Governors

 

 Governor Newsletter Summer 18.pdf

 

Newtons Primary School Governing Body

The governing body is responsible for both the conduct of the school and for raising standards within it. the governing body carries out its role by setting the vision for the school and then ensuring that the school works efficiently and effectively towards achieving its vision. It does this by building a thorough knowledge of the school and its community, by both supporting and constructively challenging the school, and by ensuring accountability and compliance. The governing body of our school is made up of a Headteacher governor, parent governors, staff governors and co-opted governors.

Governors need not be experts in the field of education. What they do need is an interest in the school and in the welfare of our children.

Governors also need to be able to build relationships with a range of people, to be able to work as part of a team, to be able to question and to make connections between different types of information. All governors are expected to be able to read straightforward budget reports and data on school standards.

Our governors need to:

  • attend termly meetings of the full governing body
  • sit on the Leadership and Management or Learning and Achievement committee and attend the meetings which are usually held twice a term
  • visit the school formally for monitoring purposes at least once a year
  • visit the school informally at least once a year
  • commit to attend training courses, perform additional research as required and take part in monitoring areas withing the school

In return we will:

  • ensure you reveive a structured induction
  • provide the support of an experienced governor as a mentor
  • give you lots of development opportunities within the school and through Havering Governor Services who provide extensive training in all areas of governance

If you would like to find out more about how you can make a difference at our school, please email with your details and we will arrange at time to contact you for an informal discussion.

Our Governors - Reconstituted July 15

Under new Government legislation all school Governing Bodies are to be reconstituted by September 2015. Under this new legislation, the Governing Body is slimmed down, but must have the appropriate skills to fulfil the role of a Governing Body effectively. It should not be smaller than 7 members and must include: At least 2 Parent Governors; The Headteacher; One and only one Staff Governor; One and only one Local Authority Governor. On top of the above 5 ‘Core Governors’, a school can appoint as many additional co-opted Governors as deemed necessary.

 

The Federation of Crowlands and Newtons Primary School

With effect from the 16th April 2018 Crowlands Primary school formally federated with Newtons Primary school. A Federation is where schools work together with one Governing Board overseeing the strategic management of both schools.


The Federated Governing Body of Crowlands Primary School and Newtons Primary School decided to reconstitute from their Summer term 2018 and our current Governors are as follows:

Current Governors

 

Mrs Julie Lamb

Chair of Governors, Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters Committee and Leadership & Management Committee, Appeals committee

Mr Kenny King

Chair of Leadership & Management Committee, Appeals committee and responsibility for Health & Safety

Mr Gary Walker

Chair of Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters Committee, Appeals Committee and responsibility for Safeguarding

Mrs Hayley McClenaghan

Executive Headteacher, Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters Committee, Leadership & Management Committee

Mr Joe Pojunas

Leadership & Management Committee, Appeals committee, responsibilty for Health & Safety

Mr Les James

Leadership & Management Committee, Disciplinary Committee and SEND and Pupil Premium

Miss Samantha Maclean

Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters Committee and Development & Liaison

Mrs Petra Wilkinson

Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters Committee and Safeguarding

Mr Harrison Gould

Leadership & Management Committee

Mrs Senem Husein

Curriculum & Pupil Related Matters Committee

Lynn Lowe

Headteacher, Learning & Achievement Committee, Leadership & Management (Finance & Premises)

Linda Mills

Learning & Achievement Committee, Leadership & Management (Finance & Premises), HT Performance Management, HT & DH appointments, Complaints, Pay and Personnel, Safeguarding & On-line Safety

Rosalind Reynolds

SEN, Learning & Achievement Committee, Leadership & Management (Finance & Premises), HT Performance Management, HT & DH appointments, Complaints, Pay and Personnel

Jean Woods

SEN, Learning & Achievement Committee, Numeracy, Leadership & Management (Finance & Premises)

Leanne Merry

Learning & Achievement Committee, Numeracy

Mrs Beverly Musham

Learning & Achievement Committee, Leadership & Management (Finance & Premises), Health & Safety, Pupil Premium, Literacy

Lynne Bell

Leadership & Management (Finance & Premises), Pupil Premium, EYFS

 

Parent Governors are elected by the parents of the School and are able to hold office for up to four years. If Parent Governor elections are to be held, all parents will be informed, invited to stand for election and able to vote. The minutes of all Governing Body meetings are available in the school office.

From 1st September 2015, governing bodies have a duty to publish on their website governor information and register of interests.

 

 

Name

Date of appointment

and term of office

Date when stepped down

Type of Governor

Appointed by

Relevant business

interest

Relevant pecuniary interest

Governance role in other educational institutions

Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school

Linda Mills

08/01/15

(4 years)

 

Co-opted

Governing

Body

None

None

No

No

Rosalind Reynolds

08/01/15

(4 years)

 

Co-opted

Governing

Body

None

None

Yes – Brittons Academy

No

John Singh

22/04/13

(4 years)

 22/04/17

LA

LA

None

None

Yes- Kings Edwards V1 Grammar school - Chelmsford

No

Beverley Musham

03/03/15

(4 years)

 

Parent

Parents

Child at our school

None

No

No

Jane Potter

07/07/13

(4 years)

 07/07/17

Parent

Parents

None

None

No

No

Tony Bruce

12/03/15

(4 years)

 23/06/16

Staff

Staff

None

None

No

No

Lynne Bell

08/01/15

(4 years)

 

Co-opted

Governing

Body

None

 

No

No

Ruth Blackburn

08/01/15

(4 years)

 23/11/17

Co-opted

Governing

Body

None

None

No

No

Jan Cheesmer

08/01/15

(4 years)

 23/06/16

Co-opted

Governing

Body

None

None

No

No

Jackie Hawkes

08/01/15

(4 years)

 22/05/17

Co-opted

Governing

Body

None

None

 

No

Jean Woods

08/01/15

(4 years)

 

Co-opted

Governing

Body

None

None

No

No

Lynn Lowe

01/09/10

 

Headteacher

LA

None

None

No

No

Hilary Martin

23/10/12

 

Observer

 

None

None

No

No

 

Name

Special area of responsibility

Member of Learning and Achievement Committee

Attendance at Learning and Achievement Committee from Sept 2014-Feb 2016

Member of Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee

Attendance at Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee from Sept 2014-Feb  2016

Member of Pay Committee

Attendance at Pay Committee from Sept 2014-July 2015

Attendance at Full Governing Body Meetings from Sept 2014-Nov 2015

Linda Mills

Chair, Pupil Premium, Safeguarding and Child Protection

HT’s Performance Management

Yes

100%

Yes

100%

No

N/A

100%

Rosalind Reynolds

Vice Chair, SEND, HT’s Perforrmance Management

Yes

66%

Yes

33%

Yes

0%

80%

John Singh

Pupil Premium

Yes

100%

No

N/A

No

N/A

80%

Beverley Musham

Health and Safety, Literacy, Numeracy

No

N/A

Yes

66%

No

N/A

100%

Jane Potter

Health and Safety

Yes

66%

Yes

100%

No

N/A

80%

Tony Bruce

 

Yes

100%

No

N/A

No

N/A

100%

Lynne Bell

Chair of Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee

No

N/A

Yes

100%

 

 

100%

Ruth Blackburn

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Yes

33%

No

N/A

Yes

100%

80%

Jan Cheesmar

EYFS

Yes

66%

No

N/A

No

N/A

80%

Jackie Hawkes

Chair of Learning and Achievement Committee

Yes

66%

Yes

100%

Yes

 

100%

80%

Jean Woods

Development and Liaison Officer

Yes

100%

Yes

100%

No

N/A

100%

Lynn Lowe

Headteacher

Yes

100%

Yes

100%

Yes- to give information

100%

100%

Hilary Martin

Deputy Headteacher

Yes

100%

No

N/A

No

N/A

100%

John Broadis

School Business Manger

No

N/A

Yes

100%

No

N/A

N/A