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Meet the Governors

Welcome to the Governors' section.

School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children's education.

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards through their three key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance.

The role of the governing body is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management - including by the governing body.

There are different types of school with different categories of governor (follow this link for more information). Almost anyone over 18 years of age can become a governor. There are no particular qualifications or requirements, other than a willingness to give time to the role and a capacity for working with other people.

 

The Role of the Governing Body

The governing body is responsible for the conduct of its school, and must promote high standards of educational achievement at the school. It is the school's accountable body and as such:

  • provides a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework. It appoints and performance manages the headteacher, agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes setting statutory targets with supporting budgets andstaffing structures;
  • monitors and evaluates the work of the school by reviewing the performance of the headteacher, the effectiveness of the policy framework, progress towards targets, and the effectiveness of the school improvement strategy;
  • signs off the self-evaluation process and responds to school improvement service and Ofsted reports as necessary. In addition it holds the headteacher to account for the performance of the school and ensures that parents are involved, consulted and informed as appropriate, with information to the community being made available as required

 

LIBERTY PRIMARY SCHOOL: GOVERNANCE INFORMATION AS AT 8 MAY 2017

Governor’s Name

Category

Appointed by

Terms of Office From

Terms of Office

To

Committees

Positions of Responsibility

Stella Croissant

Coopted

Governing Body

24 June 2015

23 June 2019

Business;

Learning, Teaching and Standards;

Pupils, Personnel and Community

Chair of Governors;

Chair of the Learning, Teaching and Standards Committee

Sandra Peddy

Coopted

Governing Body

24 June 2015

23 June 2019

Business;

Learning, Teaching and Standards

Vice Chair of Governors;

Chair of the Business Committee

Mark Betteridge

Local Authority

Local Authority

4 March 2015

3 March 2019

Pupils, Personnel and Community

Vice Chair of Governors

Peter Kendrick

Coopted

Governing Body

24 June 2015

23 June 2019

Pupils, Personnel and Community

Chair of the Pupils, Personnel and Community Committee

Carmen Guzman

Coopted

Governing Body

3 May 2017

2 May 2021

Pupils, Personnel and Communinty

 

Derek Neumann

Coopted

Governing Body

24 June 2015

23 June 2019

Pupils, Personnel and Community

Learning, Teaching and Standards

 

Samsam Hassan

Coopted

Governing Body

24 June 2015

11 October 2016

Learning, Teaching and Standards

 

Louise Robinson

Coopted

Governing Body

25 November 2015

20 March 2017

Business

 

Emma Cuerden

Parent

Parents

12 June 2016

3 February 2017

Learning, Teaching and Standards

 

Donna Ayres

Staff

Staff

1 September 2014

31 August 2018

Business

 

Adam Williams

Parent

Parents

14 October 2016

13 October 2020

Business

 

Kay Woods

 

Coopted

Governing Body

3 May 2017

2 May 2021

Learning, Teaching and Standards

Pupils, Personnel and Community

 

Nadine O’Hara

Headteacher

Governing Body

1 September 2015

TBA

Business;

Learning, Teaching and Standards;

Pupils, Personnel and Community

 

Karen Taylor

Clerk to the Governing Body

Governing Body

21 September 2010

N/A

Clerk to all Committees

Clerk to the Governing Body

 

 

LIBERTY PRIMARY SCHOOL: GOVERNING BODY REGISTER OF INTERESTS AS AT 8 MAY 2017

 

GOVERNOR

BUSINESS INTERESTS

DETAILS OF OTHER EDUCATIONAL: ESTABLSHMENTS THEY GOVERN

ANY RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GOVERNORS AND SCHOOL STAFF

Donna Ayres

 

 

Higher Level Teaching Assistant/ICT Technician at Liberty Primary School

Mark Betteridge

 

 

 

Stella Croissant

 

  • Coopted Governor at Rutlish School; Chair of the Curriculum Committee Member of the Finance and Personnel Committees

 

Emma Cuerden

 

 

 

Carmen Guzman

 

 

 

Samsam Hassan

 

 

 

Peter Kendrick

Chair of Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE) Merton

 

 

Derek Neumann

 

 

 

Nadine O’Hara

 

 

Headteacher wef 1.9.15

Sandra Peddy

 

  • Chair of Governors at Bond Primary School;
  • Governor at Melbury College; Chair of Outcomes Committee

 

Louise Robinson

 

 

 

Adam Williams

 

 

 

Kay Woods

 

 

 

Record of Governors Attendance 2014/2015

Record of Governors Attendance 2015/2016

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