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Southborough Primary School
Every Child a Star

Governance

What is the role of the Governing Body?

 

The governing body is responsible in law for the school, but it has a strategic role and doesn’t get involved in operational matters like teaching or timetabling – these are the responsibility of the headteacher. The governing body holds the headteacher to account for his decisions.

 

All governing bodies have three main functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
  2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
     
    The governing body holds the headteacher to account by monitoring and asking the right questions. This often includes visiting the school to look at specific areas, like safeguarding or SEND.
     

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Who is the Governing Body accountable to?

The Governing Body is accountable by law to Ofsted, the local community and the local authority.

 

Do Governors get paid?

No. All governors are volunteers.

 

How do I become a Governor?

When there’s a vacancy for a parent governor all parents will be informed and you’ll have the chance to stand for election. Parents can also be appointed as other categories of governor (for example, co-opted).

 

Can I approach the Governors with concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school. Concerns and complaints should go to the school before coming to the Governing Body.

 

How do I contact the Governing Body?

Parents/carers and staff are welcome to contact the Governing Body directly.

Letters to the Governing Body should be addressed to the Chair and delivered to the school office.

Alternatively, please email admin@southborough.bromley.sch.uk and address your correspondence for the attention of the Governing Body.

 

 

SOUTHBOROUGH PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY

2019 -2020

 CHAIR:           Mr Nick Cooper - elected 16/9/19

VICE CHAIR:   NICOLA TOOTELL - elected 16/9/19

 

Name

Position

Appointed by

Type of Governor

Term of Office

Resigned

PATRICK FOLEY

Headteacher

N/A

Staff

N/A

N/A

 

HELEN BAKER

 

GOVERNING BODY

Co-opted

28.11.17

27.11.21

 

JOANNE BARBER

 

PARENTS

Parent

27.11.17

26.11.21

2.3.20

NICK COOPER

Chair of GB

TRUST

Foundation

1.2.18

31.1.22

 

STEPHEN ONAMADE

 

GOVERNING BODY

Co-opted

21.9.18

20.9.22

 

TRACEY SIDES

 

STAFF

Staff

21.9.19

20.9.23

3.3.20

HAZEL SMITH

 

TRUST

Foundation

29.9.19

28.9.23

 

KERRY TIDDER

Chair of Achievement

GOVERNING BODY

Co-opted

2.7.16

1.7.20

 

NICOLA TOOTELL

Vice Chair, Chair of Resources

PARENTS

Parent

27.11.17

26.11.21

 

MERCY GILBERT

 

GOVERNING BODY

Local authority

20.01.20 

19.01.24

 

Irene Morley

Clerk

GOVERNING BODY

 

N/A

N/A

 

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP                                                          

RESOURCES COMMITTEE

ACHIEVEMENT COMMITTEE

Patrick Foley                       

Patrick Foley                       

Nick Cooper

Nick Cooper

Nicola Tootell

Kerry Tidder

Tracey Sides

Joanne Barber

Hazel Smith

Nicola Tootell

Stephen Onamade

Helen Baker

Mercy Gilbert

Mercy Gilbert

                                                                                                                               

Head teacher and Chair are members of all committees

 

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