09.2017

Not Applicable

Curriculum (75%)

 

Resources (50%)

Full Governing Body (100%)

Associate Headteacher Mengham Junior employee

Lorraine Easton

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Co-Opted

Governing Body

16.01.2020

15.01.2024

Resources (50%)

Full Governing Body (75%)

Member of Resources Committee.  SEND Governor. GDPR Governor.  Parent of Mengham Junior pupil. Mengham Junior employee

Nikki Farrage

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Staff

Staff Election

4.09.2017

3.09.2021

Curriculum (100%)

Full Governing Body (100%)

Member of the Curriculum Standards & Learning Committee. Mengham Junior employee

Julie Fraser

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Parent

Parent Election

8.02.2018

7.02.2022

Curriculum (75%)

Full Governing Body (88%)

Co-Chair of the Governing Body. Member of the Curriculum Standards & Learning Committee and Pay Committee. English & SEND Governor Parent of Mengham Junior pupil

Garath Greaves

 

Co-Opted

Governing Body

27.03.2019

26.03.2023

Resources (75%)

Full Governing Body (75%)

 

 

 

Member of the Resources Committee.  Member of the Headteacher Performance Panel.  Health & Safety Governor

 

 

Edward Harrison

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Headteacher

Staff Election

15.09.2015

resigned

31.08.2017

Governing Body

2.09.2017

Not Applicable

Curriculum (25%)

Resources (75%)

Full Governing Body (100%)

Headteacher Mengham Junior employee

Robert Inkpen

Co-Opted

Governing Body 26.09.2019

25.09.2023

 Curriculum (50%)

Full Governing Body (75%)

Chair of the Curriculum Standards & Learning Committee. IT/Website Governor.  History/Geography Governor. Parent of Mengham Junior pupil

Sue Lewis

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Co-Opted

Governing Body

22.07.2018

21.07.2022

Curriculum (100%)

Full Governing Body (88%)

 

 

School Council Governor.  Chair of the Pay Panel. School Council Governor.

 

 

Governor of Mengham Infant School. (resigned)

Governor of Bancroft Primary School (resigned)

Heather Limb

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Co-Opted

Governing Body

26.09.2019

25.09.2023

Full Governing Body (88%)

 

Member of the Headteacher Performance Panel. Husband Governor of Mengham Infant School. (resigned)

Christine Moore

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Co-Opted

Governing Body

22.07.2014

21.07.2022

Full Governing Body (88%)

 

Chair of the Headteacher Performance Panel.

 

Bruce Mowatt

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Co-Opted

Governing Body 20.03.2017

 19.03.2021

Resources (100%)

Full Governing Body (100%),

Chair of the Resources Committee, Member of the Headteacher Performance Panel.  Maths Governor.  

Chris Wotton

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Local Authority

Governing Body

6.02.2017

5.02.2021

Resources

Full Governing Body (100%)

Co-Chair of the Governing Body.  Member of the Resources Committee and Pay Committee.  DTG Governor, Forum governor Parent of Mengham Junior pupil

Governors who have resigned in the last 12 months 

             

 

  CODE OF CONDUCT – MENGHAM JUNIOR SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY