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.

 

Governor Attendance Record 2020-2021

 

Governors

Name

Governor

Category

Appointing Body & 

Date of Appointment

Term of Office Expiry Date

Position Held

Register of Interests

Alison ChamberlainAli Chamberlain.jpg Parent

Parent Election

30.01.2018

29.01.2022 Member of the Curriculum Standards & Learning Committee.
Safeguarding Governor.
Parent of Mengham Junior pupil
Odele DaviesOdele Davies.jpg Headteacher

Governing Body

2.09.2017

Not Applicable Headteacher Mengham Junior employee
Lorraine EastonLorraine Easton.jpg Co-Opted

Governing Body

16.01.2020

15.01.2024 Member of Resources Committee.
SEND Governor.
GDPR Governor.
Parent of Mengham Junior pupil.
Mengham Junior employee
Alex Emery Staff

Staff Election

21.09.2021

20.09.2025 Member of the Curriculum Standards & Learning Committee. Mengham Junior employee
Julie FraserJulie Fraser.jpg Parent

Parent Election

8.02.2018

7.02.2022 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 Member of the Resources Committee.
Member of the Headteacher Performance Panel.
Health & Safety Governor
 
Edward HarrisonEdward Harrison.jpg Headteacher Staff Election
15.09.2015
resigned 31.08.2017 

 

Governing Body
2.09.2017

Not Applicable Headteacher Mengham Junior employee
Robert Inkpen Co-Opted

Governing Body

26.09.2019

25.09.2023 Chair of the Curriculum Standards & Learning Committee.
IT/Website Governor.
History/Geography Governor.
Parent of Mengham Junior pupil
Liam Davis Co-Opted

Governing Body

21.09.2021

20.09.2025 SIP Quality of Education Governor of Glenwood School
Peter Griffiths Co-Opted

Governing Body

21.09.2021

20.09.2025 Member of the Headteacher Performance Panel.
SIP Behaviour
Trustee of Heart of Hayling Boxing Academy
Bruce MowattBruce Mowatt.jpg Co-Opted

Governing Body

20.03.2017

 24.03.2025 Chair of the Resources Committee.
Member of the Headteacher Performance Panel.
Maths Governor.
 
Chris WottonChris Wotton.jpg Local Authority

Governing Body

3.03.2021

2.03.2025 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 
Nikki Farrage Staff Staff election
04.09.2017
03.09.2021 Member of the Curriculum Standards & Learning Committee. Mengham Junior employee
Sue Lewis Co-opted Governing Body
22.07.2018
21.07.2022 School Council Governor.
Chair of the Pay Panel.
Governor of Mengham Infant School (resigned)
Governor of Bancroft Primary School (resigned)
Heather Limb Co-opted Governing Body
26.09.2019
25.09.2023 Member of the Headteacher Performance Panel. Husband governor of Mengham Infant School (resigned)
Christine Moore Co-opted Governing Body
22.07.2014
21.07.2022 Chair of the Headteacher Performance Panel.  
           

 

CODE OF CONDUCT – MENGHAM JUNIOR SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY