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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 3 MAY 2021

  

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 2019

23 June 2023

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 2019

23 June 2023

Business;

Learning, Teaching and Standards

Joint Vice Chair of Governors; Chair of the Business Committee

Patricia Brooks

 

Coopted

Governing Body

20 March 2018

19 March 2022

Learning, Teaching and Standards

 

Billy Christie

Local Authority

Governing Body

18 September 2020

17 September 2024

Business

 

Allan Cook

Coopted

Governing Body

25 June 2019

24 June 2023

Business;

Pupils, Personnel and Community

Joint Vice Chair of Governors; Health and Safety Link Governor

Jennifer Davey

 

Coopted

Governing Body

20 March 2018

19 March 2022

Pupils, Personnel and Community

Joint Chair of Pupils, Personnel and Community Committee

Kate Emberlin

Coopted

Governing Body

23 November 2020

22 November 2024

Learning, Teaching and Standards

 

Carmen Guzman

Coopted

Governing Body

3 May 2021

2 May 2025

Pupils, Personnel and Community

Joint Chair of Pupils, Personnel and Community Committee;

Link Safeguarding Governor

Kay Woods

Coopted

Governing Body

3 May 2021

2 May 2025

Pupils, Personnel and Community

 

Paul Garratty

Staff

Staff

13 October 2017

12 October 2021

Business

 

Uzma Ahmad

Parent

Parents

7 December 2018

6 December 2022

Learning, Teaching and Standards

 

Abul Hassan Sadakathulla

Parent

Parents

23 November 2020

22 November 2024

Business

 

Natalija Madden

Parent

Parents

4 October 2019

18 September 2020

Learning, Teaching and Standards

 

Joanne Lyons

Associate Member

Governing Body

27 November 2018

23 October 2020

 

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Rena Shahjahan

Headteacher

Governing Body

1 September 2020

N/A

All Committees

 

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 3 MAY 2021

 

GOVERNOR

BUSINESS INTERESTS

DETAILS OF OTHER EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS THEY GOVERN

ANY RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GOVERNORS AND SCHOOL STAFF

Uzma Ahmad

 

 

 

Patricia Brooks

 

 

 

Billy Christie

Councillor, London Borough of Merton

 

 

Allan Cook

 

 

 

Stella Croissant

 

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

 

Jenny Davey

 

 

 

Kate Emberlin

 

 

 

Paul Garratty

 

 

Acting Deputy Headteacher

Carmen Guzman

 

 

 

Sandra Peddy

 

 

 

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

 

Abul Hassan Sadakathulla

 

 

 

Rena Shahjahan

 

 

Headteacher

Kay Woods

 

 

 

Record of Governors Attendance 2020/2021

Record of Governors Attendance 2019/2020

Record of Governors Attendance 2018/2019

Record of Governors Attendance 2017/2018

Record of Governors Attendance 2016/2017

Record of Governors Attendance 2015/2016

Record of Governors Attendance 2014/2015

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